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Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Process, Quality Control

Maximizing Medical Device Quality: AGuide to Implementing OperationalExcellence

July 16, 2024

Via: Quality Magazine

Ensuring the highest standards of quality is paramount in medical device manufacturing. No matter the healthcare specialty or the size and complexity of the project, operational excellence plays a pivotal role in achieving and maintaining superior quality across all stages […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Washable stretchable electronics for medical wearables

July 3, 2024

Via: Electronics Weekly

To make the electronic fibre, a long thin flexible PCB is helically wound along, and bonded to, the elastomer core, with its components facing inwards. “The basic idea has been around for centuries – it’s the same concept as taking […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

MEMS ultrasonic transducers key to detecting deep vein thrombosis

June 18, 2024

Via: Electronics Weekly

“They are considered to be the next generation of medical ultrasound sensors,” according to Fraunhofer. “The low-cost mass production of CMUTs makes them widely available. Their advantages, such as miniaturisation with a high number of channels, high bandwidth and sensitivity, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Chip analyses human white blood cells

May 20, 2024

Via: Electronics Weekly

Resolution is sufficient to discriminate between lymphocytes and monocytes, “rivaling the performance of commercial cytometers”, said Imec scientific director Niels Verellen. It is a flow cytometer and is based on the scattering of a laser beam though a sample. The […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Medical Microinstruments Launches New Simulator for Robotic Microsurgery

May 26, 2022

Via: PR Newswire

Medical Microinstruments (MMI) SpA, a robotics company dedicated to improving clinical outcomes for patients undergoing microsurgery, today announced the launch of its Symani Surgical System Simulator developed by VirtaMed. The simulator will improve, expand, and digitize the pathways for Symani […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Orthofix shares steady on Q4, FY2016 Street-beating earnings release

February 28, 2017

Via: Mass Device

Shares in Orthofix (NSDQ:OFIX) have stayed steady today after the medical device maker beat expectations from Wall Street with its 4th quarter and full fiscal year 2016 earnings results. The Lewisville, Texas-based company posted losses of $3.2 million, or 18¢ per […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Dexcom surges on Medicare nod for continuous glucose monitors

January 13, 2017

Via: Mass Device

DexCom (NSDQ:DXCM) said yesterday that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid classified therapeutic continuous glucose monitors as durable medical equipment under Medicare Part B. The company’s Dexcom G5 Mobile is the only CGM system that falls under this classification, according […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Titan Spine reels in $1.5m

January 10, 2017

Via: Mass Device

Titan Spine has raised $1.5 million in a new round of equity financing, according to an SEC filing posted this week. Money in the round came from 9 anonymous investors, according to an SEC filing, and involved the sales of Series […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Combination products review program: Progress and potential

December 8, 2016

Via: Mass Device

About a year ago, we shared with you our Combination Product Review, Intercenter Consult Process Study Report, which was developed by FDA’s Office of Planning. The report’s findings were derived from focus group studies with reviewers from FDA’s different Centers […]


Regulations

US regulators aim to ban founder of blood-testing firm Theranos

April 14, 2016

Via: Mass Device

U.S. federal health regulators have proposed banning Theranos Inc founder Elizabeth Holmes from the blood-testing business for at least 2 years after determining that the company failed to fix certain problems at its California laboratory, the Wall Street Journal reported. The […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

DoD re-ups Philips contract for $77m

March 28, 2016

Via: Mass Device

Royal Philips won a maximum $77 million modification through the U.S. Department of Defense as the 7th year in a possible 9-year contract for medical equipment. The contract positions Philips to supply the DoD with patient monitoring systems, subsystems, accessories, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Structural heart: Nobles Medical, HeartStitch tout cardiac suture procedures

March 11, 2016

Via: Mass Device

Structural heart focused HeartStitch and Nobles Medical today touted separate procedures utilizing cardiac sutures with the company’s Hearstitch ST and Noblestitch EL devices. Nobles Medical Tech said that the NobleStitch EL device was used in the 1st percutaneous ASD closure and […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Technology Reboot: Newest Machines in Medicine Today

March 2, 2016

Via: Manufacturing Transformation

As technology improves, the ability to treat complex medical conditions continues to evolve. Machines are now being developed to better detect and treat different cancers, and robotics manufacturers are continuing the surge towards the development of Nano-technology. In the future, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Smith & Nephew release 3D printed titanium hip implant

March 2, 2016

Via: Mass Device

Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) today launched its fully 3D-printed titanium Redapt revision acetabular fully porous cup with Conceloc technology. The device was released at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting in Orlando this week. The Redapt cup is […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Medical device superstars: where innovation happens in the US

February 25, 2016

Via: Mass Device

Anyone who has worked in the medical device industry for more than 10 minutes knows there are certain states in the US buzzing with device activity. California, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Florida, Texas – all have an abundance of medical device companies. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

The Engineering behind Today’s Best Medical Equipment

February 17, 2016

Via: Manufacturing Transformation

Medical innovations are saving lives and making people safer all around the world. Coming up with the latest innovations requires a certain amount of knowledge, expertise, and the right education. With so many health care reforms in the works, medical […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Cell Applications, Cyfuse launch 3D bioprinting method in North America

February 9, 2016

Via: Mass Device

Cell Applications and Cyfuse Biomedical K.K. announced the North American launch of a new 3D bioprinting technique to create 3D tissue from cells utilizing Cyfuse’s robotic Regenova 3D bioprinter. San Diego, Calif.-based Cell Applications said the launch will allow them to […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Sientra jumps on return to U.S. market

February 8, 2016

Via: Mass Device

Sientra (NSDQ:SIEN) shares jumped today after the breast implant maker said all of its products are slated to go back on the U.S. market March 1, 4 months after Brazilian regulators shut down production at its sole supplier. Santa Barbara, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Medtronic gets into renal care with Bellco acquisition

February 1, 2016

Via: Mass Device

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it acquired renal care products make Bellco for an indisclosed amount and plans to fold it into a newly created renal care solutions division. Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic said Mirandola, Italy-based Bellco makes devices designed to treat end-stage renal […]