Newsletter | January 30, 2020

01.30.20 -- USMCA Medtech Impacts Update | Choosing A CM

Featured Editorial
What Will The USMCA Mean For MedTech?
By Zaid Al-Nassir, Decision Resources Group (DRG)

Analysts appear to agree that the USMCA represents an upgrade — albeit a modest one — over NAFTA for all parties included. This article has been updated with developments through January 2020. 

Industry Insights
Choosing A CM: Find The Best Match By Asking The Right Questions
White Paper | By Mike Fritschy, SMC Ltd.

When selecting a contract manufacturer (CM), it’s important to look carefully at organizational alignment, senior leadership engagement, program management, commitment to projects large and small, and processes in place to manage risk. 

Why Is Binning Different In CMOS Image Sensors Compared To CCD Image Sensors?
Article | PCO-TECH Inc.

“Binning” is defined as the combination of the charge carrier content of two or more pixels of an image sensor to form a new so-called super pixel. This white paper discusses the reasons for the difference of “binning” in CMOS and CCD technologies and how it improves the signal-to-noise ratio.

The Future Is Now: How Glass Micro-Bonding Enables A New Era Of Ultra-Reliable Wafer-Level Chip Scale Packaging
Article | By Ville Hevonkorpi and Antti Peltonen, SCHOTT North America Inc.

Innovative glass micro-bonding sealing technology is enabling unprecedented miniaturization and wireless signal transmission for medical implants, MEMS devices, and other electronic and optical devices.

Pre-, Intra-, And Post-Operative Use Of Dynamic Infrared Thermography (DIRT) Provides Valuable Information On Skin Perfusion In Perforator Flaps Used In Reconstructive Surgery
Application Note | By James B. Mercer, Louis de Weerd, Åshild Odden Miland, and Sven Weum, FLIR Systems, Inc - Research & Science, FLIR Systems, Inc - Research & Science

View a study of dynamic infrared thermography (DIRT) in all three phases of perforator flap surgery.

Molding Process Validation For Medical Devices: Five Things To Know
Article | By Gregory E. Dziomba, Caplugs

Understanding what is involved in injection-molding process validation and why it is important will help you choose a molding partner who can provide you with the confidence that your plastic parts will work well every time.

Hexadrone Systems Uses Fischer Connectors For Rugged Miniaturization And Modularity
Case Study | Fischer Connectors

Robotics and unmanned applications rely on connectivity solutions that combine miniaturization with ruggedness for high performance. Fischer Connectors translates these requirements into innovative custom solutions with the Fischer MiniMax Series connectors.

Professional Thermal Cameras: FLIR T530 And FLIR T540
FLIR Systems, Inc - Research & Science
Ultra-Miniature Optical Encoder: SR Series
Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components
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