Newsletter | August 22, 2019

08.22.19 -- Approaches To SOP Harmonization

 
Featured Editorial
3 Surefire Approaches To SOP Harmonization
 
By Penelope Przekop

We seem to be buried in standard operating procedures (SOPs). So how the heck are companies supposed to make the SOP mountain smaller through harmonization?

Industry Insights
Shorten Time-To-Market By Thinking About Protective Parts Early
Article | Caplugs

Partnering with a trusted supplier of protective plugs and caps can save money, ensure your medical device is ready to ship on time, and protect your device from damage.

Five Considerations For Working With A Molder — Early In The Product Design Phase (Do’s And Don’ts)
Article | By Mike Driscoll, Carclo Technical Plastics

When developing a part or device for the medical or optic industries, the goal is always to get that part to market as quickly as possible. The key to doing just that: Developing a strong relationship with a molder early in the part design process.

How To Conquer The Challenges Of Micro-Manufacturing
Article | By Raghu Vadlamudi, Donatelle

As the industry overcomes the challenges of producing ever smaller devices, the micro-manufacturing process of the future is beginning to evolve.

How To Use Accountability And Metrics To Measure The Success Of Your CMO Partnership
Article | By Mike Kallelis, KMC Systems

Defining the expectations and deliverables of a CMO partnership in a measurable, accountable, and tactical way allows for a quantifiable determination of whether each party is meeting its commitments.

OEMs: Do You Trust Your Medical Device Supplier’s Quality?
Article | By Leo Gelera, Flexan

As an OEM, it is your responsibility to ensure the parts supplied to you are compliant with ISO regulations. Ideally, your supplier’s quality systems are strong enough to identify risks, prevent defects, and to catch defects quickly if they do occur. This requires a robust quality management system. 

Focus On Polyimides For Medical Applications
White Paper | By Kevin J. Bigham, Ph.D., Zeus

Polyimides (PIs) occupy a particular place in commercial plastics because of their ability to tolerate and function in extremely high temperatures. This white paper provides a brief overview of polyimide properties, their structure, and how they are synthesized for use in extreme environment applications.

Resources
Multi Jet Fusion Capabilities
Protolabs, Inc.
SCHOTT Universal Light Guides “EP”
SCHOTT North America, Inc. - Lighting and Imaging
Autoclavable Eternaloc Connectors And Sensor Housings For Medical Applications
SCHOTT Electronic Packaging
FILAC 3000 EZ And AD Electronic Thermometers
Cardinal Health, Inc.
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