Medical Device Design & Development
The Secret To Medical Device Development Success: A Mindset For Continuous Learning
We all want our development teams to get better. But when will we make time to learn and improve? It's much simpler and more available than you think. You don’t need to sign up for a course or order a book. You can learn from the work you’re already doing on development teams.
Emergency use medical devices have seen the autoinjector EpiPen leading the way, followed by the emergence of naloxone nasal sprays and autoinjectors for the treatment of opioid overdose, and others. There are use-related challenges in emergency situations, so you will need to give careful consideration to the human factors involved with who is using the device and how it is accessed.
The FDA cybersecurity requirements for medical “cyber devices” went into effect on Oct. 1, 2023. The FDA has made it clear that it cannot even accept submissions that don’t contain the cybersecurity requirements. This article shares 4 steps to navigate the new requirements.
This article shares pro tips related to usability studies, design controls, and other human factors engineering best practices to make the FDA happy with your combination product.
Unfortunately, putting a datalogger in a device and connecting it to a networked database is not a panacea. You’ll need to consider the trade-offs, and you'll need to make the most of your data. And if you are thinking of using AI to help, you'll need to consider that extra layer of complexity.
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Non-Magnetic Trimmer Capacitors For In-Suite Or Portable MRI Machines
Explore the types of non-magnetic surface-mount device (SMD) capacitors, including trimmer capacitors, that are crucial for maintaining reliability and optimal performance in POC MRI machines.
Preventing IP theft in medtech manufacturing is crucial for both revenue and patient outcomes. Learn the essential questions to ask your partners, ensuring your designs remain confidential.
Advancements in medical and 5G technology have raised the bar for wearable medical devices, requiring a balance between user-centric design and component optimization for optimal functionality.
Explore the benefits of using balloon catheters in medical procedures and their positive impact on patient's lives and healthcare outcomes.
After 5 years of work, Accumold has developed a high-volume micro injection molding method for thin-wall cannulas, replacing the expensive and less efficient extrusion process for medical device OEMs.
Noninvasive Optical Sensors Provide Real-Time Brain Monitoring After Stroke2/21/2018
Each year, nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. experience a stroke, and almost 90 percent of those are ischemic strokes in which a clot cuts off blood flow to part of the brain. To prevent further injury, blood flow to the brain must be restored as quickly as possible.
Embrace Becomes First FDA-Cleared Seizure-Monitoring Smart Watch2/5/2018
Empatica Inc has received clearance from the FDA for Embrace, its award-winning smart watch. Embrace uses AI (advanced machine learning) to monitor for the most dangerous kinds of seizures, known as "grand mal" or "generalized tonic-clonic" seizures, and send an alert to summon caregivers' help.
Researchers Create Fiber Optic Sensors That Dissolve In The Body2/5/2018
For the first time, researchers have fabricated sensing elements known as fiber Bragg gratings inside optical fibers designed to dissolve completely inside the body.
NUS Researchers Develop Wireless Light Switch For Targeted Cancer Therapy1/30/2018
A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a way to wirelessly deliver light into deep regions of the body to activate light-sensitive drugs for photodynamic therapy (PDT).
TU Wien Develops New Semiconductor Processing Technology1/22/2018
Extremely fine porous structures with tiny holes - resembling a kind of sponge at nano level - can be generated in semiconductors.
Tyndall, Sanmina Partner To Develop Sub-GHz Wearable Health Monitoring Platform1/10/2018
Tyndall and Sanmina Corporation have announced a research collaboration, which will focus on the development of a novel wireless technology for a commercial wrist-worn health-monitoring platform.
An Organ-On-A-Chip Device That Models Heart Disease1/2/2018
When studying diseases or testing potential drug therapies, researchers usually turn to cultured cells on Petri dishes or experiments with lab animals, but recently, researchers have been developing a different approach: small, organ-on-a-chip devices that mimic the functions of human organs, serving as potentially cheaper and more effective tools.
Nanowire Device Holds Promise To Detect Cancer With A Urine Test12/26/2017
Cells communicate with each other through a number of different mechanisms. Some of these mechanisms are well-known: in animals, for example, predatory threats can drive the release of norepinephrine, a hormone that travels through the bloodstream and triggers heart and muscle cells to initiate a "fight-or-flight" response.
Developing The First Pediatric Heart Valve Designed To “Grow” With The Child12/20/2017
Each year 40,000 babies in the U.S. are born with a congenital heart defect, often caused by a defective heart valve, which is estimated to account for 8,000 to 13,000 new cases in the U.S. alone.
Mass Spectrometric Imaging Technique Makes Diagnosis Easier And Smarter12/17/2017
A team of researchers at DGIST has recently developed a technology which enables to acquire a high resolution mass spectrometry imaging in micrometer size of live biological samples without chemical pretreatment in the general atmospheric pressure environment.