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Wearable Technologies and Health: Prospects and Challenges
By: Julien Penders, Program Manager Wearable Health, Imec Healthcare is changing. Thanks to the rapid developments in wearable technologies, consumers now have in their hands a myriad of wearable devices to track their health and lifestyle. This creates new opportunities in lever...
(March, 2014)
Sourcing a Sterilisation Method for Single-Use Medical Devices
Choosing an appropriate sterilisation technology depends on material properties, packaging, penetration parameters and product sensitivity. Philippe Dethier, IBA, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
(December, 2013)
Waging War on Hospital-Acquired Infections
A new generation of antimicrobial adhesive technology brings lethal force to the battle against hospital-acquired infections. Anne Wibaux and Barbara Van Rymenam, Vancive Medical Technologies, Mentor, OH, USA, and Turnhout, Belgium
(December, 2013)
Driving Advances in Next-Generation Endoscopy
Miniaturised precision drives improve image quality and instrument functionality. Birgit Bauer, PI (Physik Instrumente)
(December, 2013)
RoHS Is a RoHS Is a RoHS
Medical and in vitro diagnostic device manufacturers soon will need to comply with European requirements restricting the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. By: Maria E. Donawa
(November, 2013)
Medtech's New Power Trio: Turkey, Indonesia and Iran
Overshadowed by the BRIC countries, Turkey, Indonesia and Iran don’t get the attention they deserve. Here’s why they should be on the global medtech industry’s radar.
(November, 2013)
Fundamental Aspects of Medical Extrusion
To successfully extrude medical tubing, a number of factors must be considered, including the manufacturing environment, material properties and the function of the finished device.
(November, 2013)
Startups and Reimbursement: Ain't Buying what You're Selling
A lot has been written about how Lean Startup methodology might help entrepreneurs build successful medical device companies. The following  real-life example shows how a start-up failed because they try to sell a product nobody was willing to pay for. Lean Startup methodology can help to decre...
(November, 2013)
Design Rationale and Medical Devices: Why Is it Designed and Manufactured the Way it Is?
Design Rationale is a method to capture and to explain why a medical device is designed and manufactured the way it is. This means of documentation can not only support problem solving in the design process but also help with regulatory approval and in case a product needs to be recalled. By: Jee...
(November, 2013)
CSR Stands for Corporate Social Responsibility and Commercial Success Requirement
As investors, customers and rating agencies inquire about CSR programmes, giving back is more than a moral obligation—it is becoming a market differentiator. By Camilla Andersson
(October, 2013)
Medical Devices in Brazil – Problem, Challenge or Opportunity?
We have been hearing a lot about emerging markets and their growth potential for medical device companies for a decade now. In the last five years, and due to the economic problems that plague the United States and Europe, the emerging markets have been even more in focus as a potential source of gr...
(October, 2013)
A Symbol Plan
Replacing text with universal standardised symbols on medical device labels is a good idea, as long as the meaning is clear. By Gabriel Adusei, PhD, Cambridge, UK
(September, 2013)
Medical Device Manufacturers Have Nothing to Fear—and Plenty to Learn—from Agile Software Development
Developers have long recognised the value that Agile practices bring to medical device software. Now, regulators share that vision. By Mike Hogg, Zuhlke Engineering Ltd, London  
(September, 2013)
Think Data, Not Labelling
Mislabelling can have severe consequences for a medical device company. But the label itself is not the challenge; manufacturers need to focus on managing the data that surround the label. By Dave Taylor, Prisym ID, Wokingham, UK  
(September, 2013)
Understanding the Material Advantages of Light-Curable Adhesives
Light-curable materials and LED lamps can accelerate processing time, boost output and improve a company’s environmental objectives. By Nadja Menges, Dymax Europe GmbH, Wiesbaden, Germany
(September, 2013)
Advanced Anode Takes Medical Imaging to New Heights
Innovative materials for a rotating anode increase performance while lowering radiation doses in fluoroscopy, CT and mammography systems. By John Brosky
(September, 2013)
Academia-Industry Partnerships: A Thin Line between Lasting Relationships and Sudden Breakups
As partnerships between universities and businesses become more common, both parties must learn to work together. By Camilla Andersson
(August, 2013)
Western Europe's Medical Imaging Market Expected to Rebound by 2015
Pent-up demand will boost sales of medical imaging systems as the overall economy recovers. By Stephen Holloway, ICS Inc.
(August, 2013)
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about FDA Medical Device Inspection Enforcement Trends
By studying databases maintained by FDA, manufacturers can learn from the mistakes of their peers. By Dennis Rubenacker, Senior Partner, Noblitt & Rueland
(August, 2013)
Beyond the BRICs: Three Growing Medical Device Markets that Should Be on Your Radar
Turkey, Indonesia and Iran account for more than US$186 billion in healthcare spending and share characteristics that should make them appealing to medical device exporters. By Chris Schorre, Emergo Group
(August, 2013)
The Critical Task of Selecting a Notified Body, Part Two
Since the dawn of the European medical device directives more than 20 years ago, the process of selecting a Notified Body has been an important undertaking. In the current regulatory environment, this process is even more critical. Part one of this article discussed Notified Body regulatory requirem...
(August, 2013)
Sensorik in Beatmungsgeräten – Anwendungen und Messprinzipien
Die Anforderungen an die Sensorik unterscheiden sich sehr stark - je nachdem, ob die Geräte in der Notfallmedizin, der Intensivmedizin oder beim Patienten zuhause eingesetzt werden. Daher ist die Wahl des richtigen Messprinzips vom entscheidender Bedeutung.  Read the English version of thi...
(August, 2013)
Sourcing Sensors for Medical Ventilators
Specifications vary, depending on whether the sensor is monitoring or controlling patient inhalation, exhalation or multiple parameters. Um eine deutsche Version des Artikels zu lesen, klicken Sie bitte hier.
(August, 2013)
Fundamentals of Electrosurgery
Electrosurgery generator units (ESU) need to be tested regularly to ensure that they are safe for the operator and patient. 
(August, 2013)
Wearable Technologies and Health: Prospects and Challenges
By: Julien Penders, Program Manager Wearable Health, Imec Healthcare is changing. Thanks to the rapid developments in wearable technologies, consumers now have in their hands a myriad of wearable devices to track their health and lifestyle. This creates new opportunities in lever...
(March, 2014)
Sourcing a Sterilisation Method for Single-Use Medical Devices
Choosing an appropriate sterilisation technology depends on material properties, packaging, penetration parameters and product sensitivity. Philippe Dethier, IBA, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
(December, 2013)
Waging War on Hospital-Acquired Infections
A new generation of antimicrobial adhesive technology brings lethal force to the battle against hospital-acquired infections. Anne Wibaux and Barbara Van Rymenam, Vancive Medical Technologies, Mentor, OH, USA, and Turnhout, Belgium
(December, 2013)
Driving Advances in Next-Generation Endoscopy
Miniaturised precision drives improve image quality and instrument functionality. Birgit Bauer, PI (Physik Instrumente)
(December, 2013)
RoHS Is a RoHS Is a RoHS
Medical and in vitro diagnostic device manufacturers soon will need to comply with European requirements restricting the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. By: Maria E. Donawa
(November, 2013)
Medtech's New Power Trio: Turkey, Indonesia and Iran
Overshadowed by the BRIC countries, Turkey, Indonesia and Iran don’t get the attention they deserve. Here’s why they should be on the global medtech industry’s radar.
(November, 2013)
Fundamental Aspects of Medical Extrusion
To successfully extrude medical tubing, a number of factors must be considered, including the manufacturing environment, material properties and the function of the finished device.
(November, 2013)
Startups and Reimbursement: Ain't Buying what You're Selling
A lot has been written about how Lean Startup methodology might help entrepreneurs build successful medical device companies. The following  real-life example shows how a start-up failed because they try to sell a product nobody was willing to pay for. Lean Startup methodology can help to decre...
(November, 2013)
Design Rationale and Medical Devices: Why Is it Designed and Manufactured the Way it Is?
Design Rationale is a method to capture and to explain why a medical device is designed and manufactured the way it is. This means of documentation can not only support problem solving in the design process but also help with regulatory approval and in case a product needs to be recalled. By: Jee...
(November, 2013)
CSR Stands for Corporate Social Responsibility and Commercial Success Requirement
As investors, customers and rating agencies inquire about CSR programmes, giving back is more than a moral obligation—it is becoming a market differentiator. By Camilla Andersson
(October, 2013)
Medical Devices in Brazil – Problem, Challenge or Opportunity?
We have been hearing a lot about emerging markets and their growth potential for medical device companies for a decade now. In the last five years, and due to the economic problems that plague the United States and Europe, the emerging markets have been even more in focus as a potential source of gr...
(October, 2013)
A Symbol Plan
Replacing text with universal standardised symbols on medical device labels is a good idea, as long as the meaning is clear. By Gabriel Adusei, PhD, Cambridge, UK
(September, 2013)
Medical Device Manufacturers Have Nothing to Fear—and Plenty to Learn—from Agile Software Development
Developers have long recognised the value that Agile practices bring to medical device software. Now, regulators share that vision. By Mike Hogg, Zuhlke Engineering Ltd, London  
(September, 2013)
Think Data, Not Labelling
Mislabelling can have severe consequences for a medical device company. But the label itself is not the challenge; manufacturers need to focus on managing the data that surround the label. By Dave Taylor, Prisym ID, Wokingham, UK  
(September, 2013)
Understanding the Material Advantages of Light-Curable Adhesives
Light-curable materials and LED lamps can accelerate processing time, boost output and improve a company’s environmental objectives. By Nadja Menges, Dymax Europe GmbH, Wiesbaden, Germany
(September, 2013)
Advanced Anode Takes Medical Imaging to New Heights
Innovative materials for a rotating anode increase performance while lowering radiation doses in fluoroscopy, CT and mammography systems. By John Brosky
(September, 2013)
Academia-Industry Partnerships: A Thin Line between Lasting Relationships and Sudden Breakups
As partnerships between universities and businesses become more common, both parties must learn to work together. By Camilla Andersson
(August, 2013)
Western Europe's Medical Imaging Market Expected to Rebound by 2015
Pent-up demand will boost sales of medical imaging systems as the overall economy recovers. By Stephen Holloway, ICS Inc.
(August, 2013)
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about FDA Medical Device Inspection Enforcement Trends
By studying databases maintained by FDA, manufacturers can learn from the mistakes of their peers. By Dennis Rubenacker, Senior Partner, Noblitt & Rueland
(August, 2013)
Beyond the BRICs: Three Growing Medical Device Markets that Should Be on Your Radar
Turkey, Indonesia and Iran account for more than US$186 billion in healthcare spending and share characteristics that should make them appealing to medical device exporters. By Chris Schorre, Emergo Group
(August, 2013)
The Critical Task of Selecting a Notified Body, Part Two
Since the dawn of the European medical device directives more than 20 years ago, the process of selecting a Notified Body has been an important undertaking. In the current regulatory environment, this process is even more critical. Part one of this article discussed Notified Body regulatory requirem...
(August, 2013)
Sensorik in Beatmungsgeräten – Anwendungen und Messprinzipien
Die Anforderungen an die Sensorik unterscheiden sich sehr stark - je nachdem, ob die Geräte in der Notfallmedizin, der Intensivmedizin oder beim Patienten zuhause eingesetzt werden. Daher ist die Wahl des richtigen Messprinzips vom entscheidender Bedeutung.  Read the English version of thi...
(August, 2013)
Sourcing Sensors for Medical Ventilators
Specifications vary, depending on whether the sensor is monitoring or controlling patient inhalation, exhalation or multiple parameters. Um eine deutsche Version des Artikels zu lesen, klicken Sie bitte hier.
(August, 2013)
Fundamentals of Electrosurgery
Electrosurgery generator units (ESU) need to be tested regularly to ensure that they are safe for the operator and patient. 
(August, 2013)
Wearable Technologies and Health: Prospects and Challenges
By: Julien Penders, Program Manager Wearable Health, Imec Healthcare is changing. Thanks to the rapid developments in wearable technologies, consumers now have in their hands a myriad of wearable devices to track their health and lifestyle. This creates new opportunities in lever...
(March, 2014)
Sourcing a Sterilisation Method for Single-Use Medical Devices
Choosing an appropriate sterilisation technology depends on material properties, packaging, penetration parameters and product sensitivity. Philippe Dethier, IBA, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
(December, 2013)
Waging War on Hospital-Acquired Infections
A new generation of antimicrobial adhesive technology brings lethal force to the battle against hospital-acquired infections. Anne Wibaux and Barbara Van Rymenam, Vancive Medical Technologies, Mentor, OH, USA, and Turnhout, Belgium
(December, 2013)
Driving Advances in Next-Generation Endoscopy
Miniaturised precision drives improve image quality and instrument functionality. Birgit Bauer, PI (Physik Instrumente)
(December, 2013)
RoHS Is a RoHS Is a RoHS
Medical and in vitro diagnostic device manufacturers soon will need to comply with European requirements restricting the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. By: Maria E. Donawa
(November, 2013)
Medtech's New Power Trio: Turkey, Indonesia and Iran
Overshadowed by the BRIC countries, Turkey, Indonesia and Iran don’t get the attention they deserve. Here’s why they should be on the global medtech industry’s radar.
(November, 2013)
Fundamental Aspects of Medical Extrusion
To successfully extrude medical tubing, a number of factors must be considered, including the manufacturing environment, material properties and the function of the finished device.
(November, 2013)
Startups and Reimbursement: Ain't Buying what You're Selling
A lot has been written about how Lean Startup methodology might help entrepreneurs build successful medical device companies. The following  real-life example shows how a start-up failed because they try to sell a product nobody was willing to pay for. Lean Startup methodology can help to decre...
(November, 2013)
Design Rationale and Medical Devices: Why Is it Designed and Manufactured the Way it Is?
Design Rationale is a method to capture and to explain why a medical device is designed and manufactured the way it is. This means of documentation can not only support problem solving in the design process but also help with regulatory approval and in case a product needs to be recalled. By: Jee...
(November, 2013)
CSR Stands for Corporate Social Responsibility and Commercial Success Requirement
As investors, customers and rating agencies inquire about CSR programmes, giving back is more than a moral obligation—it is becoming a market differentiator. By Camilla Andersson
(October, 2013)
Medical Devices in Brazil – Problem, Challenge or Opportunity?
We have been hearing a lot about emerging markets and their growth potential for medical device companies for a decade now. In the last five years, and due to the economic problems that plague the United States and Europe, the emerging markets have been even more in focus as a potential source of gr...
(October, 2013)
A Symbol Plan
Replacing text with universal standardised symbols on medical device labels is a good idea, as long as the meaning is clear. By Gabriel Adusei, PhD, Cambridge, UK
(September, 2013)
Medical Device Manufacturers Have Nothing to Fear—and Plenty to Learn—from Agile Software Development
Developers have long recognised the value that Agile practices bring to medical device software. Now, regulators share that vision. By Mike Hogg, Zuhlke Engineering Ltd, London  
(September, 2013)
Think Data, Not Labelling
Mislabelling can have severe consequences for a medical device company. But the label itself is not the challenge; manufacturers need to focus on managing the data that surround the label. By Dave Taylor, Prisym ID, Wokingham, UK  
(September, 2013)
Understanding the Material Advantages of Light-Curable Adhesives
Light-curable materials and LED lamps can accelerate processing time, boost output and improve a company’s environmental objectives. By Nadja Menges, Dymax Europe GmbH, Wiesbaden, Germany
(September, 2013)
Advanced Anode Takes Medical Imaging to New Heights
Innovative materials for a rotating anode increase performance while lowering radiation doses in fluoroscopy, CT and mammography systems. By John Brosky
(September, 2013)
Academia-Industry Partnerships: A Thin Line between Lasting Relationships and Sudden Breakups
As partnerships between universities and businesses become more common, both parties must learn to work together. By Camilla Andersson
(August, 2013)
Western Europe's Medical Imaging Market Expected to Rebound by 2015
Pent-up demand will boost sales of medical imaging systems as the overall economy recovers. By Stephen Holloway, ICS Inc.
(August, 2013)
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about FDA Medical Device Inspection Enforcement Trends
By studying databases maintained by FDA, manufacturers can learn from the mistakes of their peers. By Dennis Rubenacker, Senior Partner, Noblitt & Rueland
(August, 2013)
Beyond the BRICs: Three Growing Medical Device Markets that Should Be on Your Radar
Turkey, Indonesia and Iran account for more than US$186 billion in healthcare spending and share characteristics that should make them appealing to medical device exporters. By Chris Schorre, Emergo Group
(August, 2013)
The Critical Task of Selecting a Notified Body, Part Two
Since the dawn of the European medical device directives more than 20 years ago, the process of selecting a Notified Body has been an important undertaking. In the current regulatory environment, this process is even more critical. Part one of this article discussed Notified Body regulatory requirem...
(August, 2013)
Sensorik in Beatmungsgeräten – Anwendungen und Messprinzipien
Die Anforderungen an die Sensorik unterscheiden sich sehr stark - je nachdem, ob die Geräte in der Notfallmedizin, der Intensivmedizin oder beim Patienten zuhause eingesetzt werden. Daher ist die Wahl des richtigen Messprinzips vom entscheidender Bedeutung.  Read the English version of thi...
(August, 2013)
Sourcing Sensors for Medical Ventilators
Specifications vary, depending on whether the sensor is monitoring or controlling patient inhalation, exhalation or multiple parameters. Um eine deutsche Version des Artikels zu lesen, klicken Sie bitte hier.
(August, 2013)
Fundamentals of Electrosurgery
Electrosurgery generator units (ESU) need to be tested regularly to ensure that they are safe for the operator and patient. 
(August, 2013)

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