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Medical Device Market In China: Opportunities And Challenges

In this article, we will explore four major opportunities for medical device manufacturers in the burgeoning Chinese medical device market, along with three significant challenges facing companies that choose to pursue the opportunities.

  • India Launching Nationwide Medical Device Surveillance Program
    India Launching Nationwide Medical Device Surveillance Program

    India’s government soon will launch a nationwide safety and surveillance program for medical devices. It is the first system to collect information on medical devices used specifically in India. To date, the country's healthcare providers have relied mostly on foreign data to determine the safety profiles of medical devices.

  • New Chip Could Test For “Superbugs” In 1 Hour
    New Chip Could Test For “Superbugs” In 1 Hour

    Canadian scientists have developed a diagnostic tool that can test for antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) “superbugs” in hours, rather than days. Because the process is significantly shortened, the researchers believe their new chip could take the guesswork out of infection diagnostics and help clinicians prescribe effective antibiotics sooner.

INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES

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FROM THE EDITOR

  • Developing A Surgical Robotics System That Doctors Really Want — And Hospitals Can Afford
    Developing A Surgical Robotics System That Doctors Really Want — And Hospitals Can Afford

    TransEnterix has taken a most unconventional approach to the design of its SurgiBot platform for laparoscopic surgery. While traditional systems are controlled via a console located outside the sterile field, TransEnterix decided to return the surgeon to the patient’s bedside. The result is a robotic surgery system that is quite literally just what the doctor ordered — and that costs a fraction of existing platforms. Med Device Online recently spoke to Todd Pope, the company's president and CEO, about the rigorous process TransEnterix used to incorporate stakeholder feedback from across the healthcare system in SurgiBot’s design.

  • Companies To Watch: Novian Health
    Companies To Watch: Novian Health

    With its novel, laser-based technology, this early-stage company hopes to displace lumpectomy as the standard of care for eliminating breast tumors after early detection.

  • 3D-Printed Injection Molding: The Future Of Rapid Prototyping?
    3D-Printed Injection Molding: The Future Of Rapid Prototyping?

    3D printing has fundamentally changed the way medical devices are prototyped and tested; however, the technology can carry a product only so far into the development process, primarily due to material constraints. Injection molding (IM) can generate highly accurate prototypes in final production materials, but the process is not without its own drawbacks. Now, a hybrid prototyping process has emerged, offering medical device developers the best of both worlds — the speed and economy of 3D printing combined with the material and accuracy advantages of IM.

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WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

  • Best Practices in Quality Systems for Medical Devices

    Medical device manufacturers need to know the requirements that outline the criteria for successful quality programs; the ISO standards, and the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) regulations. This white paper discusses the manufacturing requirements of CFR Title 21, Part 820.

Top Ten Tips For Designing Silicone Medical Components

Silicone is biocompatible, inert and stable, flexible, has a low compression set with a wide range of durometers, and offers superior heat resistance. While these unique properties make it an ideal material for medical device components, up-front design considerations should be taken into account as well. This document includes ten tips to guide you through the process of using silicone parts for medical devices.

Avoiding Common Mistakes in Extractables/Leachables Program Design

This white paper from WuXi AppTec discusses how to avoid common mistakes in extractables/leachables program design. To avoid costly errors resulting in delays, additional testing, or test repeating, it is important to consider current standards and contemporary interpretations and opinions that regulators are using to regard each submission.

Improving Low Volume Non-Contact Dispense Precision

This white paper explains how Parker Hannifin’s Smart Syringe Pump overcomes the issues and complications associated with low volume (10µl and lower) non-contact liquid dispensing.

The Art Of Medical Device Design Inputs

Design inputs are the foundation of medical device development. And without a strong foundation, bringing a new product to market can be problematic.

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MED DEVICE INSIGHTS

Success in today’s medical device industry requires innovative ways of thinking about traditional and evolving problems. To this end, Med Device Online is pleased to bring you Med Device Insights, a new digital publication that imparts fresh perspectives and strategies from your peers and other thought leaders in the space. Our first issue includes original articles about:

  • A revolutionary new approach to rapid prototyping
  • The unintended consequences of new payment paradigms
  • Factors to consider when developing your India strategy
  • Using Internet-of-Things-style protocols for connected devices
  • Steps to identify the right clinical outsourcing partner
  • A company developing laser-based tumor ablation systems
  • And more...

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Semiconductor Technology for Implantable Medical Devices

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Red Enhanced Avalanche Photodiodes (Series 12) from First Sensor AG are optimized for the wavelength range of 550 nm to 750 nm with a peak response of 0.5 A/W for red light sources. This photodiode series is ideal for laser range finders, high speed photometry, high speed optical communications, and medical equipment. These components are characterized by their high speed, particularly in the visible spectral range.

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Plastic Injection Molding

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LATEST HEADLINES

  • Novartis Partners with Robot Pill Maker To Pursue  “Holy Grail of Drug Delivery"
    Novartis Partners with Robot Pill Maker To Pursue “Holy Grail of Drug Delivery"

    Rani Therapeutics has announced a collaboration with Novartis to investigate Rani’s novel drug delivery platform. The two companies will team to develop large-molecule, injectable biologics into an orally-delivered robotic pill, a monumental task that researchers call the “holy grail” of drug delivery.

  • Cinven Pays $1.3 Billion For European Diagnostics Provider Labco
    Cinven Pays $1.3 Billion For European Diagnostics Provider Labco

    Private equity firm Cinven recently purchased a majority stake in European diagnostic laboratory operator Labco S.A. The acquisition reflects the continuing growth of the clinical diagnostics space as more emphasis is placed upon preventive health services.

  • Johnson & Johnson Accepts Cardinal Health's $2B Binding Offer To Acquire Cordis

    Johnson & Johnson announced on May 28 the acceptance of the March 1, 2015 binding offer from Cardinal Health to acquire its Cordis business for an approximate value of $2 billion. Johnson & Johnson expects the transaction to close toward the end of 2015, subject to regulatory clearances and other customary closing conditions.

  • Tiny, Implantable Chip Could Monitor Blood, Send Data To Smartphone
    Tiny, Implantable Chip Could Monitor Blood, Send Data To Smartphone

    A new wireless biosensor placed just under the skin could offer weeks of continual blood analysis and communicate the results directly to a smartphone. If successfully developed, the device could take the place of invasive and inconvenient blood tests, and offer doctors a real-time assessment of how a drug is performing.

  • India Launching Nationwide Medical Device Surveillance Program
    India Launching Nationwide Medical Device Surveillance Program

    India’s government soon will launch a nationwide safety and surveillance program for medical devices. It is the first system to collect information on medical devices used specifically in India. To date, the country's healthcare providers have relied mostly on foreign data to determine the safety profiles of medical devices.

  • New Chip Could Test For “Superbugs” In 1 Hour
    New Chip Could Test For “Superbugs” In 1 Hour

    Canadian scientists have developed a diagnostic tool that can test for antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) “superbugs” in hours, rather than days. Because the process is significantly shortened, the researchers believe their new chip could take the guesswork out of infection diagnostics and help clinicians prescribe effective antibiotics sooner.

  • Visionary Physician Eric Topol, M.D., To Speak At AdvaMed 2015: The MedTech Conference

    AdvaMed 2015: The MedTech Conference, the leading gathering of medical technology executives in North America, has announced that visionary physician Eric Topol, M.D., will deliver a plenary session during the conference on Tuesday, October 6.

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