The popularity of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries in medical devices has soared in recent years, but the efficiency gains are tempered by increased safety risks and regulatory concerns.
By exposing mice to a unique combination of light and sound, MIT neuroscientists have shown they can improve cognitive and memory impairments similar to those seen in Alzheimer’s patients.
Researchers at the University of South Australia have developed a microneedle patch with antibacterial properties to make vaccinations safer than traditional needles or other microneedles.
For a holistic approach to successful design, integrate as many engineering disciplines into the design cycle and keep an eye on materials science and connectivity advances.
By applying predictive analytics, medical device companies can make a shift to a proactive mode to avoid potential problems before they happen, according to an expert in business strategy and software engineering.
Anti-counterfeiting poses a challenge for medical equipment OEMs. However, newer technology ushers in a problem solver hard to beat.