Plastics Selection For Medical Wearables: Getting Personal
Plastics Selection For Medical Wearables: Getting Personal

Just as our clothes and our shoes and our sense of fashion define who we are as individuals, a wearable device becomes an extension of our identity. As such, the appearance of a device, and its size, weight, and overall feel are just as important as the communication requirements.  

  • 5 Important Changes Coming To The FDA
    5 Important Changes Coming To The FDA

    Most of FDA’s senior leadership overseeing device regulation has been replaced since 2002, shifting an organization that was perceived as unresponsive and reclusive to one that strives to be interactive and front-facing.

  • Implications Of 3D Printing Across The Medtech Value Chain
    Implications Of 3D Printing Across The Medtech Value Chain

    According to a 2014 PwC survey, one-third of all manufacturers are adopting 3D printing. The FDA has approved or cleared more than 85 devices made using 3D printers. Where and how is 3D printing changing the medical device industry, and what does the future hold?

  • EU Gynecology Market: Incontinence Sling Market Fading, Opportunities Favor Lasers
    EU Gynecology Market: Incontinence Sling Market Fading, Opportunities Favor Lasers

    As women become more comfortable discussing sexual health with medical professionals, the market garners greater attention and receives more funding. Increases in potential patients seeking treatment will correlate with more liberal cultural environments and countries with supportive reimbursement and legislation.

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  • Barcoding Standards And The Search For A UDI “Easy Button”
    Barcoding Standards And The Search For A UDI “Easy Button”

    As the FDA’s next deadline for the unique device identification (UDI) of Class II devices draws closer, medical device manufacturing companies are looking to further their UDI implementation, whether they are well on their way to success or they haven’t even started. Barcoding, or identifying products via GS1 regulatory standards, is essential for companies wishing to be up to date on UDI implementation. Unfortunately, companies may be delaying UDI implementation because they view the new regulations as something an organization can address quickly. This is not the case. This article discusses the importance of viewing UDI implementation as process that encompasses the entire company rather than just as a “quick fix.”  

Time To Innovate: Ensuring A Future Without The Medical Device Tax

The industry must be able to demonstrate that it has been able to use the tax suspension to innovate and grow in order to avoid the tax’s reinstatement. The ability to show results will be paramount, creating a need for more efficient online reporting.

How To Select A Pump For Surgical Ablation Applications

Radio frequency (RF) ablation uses RF energy to ablate or destroy unwanted tissues. When delivered via a catheter, it offers a minimally invasive treatment for a wide variety of conditions, including atrial fibrillation (AF). These systems typically include a peristaltic pump to provide cooling or temperature control, and this pump must be able to produce and control the high pressures (up to 130 psi) required in this application.

5 Antimicrobial-Related Trends In Medical Device Design

Shifts in healthcare have essentially changed suppliers’ role in the industry – especially when it comes to infection prevention. And, they’ve greatly impacted how both providers and suppliers think about the use of antimicrobials.

7 Considerations For More Effective Medical Device Labeling And Overlays

Labels often are an afterthought, because they don’t directly affect the capabilities of a medical device. However, they certainly affect the functionality of the device and users’ ability to effectively utilize all of its features. Consider these factors — and their importance — as you design your medical device overlay or inventory stickers.

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Metal Additive Manufacturing

PTI now offers metal additive manufacturing for improving productivity and quality for sinks, over-long cycles, and the so called ‘impossible’ cooling challenges. The company uses a power bed fusion process aided with 3D data that supplies a thin layer of metal powder to the machine base plate. Designers can then use a laser beam to sinter the metal powder to form shapes, which allows the creation of varied designs not possible with the subtractive manufacturing process.

Pressure Relief Valves (For Plastic) Pressure Relief Valves (For Plastic)

The IMH Pressure Relief Valves for plastic incorporate a simple, press-in design for easy installation. With features including metal to metal seating, the valves provide low leakage, highly repeatable cracking pressure, and compatibility with a wide range of fluids and gases.

Semiconductor Technology for Implantable Medical Devices Semiconductor Technology for Implantable Medical Devices

All mission critical functions are accessible within the MST group to provide miniaturized packages. Capabilities include design, substrate manufacturing, component selection and validation as well as all major semiconductor packaging processes.

Medical Device Prototyping & Design Services Medical Device Prototyping & Design Services

Carclo's product engineers have multiple years of experience with medical device prototyping and design. They address your medical device design needs by getting involved as early in the product prototype and design cycle as possible.

Solenoid Valves Solenoid Valves

Bürkert systematically follows the principle of maximum customer benefit when developing efficient solenoid valve technology. Regardless of whether you require a single component or a complex system solution, we always focus on optimum process reliability, efficiency, and economy.

Medical Micromolding Medical Micromolding

The margin for error when it comes to critical components for medical device manufacturing is zero. That's why Accumold ensures robust production processes, extremely tight requirements, and part-to-part consistency. 

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Donatelle Donatelle

Donatelle has been in business over 45 years providing medical device contract manufacturing services helping companies develop innovative and life-saving products. 


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