Industry Insights

  1. Growing And Emerging Product Trends In The Diagnostics Market
    11/22/2016

    There are distinct product trends in the IVD market segments that provide insight into the future product landscape. In this article, the author discusses some real-world examples of technologies that could ultimately lead the way to more defined operating segments and fewer but larger players.

  2. FLIR Thermal Imaging Cameras Help Researchers Monitor And Evaluate Joining Techniques
    11/21/2016

    New composite materials such as carbon are being used more frequently in many markets such as automotive, aircraft, and railway manufacturing. These materials can offer benefits for the design and production of vehicles including higher performance levels or lighter weights, but also come with challenges in terms of manufacturing, inspection, and maintenance. Researchers at the Laboratory for Materials and Joining Technology (LWF) are focusing on the development of joining techniques for these composite materials.

  3. Investing In People: An Insider's View Of Medtech Philanthropy
    11/21/2016

    MDO spoke with Marissa Fayer, a 15-year veteran of the medical device industry, about the role of philanthropic work (and organizations) in emerging markets and other regions yet to reach their full medtech market potential, as well as the benefits for communities and manufacturers. 

  4. A Look At The 2016 Partnership Opportunities In Drug Delivery (PODD) Conference
    11/2/2016

    Last week's Partnership Opportunities in Drug Delivery (PODD) conference presented a strategic-level program for pharma and biotech business development professionals, providing them with a platform to present their technologies and offering networking time, facilities, and services to establish new business contacts and enhance existing ones. Here's a brief look at a few of the event highlights.

  5. Infrared Cameras: Advanced Temperature Measurement For Today’s Breakthrough Medical Research
    10/28/2016

    The versatility, affordability, and high performance of IR cameras are provide a powerful remedy to gaining accurate temperature measurements in medical discoveries. Embracing these increasingly nimble measurement tools, the medical research community today is bringing IR cameras to the forefront of discovery and insight, unlocking tomorrow’s breakthrough treatments.

  6. Critical Considerations For High Viscosity/High Volume Drug Delivery Devices
    10/28/2016

    By 2020, biologics are expected to make up more than half of the world’s top 100 selling drugs. To keep pace with these trends, device designers are tasked with overcoming various challenges associated with delivering these drugs. In particular are issues of high viscosity and/or high volume (HV/HV) associated with biologics. Since biologics cannot be taken orally, as the conditions within the stomach denature the molecules, biologics must therefore be delivered via an injection. While the challenges of HV/HV are not unique to biologics alone, per the abovementioned market trend, these drugs demand special attention from device developers.

  7. The 6 Sciences Of Medical Micro Molding: How To Achieve Better Long-Term Results And Faster Speed To Market
    10/27/2016

    The smallest parts often carry with them the greatest importance relative to the functionality and safety of a medical device. MTD refers to its micro molding tools as the company’s “six sciences" and its road map to success. By embracing these steps, manufacturers can yield better long-term results, both with part functionality and speed to market.

  8. Mobile Infrared Scanning – High-Tech, Alternative To traditional Bridge Inspection Methods
    10/25/2016

    Thousands of bridges scattered throughout the United States are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, and will require maintenance, repair, or replacement at an estimated total cost of $20.5 billion annually over the next 12 years. Identifying structural deficiencies in concrete bridges through traditional methods can be time consuming, and unsafe for both divers and inspectors. A high-tech alternative uses a truck-mounted infrared camera to pinpoint deliminated areas on concrete deck surfaces. This application note describes how the NEXCO-West USA uses a FLIR infrared camera as an objective and efficient bridge inspection procedure.

  9. Partner With A Plastic Molder Early For Best Results
    10/24/2016

    Molded components are key to the competitiveness of your medical device.  Engage a plastic molder early in the design phase of your project to maximize your commercial success.

  10. Assuring Component Reliability In Medical Electronic Devices
    10/24/2016

    Rapid technology advances in medical microelectronics, driven by increased service life, miniaturization, lack of redundancy and functional integration, requires a rigorous development, manufacturing and monitoring methodology to assure reliability. Such an approach must be relevant throughout the product lifecycle and, for every component in a system hierarchy. It must also be effective and efficient. This article discusses a smart end-to-end solution for capacitor reliability that can yield better, more dependable medical electronic devices.