- What Do Babies and AI Have In Common?
Machines can measure, but can they “eyeball” something?
- 3D Printing Tissues and Organs Just Got Faster
Several 3D printers simultaneously create a two-dimensional slice of a tissue or organ, then the pieces are assembled in a process called bioprinting.
- Fluid Power Assists Rehabilitation Efforts
Here’s a look at some innovative medical devices that help get patients back on their feet.
- Ultrasound: Don’t Be Blinded by Your Amplifier’s Slow Overload Recovery
Developing an ultrasound receiver with good overload recovery characteristics can greatly simplify HW/SW design and debug challenges, speeding up time-to-market and considerably enhancing image qualit …
- Brains Beat Algorithms at Image Compression
If file sizes are given limits, the human brain outperforms computers at compressing the data needed to recreate an image.
- Positioning Equipment Improves Ergonomics for Medical Device Assembler
Ergonomic upgrades are becoming a vital part of many workplaces, and assembly workstations can be especially challenging. According to data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, ergo …
- What You Should Know About Curing Lamps
UV-curing adhesives are often the first choice for fast and efficient bonding of components. Able to cure within seconds, these adhesives allow high throughputs to be achieved in serial production.
- FDA to Modernize 510(k) Clearance Pathway
The Food and Drug Administration is changing the most common way it approves new low- to moderate-risk medical devices for use in the United States.
- Ensuring Adhesion for Medical Device Assembly
For medical devices such as catheters, syringes, vials, test tubes and injector pens, many manufacturers are turning to plastics that are formulated to resist harsh chemical and environmental conditio …
- Non-Automotive Manufacturing Sectors Flocking to Robotics
ANN ARBOR, MI—Industrial robot orders in 2018 grew 24 percent over the previous year in the life sciences, food and consumer goods, plastics and rubber and electronics industries, according to the Rob …
- MDISS Extends ISA Guidelines to Connected Medical Devices
BRONX, NY—The Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium has announced it is developing a set of recommended practices and profiles for securing medical systems based on the normative r …
- MDSAP Aims to Unifiy Standards for Auditing Medical Device Manufacturing Lines
For medical device manufacturing, quality is crucial. To ensure quality in production, audits of the manufacturing facilities by a government health organization are standard. The audits and inspectio …
- Baxter International Expanding MS Plant
DEERFIELD, IL—Medical equipment maker Baxter International is expanding its Cleveland, MS, plant, with plans to add 50 to 100 new employees in about two years.
- New Standard for Biocompatibility Testing
On the assembly line, every medical device is thoroughly checked for quality and functionality. Are all the parts present? Is the needle sharp? Does the device leak? Does air flow where, when and how …
- Automation helps medical device maker compete
Merit Medical Systems Inc. is a leading manufacturer of disposable medical devices used in interventional, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, particularly in cardiology, radiology, oncology, criti …