On Aug. 2, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that updates Medicare payment and polices when patients are discharged from hospitals from Oct. 1, 2017, to Sept. 30, 2018.
Proposed implant provides a redundant backup system for the brain, offering hope to those at risk for Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.
Companies want to maximize revenue by creating the lowest production cost possible, so we regularly look for ways to cut costs. This often means cutting staff or not filling open positions, putting off upgrades to equipment, implementing “Lean” and “OpEx” processes, or other cost-cutting activities.
Traditional spinal fusion device markets continue to experience regular growth. This trend is applied across fixation devices, interbody devices, vertebral compression fracture (VCF) treatment, and other product segments. The major competitive limiters are expected to be minimally invasive devices and motion preservation. However, traditional devices currently enjoy a strong advantage over the latter in reimbursement and clinical research.
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.
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.
A key aspect to a successful medical device development project is a dedicated outsourcing partner who can provide engineering expertise that includes sustaining engineering. 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. This article discusses the importance of sustaining engineering, and KMC's executive director of engineering, Scott Leon, weighs in on the subject.
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.
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.