Newsletter | February 13, 2020

02.13.20 -- Brexit's Done; Now What? | Polymer-Based Bioabsorbable Scaffolds

 
Featured Editorial
BREXIT Is A Done Deal — What Happens Next?
 
By Zaid Al-Nassir, Decision Resources Group (DRG)

It's official: The United Kingdom is headed out of the European Union. Now begins a transition period during which the trade relationship between the U.K. and EU will be decided and both the European MDR and the CTR are set to take effect. This article has been updated through the events of Jan. 31, 2020.

Industry Insights
Infrared Cameras: Advanced Temperature Measurement For Today's Breakthrough Medical Research
Article | FLIR Systems, Inc - Research & Science

When the frontier of medical discovery lies in places that are hard to see or reach, gaining accurate temperature measurements can be difficult. Versatile, affordable, high-performance IR cameras are a powerful tool to gain accurate temperature measurements in medical discoveries.

Advancing Bioabsorbable Scaffolds With Polymer Technology
White Paper | By Bruce Anneaux, Ph.D., and James Lindsey III, MS, Zeus

Treating CAD with bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BRS) is considered by many to be the “next revolution” in endovascular therapy. This paper presents the basics of BRS technology, its processing and manufacturing challenges, and its advantages in use with polymer technologies.

High-Volume Manufacturing: Essential Points To Consider Before You Scale Up
White Paper | B. Braun OEM Division

To successfully scale to high-volume manufacturing, planning is required for streamlining the production process and minimizing the changes that could add unnecessary time and expense to the process.

Building Quality And Precision Into DC Motors Is More Than A Process
White Paper | Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components

What do "quality" and "precision" actually mean describing a manufacturer’s reputation? Is it the design or manufacturing process that ensures quality? Is it having products that seldom fail? Or, is it just peppering the spoken and written word with the terms, with little meaning behind them?

How Design Aids Lead To Success
Article | By Mike Vettraino, PTI Engineered Plastics, Inc.

There are many aspects to the process of creating a wide variety of products, but they all have something in common at the beginning. You will need to understand this common element because it's the key to a successful design.

The Increasing Impact Of Speed And Miniaturization On Rugged Connector Selection
White Paper | By David Cianciolo, Fischer Connectors

Design engineers are challenged to pump increasing amounts of data through smaller and smaller spaces. This paper provides a step-by-step process for rugged connector selection that takes the new realities engineers face today into consideration, such as speed and miniaturization.

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