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Medical device manufacturing industry makes it mark Medtec China 2020, which opened on September 14
Medtec China 2020 opened in Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center on Monday September 14. Medtec China 2020 is occupying two halls for the first time this year at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, Halls 2 and 4, bringing together more than 500 brands from 27 countries and regions.
The Cosmos of Medical Wearable Devices
In 1983, Sting wore a Casio calculator wristwatch on his "Wrapped Around Your Finger" album cover, an early “tech wearable.” Today, the world is seeing those once-trendy gadgets driving the delivery of human medicine, to the tune of $13 billion a year1 and growing. Amid the quantum shift from clever to clinical, what is happening in the medical wearable devices (MWD) industry, and what design considerations should be incorporated into the development process?
Wearable Medical Devices: What Do Design Engineers Need to Know?
Interest in wearable health technology continues to rise significantly, according to many reports. Health and fitness monitoring continue to drive demand, and emerging needs such as remote patient monitoring, home healthcare, and drug delivery could add to such interest. To help medtech product designers meet these needs and more, MD+DI asked a group of medical device engineers about the latest developments in wireless technology, battery life, data and security concerns, user needs, and more.
Remote Medical Device Servicing Is the Future
Change is hard. This may be the understatement of the year when it comes to moving toward remote service strategies in the realm of medical design and development. Why is it so difficult for medical device OEMs to embrace the remote aspect of machine diagnosis and problem resolution?
Why Should Medical Packagers Consider X-Ray Sterilization?
Medical device sterilization methods will continue to evolve as the industry develops new standards and solutions that are economical, environmentally sustainable, safe, and effective. In fact, FDA has launched innovation challenges to encourage the development of new and improved sterilization methods.
Medtec China 2020
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Meeting Clinical Needs in Human Factors Engineering
Boston Scientific's shares jumped nearly 10% Monday morning after the Wall Street Journal reported that Stryker approached the company with a takeover bid.
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Medtronic Is an Example of Why Diversity Matters
Diversity does matter to medtech (we hope), but a recently published list suggests that some companies are doing a better job than others of making diversity and inclusion more than just a box-ticking exercise. In the medical device and diagnostics industry, Medtronic appears to be way ahead of its pure-play medtech peers on this front.
Abbott Expands Portfolio of MRI-Ready Devices
DDL Expands Testing Portfolio to Support Combination Products
Will Cementless Total Knee Replacements 'Mako' a Comeback?
Medtronic is Making the Most of Value-Based Care
Medical device companies of all sizes have embraced value-based healthcare in recent years, and one of the industry's top companies is now beginning to see its value-based care programs pay off.
How J&J is Boning Up on 3-D Printing
The Latest on J&J’s Device Strategy
UDI gets helping hand from serialization solutions provider
Create a Customer-Centric Marketing Strategy to Grow Your Medical Device Business
Medical device companies should follow these four steps to ensure they're keeping customers at the heart of their business strategy.
Why Thailand is an Untapped Medtech Opportunity
Wearable Artificial Kidney Could be Game Changer
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Medical 3-D Printing Making Rapid Strides in Asia
With the 3-D printing market for medical devices alone expected to grow to $2.47 billion by 2023 (a CAGR of 18.3%), the Asian region is already seeing a strong rise in investment in medical applications for the technology.
Why J&J Expects 2018 to be a Growth Year
China’s two invoices system: boon or bane for MNCs?
Non-radioactive device hopes to improve treatment for breast cancer patients
Needle-Free Option for Collecting Blood Adopted
Partnership aims to connect as many devices as possible, even a bare syringe, to help improve patient adherence.
ePTFE for the Cardiovascular Device Industry
Time of Death: New AI Technology Tries To Predict and Prevent Death
Endoscopic imaging catheter could better detect tissue disease
Experts in endoscopic imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the creators of flat metalens technology at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering
UK based medical device company launches largest US study of its kind
Recent Improvements in Coatings for Intravascular Devices
DePuy Launches New Interbody Implant For Degenerative Disc Disease
DePuy Synthes, an orthopedic and neurosurgery company owned by Johnson & Johnson, recently announced the launch of their new flagship technology, the CONCORDE LIFT Interbody Implant. The new implantable device was designed to help treat patients suffering from degenerative disc...
Implantable Device Delivers Drugs Straight To The Heart
Can a Pillow Be a Medical Device?
Smaller, Faster, Cheaper: Chip Technology for Medical Devices
The Power Struggle behind Wearable Medical Device Design
The 4 Essential Elements of Device Design Today
Adhesives: Enabling the Future of Wearable Medical Devices
UPM Raflatac launches new sterilizable label materials to support UDI. Unique Device Identification requirements could be driving the need for new labeling solutions.
Current LSR Material Trends in the Molding of Medical Devices
Entering a Golden Age of Medical Materials
Challenges in Designing Medical Device Materials
Photo Of The Day: A Stretchy Circuit
Researchers in China have made a new hybrid conductive material—part elastic polymer, part liquid metal—that can be bent and stretched at will. Circuits made with this material can take most two-dimensional shapes and are also non-toxic, according to Cell Press.
Should You Take a Second Look at Silicone?
Thermoplastics materialize for microextruded neurovascular and surgical tubing
Could a Direct-to-Consumer Sensor Improve Adherence?
Sensor can measure the amount of critical metabolites like lactate or glucose present in sweat, tears, saliva, or blood.
Could a Metal-Coating Process Help Both Manufacturers and Doctors?
Case Study: Choosing a Sensor That Gets the Job Done
Automation, Zero-Defects Philosophy Behind New Drug-Delivery Components Plant
Electronics Integration into Disposable and Single-Use Medical Devices
The medical device market has been rapidly changing over the last decade and a key area of change is addressing today’s fast paced
Boston Sci Just Won’t Stop Buying Companies
Choosing Electronic Connectors for Medical Devices
Choosing Medical Device Components, from Stock to Custom
5 Ways Cyber-Physical Systems are Transforming Manufacturing
Dr. James Truchard believes that cyber-physical systems (CPS) are ushering in the next industrial revolution.
Simplifying Medical Device Labeling in a Complex Environment
Repeat sterilization for adhesives in reusable and non-disposable devices
Does Your Product Need a More-Flexible Sterilization Cycle?
New 3D printing method to insert sensors in soft robots
SHARE 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.
The top 6 healthcare packaging topics of 2017
World-renowned medical device raw material and manufacturing equipment suppliers are getting together in September at Medtec China 2018
Coming Clean: Developing Standards for Cleaning Reusable Devices and Instruments
Putting the ‘Management’ into Quality Management System
Three ways to demonstrate management oversight within your QMS.
Medtronic Exec: How to Move Past Compliance to Quality
Philips Forced to Stop Making AEDs Until Problems are Fixed
Faulty Seal Blamed for Sterlimed Agilis Recall
IQ, OQ and PQ: The Backbone of Your Quality System
Know how IQ, OQ and PQ—the three essential elements of a Quality Assurance System—govern the medtech sector.
The Necessary Overhead of Quality Processes in Medical Device Product Development
Why Is Quality Focusing on Compliance?
What if FDA and Medtech Worked Together on Quality?
6 Questions to Ask Yourself about ISO 11607 Compliance
These FDA-consensus standards guide packaging design and validation—how compliant are you, and how ready are you for the upcoming revision?
New EU MDR Regulations and Revamp of the Medical Device Directive
FDA releases top 3 medical device regulation goals
FDA Exempts Over 1000 Devices from 510(k) Requirement
FDA Proposes Ban on Powdered Gloves After Years of Review
In a rare move, FDA has proposed banning most types of powdered medical gloves in the United States. Some say the decision took too long.
4 top regulatory issues to watch in 2017
What You Need to Know: IEC 60601-1-2 4th Edition
510(k) Tips for Antimicrobial-Treated Devices
Potrero Smartens up Its Catheter to Predict Diseases
RenovaCare said it has video evidence showing what appears to be predatory trading practices of several FINRA member firms in its stock. The company said the firms may be in cahoots with The Street Sweeper, a short seller syndicate targeting the company.
Boston Scientific to Acquire Cryterion Medical
J&J Acquisition Could Give Stryker a Run for Its Money in Robotics
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Dare to 'Dreem': J&J Invests in Sleep-Focused Medtech Startup
A neurotech startup that dared to dream has attracted the attention of a major investor.
Laborie Set to Acquire Cogentix
Innovatus closes buyout of Bayer’s European imaging device service biz
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