IVD Products

  • Microfluidic Probe Provides Pathologists with a 21st Century Tool
    The technology enables significant improvements in tissue staining accuracy and performance.
    (January, 2012)
  • In Vitro Diagnostic Performance Evaluation Studies: Part 2
    In vitro diagnostic medical devices are extremely important healthcare products for which performance evaluation studies can provide necessary evidence on safety and performance. Part 1 of this two-part article discussed European requirements related to performance evaluation studies. Part 2 dis...
    (April, 2011)
  • Printer Can Be Used for Live Cell Printing
    The CellJet live cell printer from Digilab Inc. is suitable for high-content analysis and cell assay applications. The cell printer uses the company’s proprietary contamination-free, noncontact synQUAD dispensing technology, which offers both on-the-fly and drop-by-drop non-contact cell printi...
    (May, 2010)
  • Five Minute Interview: Towards True Integration
    A series of interviews from EMDT that offers personal perspectives on the diverse and dynamic medical device industry. Here we talk to Arne Hengerer.
    (January, 2010)
  • The MDT Five-Minute Interview
    Medical Device Technology’s (MDT) series of interviews offers personal perspectives on the diverse and dynamic medical device technology industry. Here, we talk to Marcel can Kasteel.
    (March, 2009)
  • Fluorescence as a Tool for Advanced Diagnostics
    Fluorescence is a versatile technique with applications ranging from ultra-low-cost tests that are available over the counter via point of care instruments for use in the doctor’s office to state-of-the-art clinical analysers. This article describes fluorescence, draws on a number of examples ...
    (January, 2009)
  • MDT’s Five-Minute Interview
    Medical Device Technology’s (MDT) series of interviews offers personal perspectives on the diverse and dynamic medical device technology industry. Here, we talk to Professor Chris Toumazou.
    (October, 2008)
  • In Vitro Biocompatibility Testing of Biomaterials and Medical Devices
    Biomaterials used for medical devices must be thoroughly tested according to ISO 109931 before their introduction so that any negative effects on the body are known about and prevented. By using in vitro laboratory tests, dangers for patients and unnecessary animal experiments can be avoided. Here, ...
    (March, 2008)
  • A Microfluidics Platform for In Vitro Testing
    A microfluidics system, together with a novel biosensor based on magnetic actuation of colloidal particles, enables the production of handheld diagnostic testing devices. Using this technology, a disposable diagnostic tester with short bioassay times for drugs of abuse has been developed as well as ...
    (March, 2008)
  • Developments Across the Industry
    THIS MONTH IVD sales flourish Sales of in vitro diagnostic (IVD) products in Europe reached €9217 million in 2006, according to estimates published by the European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association (EDMA). This figure is based on data combined from EU and European Free ...
    (November, 2007)
  • Sample Preparation in Lab-on-a-Chip Systems
    Fully integrated lab-on-chip systems are relatively rare, and no current system can claim to be able to perform all the roles of a laboratory. This article outlines ways of combining specific single modules to form a fully integrated lab-on-a-chip system for deoxyribonucleic acid analysis.
    (January, 2007)
  • Ramping Up to Volume Manufacture
    In the competitive market place, failure to keep up with market demands threatens revenues and even market share. Decisions and products need to be made quickly. High volume manufacture may be the next step. The issues involved in making this decision are identified here, together with a technique t...
    (November, 2006)
  • In Brief
    Industry News Die Cutter Expands European Operations A company specializing in converting services for the device and IVD industry has moved into a larger facility to accommodate growth. Located in Amstelveen in the Netherlands, the new G & L Precision Die Cutting (San Jos...
    (November, 2006)
  • Testing System Puts Needle-Free Injector through Its Paces
    Embedded inside standard IV tubing, the unit can monitor glucose and blood gases
    (October, 2006)
  • Incorporating Microfabrication in Diagnostic Instruments
    A novel contact lens with embedded sensors is being developed for continuous monitoring of the intraocular pressure in glaucoma patients. Its mode of operation and capabilities are described.
    (June, 2006)
  • Products
    MARKET WATCH Firm Converts Nonwoven Materials for IVD Applications A full-service convertor processes delicate nonwoven and thinly woven materials for IVD, device filtration, and skin-contact applications. In particular, G&L Precision Die Cutting (Amste...
    (March, 2006)
  • DNA-Based Sorting of Carbon Nanotubes May Lead to New Frontiers in Diagnostics
    Originally Published EMDM March/April 2004 Technology News A group of DuPont-led scientists has discovered a way to sort carbon nanotubes by using DNA. Unsorted nanotubes in solution appear in black (far left), while conductive nanotubes are pinkish in colour and those that are semico...
    (March, 2004)
  • In Vitro Diagnostics
    Accu-Chek Inform Blood Glucose Meter  The Accu-Chek Inform blood glucose meter manufactured by Roche Diagnostics (Indianapolis, IN) is a professional-use blood glucose meter that has been designed for multiple patient testing in hospitals. The device is based on a personal data assistant pl...
    (May, 2003)
  • Translation Requirements: Time Is Running Out for IVD Manufacturers
    Originally Published EMDM March/April 2003 INDUSTRY NEWS Makers of IVD products have until 7 December to ensure that their devices comply with the European Union’s In Vitro Diagnostics Directive (98/79/EC). Among other things, the directive requires manufacturers to show that they ha...
    (March, 2003)
  • Belgium’s IMEC Wants to Rewire Your World
    Originally Published EMDM March/April 2003 INDUSTRY NEWS Belgium’s IMEC Wants to Rewire Your World A multimode, multimedia system would bring ubiquitous computing to the environment. Diagnostics is poised to benefit. Europe’s largest independent R&D centre devoted to nanotec...
    (March, 2003)
  • Chip combines DNA amplification and detection
    Originally Published EMDM January/February 2003 IVD PRODUCTS Described as a first, a prototype silicon lab-on-a-chip performs both DNA amplification and detection. According to STMicroelectronics GmbH (Grasbrunn, Germany), which presented the technology at Electronica, it is the first t...
    (January, 2003)
  • In Vitro Diagnostics
    Originally Published EMDM May/June 2002 SPECIAL REPORT Accu-Chek Compact A compact, handheld, portable device measures blood glucose levels The intended user of the Accu-Chek Compact is the chronic diabetic (insulin- or non-insulin-dependent) who needs to monitor blood glucose fre...
    (May, 2002)