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risk factor iStock-1271479609 Risk Factors To Consider When Selecting Medical Devices For Pharmaceutical Applications

While risks can be reduced to a residual level, it is not possible to eliminate a risk entirely. Such risks are foremost about injury to the patient and to the user. Other associated risks may be to the environment or with any data collected. It is incumbent upon the purchaser or distributor to assess a new supplier of medical devices for the relative risk posed by these devices.

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  • How To Avoid Pharma’s Top 5 FDA Form 483 Triggers

    Read about most commonly cited conditions that led to the issuance of Form 483s to drug companies last year (as summarized by the FDA in the most recent 12-month inspection period on record) and practical tips for avoiding them.

EIA MLCC Case Sizes: Past And Future

Standards are a form of technical infrastructure, and their influence is felt throughout the electronics industry. For example, formed in 1924, the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) was an American standards organization that established an alliance of trade associations in the United States electronics manufacturing industry.

Vital Signs Of The Medical Device Industry

The medical device industry emerged from 2020 a little beat up and bruised, but those that were able to adapt successfully will act as models for 2021 and beyond. As the medtech ecosystem and medical device regulations continue to evolve in conjunction with the continued pressure to meet demand while adhering to quality expectations, medical device companies must embrace digital transformation and shifts in mindset to remain competitive.

5 Medical Device Best Practices For Managing Risk To Users, Patients, And The Environment

Medical device companies of all sizes are often concerned about speed-to-market, new device clearance overhead costs to maintain compliance, and lack of certainty about what is needed to maintain compliance, and fear of non-compliance consequences. We explain how to meet these compliance standards by following these best practices to bring new medical devices to market with success.

Cybersecurity In Medical Device Development

Security now needs a seat at the medical device design table, accompanied by its own list of requirements. Here are resources to identify specific areas to focus cybersecurity efforts throughout the product’s life cycle.

SOLUTIONS

PTI has developed a new standard for protecting, storing and presenting data generated from its line of non-destructive leak testers in the form of a software package called PTI Ethos.

Whether you need a few pieces or a few thousand, Donatelle's highly specialized team can produce parts with near-production tolerances in as little as a few days. As part of their integrated services, they work closely with your design team to select the best polymers and metals to bring accuracy and consistency to your molded components. You can also rely on their expertise with hundreds of exotic materials, including high-temperature, implantable-grade and silicone.

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.

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.

DSM Biomedical delivers a versatile and tunable hydrophilic polymer technology designed for adhesive applications. This technology mimics the proteins of marine mussels when they bond to underwater surfaces.

Canon's new ultra sonic piezo motor offers great features such as compact, quiet and accuracy for linear positioning applications. Canon has been using this technology for driving focus lens in camera product.

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MasterControl's software solutions enable medical device manufacturers to increase compliance while reducing the time needed to get their products to market. Our software is designed for the medical device industry by industry professionals. MasterControl MD™, the premier software solution for the medical device manufacturer, includes rich functionality for document management and control, quality event management, training management, bills of materials, supplier quality management, design history file (DHF) management, project management, device history record automation, and much more.

Packaging Technologies & Inspection (PTI) is a leading manufacturer of inspection technologies for the pharmaceutical industry that are non-destructive, non-invasive and require no sample preparation.

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