INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES

OEMs Vs. Third-Party Providers: Conquering The U.S. Endoscope Service Market
OEMs Vs. Third-Party Providers: Conquering The U.S. Endoscope Service Market

Third-party providers currently service almost one-third of all endoscopes and generate about 20 percent of the revenues in this space, exerting tremendous competitive pressure on OEMs. Here's a look at how third-party providers are getting a leg up, as well as steps OEMs can take to retain - and even grow - their market share. 

  • Medtech Material Selection For Performance And Feel
    Medtech Material Selection For Performance And Feel

    When designing a medical device, material selection can be difficult, especially with thousands of plastic material options available. While material properties, environmental effects, regulatory requirements, and cost almost always are considered, "feel" is often overlooked – despite its importance to user and patient satisfaction, as well as market success.

     

  • Buy, Or Bye-Bye? How To Vet Novel Medical Device Technologies
    Buy, Or Bye-Bye? How To Vet Novel Medical Device Technologies

    While there are numerous influencers, but it is clear that technology acquisition and development is the engine now driving medical device innovation. This guide describes how to evaluate new technology appropriately by looking at two key components: The technology’s core performance characteristics, and its appropriateness to users and their expectations. 

  • An Introduction To Global Business Services (GBS) For Medical Device Manufacturers
    An Introduction To Global Business Services (GBS) For Medical Device Manufacturers

    Global business services (GBS) is a service delivery framework that requires executives to think differently about their businesses, operating more effectively through a combination of outsourcing and automation to enhance customer and stakeholder satisfaction. Each organization’s approach must be customized to match the capabilities and service needs of that organization.

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WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

3D Printing: New Opportunities For The Medical Device Industry

The medical devices industry has been facing a plethora of regulatory challenges leading to protracted lead times as well as high device development costs for new and enhanced medical devices. 

How To Choose Injection Molding Partners, Part 1

Selecting the right injection molding partner is crucial for a successful project. The costs and timescales can be a significant part of a project budget. 

Metallographic Examination Of Medical Implants

Metallographic examination has become an indispensable tool in the testing, quality control, failure studies, and post-mortem analyses of implantable devices. This paper presents techniques and results for examination of titanium-based acetabular cups and Co-Cr-Mo femoral hip stems and knees.

4 Avenues To Leveraging A Smartphone In Your Connected Health Product

Connectivity has evolved alongside the proliferation of the smartphone and the two are coming together to redefine how we manage our health. Considerations such as durability, battery life, security, user experience, and much more must be considered as you develop a connected medical solution, but the principal consideration for any smartphone is its principal purpose: Connectivity and communication.

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PRODUCT & SERVICE SHOWCASE

Drug Delivery

Battelle helps medical device and pharmaceutical companies bring innovative new drug and biologic delivery systems to market safely and effectively. Battelle provides risk assessment, sustaining engineering support or complete end-to-end development solutions for a wide range of existing and emerging drug delivery methods. From ideation to regulatory approval, this company brings together world-class expertise in formulation, device engineering and human centric design to help you solve your biggest development challenges.

Electro Optics Electro Optics

Our electro optics products are generally used in conjunction with other electronic equipment or solid state devices. Electro optics applications generally benefit from our design CAD and optical software to ensure optimum performance.

Robolux Diaphragm Valves Robolux Diaphragm Valves

Diaphragm valves are not normally a major consideration, but RoboValves will change your mind. Designing your process with RoboValves will improve your performance in down-stream processes, such as filtration or chromatography and in many other situations where you are handling valuable products.

Detojet: Low-Foaming Liquid Detergent Detojet: Low-Foaming Liquid Detergent

Concentrated, biodegradable, and disposable, this low-foaming heavy-duty detergent provides high-performance results for cleaning machinery. Use it to pass your cleaning validation tests for lab accreditation and plant inspection approval.

Avalanche Photodiodes (APD)  – Enhanced Blue Sensitivity Avalanche Photodiodes (APD) – Enhanced Blue Sensitivity

First Sensor Blue Enhanced Si Avalanche Photodiodes feature fast rise time, high QE in the blue range, and high gain. With QE > 70% @ 400 nm and peak sensitivity @ 600 nm these new devices are well suited for Bio-Medical applications.

Micro Overmolding Micro Overmolding
Overmolding often refers to any process that takes one part made of plastic, metal or other material and molds "over" it in some fashion to bind two parts in one.
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FEATURED SUPPLIERS

Medtronic Medtronic

As a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, Medtronic improves the lives and health of millions of people each year. We use our deep clinical, therapeutic, and economic expertise to address the complex challenges faced by healthcare systems today.

LATEST HEADLINES

  • New Entrants To Open Up Surgical Robotics Market
    New Entrants To Open Up Surgical Robotics Market

    Emerging competitors are gearing up to challenge the dominance of Intuitive Surgical's Da Vinci Surgical System and other established players in the field of robotic-assisted surgery by offering mobility, affordability, and technological advantages. 

  • GE, Banyan To Advise FDA On TBI Research
    GE, Banyan To Advise FDA On TBI Research

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will host a public workshop where experts in traumatic brain injury (TBI) research — including industry names GE Healthcare and Banyan Laboratories — will present the latest advances in TBI biomarker research and advise FDA on the technology’s specific regulatory challenges.

  • Imec Presents Compact Lens-Free Digital Microscope At Photonics West

    At SPIE Photonics West 2016, imec will demonstrate a lens-free microscope for large field-of-view live imaging at micrometer resolution. Imec’s on-chip lens-free microscope can be integrated into life sciences and biotech tools, targeting multiple applications such as label-free cell monitoring, automated cell culturing, or automated high-throughput microscopy.

  • Wenzel Spine Announces FDA Clearance To Launch Next-Gen Expandable Lumbar Interbody Fusion Device

    Wenzel Spine, Inc., a pioneer medical device company focused on providing minimally invasive, stand-alone alternatives to traditional spinal fusion, announced today that it received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market VariLift-LX as an interbody fusion device for stand-alone use in the lumbar spine.

  • Stryker Acquires Synergetics’ Neurosurgical Portfolio
    Stryker Acquires Synergetics’ Neurosurgical Portfolio

    Stryker has snapped up Synergetics’ neurology portfolio in an all-cash transaction.  Synergetics specializes in microsurgical instruments for ophthalmic and neurological applications, and currently manufactures electrosurgical generators and disposable neurosurgical tools as part of its OEM relationships with both Stryker and Johnson & Johnson (J&J). Pending approval of the deal, these assets will transfer to Stryker.

  • Senate Committee Advances Bills To Facilitate Device Trials, Improve Safety Of Reusable Devices
    Senate Committee Advances Bills To Facilitate Device Trials, Improve Safety Of Reusable Devices

    The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee in a preliminary meeting advanced two key bills affecting the medical device industry, part of a larger raft of counterpart legislation for the House of Representatives' 21st Century Cures Act that attempts to overhaul the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulatory framework.

  • UPMC Partners With Lantern, Leads $17M Investment Toward Online Mental Health Wellness Services

    Lantern has announced the close of a $17 million investment led by Pittsburgh-based healthcare giant UPMC. The investment reflects a commitment from Lantern and UPMC to transform the way emotional wellbeing services are delivered and accessed in the U.S. UPMC was joined by all previous Lantern investors, including Mayfield Fund, SoftTech Venture Capital and Stanford University.

  • GRAIL Taps Google Exec Huber As CEO To Lead Early Cancer Detection Development
    GRAIL Taps Google Exec Huber As CEO To Lead Early Cancer Detection Development

    GRAIL, a cancer diagnostic company focused on developing a blood test for early-stage cancer detection, has appointed Jeff Huber, a former Google executive, as CEO. GRAIL is building on “ultra-deep sequencing” science and technology developed at Illumina, Inc. 

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