Medical Device Manufacturing
Biosynthetic Cellulose For Wound Healing – Your Questions Answered
In the first part of the interview with Dr. Uwe Beekmann, Evonik looked at the biosynthetic cellulose, what it is, how it is made and potential applications. In this second part, submitted questions are addressed from the live interview session.
Amid continuing focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) priorities among investors across every industry, medtech companies need to begin revisiting business models and developing new sustainability strategies for competitive edge as well as regulatory compliance.
Nearly a decade ago, this author came up with the concept for a new medical device. In bringing that concept to fruition, he looked into 3D printing and prototyping. This article describes his process and lessons learned from the experience. Fortunately, 3D printing is now more accessible and easier to accomplish for medical device developers, so hopefully your challenges will be less of an obstacle.
Sustainability has risen to the top of the corporate agenda in many industries, including the medical device market. To maximize success, medical device manufacturers must prioritize it at the beginning of the design phase and must consider the entire life cycle of the device while balancing the need for safety, functionality, and durability.
Implementation of single-use technologies for pharma and medical device manufacturing has introduced advantages in terms of design, sterility assurance, and a reduction in energy usage. 3D printing can deliver precise measurements to production facilities. This article describes the 3D printing process, risk considerations, and limitations — but the future is bright.
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The Benefits Of Flexible, Modular Manufacturing When One Size Doesn't Fit All
Because personalized medicine and self-administration trends are gaining momentum, current drug delivery devices need to be more mobile, less intrusive, and cost-competitive. Learn how flexible, modular manufacturing aims to solve these challenges.
A technology company using modeling tools to help their customers improve the design, safety and efficacy of medical devices tailored to individual patients uses simulation solutions to help clinicians and medical-device manufacturers customize patient treatment.
With so many manufacturing software products on the market today, evaluating and choosing the right one for your organization can be overwhelming. It doesn't have to be if you know the essential capabilities you need.
Managing all the documentation for the many devices Northeast Scientific remanufactured was complex and prone to errors. A modern manufacturing execution system allowed them to manage documentation by eliminating paper.
Learn more about the advantages of using a virtual twin to plan and manage operations and what the virtual twin experience can achieve for life sciences manufacturers.
SMC Ltd. Announces Expansion For Costa Rica Facility4/7/2021
SMC Ltd. announced the expansion of its Facility in Costa Rica. With continued growth, SMC’s Costa Rica newest expansion allows for additional clean room molding and contract manufacturing capacity. The expansion will double its current facility bringing it to 120,000 square feet in the Coyol Free Zone Park in Alajuela, Costa Rica.
Rapid 3D Printing In Water Using Novel Hybrid Nanoparticles Holds Promise For Old And New Industries8/1/2017
Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology have developed a new type of photoinitiator for three-dimensional (3D) printing in water.
Obamacare Replacement Will Permanently Remove Medical Device Tax3/9/2017
Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives have unveiled proposed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which, among several tax cuts, will eliminate permanently the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices and products.
India To Split Med Device Industry From Pharma, Revisit Free Trade Agreements2/14/2017
Moves under consideration include separation of medtech from its pharmaceutical industry, increased government funding for the medtech industry, and the renegotiation of existing free trade agreements (FTAs) with other countries. The device industry also is asking the government to recognize local regulatory certifications, in addition to the currently accepted FDA approval from the U.S.
Wearable THz Scanning Device For Inspection Of Medical Equipment, Human Body11/17/2016
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a portable and wearable terahertz scanning device made using arrays of carbon nanotubes, for applications including non-invasive inspection of equipment such as syringes, and imaging of cancer cells, blood clots, and teeth. The findings are published in Nature Photonics, November 2016.
Thinfilm Launches Medical Device Communication Platform7/8/2016
Norwegian printed electronics maker Thinfilm has partnered with an unidentified Fortune 500 pharmaceutical firm to build a near-field communication (NFC) platform for medical devices to help patients adhere to treatment regimens and connect with healthcare providers.
3D-Printed Camera Small Enough To Be Injected Through a Syringe7/1/2016
German scientists have produced a camera, using additive manufacturing with a femtosecond laser printer, capable of building free-form optics. Researchers claim that technology opens possibilities for micro- or nano-optical devices, such as endoscopes and mini-robots with autonomous vision, and paves the way for a “paradigm shift” in medical imaging that could be injected into the body through a syringe.
Cancer Moonshot Initiative To Speed Cancer Research, Treatment6/30/2016
United States Vice President Joe Biden led the National Cancer Moonshot Summit in Washington, D.C. to call on patients, families, advocacy groups, researchers, scientists, physicians, organizations, and companies to work together in accelerating the diagnosis, treatment, and research toward cures for cancer.