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  • Digital Health | Software & IT
    Ensuring a Successful Migration to Windows 10

    Ensuring a Successful Migration to Windows 10

    The right moves protect validation, increase security, and enable a competitive edge.
    Online Exclusives Jeff Durst, Director of Product Management and Solutions Architect, Dedicated Computing 02.16.18

  • Cardiovascular
    Philips Recalls HeartStart MRx Defibrillator Due to Defects in Gas Discharge Tubes

    Philips Recalls HeartStart MRx Defibrillator Due to Defects in Gas Discharge Tubes

    Micro cracks in the tubes may cause device failure, including when delivering repeated shocks in AED mode.
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration 02.12.18

  • Cancer-Fighting Nanorobots Programmed to Seek & Destroy Tumors

    Cancer-Fighting Nanorobots Programmed to Seek & Destroy Tumors

    Study shows first applications of DNA origami for nanomedicine.
    Videos Arizona State University


  • Software & IT
    Edible QR Code Could Tailor Medicine to Individual Patients

    Edible QR Code Could Tailor Medicine to Individual Patients

    The technology has the potential for reducing wrong medication and fake medicine.
    Videos University of Copenhagen the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

  • REHEAL Bioengineered

    REHEAL Bioengineered 'Healing Glove' Nears Commercialization

    The REHEAL glove is a flexible polymeric glove wound dressing for treatment after hand trauma.
    Videos University of Texas at Arlington

  • Neurological

    'Brain Pacemaker' Slows Alzheimer's Decline

    Patients with surgical implant retain functionality longer, improve quality of life.
    Videos The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center


  • Quality Nightmares #34: The FDA Auditor

    Quality Nightmares #34: The FDA Auditor

    Quality Nightmares offers a humorous look at the challenges faced by medtech professionals.
    MasterControl 01.30.18

  • Autism Treatment Options Reach Fever Pitch

    Autism Treatment Options Reach Fever Pitch

    The AVACEN 100 (Advanced VAscular Circulation ENhancement) is an FDA-cleared, over-the-counter, non-invasive heat therapy device indicated for temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain stiffness, joint pain associated with arthritis, muscle spa…
    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 01.30.18

  • Cardiovascular | Digital Health
    Feeding the Medtech Innovation Pipeline

    Feeding the Medtech Innovation Pipeline

    MassMEDIC is the largest regional medical device association in the United States, with member companies ranging from the largest to the smallest medical technology innovators. The MassMEDIC Medtech Showcase, held in October every year, is a meeting…
    Maria Shepherd, President and Founder, Medi-Vantage 01.30.18


  • R&D & Design
    Shop Smart: How to Make the Most of the Prototype Phase

    Shop Smart: How to Make the Most of the Prototype Phase

    There are two basic types of people: Those who make sweeping generalizations, and those who don’t. (Actually, there’s a third type—one who opens columns with corny jokes and strains to hear the laugh track over the lonely cricket in…
    Dawn A. Lissy, President & Founder, Empirical 01.30.18

  • The Big Squeeze Is On: An Examination of the Health Insurance Impact

    The Big Squeeze Is On: An Examination of the Health Insurance Impact

    As 2018 begins, there is unprecedented angst among the general population about individual healthcare coverage. MPO readers and I share this angst, though we are probably more likely than most to voice our concerns because of the nature of our jobs&m…
    Chris Oleksy, Founder and CEO, Oleksy Enterprises and Next Life Medical; CEO, Emergent Respiratory 01.30.18

  • Varian to Acquire Sirtex Medical for $1.3B

    Varian to Acquire Sirtex Medical for $1.3B

    Sirtex's offers targeted internal radiation therapy for certain liver cancers; adds to Varian's cancer care portfolio.
    PR Newswire 01.30.18

  • Act Now to Prepare for MDSAP Audits

    Act Now to Prepare for MDSAP Audits

    The clock is ticking for medical device manufacturers worldwide. Manufacturers that want to continue selling products in Canada’s $6.7 billion medical device market should be preparing and planning for the international Medical Device Single Au…
    Kim Trautman, Executive Vice President of Medical Device International Services, NSF International 01.29.18

  • Back to Basics: A Regulatory Professional

    Back to Basics: A Regulatory Professional's New Year's To-Do List

    As 2018 begins, it may be tempting to tackle the array of contemporary issues currently facing regulatory professionals, but I like to start the year by getting back to basics. For me, a calendar change is a time for mental tool sharpening and corpor…
    James A. Dunning, Principal, QPC Services, LLC 01.29.18

  • Four Key Takeaways from NAFTA’s Impact on Medtech

    Four Key Takeaways from NAFTA’s Impact on Medtech

    Renegotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) kicked off in August 2017, making this an opportune time to discuss the impact the trade agreement has made on the region’s medical goods supply chain. The trade agreement, whic…
    Mihir Torsekar, nternational Trade Analyst, U.S. International Trade Commission 01.29.18

  • Contract Manufacturing
    Absence Makes the Heart Grow Cold: Ensuring Regular Client/Service Provider Contact

    Absence Makes the Heart Grow Cold: Ensuring Regular Client/Service Provider Contact

    Much of project management (and business management in general) involves understanding human nature and putting practices in place which safeguard against problems—especially expensive problems! Human nature can make it easy to slip into a comf…
    David C. Robson, Principal, Robson Advisors 01.29.18

  • MedTech M&A and Manufacturing Predictions for 2018

    MedTech M&A and Manufacturing Predictions for 2018

    2017 was a year of unprecedented global change, and the impacts were certainly felt in medtech and healthcare. Some of the biggest changes occurred in the United States: Businessman/reality television star Donald Trump took office and the Republican…
    Mark Bonifacio, President, Bonifacio Consulting Services 01.29.18

  • Investing Time in San Francisco

    Investing Time in San Francisco

    I considered writing this Letter on the passage of the legislation that suspends the medical device excise tax for another two years (literally just happened last night, at the time I’m writing this), but since we’ve already been down tha…
    Sean Fenske, Editor 01.29.18

  • Machining & Laser Processing
    Beyond Metal Machining

    Beyond Metal Machining

    Lasers and non-metal materials offer new opportunities while traditional methods improve.
    Mark Crawford, Contributing Writer 01.29.18

  • R&D & Design
    R&D Reboot: Leveraging New Strategies for Innovation Creation

    R&D Reboot: Leveraging New Strategies for Innovation Creation

    Medtech companies must adopt new research and development models to remain relevant and competitive in an evolving healthcare
    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 01.29.18