Newsletter | May 28, 2019

05.28.19 -- The State Of Medical Devices Development Survey 2019

 
Featured Editorial
Unboxing The Results: The State Of Medical Devices Development Survey 2019
 
By Nico Kruger, Perforce Software

This annual survey of medical device professionals provides insight into how device development has changed in the past 12 months, current views on market challenges and trends, and the potential implications of these findings.

Industry Insights
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. 

The Benefits Of Aqueous Critical Cleaning In Medical Device Manufacturing
Article | By Malcolm McLaughlin and Jeff Phillips, Alconox, Inc.

The use of aqueous cleaning in medical device manufacturing can provide numerous benefits in terms of efficacy, minimal surface contact and reduced residue potential, and easier cleaning validation.

How To Avoid Compliance & Timeline Risks When Selecting A Medical Device Supplier
Article | By Matt Knutson, Donatelle

Discover the nine elements of a predictable quality system when evaluating CMO partners. Predictable quality shortens your time to market, reduces your compliance risk, and reduces risk to the patient.

The Recurring Insanity Of Med Device Labeling Recalls
Article | By Craig Jones, PRISYM ID

Companies’ continued reliance on manual processes and disparate labeling systems often culminates in pricey product recalls. In 2018, nine percent of all medical device recall events—and the return of over a million units—were due to labeling issues.

FLIR Thermal Science Cameras Support Medical Research
Article | FLIR Systems, Inc - Research & Science

Tissue autofluorescence spectroscopy is used to differentiate between normal and diseased tissue. This technique measures the intrinsic light emissions from biological agents upon excitation by a light source, but the relationship between autofluorescence and temperature has not been well-defined.

OEMs: Discover The Hidden Costs And Risks In Your Complex Supplier Network
Article | Flexan

With price competition and cost pressures squeezing the profitability of medical devices, supplier networks are the latest target for cost reductions — and rightfully so. Complex supplier networks add costs without adding value. 

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