Newsletter | January 2, 2020

01.02.20 -- ISO 10993: Considerations For Drug Delivery Devices

 
Featured Editorial
ISO 10993: Considerations For Drug Delivery Devices
 
By Michael Song, Ph.D.

A host of factors come in to play when evaluating biocompatibility, including how the medical device is sterilized, how the device is used, what body parts it makes contact with, and selecting testing approaches.

Industry Insights
There's No Crying In Medical Manufacturing!
Article | By Annie Cashman, Protolabs, Inc.

Much like the game of baseball, medical manufacturing can be complex, demanding, and ever-changing. And it's hard. But "the hard... is what makes it great."

Precision Healthcare Demands Custom Actuators
Article | By Daisuke Katchi and Koji Mizobata, Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components

Application-specific design in actuators ensures unparalleled motion control, reliability, and longevity in both the component and the device it serves.

Laser Diffuser Technology Propels Light-Based Therapies Forward
Article | By Jürgen Hammerschmidt, SCHOTT North America, Inc. - Lighting and Imaging

Advanced diffusers can meet the needs of light-based therapies by combining extremely homogenous light output at high powers with the ability to transmit visible, infrared, and ultraviolet wavelengths with high efficiency. 

Less Is More: How LEAN Processes Can Bolster Profits And Sustainability
Article | By Jeff Harrison, Carclo Technical Plastics

LEAN manufacturing is an important extension of controlled operations that comes with benefits in limiting costs, boosting profits, reducing waste, and improving sustainability. But, how can device manufacturers learn, adopt, implement, and make LEAN manufacturing principles part of everyday operations?

Maintaining Quality And Value While Moving Fast
Article | Xcentric Mold & Engineering

According to an old adage, in business we are fortunate if we can choose any two of speed, quality, or value. So how do companies enjoy all three consistently, so that this becomes a core promise they can make to their customers? It all starts with the fundamentals: team, team, and team.

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