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  • First Look - April 2010
    Phthalate-free TPEs can replace PVC in medical applications Clear, phthalate-free thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) from Elastocon TPE Technologies can be used as alternatives to PVC materials in medical products. The CLR series of TPEs are available in 65 and 75 Shore A hardnesses, giving tubing ma...
    (March, 2010)
  • In Focus on Electronics
    Ceramic Varistor Offers Advanced Performance in Small Footprint A manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions has expanded its zinc oxide (ZnO) varistor series to include an 18-V version with a maximum 1-µA leakage current. The UltraGuard Series multilayer ceramic v...
    (January, 2010)
  • In Focus on Tubing and Related Equipment
    Polyurethane Tubing Resists Kinking and Abrasion Beswick Engineering offers high-performance polyurethane tubing, coiled polyurethane tubing and high-pressure tubing. The firm’s flexible polyurethane tubing offers resistance to kinking and abrasion. The elastic tubing resists attack by water,...
    (January, 2010)
  • First Look
    Noteworthy new materials, components and equipment suited for medical technology applications
    (January, 2010)
  • Challenge Prompts Change in the UK
    Severe budget restrictions loom
    (November, 2009)
  • Ireland’s Medical Technology Industry
    The Irish medical technology sector is looking strong and its competitive approach to the current economic climate is set to keep it that way.
    (November, 2009)
  • 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.
    (November, 2009)
  • Today’s Machine Vision Systems
    The latest machine vision technology is enabling manufacturers to increase production and offer complete quality control and traceability.
    (September, 2009)
  • The US Market: Moving Towards Greater Evidence-Based Pricing
    As health care expenditure rises in the United States, experts are calling for comparative effectiveness research to help decision makers determine whether therapies and tests are reasonable or necessary.
    (May, 2009)
  • Tools for Assessing the Value of Medical Devices
    A series of tools has been developed that will help manufacturers demonstrate the value of their products to purchasers.
    (March, 2009)
  • In and Around France
    News on some suppliers and a launch event.
    (March, 2009)
  • Electronic System Components Meet Today’s Demands
    How the performance of ultra compact ultrasound equipment is set to become even better.
    (March, 2009)
  • When Conventional Memory is Not Worth Remembering
    The disadvantages of using consumer memory products in medical devices and why specialised memory tokens should be used instead.
    (March, 2009)
  • Differential Pressure Sensors for Respiratory Flow Measurement
    How the latest generation of differential pressure sensors are helping design engineers build accurate and stable respiratory devices.
    (March, 2009)
  • Italy: Current Trends
    Italy’s medical sector is already starting to feel the effects of its ageing demographic, a trend that is set to affect the whole of Europe.
    (January, 2009)
  • Eight Reasons To Switch To Adhesives
    Now is a good time to review your current joining processes.
    (January, 2009)
  • The Irish Medical Device and Diagnostics Industry in 2008
    The industry’s continued success is the result of sound strategy and its application. The next tranche of planning extends up until 2013 and its important elements are outlined here.
    (November, 2008)
  • Advantages of Automation in Production and Assembly
    How to achieve better products, greater product quality and increased profitability.
    (November, 2008)
  • News Round-Up From the UK
    A review of some of the issues affecting today’s industry and some insights into the future.
    (November, 2008)
  • 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)
  • Keeping Products in Close Focus
    Today’s stereo inspection systems are increasing manufacturing efficiency.
    (September, 2008)
  • The Netherlands: Utilising Innovation
    The publication of numerous reports is prompting significant changes for the Dutch health care system and its industry in 2009.
    (September, 2008)
  • Moulding Miniature Components
    Today’s moulding machines are built to provide efficiency and precision in the production of small and often intricate components.
    (September, 2008)
  • Ten Considerations When Leak Testing Medical Devices
    Maximising production without sacrificing quality when leak testing medical devices is a major objective for manufacturers.Here is some advice on how to achieve this.
    (September, 2008)
  • The Italian Industry: Meeting Today’s Challenges
    Companies make the most of their environment to respond to market difficulties.
    (May, 2008)