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Wired vs. Wireless Foot Controls

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 3:01am

Wired foot controls have been around for decades. Linemaster created its first wired foot switch in the 1950's and have been adapting to customer requirements and incorporating technological advances ever since. To date, using copper conductors (ph

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Benefits of ERP in an FDA-Regulated Environment: A Practical Guide

Fri, 05/10/2018 - 3:01am
This guide will examine why medical device manufacturers are increasingly turning to ERP systems to mitigate compliance risk and turn developmental concepts into commercialized product offerings with greater efficiency.
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Creating Quality Medical Packaging by Working with an Experienced Materials Converter

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 3:01am
Quality begins in the design phase, with a package design that will meet all specifications an can be consistently manufactured to meet quality and cost requirements. Selecting the right materials, adhesives and packaging processes affects the success of a product pacakge.
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Medical Device Start Up Advice

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 3:01am

Congratulations! You have a great idea for a new product! Now, do you have the tenacity to drive it home? Being in the contract manufacturing business for medical device and start-ups, I am fortunate to routinely review many new product ideas with clients. Confidentiality Agreements, of co

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The Medical Converter and Transdermal Delivery for Cosmeceuticals, Neutraceuticals, and Aromatherapy

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 3:01am
Transdermal drug delivery technology has grown in popularity and application over the past decade. The pursuit to widen its usage has seen a corresponding complexity in design, manufacture, and regulatory monitoring. Methods to successfully overcome the transdermal delivery device functionality barrier the sk
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Specifying Miniature Solenoid Valves for Portable Life Science Devices

Fri, 28/09/2018 - 3:01am
Miniature solenoid valves are critical components in portable life science equipment. Beyond the necessary long service life, medical, analytical, and point-of-care devices often require pneumatic systems with high flow rates, compact footprints, and low power consumption. Specifying solenoid valves to meet s
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Making (Electrical) Connections: Electrically Conductive Silicone in Medical Devices

Wed, 26/09/2018 - 3:01am
“Shocking Development” – Electrically Conductive Silicone is now ready for Medical Device Applications
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Case Study: ProMed's Prototyping Speed Helps Save Lives

Wed, 26/09/2018 - 3:01am
ProMed was approached by a company looking to develop a complex silicone component. The team had a great concept but needed to rapidly gather feedback from a wide variety of physicians. The challenges included complex geometries, tight tolerances, and thin sections that required multi-plate tool design.
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Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Tips for Molding Components in Silicone

Tue, 25/09/2018 - 3:01am
Functionality is a key factor to consider when designing silicone molded devices and their components.
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Electrically Conductive Silicone in Medical Devices

Tue, 25/09/2018 - 3:01am
Silicone rubber has many physical properties which make it an attractive material for medical applications: excellent biocompatibility, flexibility, high chemical resistance, stability over a wide temperature range, and ease of manufacturing.
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Medical Diagnostics Point of Care Glass Solutions

Thu, 20/09/2018 - 3:01am
Solving the flow control and liquid handling needs of medical device manufacturers and producing materials necessary for point-of-care (POC) tests. Accu-Glass' micro-bore tubing can be custom formed to your specifications.
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Glass vs. Plastic

Thu, 20/09/2018 - 3:01am
"Glass is a clean and inexpensive material that is easily manufactured for One-Time Use Applications frequently required in the medical field"
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symplr Case Study

Thu, 20/09/2018 - 3:01am
symplr is an industry leader providing easy-to-use software and services which help healthcare organizations easily meet accreditation and regulatory compliance requirements. They have set out to make credentialing the simplest part of an organization's business process and have done so with ease.
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Top 5 Applications for Ultrathin-Wall Heat Shrink Tubing in Medical Device Design & Manufacturing

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 3:01am
Medical device engineers are always looking for new ways to make devices smaller and thinner, especially catheters, endoscopes, and other devices for minimally invasive procedures. The industry is also under pressure to build more features into devices without increasing their profile (size). Ultrathin-wall
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Thin-Wall Polyester Heat Shrink Tubing in Medical Device Manufacturing

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 3:01am
The demand for less-invasive medical procedures is a major driving force in the medical device industry today. Smaller and thinner is better, especially in catheters, endoscopes, and other devices inserted into the body. Designers are looking for new ways to downsize existing devices and satisfy the requir
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The Real Story About Controlled Impulse Heat Sealing of Polymeric Materials

Fri, 31/08/2018 - 3:01am

Toss VRC Technology is an improved method of impulse heat sealing that overcomes the limitations of simplistic convention methods. It brings advantages to the fabrication and packaging requirements of the Medical/Pharmaceutical/Healthcare and Biotech Industries. Advantages that are not available with oth

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Is Heatsealing Art or Science?

Fri, 31/08/2018 - 3:01am

The evolution of heat sealing perfection from hot bars, to impulse to VRC TOSS Technology. Today's heat sealers provide much more than just sealing the pouches.  Advanced security, information downloading, recipe storage, easy validation.....  

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Healthcare Service Design: Five Failure Modes to Avoid

Thu, 30/08/2018 - 3:01am
When it comes to designing patient services for health care, we have the best intentions. But sometimes we get in our own way when it comes to creating good design. Here's a few failure modes to watch out for…
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Avoid Pouch Sealing Disasters - The 9-Steps to Heat Sealing Perfection

Thu, 30/08/2018 - 3:01am

Step 1 Heat Sealing Configuration. Determine what is expected from the seal. What does one expect from a heat seal? Wide, narrow, shaped, or just seal or seal and cut? Before a satisfactory sealing system can be designed it is necessary to decide what seal configuration is desired.
Step 2 Heatseal Ban

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Case Study: Parker Hannifin Brings Robotic Exoskeleton to Life with Digital Manufacturing

Tue, 28/08/2018 - 3:01am
Design analysis paired with quick-turn molding helped motion and control tech leader accelerate development
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