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insiders-view_yk Ingestible Diagnostics: Technical Challenges, Regulatory Considerations, and Reimbursement

Innovation in material science, electrical engineering, computational tools, and data science, as well as widespread physician acceptance, has spurred development of ingestible diagnostic technology with expanded applications and, in some cases, improved diagnostic outcomes. Several factors must be considered to ensure the development of ingestible diagnostic devices that are clinically valuable, safe, and cost-effective.

  • What Will The USMCA Mean For MedTech?

    Analysts appear to agree that the USMCA represents an upgrade — albeit a modest one — over NAFTA for all parties included. This article has been updated with developments through January 2020. 

  • Why You Need A World-Class Quality Culture — And How To Build One

    The quality culture of the organization has a clear and direct impact on the ultimate quality of the product. This article discusses several ideas for implementing a quality culture that is based on innovation while ensuring compliance with regulations.

  • Teva Develops First FDA-Approved Digitally-Integrated Inhaler

    Two challenges have plagued asthma sufferers and researchers for year. The first is patients not adhering to their maintenance medication. The other is patients not using proper inhaler technique. A new digitally-integrated inhaler from Teva hopes to eliminate both problems.

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

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. 

SOLUTIONS

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.

Carclo's product engineers have multiple years of experience with medical device prototyping and design. They address your medical device design needs by getting involved as early in the product prototype and design cycle as possible.

SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging delivers medical light sources to help redefine the boundaries of medical innovation, and provide deeper insights in helping medical experts see more of what is relevant to their diagnoses and therapies. 

PTI has developed a new standard for protecting, storing and presenting data generated from its line of non-destructive leak testers in the form of a software package called PTI Ethos.

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.

The margin for error when it comes to critical components for medical device manufacturing is zero. That's why Accumold ensures robust production processes, extremely tight requirements, and part-to-part consistency. 

FEATURED SUPPLIERS

Proto Labs, Inc., through its Firstcut and Protomold services, utilizes proprietary computing technologies and automated manufacturing systems to provide prototype parts and short-run production services. All parts are made by standard production methods, delivered at affordable prices, and can be delivered in as fast as one day.

Accumold® is a high-tech manufacturer of precision micro, small and lead frame injection molded plastic components

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