Design & Development Case Studies & White Papers

  1. MTD Leads Micromolding Material Science
    8/17/2015

    Micro-injection molded parts, or micromolding, is used in nearly all aspects of micro manufacturing, and requires highly specialized tools and molding processes. In order to create perfect micromolded parts, it is necessary to have a complete understanding of the molded material, whether it is a permanent resin or a bioresorbable material. MTD provides solutions for either case by knowing the importance of, and having techniques for, limiting material degradation.

  2. 12 Things To Consider When Choosing A Polymer For Your Medical Device
    8/17/2015

    Environment is the most critical factor for selecting a polymer for a medical device.

  3. Innovative Uses Of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Polymers For Advancing Healthcare
    8/17/2015

    Ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) has a long and successful history of innovation in medical packaging, medical devices, and pharmaceutical applications. By Jose D. Reyes, Celanese Corporation

  4. Physical And Chemical Characterization: The First Stage In Assessing The Biocompatibility Of Medical Device Materials
    8/17/2015

    From programmable pacemakers and laser surgical devices to inactive medical devices such as intraocular lenses, resorbable bone screws or intravascular catheters, today’s state-of-the-art medical devices are a vital tool in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and illnesses.

  5. Medtech Manufacturing: Elastomer Gaskets For Injection And Infusion Systems
    8/12/2015

    In medical engineering and in the pharmaceutical industry, elastomer gaskets are often used for injection and infusion systems in order to guarantee the integrity of the medication in the primary packaging. This article examines how different materials and production processes are leveraged to meet product- and customer-specific gasket needs.

  6. Color In Medical Products
    8/12/2015

    The delivery of health care is evolving to take into account the entire patient experience. Medical products and devices have a significant impact on that experience. By Dan Stipe, Forma Medical Device Design

  7. Polymer Basics: Structure & Properties
    8/11/2015

    Although polymers have been the most widely used material in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industry for many years, they are still often the root cause of many problems, such as unexpected product failure or yield deterioration. By Xiang Zhang, Ph.D., Lucideon

  8. The Role Of Zeta Potential In The Manufacture Of Healthcare Materials
    8/11/2015

    In the manufacture of healthcare products and medical materials, especially ceramic materials like zirconia (used as an implant material) and hydroxyapatite (synthetic bone replacement material), there is often a stage in the manufacturing process involving a powder suspension. By Matthew Cantelo, Lucideon

  9. 13 Questions For Designing Parts In Silicone
    8/11/2015

    Every part design poses the same initial question, “what is my design intent?” There are many decisions to be made when designing a silicone part. By Albright Technologies

  10. Tribology And Testing Of Orthopedic Implants
    8/11/2015

    The orthopedic implant industry is in a continual state of development, witnessing an explosion of novel materials, designs, and applications. This process is, however, often laced with challenges and articulating joints can present the greatest number of these. By Aia Malik, Lucideon, and Chris Pickles, Ph.D.