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Don't miss these technical resources on silicone adhesives, reducing risks with stopcocks, bar code reading automation, and much more.

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We've put together a list of the latest how-to medtech  whitepapers available on Qmed. You’ll find expertise on everything from silicone adhesive liners to selecting a DC motor to bar code automation. Click on any of the links below to download a paper.

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Whitepapers

What’s So Special About Silicone Adhesive?
The market for wearable medical devices is growing, and silicone pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) could be used to adhere such devices to sensitive skin. Companies developing such solutions do need to ensure silicone adhesive and release liner compatibiilty, emphasizes a whitepaper from Fox River Associates LLC. The paper also outlines two typical silicone PSAs. The company works with its supplier partners to offer release liners for use with all of today’s silicone PSA offerings.

Stopcocks for Infusion Therapy
Stopcocks can be used for directing fluids through an infusion system, but there have been concerns about their potential role in catheter-related blood infections. Shared by Elcam Medical Inc., this whitepaper by Lynn Hadaway, MEd, RN-BC, CRNI, president of Lynn Hadaway Associates Inc., explores stopcock technology, reviews published literature on the clinical use of stopcocks and the reported clinical outcomes of stopcock use for infusion therapy, and presents self-reported clinical practices with stopcocks through an online survey of health care personnel. It also explores the role stopcock design can play in reducing contamination risks. 

How to Select a DC Motor: Coreless and Iron Core Brushed DC Motors
If your next project could use a DC motor, but you can't decide between brushed and brushless, this whitepaper from MICROMO could be a good place to start. The paper offers an overview on coreless/brushed DC motors and other variables including dimensions, load, duty cycle, environment, feedback considerations, and more.

Ten Quality Indicators for Selecting Metal Stamping Suppliers
Metal stamping suppliers can be collaborative partners in component design and manufacturing for quality and reliability, reports Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping. But how do you identify the supplier that will meet your quality expectations? This eBook from Kenmode examines findings from FDA's report, "Understanding Barriers to Medical Device Quality," and offer ten quality indicators to help you choose the right partner.

How do you improve patient safety worldwide? With visual intelligence and zero-miss barcode reading automation
This whitepaper investigates how ZiuZ Medical, a visual intelligence specialist based in the Netherlands, employed automatic bar code identification software in automatic drug dose dispensing systems. The company created a visual intelligent solution incorporating the image-based bar code scanning software CortexDecoder from TachyonIQ. CortexDecoder can be used by OEM manufacturers interested in integrating enterprise-grade bar code scanning into their equipment.

Are You Adaptable: Choosing the Right Connector for Global Devices
Electrical plugs and sockets vary by country in size, shape, and type of connectors, reports Interpower Corp. So how do medical device manufacturers compete globally? Interpower offers insights in a white paper on accessory power systems, which can ease building products for markets all over the world "because it is no longer necessary to carry several country-specific plugs and outlets," the company reports.

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Daphne Allen

Daphne Allen is editor-in-chief of MD+DI. She previously served as executive editor of Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News, which serves as the pharmaceutical and medical device channel of Packaging Digest. Daphne has covered medical device manufacturing, packaging, labeling, and regulatory issues as well as pharmaceutical packaging and labeling for more than 20 years. She is also a member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals's Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee. Follow her on Twitter at @daphneallen.

 

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