Bringing Medical Product Labelling up to Standard
In the current regulatory environment, with agencies such as US FDA demanding complete lifecycle traceability of every product, accurate labelling is a necessity. It is time for medical device companies of every size to accept the next regulatory era and put in place robust, highly integrated pr...
Don’t Let Medical Innovations Get Lost in Translation
How to ensure effective translation in the medical device industry
Building a Recession-Proof Supply Chain
A “pull system” can help ensure that supply-chain triggers are driven by customer demand in good times and bad
Five Minute Interview: Dr. Mark Begbie
Medical Device Technology’s (MDT) series of interviews offers personal perspectives on the diverse and dynamic medical device technology industry. Here, we talk to Dr Mark Begbie.
Advantages of Flexible Assembly Automation Systems
Careful planning and design of an automated production system will optimise return on investment throughout the entire lifecycle of a product. This article explains how.
Clinical Studies in Italy
The requirements for conducting medical device clinical studies in Europe are not identical in all Member States. That is, variations exist in the way that the requirements in the European Directives are interpreted and enforced. This article provides an overview of the requirements that currentl...
New literature, cd-roms, videos and podcasts
Motion control components
A general catalogue in two cross-referenced volumes presents the entire line of motion control components available from a specialist supplier. Available in English and German versions, the catalogue provides full information about linear guides, linear actuators...
Pfeiffer Invests in New Logistics and Technology Centres
Manufacturer of pharmaceutical pumps Pfeiffer is investing €12 million in a new building project at its main manufacturing plant in Eigeltingen, Germany. The logistics centre and new technical cent...
RFID in Healthcare: The Next Generation
Radio-frequency identification technology is not the answer to every logistics challenge, but under the right circumstances, it can add tremendous value to a business process
Of Supply Chains, China, and Marine Ecosystems
A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
What has brown done for you lately? Well, I’m glad you asked. As it happens, United Parcel Service just distributed the results of a survey on healthcare supply chains. While the poll does not till any new ground per se, it exposes s...
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.
The city-state’s suppliers tout their manufacturing expertise, commitment to quality, and solid IP protection
Check Valve Combines Antisiphon Feature with Low Opening Pressure
TECHNOLOGY NEWS: IV COMPONENTS
To prevent liquid being siphoned from IV administration sets, antisiphon valves currently on the market typically have an opening pressure between 1.5 and 5.0 psi. Filtertek B.V. (Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, Ir...
RFID Tag Withstands Gamma Sterilization
Suited for single-use products, a radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag equipped with read/write capabilities withstands gamma radiation up to 45 kGy and temperatures ranging from –20° to 85°C. Developed by...
Medical Alliance Offers OEMs a Complete Supply Chain
Solectron Corp. (Milpitas, CA, USA) has formed a strategic alliance with four other service providers to the medical industry. The Solectron Medical Alliance Program (S-MAP) is designed to provide OEMs with full product life...
Philips Medical Hands Over Supply-Chain Management to United Parcel Service
Don’t be surprised if you start seeing more and more of those familiar brown vans pulling up in front of a hospital near you in the months ahead. It’s just a sign that the strategy of United Parcel Service Supply C...
RFID Platform Designed for LifeScience Industries
Originally Published EMDM May/June 2005
RFID Platform Designed for Life
The Heliport RFID system is the brains behind a “smart” test tube for blood-testing applications that will be introduced this year.
Low-noise vacuum pump targets suction devices
Originally Published EMDM January/February 2003
A compact diaphragm vacuum pump with high pneumatic capacity is suited for use with suction devices and related medical equipment. The Model N 838.1.2 pump was introduced by KNF Neuberger GmbH (Freiburg, Germany) at Medica.
The pump is equ...
Smart Labels Support Read-and-Write Operations
Originally Published EMDM May/June 2001
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) labels do not require direct contact or line-of-sight visibility to be read. Zebra has developed a transfer printer for the production of RFID labels.
A recent development in...