Diba Industries announces patent for multistage syringe assembly

Diba Industries, a leader in precision fluid handling solutions to global OEM leaders in diagnostics, life sciences and medical devices, announced the issuance of a patent by the U.S. Patent Office for a multistage syringe assembly. The patent for the invention, number 9,579,687, is the 6th patent award for Diba Industries. The multi-stage syringe offers 2

9 diabetes breakthroughs you need to know

Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to produce and respond to insulin. About 29.1 million people have diabetes in the U.S, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of that number, 8.1 million go undiagnosed. One of the most popular breakthroughs in diabetes research has been the artificial pancreas, which

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Mechanical heart valves are so loud that they cause insomnia

A quarter of patients with mechanical heart valves claim that the valves disturb their sleep, according to a new study. “For some patients, the closing sound of their mechanical heart valve reduces their quality of life, disturbs their sleep, causes them to avoid social situations and leads to depression and anxiety,” said Kjersti Oterhals, a

2 paths to success on the medtech fundraising trail

Funding a medical technology company isn’t a simple job: Modern medical devices require cutting-edge innovation, research and design to make it to market. And don’t even get started on regulatory and reimbursement challenges. The recession of the late 2000s, Affordable Care Act and changes to regulatory bodies and reimbursement requirements have changed the game for

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4 steps to deeper medical device design insights

When it comes to medical device design insights, Karten Design might have a helpful tool with its “Voice of the Ecosystem” approach. There are many changes to the healthcare system, Eunji Park, lead design strategist at Karten Design, explained during a webinar this week entitled, “Unpacking the Ecosystem of Healthcare Consumers.” Cost increases in the healthcare

FDA Commissioner asks staff for ‘more forceful steps’ to stem the opioid crisis

By: Scott Gottlieb, M.D. As Commissioner, my highest initial priority is to take immediate steps to reduce the scope of the epidemic of opioid addiction. I believe the Food and Drug Administration continues to have an important role to play in addressing this crisis, particularly when it comes to reducing the number of new cases

ivWatch touts new OEM board for IV infiltration detection

Hampton, Va.-based ivWatch announced the launch of its ivWatch OEM board designed to enable seamless integration of its IV infiltration detection technology with patient monitoring systems, infusion pumps and other devices. OEMs can help bring a higher level of patient care to patients and reduce risks that come from IV therapies by using ivWatch technology

Artificial intelligence accurately predicts stroke risk

Machine-learning algorithms, a form of artificial intelligence, accurately predicted people’s risk of heart disease and stroke, according to new research from the University of Nottingham. Researchers and computer scientists compared the risk guidelines for heart disease and stroke from the American College of Cardiology with 4 machine-learning algorithms to analyze the risk of a patient

Artificial pancreas: These companies are racing to make one

Medical device companies are close to achieving the holy grail of diabetes treatment: a combined glucose sensor, control algorithm and insulin infusion device that effectively acts as an “artificial pancreas.” We explain more in our newest Medical Design & Outsourcing video. (And for a deeper dive, check out our recent roundup of companies in the

Laser ablation and medical device manufacturing: what you need to know

David Van de Wall, Amada Miyachi Europe Laser ablation is gaining popularity for medical device applications that require stripping of coatings on cylindrical components like hypotubes and guide wires. It is also being widely used for advanced surface treatments, including discoloration or foaming of plastics and darkening or annealing of metal parts. Offering a repeatable

PIA Evansville delivers 3-piece connector assembly and packaging system

Preh IMA Automation (PIA) Evansville – a systems integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems, – says it recently fulfilled a contract to provide a 3-piece IV connector assembly and packaging system to an undisclosed leading medical device contract manufacturer. The assembly and packaging solution includes error-proofing and traceability functions to assure product

What is catheter (PTCA) treatment?

Asahi Intecc Catheter treatment (percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, or PTCA, treatment) is one of the methods of treatment for diseases such as angina pectoris and myocardial infarctions that are caused by the heart’s blood vessels (coronary arteries) becoming clogged or narrowed by cholesterol. Previously it was common to treat such diseases with medication or, if

Is your ERP software increasing your recall risk?

Medical device product liability lawsuits are a stark reality in the manufacturing industry. Product liability can occur at one of these three phases in the product lifecyle: Design Manufacturing Marketing The best defense in the battle against device liability is a good offense. The right manufacturing and enterprise software can help you monitor and automate the entire production process

Infab introduces Revolution lead aprons

Infab Corp. is touting its new Revolution lead and lead-free aprons with Kiarmor, Infab’s proprietary bi-layer radiation protection core material. Kiarmor is the only core material in the world currently certified to IEC61331-1:2014 standards and the only lead-free core material to pass the stringent DIN standards, Infab noted in a news release yesterday. Lightweight Revolution aprons provide unrivaled

Harvard Apparatus touts pump for brain injections

Harvard Apparatus is boasting of the abilities of its Pump 11 Elite Nanomite – a single syringe infusion/withdrawal programmable syringe pump designed for precise point infusion applications. Researchers used the Pump 11 Elite Nanomite to successfully perform injections into specific sub-regions of the caudate nucleus in the brain. They repeatedly injected a 1 mm diameter target in