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stent implantation for supporting blood circulation into blood vessels Polymeric Materials And Coronary Angioplasty Devices

Polymer physics and mechanical engineering principles contribute significantly to the advancement of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and balloon catheter expansion. This article discusses controlled drug release from various components and forward-looking applications such as electronic-enabled catheters and stents as well as bioresorbable and 3D printed stents.

  • The transition to the U.K.’s new regulatory regime has officially begun as of Jan. 1, 2021. All medical devices on the U.K. market must be registered with the MHRA. Discover the 10 actions you should take to prepare for the U.K. Conformity Assessment process.

  • The first article in this two-part series covered details associated with economic operator responsibilities, overall QMS considerations, and common challenges during implementation of the EU’s Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and the EU’s In Vitro Device Regulation (IVDR). This article focuses on typical challenges experienced during the technical documentation assessments conducted by the notified bodies.

  • Life sciences companies remain unabated when it comes to creatively making deals during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly among those targeting biopharma companies with early-stage assets.This article highlights takeaways from the KPMG 2021 Healthcare & Life Sciences Investment Outlook, which tallied 1,138 acquisitions, licensing, and R&D deals in 2020.

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  • Why Use A Medical Grade Silicone For Your Component?

    Using medical-grade silicone offers a number of benefits for medical components, including meeting FDA regulations, superior gas permeability, excellent bonding and overmolding capabilities, as well as high flexibility and tear resistance. 

Manufacturing Process: Tools For A Successful Startup

Medbio offers a number of tips to follow for a successful startup in designing and producing injection-molded parts. 

Elements Of Design: Dealing With Suspect Parts

Injection molding has numerous key parameters that must tie together in order to make a repeatable molding process. Medbio offers a solution that utilizes cavity pressure curves, key process parameter tolerances, and automation to automatically reject parts that do not make the cut in in the molding process. 

Helium Leak Detection Technology Solves Cold Supply Chain Challenges

Vaccines and other large-molecule products require unique storage conditions, especially during the cold chain. Helium detection technology can improve the quality of drug delivery system and container design.

Managing Cost And Speed — DFM Considerations For Plastic Medical Products

Designing a product with consideration for the manufacturing process can reduce production times and costs, as well as simplify development of transport, storage, and protection solutions.

SOLUTIONS

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.

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.

Detergent 8 is concentrated to save you money, biodegradable, and readily disposable. Its penetrating wetting power saves you time. It’s free rinsing to give you reliable results and no interfering residues.

PTI's expertise and experience are ideal for complex, low-volume injection molding. They are committed to delivering the same precision and price advantages of high-volume production molds. The Low-Volume Production (LVP) molding program utilizes the latest injection molding equipment, including electric injection molding machines with closed-loop processing, and automated material handling systems. PTI also is capable of customized, higher volume production runs.

As the global life expectancy continues to get longer, the demand for electronic medical implantable devices is growing. Knowles offers a variety of capacitor solutions for the medical implant industry.

Quick Time To Market, Significantly Lower Risk

Daikyo Crystal Zenith® Luer Lock syringes are designed to fit a variety of standard drug delivery devices, and compared to glass they offer unprecedented strength, durability, and protection.

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MTD is a focused micro medical device manufacturer that’s built for high performance in one area: the micro molding of advanced medical products. Our experienced team will consult with you to help you refine and develop your design, using the most advanced materials and micro molding technology. We’re here to help our customers it right – from design through production – so companies can produce a high quality device, and get it to market quickly.

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.

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As the central focus of the EU’s Medical Device Regulations (MDR), postmarket surveillance (PMS) and its related processes and subsystems have been in the limelight since 2017. Jayet Moon, author of the book Foundations of Quality Risk Management, takes a bottom-up approach to PMS with this e-book.

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