Appirio launches solutions for Salesforce Lightning Bolt

Wipro company Appirio recently launched new solutions that are built on Salesforce Lightning to deliver personalized and industry-specific services. The solutions that the company is ordering are all Lightning Bolts which are frameworks that allow companies to create functional and customer-facing websites. It is designed to increase collaboration and communication during crucial interaction points while

Chesapeake IRB, Schulman IRB merge to form Advarra

Chesapeake IRB and Schulman IRB have merged to form Advarra, a new provider of IRB, institutional biosafety committee (IBC) and research compliance services. “By coming together as Advarra, we are merging the highest quality review organizations in the industry,” Jeffrey Wendel, president and CEO of Chesapeake IRB said. “Through a customer-centric integration, we will be

9 exhibitors to check out at MD&M Minneapolis

MD&M Minneapolis is an event that brings together more than 5,500 medtech professionals and more than 600 suppliers together at one of the largest medical device industry hubs in the United States. Here are nine exhibitors showcasing some of their latest technologies and services at the show, which takes place Nov. 8–9 at the Minneapolis

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This nerve-blocking treatment could treat asthma and heart failure

Electrical nerve-blocking implants could help treat asthma and heart failure, according to new research from Case Western Reserve University. Niloy Bhadra and Kevin Kilgore, professors of biomedical engineering and orthopedic surgery respectively, have been working on the nerve-blocking research since 2000. The research blocks unwanted generation of nerve impulses in a variety of clinical applications.

Virtual tubing model analysis can accelerate complex catheter shaft design

Michael Holt, Integer Virtual tubing model analysis optimizes catheter design to help engineers reach final design freeze faster and shorten time to market. As medical procedures become more complex, engineers are challenged to develop smaller, thinner-walled catheters to keep pace with high-performance clinical demands. Conventional catheter prototyping relies on a manual, time-consuming trial-and-error process involving

How to protect your digital and mobile health innovations

Patent protection is becoming increasingly important for mobile health developers as more devices and applications join the connected world.  David Dykeman, Greenberg Traurig The emergence of medical mobile device apps and wearables is revolutionizing healthcare. Home monitoring, big data, the Internet of things (IoT) and personalized medicine are putting mobile health (“mHealth”) apps at users’

Philips unveils new image-guided therapies and diagnostic devices

Philips is showcasing some of its recently expanded image-guided therapies at the annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) event in Denver this year. The company is touting its advanced interventional imaging systems, diagnostic and therapeutic devices, planning and navigation software and various services. It is also showcasing its latest cardiac care solutions for ultrasound and image-guided

Medmarc touting risk management services at DeviceTalks West

Created in 1979 by the healthcare technology industry, Medmarc’s purpose is to be the provider of liability insurance and related risk management solutions and to support the development, testing and delivery of medical products that save lives and improve the quality of life.  Through collaboration with its parent company, ProAssurance, and its clinical trial industry

Validation and testing: What you need to know

James Woods, Jordi Labs In an increasingly competitive medical device industry, it’s still important that validation and testing is done right. Here are four things to keep in mind. Medical device industry leaders these days are driving results at an ever-increasing pace. Amid patent limitations, intense competition and acute regulatory scrutiny, there’s a rush to

These 7 antique medical devices will make you shudder

It’s a good thing we live in the times of modern medicine. Historically, medical devices have been scary and unorthodox – and sometimes amounted to downright quackery. Surprisingly, a lot of these devices were thought to be useful in their era, long before the U.S. FDA started preapproving devices (which wasn’t until the 1970s). You

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5 things you need to know about rapid injection molding

By Roger Spurrell, Tooling Manager, Vaupell Rapid Solutions Here are five things you should consider when deciding to use rapid injection molding as part of your development process. A every custom injection molder will tell you, “There’s no such thing as an easy part.” When you add in the need for speed the trade-offs start

United Soft Plastics signs distribution deal with Foster Corp.

Foster Corp. has been appointed the North American distributor of United Soft Plastics’ Ubisoft styrenic block copolymers, effective as of Nov. 1. Under the deal, Foster Corp. will give sales, technical and order fulfillment support to customers out of their Nevada and Connecticut facilities. Styrenic block copolymers are thermoplastic elastomers designed for healthcare markets. They

The Lee Co. redesigns dispense pumps

The Lee Co. (Westbrook, Conn.) has redesigned some of its dispense pumps for in vitro diagnostics and scientific instrument applications. The LPD series precision dispense pumps are designed to have consistent performance and cost savings while fitting into a compact, lightweight package. They’re also designed to be maintenance free. LPD series precision dispense pumps are

Sensirion touting flow and pressure sensors at MD&M Minneapolis

Sensirion is touting its new and enhanced sensor solutions for measuring humidity and temperature, gas and liquid flow and differential pressure at MD&M Minneapolis this year. The company’s LD20 series sensors use liquid flow sensing technology in a single-use design that can be used for high volume applications in a variety of medical applications. The

Enabling micro-sensors for next-gen interactive implants

CerMet – an advanced ceramic and metal technology system – creates the potential for implantable devices with thousands of electrical channels. Think new options for treating blindness and neurological conditions. Only a few years old, Heraeus’ CerMet is upping the game when it comes to sophisticated implantable electronic devices. “Medical implants manufactured using the Heraeus CerMet