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New CMS Payment Rates for 2018; Same Challenges for Medtech
New CMS Payment Rates for 2018; Same Challenges for Medtech

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.

  • Memory Recovery Device Takes Novel Approach To Alzheimer’s Disease
    Memory Recovery Device Takes Novel Approach To Alzheimer’s Disease

    Proposed implant provides a redundant backup system for the brain, offering hope to those at risk for Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. 

  • Flip The Org Chart: Rethink Where A Pharma Company's Focus Should Be
    Flip The Org Chart: Rethink Where A Pharma Company's Focus Should Be

    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, MIS European Spine Devices Experiencing Continual Growth
    Traditional, MIS European Spine Devices Experiencing Continual Growth

    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.

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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

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.

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

Etched Mica Heaters Etched Mica Heaters

Heatron’s etched mica heaters are designed with tight traces and high watt density for greater control in applications with larger dimensions in an operating temperature range of -150°C to 500°C. Additional features include high rigidity, minimal out-gassing after first power up, and mounting holes for even application of heat.

Laser Beam Profilers Laser Beam Profilers

Laser beam profilers are the optimal solutions for increasing chances of success in the design or applications of new lasers, or when a laser system is no longer meeting the desired specifications. Ophir Photonics offers a wide range of beam profiler choices including CCD and CMOS cameras, scanning slit sensors, InGaAs and pyroelectric cameras, and pinhole and knife edge sensors.

In Vitro Diagnostics

Battelle brings together deep experience in bioinformatics, biologics, chemistry and related fields to deliver innovative in vitro technologies with unparalleled accuracy and detection limits — all at unprecedented speed and with significant cost savings.

Medical Micromolding Medical Micromolding

MTD Micromolding is solely committed to providing the highest quality micromolding services of advanced medical products. MTD offers their innovative skills in exploring and producing very small, delicate, and intricate components required for advanced medical applications and products such as specialized surgeries, bioabsorbable devices, and implant devices. With a constant demand for newer, smaller, never-before-seen micro medical devices, MTD is also prepared to assist their strategic partners in the development of new 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.

Detergent 8: Low-Foaming Ion-Free Detergent Detergent 8: Low-Foaming Ion-Free Detergent

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.

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West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of packaging components and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products. Working by the side of its customers from concept to patient, West creates products that promote the efficiency, reliability and safety of the world's pharmaceutical drug supply.

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