A diabetic foot ulcer is a serious open sore or wound found in about 15 percent of diabetic patients. Since these ulcers could lead to amputation in up to 24 percent of those who develop one, prevention is of great importance to both the patient and medical professional. Research has show that foot ulcer development can be prevented. Would you be willing to step on a device that looks like a bathroom scale each morning for 20 seconds to help ensure your mobility?
Innovation in Class III medical devices — such as pacemakers, defibrillators, and implantable nerve stimulators — continues to accelerate at a rapid rate. Medical OEMs are designing more innovative and technically complex products in smaller form factors. Manufacturing is creating the tools to keep up, though.
Orthopedic trauma is a long-established market influenced by predictable drivers and limiters. Still, new technologies, increasing unit sales, and average sale prices in decline make this a dynamic market.
Three speakers opened our ears, eyes, and minds at Healthegy’s Medtech Conference last month in Minneapolis. Two presentations provided input that reshaped my own long-held notions, while the third helped me to think about value-based outcomes from a more productive perspective.
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.