Newsletter | May 23, 2019

05.23.19 -- Contextual Communication's Impact On Data Integrity | How Data Transparency Informs Market Evaluations

 
Featured Editorial
Know Your Market: Leverage Data Transparency To Inform Precise Patient Journey Models
 
By Michelle Edwards and Bill Woywod, Navigant Consulting, Inc.

The patient journey is unique to each patient, but organizing these journeys according to macro-level similarities for a given condition can pinpoint opportunities for therapy intervention and create far more effective market development and commercialization strategies.

To Err Is Human: Contextual Communication’s Impact On Data Integrity
 
By Kip Wolf, Tunnell Consulting

Despite the best efforts of those directly responsible for data integrity, human error will still find its way into the equation and undermine the efforts. The potential for human error is directly and indirectly impacted by the corporate culture, the national/regional culture, and the quality culture of an organization.

Industry Insights
Laser Measurement Solutions For Medical Applications
Article | By Mark Slutzki, Ophir Photonics

Lasers in medical applications are able to deliver precisely controlled energy without physical contact. They can be used as a surgical tool, a production tool for medical device manufacturing, as well as in medical measurement applications.

3D Machine Vision: One Small Step For Robots, A Giant Leap For Factory Automation
Article | By Naomi Shisaike, Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components

3D machine vision systems “see,” analyze, and make decisions to meet production requirements of high accuracy, speed, and low maintenance while also being durable enough to withstand factory conditions.

Glass-Sealed Connectors Help Increase The Longevity And Reliability Of Medical Devices
Article | By Jochen Herzberg, SCHOTT Electronic Packaging

Glass-to-metal sealing technology, already used in other harsh-environment applications such as aviation, aerospace, and automotive safety, has emerged as an ideal solution in the development and manufacture of medical connectors. 

Preparing For MDR? Start With A Gap Analysis
Article | By Mark Cabonce, WuXi AppTec

With the EU MDR going into effect in about a year, medical device manufacturers are gearing up to prepare product lines for the massive regulatory changes. The planning and pre-clinical testing necessary for MDR compliance can be an exhaustive, multifaceted venture. 

What Is All The Hype About Resolution And Megapixels Anyway?
White Paper | PCO-TECH Inc.

Resolution, in the context of an image sensor, describes the total number of pixels utilized to create an image. The question is then why does pixel count matter? This white paper discusses the importance of resolution and its relevance in camera systems with image sensors.

Bioabsorbable Materials 101
White Paper | MTD Micro Molding

There are a wide variety of materials to choose from when it comes to micro medical components. In this article, MTD Micro Molding answers some of the most commonly asked questions about bioabsorbables.

Thermal Imaging Helps To Study Noncontact Electromagnetic Induction Heating For Eradicating Bacteria And Yeasts From Metal Implants
Case Study | FLIR Systems, Inc - Research & Science

Infections in joint replacement surgery are a major factor in the failure of the used metal implants, especially when more strains of bacteria become resistant to antibiotics. Heating up the joints would eliminate bacteria and yeast, but the concern is whether or not this can be done in a noninvasive fashion.

Resources
Tall Order, High Stakes
Donatelle
Insert Molding For Medical Devices
PTI Engineered Plastics, Inc.
Engineering Services And Contract Manufacturing
KMC Systems
SCS Deposition Process
Specialty Coating Systems
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