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Diners, Devices, And Dives
Diners, Devices, And Dives

We are often drawn to bright, shiny objects of some sort. This holds true for the medical device industry as well. The top four economic areas in the U.S. for medical device employment in 2015 were Los Angeles, New York City, Boston, and Minneapolis. As I look at my home state of Pennsylvania, I see a microcosm of the national paradigm.

  • Hammering Home A Solution For The Opioid Crisis
    Hammering Home A Solution For The Opioid Crisis

    Have you ever accidently struck your thumb or finger with a hammer? What was your immediate reaction? I mean after the few choice expletives! Most, if not all of us, will grab and rub the impacted appendage. Why do we do this, and what does this have to do with a potential solution for the opioid crisis?

  • MDSAP And Its Implications For Device Makers
    MDSAP And Its Implications For Device Makers

    Manufacturers selling their products in multiple countries must comply with regulations in each country, which can be a complex and time-consuming process. Regulatory variations from country to country means different audits and processes are required. This article will help you navigate through those issues.

  • The Taiwanese Bone Graft Substitute Market: A Small, But Profitable Target
    The Taiwanese Bone Graft Substitute Market: A Small, But Profitable Target

    With less than 25 million residents, Taiwan flies under the radar of many medical device manufacturers. However, the low penetration rate of bone graft substitutes and a rapidly aging population, make Taiwan a potentially lucrative target for orthopedic biomaterial manufacturers considering expansion in the Asia Pacific region.

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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

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. 

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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.

Lab Testing And Sterilization Validation Services Lab Testing And Sterilization Validation Services

REVOX has put together a team comprising engineers, chemists, microbiologists, project managers, business consultants, and quality and regulatory professionals that are subject matter experts with strong expertise and experience in their fields. REVOX can work to enable sterilization technology to work to its fullest potential for medical devices. The company offers rapid 30-day sterilization development, materials and microbiological laboratory testing, supply chain optimization services, and regulatory development expertise.

Solid-State Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPM) For Near-Ultraviolet or Red, Green & Blue Light Detection Solid-State Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPM) For Near-Ultraviolet or Red, Green & Blue Light Detection

First Sensor offers a new series of innovative solid-state silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) that are designed to detect ultra-low light levels down to single photons. These detectors are optimized for near-ultraviolet (Series SiPM-NUV) or red, green, and blue (Series SiPM-RGB) light detection with peak sensitivities at 420 nm or 550 nm. Key features include a low operating voltage, high gain and low noise, and immunity to magnet fields.

Pressure Relief Valves (For Plastic) Pressure Relief Valves (For Plastic)

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.

Electro-Mechanical Assembly Electro-Mechanical Assembly
Corry Micronics offers a wide variety of electro-mechanical assembly services, including...
Hydrogels For Medical Devices Hydrogels For Medical Devices

Cardinal Health’s OEM division offers a large selection of latex-free hydrogels in bulk rolls or in slit widths. These medical device hydrogels are used in a variety of applications including ECG signaling, defibrillation, electrosurgical and iontophoretic return electrodes, T.E.N.S., wound care, cosmetics, and non-skin adhesives.

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FEATURED SUPPLIERS

Zeus Zeus

We were among the first to work in the arena of minimally invasive techniques for revolutionary procedures such as neuromodulation. Our PEEK drawn fiber offers a non-metallic replacement for stainless steel. And when a major aircraft manufacturer needed an immediate design change on a harness assembly, Zeus delivered in record time.

FMI, Inc. FMI, Inc.

FMI is dedicated to producing medical-grade silicone components for Class II and Class III medical devices. In fact, custom silicone moldings are the only products we manufacture and health care is the only industry we serve. That singular focus allows us to provide the highly customized components that medical device manufacturers depend upon for patient safety, efficacy and reliability.

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