Newsletter | February 25, 2021

02.25.21 -- ISO 14971:2019 -- Clarifying Benefit, Risk, And Benefit-Risk

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Reducing The Surface Friction Of Medical Devices - A New Functional Application For A Commercial Biomaterials Surface Modification Technology

Devices such as introducer sheaths, delivery catheters, endoscopes, and neurovascular microcatheters aim to minimize trauma during insertion and removal, reduce tissue inflammation, enable maneuverability through tortuous blood vessels, and improve patient comfort. Surface properties should promote smooth movement between certain device components.

How Medical Devices Are Making Big Strides In Miniaturization

In this paper, Lindsay Mann, director of marketing for MTD Micro Molding, tells MD+DI that about 25% of the micro medical device components they produce are for miniaturized devices. This article also gives an update on miniaturization, including recent advancements in materials and manufacturing.

Reducing Human Error In Healthcare Operations And Medical Equipment Management

The digitalization bottleneck poses a real threat to patient outcomes. A solution is the implementation of an IoT platform powered by RFID to enable clinicians to effectively use medical equipment and reduce human error in healthcare processes, which can ensure higher quality of care.

DSM Imagine If Series: Correcting Scoliosis
In this video, Jens Thies and Gino Bradica, Ph.D., discuss how DSM is correcting scoliosis with its polyethylene technology, helping patients around the world.
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