Designing a Device for Drug Delivery? What You Need to Know about Extractables, Leachables, and Particles

Posted in by Daphne.Allen on August 17, 2017
New expectations are evolving for particles and extractables and leachables.Daphne AllenGrowing demand for drug-delivery devices is bringing the pharmaceutical and medical device industries closer together. The risks posed by particulates and extractables and leachables, for instance, present challe... Continue

AUVI-Q Named Official Epinephrine Auto-Injector of Minor League Baseball

Posted in by Daphne.Allen on August 14, 2017
Partnership includes "peanut-free" games with in-park messaging.Daphne Allen AUVI-Q (epinephrine injection, USP), a past Medical Design Excellence Award winner, has just been named the “Official Epinephrine Auto-Injector (EAI) of Minor League Baseball.” The distinction is the result of... Continue

Could a Metal-Coating Process Help Both Manufacturers and Doctors?

Posted in by Daphne.Allen on August 11, 2017
Fusing metal braids at their cross-sections on catheters offers a number of potential benefits.Daphne Allen Above: Various techniques from ProPlate. ProPlate, a provider of engineered metal coatings for medical device applications, will be highlighting its Torq-Lok metal-bonding technique ... Continue

Partnering to Provide a Non-Opioid Pain Control Option for Orthopedic Patients

Posted in by Daphne.Allen on August 4, 2017
New study shows decrease in opioid consumption.Daphne AllenDePuy Synthes and Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc. are partnering to provide orthopedic patients long-lasting, non-opioid postsurgical pain control at the surgical site, and a recent study shows positive results.In the partnership, which was... Continue

Could a New Catheter-Delivered Implant Satisfy Unmet Patient Needs?

Posted in by Daphne.Allen on August 1, 2017
A new implant size aims to meet the needs of a wider patient population.Daphne AllenMillipede’s 50-millimeter IRIS annuloplasty ringInterest in minimally invasive medical procedures continue to grow, and now a wider population of patients suffering from mitral disease may have a new option. Millip... Continue

Automating Paperboard Packaging for Medical Supplies

Posted in by Daphne.Allen on August 1, 2017
A paperboard tray former was used to package sterile medical supplies.Daphne AllenEagle Packaging Machinery recently helped a sterile medical supplies kit manufacturer automate its paperboard packaging.The PopLok Inserter from Eagle Packaging MachineryThe customer had been hand packing its sterile m... Continue

Should You Develop a Training Device for Your Next Product?

Posted in by Daphne.Allen on July 24, 2017
Training devices could be developed to help patients avoid errors during self treatment.Daphne AllenJoe Reynolds, research manager for NobleDemand for training devices could see an uptick, and for good reason. A number of recently published studies show that use of a training device can have a posit... Continue

Developing a Wearable? Be Sure to Understand the 'Science of Skin'

Posted in by Daphne.Allen on July 17, 2017
Recent studies of 3M's medical adhesives evaluated skin wear time and more. Daphne AllenImage of medical device adhesive sensors courtesy 3MWearable medical devices hold promise for monitoring and treating a range of ailments, including heart conditions, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, pain re... Continue

How Working with a Molder with Multiple Capabilities Could Influence Design and Development

Posted in by Daphne.Allen on July 14, 2017
What can the diagnostics industry learn from the hotel amenities industry? Plenty.Daphne AllenCurrier Plastics works to ensure blow molded bottles and injection molded closures "mate well together," said Ron Ringleben, vice president of business development. Image courtesy Currier Plastics.&nbs... Continue

How AI Could Change Cancer Detection and More

Posted in by Daphne.Allen on July 12, 2017
The liquid biopsy, already a leap in diagnostic technology, is advancing further—this time from artificial intelligence (AI).Daphne AllenDr. Jurgi Camblong, CEO and cofounder of SOPHiA GENETICSAt the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, SOPHiA GENETICS unveiled a new s... Continue