FEATURED EDITORIAL

The Science Of Patient Preferences In Med Device Clinical Trial Design
The Science Of Patient Preferences In Med Device Clinical Trial Design

Can we optimize clinical trial design by considering patients’ urgency for new therapeutic options, as well as their willingness to accept uncertainty? A nearly two-year collaboration — between the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), Parkinson’s patients (via The Michael J. Fox Foundation Patient Council), MIT, RTI Health Solutions, and the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) — aimed to find out.

  • 4K Operating Room Technology Advancing, Despite Initial Doubts
    4K Operating Room Technology Advancing, Despite Initial Doubts

    As the minimally invasive approach continues to become standard procedure, demand for surgical visualization equipment will continue to rise. Continued adoption of 4k technology is bolstering growth in the total U.S. video and integrated operating room equipment market, which currently is valued at almost $2.3 billion.

  • Your Medical Device Software Will Need Updated — Better Plan For It Now
    Your Medical Device Software Will Need Updated — Better Plan For It Now

    Medical devices released into the market are part of an evolving software and security ecosystem in which new vulnerabilities are discovered or introduced all the time. The FDA's Medical Device Safety Action Plan outlines evolving expectations for the medical device industry, including expectations for secure updates.

  • Hospital Care Rounding Third And Heading For Home
    Hospital Care Rounding Third And Heading For Home

    In ten years, there will be more patients admitted to the hospital that are actually outside the walls of the hospital, or admitted to home.

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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

  • Improving Health Outcomes With Personalized Apps
    Improving Health Outcomes With Personalized Apps

    Advances in sensors, smartphones, communications, and analytics give developers new tools to build creative and powerful applications that promise to improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs.

Micro-MIM Succeeds At Making Precise Micro Metal Parts

As component sizes for medical devices shrink to micron size, conventional machining may not be the most efficient or consistent method for manufacturing. Learn why Micro-MIM is preferred for components with tight tolerances at high volumes.

Plan For Success With Sustaining Engineering In Medical Device Development And Manufacturing

Sustaining engineering enables the developer to plan ahead, getting the development and design of the device done right the first time, and smoothing the transition to manufacturing. KMC's executive director of engineering, Scott Leon, weighs in on the subject.

How To Uncover The Hidden Value Of Culture In Supplier Selection

The business pain of switching suppliers, both in terms of costs and revalidation time, heightens the importance of making the right decision the first time.

Taking Micromolding To the Next Level

Micromolding requires a high level of intimacy and attention to detail to be successful over the long run, so it’s important to work with micromolder with the capability, scalability, and sustainability to get a product from the design stage all the way to high-quality mass production. 

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SOLUTIONS

Standard Solutions and Containers Standard Solutions and Containers

B. Braun provides an array of parenteral pharmaceutical solutions, including those for use in standard IV, irrigation, nutrition, and anti-infective therapy applications. The EXCEL® and PAB® containers and the DUPLEX Drug Delivery Systems feature biologically inert, PVC-Free and DEHP-Free, non-toxic plastic construction for a safe and accurate method of administering IV medication.

Pressure Relief Valves (For Plastic) Pressure Relief Valves (For Plastic)

The IMH Pressure Relief Valves for plastic incorporate a simple, press-in design for easy installation. With features including metal to metal seating, the valves provide low leakage, highly repeatable cracking pressure, and compatibility with a wide range of fluids and gases.

Caplugs Custom Medical Molding Caplugs Custom Medical Molding

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.

  PolyJet 3D Printing Services PolyJet 3D Printing Services

Proto Labs is proud to introduce PolyJet technology to their 3D printing capabilities. PolyJet technology is used to provide designers and engineers with the ability to manufacture elastomeric and overmolded prototypes without investing in tooling. This technology can create 3D-printed parts comprising both elastomeric and rigid materials, as well as multiple colors.

Medical Silicone Processes Medical Silicone Processes

FMI is committed to providing the highest quality of silicone components for medical devices. Using the highest process controls alongside the most rigorous quality tools, FMI is able to ensure patient safety and 100 percent inspection of every single component before it ships.

FluoroPEELZ™ Peelable Heat Shrink FluoroPEELZ™ Peelable Heat Shrink

Zeus offers the FluoroPEELZ™ peelable heat shrink designed with quick and easy peel away capabilities to improve product efficiency and safety, and to accelerate catheter production.

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FEATURED SUPPLIERS

Caplugs Caplugs

Caplugs, a global leader in protective solutions since 1948, offers extensive custom molding capabilities and a catalog of products available for same day shipment for the medical industry. With more than 1,300 medical customers, a series of ISO certifications, a Class 8 certified Clean Room and a stringent quality control process, Caplugs understands the unique challenges and needs of the medical field. Whether you need a custom molded solution or an in-stock component, our dedicated team of medical experts is available to guide you through the process.

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4th Annual 340B Manufacturer Summit August 21 - 22, 2018
Arlington, VA)
Bio/Pharma Forum on the State of Medicare Reform August 21, 2018
Arlington, VA)
Reacting to “Human Error” – Moving Beyond “Retraining” As A Response August 22 - 22, 2018
1pm-2:30pm EDT, Online Training)
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Measuring Medical Affairs Success – Identifying the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Successful Teams August 24 - 24, 2018
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Laboratory Data Integrity: Current Expectations for OOS Result Investigations August 29 - 29, 2018
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Aseptic Process Validation: Top-Tips for Compliance and Success September 10 - 10, 2018
1pm-2:30pm EDT, Online Training)
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Developing a Part 11 Compliance Plan in Clinical Research September 11 - 11, 2018
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HUB and SPP Model Optimization September 12 - 13, 2018
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Companion Diagnostics Forum September 12 - 14, 2018
Holmdel , NJ)
Key Elements of Pharmaceutical Serialization and Track & Trace Systems: Implementation and Compliance Best Practices September 12 - 12, 2018
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Global RBM September 13 - 14, 2018
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Independent Medical Education and Grants Summit September 13 - 14, 2018
Philadelphia, PA)
How to Write SOPs That are GCP Compliant and Implementable September 13 - 13, 2018
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