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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.