Dedicated to design & manufacturing for medical device
26-28 September 2018 | Shanghai,China
2018.07.26 Coming Clean: Developing Standards for Cleaning Reusable Devices and Instruments
Five years ago, I shuddered to read the headlines about “dirty” endoscopes being used in colonoscopies and the speculation that followed. Are colonoscopies really safe? Is this what’s creating new superbugs? Why weren’t hospitals doing a better job of removing biomaterial and debris on these reusable devices?
2018.06.26 Simplifying Medical Device Labeling in a Complex Environment
How simple labeling changes can drive big results for medical device manufacturers.
2018.06.01 Insourcing vs. Outsourcing: What’s the Right Option for You?
You may be considering bringing more functions in-house, but be sure to consider the real costs.
2018.03.27 5 Ways Cyber-Physical Systems are Transforming Manufacturing
Dr. James Truchard believes that cyber-physical systems (CPS) are ushering in the next industrial revolution.
2018.03.09 New 3D printing method to insert sensors in soft robots
Harvard researchers have developed a platform for creating soft robots with embedded sensors that can sense movement, pressure, touch and temperature. Credit: Ryan L Truby / Harvard University.
Researchers at the Harvard John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering in the US have developed a new approach to generate robotic actuators with integrated sensing capabilities.
2018.03.01 7 Considerations for Designing Medical Device Mechanisms
A mechanism is a system of parts working together to create motion or transmit force. Mechanisms can be the defining feature of a successful medical device, but deserve careful consideration as the wrong choices can lead to safety and efficacy problems, which means added effort to fix problems in the best case or patient harm in the worst.
2018.02.24 Repeat sterilization for adhesives in reusable and non-disposable devices
Here’s a review of the common adhesive materials and their reaction to sterilization processes.
2018.02.24 Does Your Product Need a More-Flexible Sterilization Cycle?
A process control system for sterilization chambers could give medical device companies "precise" control.
2018.01.24 The top 6 healthcare packaging topics of 2017
t’s been a busy year for packaging professionals in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. We’ve seen a number of exciting packaging advances emerge with the potential to transform patient care, and we’ve seen a lot of regulatory activity raise the bar for packaging and labeling.
2018.01.08 6 Ways Stock Components Can Help Designers Be Innovative
Using stock components could allow designers to focus on product innovation while relying on supplier investments in tooling, efficiency, and regulatory compliance.