Newsletter | March 26, 2020

03.26.20 -- India Expands Medtech Oversight | Virtual Meeting Best Practices

Featured Editorial
India To Regulate All Medical Devices
By Gunjan Bagla and Rajnish Rohatgi, Amritt, Inc.

Expansion of notified device categories is poised to benefit savvy domestic and Western medical device companies by cutting out cut-rate operations.


How To Facilitate Great Virtual Meetings During A Pandemic (Or Any Other Time)
By Amanda McFarland and James Vesper, ValSource

Even before the global pandemic of the novel coronavirus, virtual meetings were on the rise, but now there is a public health imperative, with a large percentage of people working from home. If you are facilitating a risk assessment, a root cause investigation, or something similar, you may need to do a “virtual facilitation” with team members and subject matter experts who are scattered around the world.

Industry Insights
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.

Selecting The Right Tooling For High-Quality, Cost-Effective Molded Parts
Article | By Craig Brown and Hugh Davies, Caplugs

Using the right combination of tooling and design for injection-molded parts will help ensure high quality and cost-effective manufacturing.

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 discusses PI properties, their structure, and how they are synthesized for use in extreme environment applications.

Health Of A Quality System; The Commitment To Quality
Article | KMC Systems

For medical device manufacturers and FDA/ISO registered facilities, ensuring the quality system is suitable, efficient, and effective for business needs and customers is a key focus. Commitment to quality requires a degree of excellence, attention to detail, and having a high set of standards.

Designing For Sheet Metal Fabrication
White Paper | Protolabs, Inc.

This white paper covers how sheet metal is used today, how to use it in designing and developing parts, and how to choose the best sheet metal fabrication technique for each application.

Reduce Costs And Improve Adherence For Self-Administration Of Biologics
Article | West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

There is a growing trend toward wearable injectors for bolus delivery in order to help improve adherence and lower the costs of therapy. 


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