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Don't miss these technical resources on microbatteries, biomaterials, packaging, sterilization, and much more.

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We've put together a list of the latest how-to medtech whitepapers and Webcasts available on Qmed. You’ll find expertise on sterilization, microbatteries, biomaterials, packaging, and more.

We also share news on upcoming educational offerings at upcoming MD&M and BIOMEDevice events.

And if you’re looking for education on a topic you don’t see, please feel free to let us know at [email protected]. We welcome suggestions from our medtech community.

Whitepapers

What Can the Medical Device Industry Learn from the Boeing 737 MAX 8 Crashes?
Is there a potential risk management lesson to be learned from the Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes? Qosina has just published a white paper exploring the issue. "Risk management is a crucial part of any design and development process," the company explained in a news release. "There is a series of checks and balances that must be met, and companies must have an established risk management process in place that complies with industry regulations." The paper covers the criticality of updating medical device risk analysis throughout the product lifecycle, conducting proper complaint investigation, and designing for human factors, Qosina reports.

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. 

EO Residue Levels in Medical Devices
It is crucial to ensure the levels of ethylene oxide gas residue meet the standards defined by ISO 10993-7:2008 by using validated testing methods, Nelson Labs reports in this whitepaper. The company provides an overview of best practices for demonstrating compliance with that standard and for demonstrating products sterilized via EO gas are safe for use. 

Webcasts

Discover a safer, smaller, energy dense battery for your medical device
This webinar from ZPower will provide design engineers with greater detail on the benefits of integrating rechargeable microbatteries into their own designs and how to support that effort.

Packaging MythBusters: Rightsizing Your Medical Device Package
In this webinar from Oliver Healthcare Packaging, design and packaging experts will analyze the medical device packaging landscape, busting some of the most common myths and misconceptions in the industry today. With a focus on device protection, risk mitigation, and user experience, they will explore popular packaging solutions to rightsize packaging.

Overcoming Design Challenges with Novel Resorbable Biomaterials
This webinar from Secant Group, LLC, a leading producer of resorbable poly(glycerol sebacate) (PGS) resin, offers guidance for overcoming 10 key design challenges with resorbable biomaterials on the journey to commercialization. These challenges include navigating the biomaterials market, identifying the ideal properties of a biomaterial, addressing compliance mismatch, protecting intellectual property, and knowing when to start working with the FDA.

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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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