Medical Device Design & Development


Good Money No Longer Goes To Die In Neuroscience
Good Money No Longer Goes To Die In Neuroscience

The human body is miraculous in its ability to heal. We cut ourselves shaving and the wound quickly scabs over, healing completely in a couple weeks. We break a bone in our arm or leg and the ends of the broken bone knit themselves back together, healing in a couple months. But, what happens when we injure our brain?

  • The Taiwanese Bone Graft Substitute Market: A Small, But Profitable Target
    The Taiwanese Bone Graft Substitute Market: A Small, But Profitable Target

    With less than 25 million residents, Taiwan flies under the radar of many medical device manufacturers. However, the low penetration rate of bone graft substitutes and a rapidly aging population, make Taiwan a potentially lucrative target for orthopedic biomaterial manufacturers considering expansion in the Asia Pacific region.

  • Grateful Patients Turn The Spotlight On You!
    Grateful Patients Turn The Spotlight On You!

    When was the last time someone expressed gratitude for the work you do? I don’t just mean a simple “thank you” for completing a task or deliverable. I’m not even talking about receiving a bonus because your company hit its performance targets this past year. Being told “thank you” is important and getting a bonus is very nice, but I am talking about something deeper and more meaningful.

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  • Six Ways To Cut Machining Costs
    Six Ways To Cut Machining Costs

    Proto Labs has been in the machining business since 1999, and in that time, they’ve learned a thing or two about the intricacies of the CNC machining process. This document contains a compilation of their shared knowledge as it relates to reducing your overall costs by trimming machine expenses.

Giant Step Forward For Neural Bypass Technology

How recent accomplishments are taking science a step closer to realistically fixing paralysis.

Material Evidence: Examining Mysterious Medical Design Failures

Understanding the most common causes of material failures in medical devices can help manufacturers make better design decisions up front and avoid surprises after product launch.

Bioabsorbable Materials 101

There are a wide variety of materials to choose from when it comes to micro medical components. In this article, MTD Micro Molding answers some of the most commonly asked questions about bioabsorbables.

The Coming Wave Of Dual-Chamber Systems For Drug Delivery

Selecting and validating the best dual-chamber design option for the delivery of a given pharmaceutical.

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Certified ISO Class 8 Clean Room Certified ISO Class 8 Clean Room

Caplugs’ Class 8 certified Clean Room is designed to ensure a secure and safe product from production to packaging.  Equipped with full molding capabilities, an inspection table with ionization blowers, and a controlled packaging area, Caplugs’ Clean Room is also ISO13485 certified.

Medical Design and Manufacturing Partner Medical Design and Manufacturing Partner
Raytheon ELCAN takes your innovative medical concepts, adds our design for manufacturability and deterministic processes to give you ready-for-market, cost-effective solutions. World-class designers and engineers at Raytheon ELCAN become an integral part of your team, to find the optimal solution - nothing we do is off-the-shelf. It’s all about realizing your medical ingenuity and making truly one-of-a-kind products. Vertical capabilities in optical, mechanical and electronic systems make Raytheon ELCAN your “one-stop” global supplier, for even the most complex medical technology requirements.
PA2-50: World’s Smallest Rotary Optical Encoder PA2-50: World’s Smallest Rotary Optical Encoder
MicroMo Electronics, Inc. announced the expansion of its encoder product line with the addition of its PA2-50. Leading the way again in miniature motor feedback development, MicroMo now provides a high-resolution, low current-draw optical encoder in a 6mm diameter package
High Voltage Pulsed Power Supplies High Voltage Pulsed Power Supplies

High voltage pulsed power supplies by Excelitas are ideal for applications involving medical lasers, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, pulsed resonant CLC charging, research equipment, marx generators, and dielectric barrier discharge drivers (application specifics can be found below).

Mini Hybrid Connectors

Mini Hybrid Connectors from Colder Products Company provide a compact, single connection point for power and air, eliminating the need for multiple connections between remote tools and a device.

ENFit Connection System: Monoject And Kangaroo Pharmacy Solutions For Enteral Feeding ENFit Connection System: Monoject And Kangaroo Pharmacy Solutions For Enteral Feeding

ISO CD 80369-3 was created to define a safe design for an enteral feeding connector. Cardinal Health has helped to develop the ENFit Connection System. This includes a full line of bulk, non-sterile Monoject Purple Oral Syringes featuring the new ENFit connector and a transition connector that allows users to connect to feeding tubes and extension sets with the older design until all components have converted to the new ENFit design.

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Medical device design and development is the cyclical process of creating a device for a specific task or set of tasks, and then continuously reevaluating its effectiveness and improving upon it until the device reaches obsolescence. Design and development begins with ideation and the creation of a concept that, if found to be both fiscally and clinically viable, is then designed, engineered, and prototyped. This preclinical period includes bench testing — accomplished through simulated use of the product — and animal testing, along with any necessary redesign work.

Throughout the process, the proposed medical device, and the process by which it will be manufactured, is examined for flaws that may negatively impact the device’s safety, market viability, regulatory acceptance, customer satisfaction, usability, or profitability. Any shortcomings are corrected, and the improvements applied to the final design. Due to the wireless connectivity capabilities of many modern medical devices, cybersecurity and interoperability also must be incorporated into the design. Clinical testing is conducted, using human subjects, to further expose flaws and confirm product strengths. Once both the product design and the manufacturing process have been validated and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), production and commercialization of a device may begin.


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