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Four Piggy Banks Money 4 Emerging Approaches to Medtech Contracting Agreements

In recent years, a range of factors, including increasing budget pressures, requirements for real-world data, the availability of more innovative medical devices and technologies, and the shift toward value-based care are driving the development of new pricing and reimbursement models in the medical device sector. What are the four medtech contracting agreements that have emerged?

  • Advanced Computing In Pharma & Medtech: How Cognitive Biases Can Cost You Millions

    In their race to leverage sophisticated computing technologies (particularly artificial intelligence, robotics, augmented/virtual reality, and IoT), life science companies face a hidden, insidious challenge — avoiding the cognitive biases that can cause them to unwittingly exacerbate already business-threatening cyber risks.

  • Digital Health Apps In Europe — The Road To Reimbursement Goes Through Security

    In September, Spain’s National Cryptologic Center issued a road map to minimum security requirements for digital health applications and e-health mobile apps. This article highlights important recommendations from the 11 sections of the publication, serving as a preliminary checklist when preparing for market entry in Germany and/or Spain.

  • Pandemic Accelerates Expanding Role Of Real-World Evidence In FDA Medical Device Submissions

    By forcing the FDA to become comfortable with the use of real-world data in order to authorize COVID-19 diagnostic tests, the pandemic may have unintentionally forced the agency to reflect in a more pragmatic way on what characteristics of real-world evidence (RWE) it believes are essential for data integrity and what level of uncertainty it can tolerate in connection with RWE.

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

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.

SCHOTT offers a series of high-performance glass-based diffusers designed to radiate laser light extremely homogeneously and efficiently (more than 80%) for more effective medical treatments. They are offered with various diffuser geometries, including cylindrical, front emitting, spherical, and other special shapes.

PCO introduces the new pco.dicam C1 and as the first intensified camera systems to exploit the full performance inherent to scientific CMOS sensor technology. The camera features optical coupling of 25 mm high resolution image intensifiers, an excellent high efficiency tandem lens system, and a 16 bit 4 MPix sCMOS sensor.

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.

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.

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.

FEATURED SUPPLIERS

PCO-TECH Inc., founded in 1986, is a manufacturing, sales and marketing organization offering photonic instrumentation and complete systems throughout the world

With more than 60 years of experience in formulation of quality aqueous cleaners, Alconox Inc. understands the cleaning needs of the medical device manufacturing industry including stringent FDA regulations and GMP compliance.

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