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Medical Device Packaging Sustainability and Optimization: A Design Framework Perspective

By Vimal Kumar -
A medical design framework may enable the development of safe and sustainble packaging solutions.
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Medical Device Packaging Sustainability and Optimization: A Design Framework Perspective

By Vimal Kumar -
A medical design framework may enable the development of safe and sustainble packaging solutions.
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How to Navigate Inside the Body

By Thomas Klein -
German start-up Fiagon has developed a navigation system to guide surgeons during minimally invasive interventions.

Novel Headband Device Prevents Migraine

By Adele Graham-King -
Belgium based Cefaly-Technology developed a new device that embraces transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) technology to prevent migraine.

MedTech Industry News Roundup

By Thomas Klein -
An overview of past week’s industry news: Siemens is about to sell a part of its diagnostics division, Vectura buys German inhaler manufacturer, and Trumpf aims to dispose of its medical business.

Five Examples of 3-D Printing Changing the MedTech World

By Thomas Klein -
Still need proof that 3-D printing will revolutionize the medical industry? Take look at some recent innovations and advancements enabled by 3-D printing.

Nickel in Implants Doesn’t Increase Allergic Reaction, Study Finds

By Ute Eppinger -
Nickel is a known cause for allergic reactions reaching from redness and itching to even blisters. A new study shows that nickel-titanium alloys in wires used in cardiovascular implants bear no increased risk for allergy sufferers.

Fraunhofer Develops Two-Armed Robot for Unloading Boxes

By Thomas Klein -
Fraunhofer IPA has developed a new two-armed Pick and Place robot for unloading boxes in production. While bulk in boxes is currently being unloaded mainly manually, the new robot could lead to a higher level of automation and reduced cycle times.

How to Measure Blood Glucose with Saliva

By Adele Graham-King -
Non-invasive glucose testing has to be the key to increasing patient adherence in diabetes management. A start-up has built a of device that monitors the glucose level using the patient's saliva.

FDA Will See You Now: How to Gain Clarity from U.S. Regulators

By Ken Block -
Earlier this year, FDA released the new final guidance document Requests for Feedback on Medical Device Submissions. This guidance is essential for Class II and III manufacturers wondering how to seek clarifications from U.S. regulators before or after applications are sent to FDA for new or modified medical devices