Design & Development Case Studies & White Papers

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. How A Detailed Understanding Of Materials Is Playing A Vital Role In The Evolution Of Medical Device Technology
    8/11/2015

    With the most important healthcare innovations yet to happen, medical device manufacturers are investing in product enhancing innovations in a diverse range of applications, including orthopaedic implants, vascular drug-eluting stents, microelectronics, and bio-materials for grafts and cements. By Richard White, Ph.D., Lucideon

  10. Choosing The Right Manufacturing Process For Your Silicone Medical Balloon
    8/11/2015

    Compliant medical balloons are often produced from silicone due to its biocompatibility and because its tensile and elongation properties allow balloons to expand as internal pressure increases.