Newsletter | September 5, 2019

09.05.19 -- Is Your Personnel Hygiene Plan Up To Date?

 
Featured Editorial
Is Your Personnel Hygiene Plan Up To Date?
 
By Mark Durivage, Quality Systems Compliance LLC

Every organization that is regulated by the FDA must consider sources of contamination and cross-contamination in their manufacturing operations. A robust personnel hygiene program is an important element for good manufacturing practices (GMPs) necessary to prevent contamination and cross-contamination, in order to ensure the safety of medicinal products.

Industry Insights
Micromolded Optics: Bringing Clarity To Medicine
Article | By Rick Brown, Accumold

Partnering with an experienced micromolder who can offer design input and has advanced equipment and tooling capabilities can help manufacturers create innovative and complex optical-based components for medical instruments.

Expanding Light Therapy To The Dentist’s Office
Article | By Holger Werner, SCHOTT North America, Inc. - Lighting and Imaging

A lighting expert can help instrument manufacturers create innovative devices that provide optimal light delivery and allow dentists to offer the highest level of care to their patients.

Protecting Inhalation Drug Delivery Devices With Parylene Conformal Coatings
Article | By Dick Molin, Specialty Coating Systems

Inhalers and nebulizers are the most common way to deliver drugs to asthmatic lungs. Recently, many more types of drugs are being delivered with inhalation technologies due to the discovery that these medications readily absorb through the alveolar region directly into blood circulation. 

Why Emerging Markets Deserve More From Medical Device OEMs 
Article | By Daryl Leach, Zeus

Increased GDP and greater income per capita in developing countries means patients are becoming more proactive about their health. As a result, they can afford higher quality treatment plans and devices.

Medical Micromolding: Complex Problem-Solving
Article | MTD Micro Molding

Problem solving is what drives the medical device industry.  For OEMs to successfully produce medical solutions, they often need to overcome manufacturing challenges. Whether manufacturing a micro component in-house or working with another molding supplier, sometimes OEMs hit roadblocks.

The Hygiene And Reliability Challenge: How Glass-Sealed Components Enable The Design Of Fully Autoclavable, Long-Lasting Medical Devices
Article | SCHOTT Electronic Packaging

When autoclave sterilization procedures are used, it is important to have components that are able to repeatedly survive the harsh process. The arrival of autoclavable LEDs bring the light source directly to treatment sites while being able to withstand the heat and moisture of the autoclave.

Resources
Portable Thermal Research Camera: T600sc Series
FLIR Systems, Inc - Research & Science
Electro-Optics
Carclo Technical Plastics
Semiconductor Technology For Implantable Medical Devices
Micro Systems Technologies
Heart Simulations Used To Improve Stent Implantations
Dassault Systemes Americas
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