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First-In-Human Studies - What's The Rush?
First-In-Human Studies - What's The Rush?

Today's medtech developers seem intent on getting to actual use -“first-in-human” (FIH) - as soon as possible. But, what motivates the race to FIH? Why is it so important and meaningful to quickly achieve that first actual use case of a new medical device? Furthermore, are the motivations guided in a way that aligns with safety and efficacy?

  • Medtech Category Insights In India: Medical Consumables And Implants
    Medtech Category Insights In India: Medical Consumables And Implants

    Due to critical differences in economic conditions — and unique unmet needs in the Indian market — what works well in the West may not succeed in India. While India’s medical devices and equipment market is growing strongly, a variety of factors specific to that market are impacting the performance of each product type. 

  • Preparing For New European Medical Device And IVD Regulations
    Preparing For New European Medical Device And IVD Regulations

    Although final publication of the new Medical Device Regulations (MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostic Regulations (IVDR) is unlikely to occur before early 2017, companies now can map out transition and compliance plans with more certainty. Here, we’ll discuss the crucial considerations that firms should weigh in the meantime.

  • How Brexit Will Impact The UK Medical Device Market
    How Brexit Will Impact The UK Medical Device Market

    The world is still reeling from the UK’s decision to exit the European Union (EU) – known universally as Brexit. While it is still early, and speculation grossly outweighs measurable outcomes, there are several areas where the UK’s medical device market is vulnerable to an EU exit.

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  • How To Select A Pump For Surgical Ablation Applications
    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.

Smoothing The Transition From Design To Manufacture: Best Practices

In the race to bring innovative products to market, ensuring a seamless transition from design to manufacturing is critical. Yet, in today’s marketplace, design and manufacturing engineers alike are faced with many new challenges.

Auto Injectors, From Planning To Launch: Preparing For The Overall Development Process

Looking at the rising trend towards self-administration therapies, injectable drug delivery devices such as pen injectors, autoinjectors and needle free injectors show a significant growth potential in the near future.

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Caplugs has been a global leader in plastic molding with six different molding processes and thousands of material options. The in-house team of engineers works with customers throughout their comprehensive process to design a unique solution process from creating concepts and rapid prototyping to packaging and inventory management.

High Accuracy Laser Beam Dimensional Measurement: NanoScan™ 1 High Accuracy Laser Beam Dimensional Measurement: NanoScan™ 1

The NanoScanTM 1 is a scanning slit beam profiler that acquires laser beams with 12-bit digitization. It then measures and analyzes the laser’s beam and pulse frequency to help determine accuracy and stability. The system can measure beam sizes from microns to centimeters, and from power ranges in the microwatts to over kilowatts, often times without the need for attenuation. Additionally, the beam profiler can be outfitted with different detector types in order to work with lasers operating at wavelengths from UV to far IR.  

Medical Device Supply Chain Management (Metals, Electronics) Medical Device Supply Chain Management (Metals, Electronics)

At SMC Ltd. we understand your desire to have a single point of contact for your full medical device. With SMC’s demonstrated strength in IQ/OQ/PQ validation, our network of established and qualified suppliers, and our experience in custom manufacturing, we have the comprehensive resources in place to manage your program from conceptual design to final distribution.

Motion Control Products: DC-Motors Motion Control Products: DC-Motors

Canon offers a variety of brushless, coreless, and ironcore dc-motors that are custom manufactured to achieve the exact speed, power, and currents required for OEM applications. These motors are supplied with attached gears, pinions, pulleys, lead wires, and conductors in order to reduce OEM labor and material costs.

Solutions For On-time, Deficient-Free Delivery Of Medical Supplies, Medicines And Other Products Solutions For On-time, Deficient-Free Delivery Of Medical Supplies, Medicines And Other Products

For the person with diabetes in need of insulin, the heart patient awaiting a monitor or the individual expecting critical lab results, a delay of even one day isn't acceptable. Timely delivery of medical supplies or medication could mean the difference between recovery and relapse.

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The Tech Group The Tech Group

The Tech Group, a West company, is a leading global contract manufacturer of pharmaceutical packaging & drug delivery, diagnostics, and medical device products. With over 40 years of experience and eight facilities located throughout North America and Europe, The Tech Group is focused on serving the needs of healthcare companies by providing a single-sourced solution from product conceptualization through manufacturing and final packaging. Capabilities include; concept design, engineering development, prototyping, production scale up, validation and commercial manufacturing.

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