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Bioresorbable Polymers: The Next Generation In Stent Technology
Bioresorbable Polymers: The Next Generation In Stent Technology

Next-generation stent technology is and will be bio-absorbable or bioresorbable. To gain a richer understanding of the current trends, I sat down with Craig Thompson, MD, who is SVP/CMO of Boston Scientific’s Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Thompson also provided insight behind the SYNERGY Coronary Stent's development.

  • China’s Diagnostic Imaging System Market: Healthcare Reform & Domestic Companies’ Advantage
    China’s Diagnostic Imaging System Market: Healthcare Reform & Domestic Companies’ Advantage

    China's course toward national development has placed healthcare reform front and center. An expanding middle class — with expanding global connectivity — is increasingly demanding congruency with Western healthcare standards. This two-part article outlines key challenges and opportunities resultant of China’s 13th Five-Year Plan and healthcare reform, starting with a look at domestic systems' place in the imaging market.

  • 3 Vital Considerations For Medtechs Mulling A Hospital Partnership
    3 Vital Considerations For Medtechs Mulling A Hospital Partnership

    Each medtech company must consider carefully how its products and services fit its customers’ needs. Some may pursue (or continue) a category-killer approach, and dominate a narrow channel. Others may choose to be market disrupters and produce game-changing technologies. Most of today’s medtech companies have taken a blended approach, but the opportunities to partner with providers in the new outcomes-based healthcare paradigm are enticing.

  • The Medical Science Liaison Officer: A Smart Addition To The Medtech Team
    The Medical Science Liaison Officer: A Smart Addition To The Medtech Team

    A medical science liaison officer (MSLO) has long been a common, highly valued position in pharmaceutical companies, healthcare systems, and clinical research organizations. This role is designed to bridge the gap between the company’s perspective, medical science, healthcare professionals, patients, and payers. As non-medical people have less access to health plan medical policy people, the MSLO role has expanded to the medtech and biotech industries.

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  • Tribology And Testing Of Orthopedic Implants

    The orthopedic implant industry is in a continual state of development, witnessing an explosion of novel materials, designs, and applications. This process is, however, often laced with challenges and articulating joints can present the greatest number of these. By Aia Malik, Lucideon, and Chris Pickles, Ph.D.

Sterilization Of 3D Printed Medical Devices

Fused Deposition Modeling™ (FDM® ) can be used to produce an array of medical devices; however, for such devices to be practical, they must be manufactured using sterilizable materials. By David Espalin, Francisco Medina, Mireya Perez, and Ryan Wicker, The University of Texas at El Paso; and Terry Hoppe and Rob Winker, Stratasys

An Introduction To Manufacturing Execution Systems For The Medical Device Industry

Manufacturing Execution System (MES) solutions have the potential to generate efficiencies, improve productivity, and simplify compliance within the medical device manufacturing industry. Used to manage production activities, this class of software typically provides the ability to schedule activity, deliver instructions to operators, synchronize manual activities with automated processes, and integrate with manufacturing computer systems to enable quality control, deviation management and effective enterprise resource planning (ERP), equipment management, and the documenting of floor activities for monitoring and reporting purposes.

Ultrashort-Pulse Laser Micromachining Advances Implantable Medical Devices

The complexities of implantable medical devices such as stents, intraocular lenses, prosthetics, and catheters have increased dramatically to meet new usage demands and improve patient outcomes. The advanced features and materials used for the fabrication of these devices has proven to be a challenge. As stent-strut sizes continue to shrink and the quality of cut edges becomes more critical, the degree of precision needed is more difficult to achieve. Ultrashort-pulse lasers are on their way to becoming the tool of choice for creating these medical devices with high precision. This article discusses the technology behind ultrashort-pulse lasers and how they are used in the process of micromachining ultrafine stents, bioabsorbable stents, and many other devices. 

Meeting Growing Asia-Pacific Demand For Medical Technology

There’s a need for better access to medical technology in the region — a forward-looking approach will help companies reach more patients.

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Biologic and Pharmaceutical Sterilization Biologic and Pharmaceutical Sterilization

Peracetic Acid (PAA) vapor is a gentle, room temperature sterilization method available for fragile biologicals. Since large molecule biologics have a complex molecular structure, the Revox sterilization process is ideal for ensuring sterilization while leaving delicate proteins intact and not harming the efficacy of the biologic. 

Custom Packaging And Pouching Custom Packaging And Pouching

As demands in customer packaging and pouching grow in sophistication, ATL has kept pace by expanding our packaging capabilities. We have the engineering expertise to go beyond typical "cookie-cutter" type packaging modes in order to accommodate your one-stop supplier needs.

Assembly And Packaging Assembly And Packaging

Assembly, packaging and sterilization for critical medical devices are vital processes that Donatelle performs with unparalleled rigor and skill. Options are available to choose from white room, ISO 7 (class 10,000) or ISO 8 (class 100,000) cleanroom assembly and packaging, in Donatelle’s vertically integrated facility.

Device Security

Identify and resolve potential cyber security threats for regulatory compliance with BATTELLE DeviceSecure™ Services – a suite of cyber security services for medical devices. DeviceSecure Services combine expertise in cybersecurity, medical device design, hardware and software development, and user experience for a complete solution to your challenges in cybersecurity for medical devices.

Medical Micromolding Medical Micromolding

MTD Micromolding is solely committed to providing the highest quality micromolding services of advanced medical products. MTD offers their innovative skills in exploring and producing very small, delicate, and intricate components required for advanced medical applications and products such as specialized surgeries, bioabsorbable devices, and implant devices. With a constant demand for newer, smaller, never-before-seen micro medical devices, MTD is also prepared to assist their strategic partners in the development of new solutions.

Medical Device Technical Support and Validation Services

Together, the STERIS Isomedix Services TechTeam® experts and Biotest Laboratories assist medical device manufacturers with sterilization validation and laboratory testing services, providing a single source for every stage of the sterilization design process, from product development through routine processing. The Biotest Laboratories team also provides consulting and testing services for reusable medical device cleaning, disinfection and sterilization.

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