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  • Diagnostics | Surgical
    Crash Test Dummies with Synthetic Beating Hearts

    Crash Test Dummies with Synthetic Beating Hearts

    Tampa, Fla.-based SynDaver Labs is in the business of manufacturing humans. But before you grab your torch and pitchfork and race off to rally the townspeople, they’re not live humans and are most certainly not harvested from graveyards by a ma…
    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 07.26.17

  • Molding
    ‘Part Process’ Development and Validation for Multiple Machines

    ‘Part Process’ Development and Validation for Multiple Machines

    An OEM consortium challenged the traditional plastic part validation process to facilitate moving a mold between machines.
    Matt Therrien & The Medical OEM Consortium 07.26.17

  • Contract Manufacturing | R&D & Design
    An Outsourcing Focus in San Diego

    An Outsourcing Focus in San Diego

    The MPO Summit travels to southern California for sun, surf, networking, and industry insights.
    Sean Fenske, Editor 07.26.17


  • 3D/Additive Manufacturing | Contract Manufacturing | Machining & Laser Processing | Materials | Molding | R&D & Design | Testing
    Testing Designs: Prototypes Help Get Medtech to Market Faster

    Testing Designs: Prototypes Help Get Medtech to Market Faster

    Both traditional and advanced prototyping technologies are seeing increased use to get products to market faster.
    Mark Crawford, Contributing Writer 07.26.17

  • Cardiovascular | Diagnostics
    Changing Administrations and the Strategy for Value-Based Growth in Medtech

    Changing Administrations and the Strategy for Value-Based Growth in Medtech

    In 2013, the U.S. medtech business turned the corner with improving revenue trends. The roll-out of Obamacare has stimulated growth in hospital admissions and other new systems of healthcare utilization at sites of care that didn’t exist before…
    Maria Shepherd, Medi-Vantage 07.26.17

  • 3D/Additive Manufacturing | R&D & Design | Testing
    Pro Tips for Prototypes: The Smart Way to Manage Device Iterations

    Pro Tips for Prototypes: The Smart Way to Manage Device Iterations

    There’s something about hitting the prototype stage of the development cycle that makes everything finally seem real. This is the point at which there is finally an object to hold in your hands—a physical representation of the vision, inv…
    Dawn A. Lissy, Empirical 07.26.17


  • Comparing CGMP Pharma vs. Device:  Subpart A—General Provisions (Part II)

    Comparing CGMP Pharma vs. Device: Subpart A—General Provisions (Part II)

    Despite maintaining a somewhat close professional relationship, the pharmaceutical and medical device industries are complete strangers in many ways. Between product development timelines, innovation, and outsourcing, the two sides lead mostly separa…
    James A. Dunning, QPC Services LLC 07.26.17

  • A Look into ISO 14971: Risk Management and Quality System Integration

    A Look into ISO 14971: Risk Management and Quality System Integration

    “People generally prefer present benefits over future benefits, and prefer future harms over present harms, so time-preference may need to be captured when risks and benefits occur at different times,” stated an Association for the Advanc…
    Emily Ysaguirre, VERSE Solutions 07.26.17

  • Contract Manufacturing
    The Everlasting Life of Legacy Medical Products

    The Everlasting Life of Legacy Medical Products

    Large medical device companies are mostly publicly traded firms that are obliged to meet consistently high levels of market returns. Analysts not only expect robust revenue growth and healthy profits, but also strong margins. Satisfying these demands…
    Dan O’Mahony, Lifesciences Manager, Exertis Supply Chain Services Limited 07.26.17


  • Paying It Forward: Mentoring the Next Generation of Manufacturing Professionals

    Paying It Forward: Mentoring the Next Generation of Manufacturing Professionals

    As we progress in our careers, it’s interesting to reflect on the times that made a real difference. For us, it was three mentors: one when my career was just beginning, and two when our careers were shifting gears. These highly intelligent peo…
    Steve Maylish and Mike White, Fusion Biotec 07.26.17

  • Diagnostics | Digital Health | Patient Monitoring
    Medical Auto-Pilot: Medtech’s Focus on Digital Therapeutics

    Medical Auto-Pilot: Medtech’s Focus on Digital Therapeutics

    Necessity is the mother of invention. Although often attributed to Plato and appearing in certain translations of his Republic, this well-known proverb more likely evolved from an early 1500s Latin textbook of everyday sayings that included the phras…
    Bryan Hughes, Director, P&M Corporate Finance 07.26.17

  • Cardiovascular | Diagnostics | Digital Health | Neurological | Patient Monitoring | Surgical
    Perspective (Trends at the Top 2017): Findings of the Top 30

    Perspective (Trends at the Top 2017): Findings of the Top 30

    Time breeds perspective if you stare at something long enough. I’ve been staring at the medical device industry since 1999. At that time, the first “trend” I observed was the industry reacting to the threat of Y2K. (I’d ventur…
    Sean Fenske, Editor 07.26.17

  • Diagnostics
    A Simple Blood Test that Can Catch Cancer Early

    A Simple Blood Test that Can Catch Cancer Early

    Could move up detection by as much as 100 days.
    Videos TED

  • Contract Manufacturing | Machining & Laser Processing | Molding
    Avalign Technologies Acquires Thortex & Millennium Surgical

    Avalign Technologies Acquires Thortex & Millennium Surgical

    Avalign adds suite of manufacturing services and specialty surgical instruments to offerings.
    Business Wire 07.25.17

  • Materials
    Mike on Medtech: Biomaterials, Biocompatibility, and Bioabsorbable

    Mike on Medtech: Biomaterials, Biocompatibility, and Bioabsorbable

    Mike Drues speaks with Sean Fenske to discuss biomaterials, biofriendly, biocompatible, bioabsorbable, and more.
    Sean Fenske, Editor 07.24.17

  • Diagnostics
    Siemens Healthineers to Acquire Epocal from Alere

    Siemens Healthineers to Acquire Epocal from Alere

    The acquisition of Alere's epoc Blood Analysis Sytem will complete Siemens' blood gas portfolio.
    Business Wire 07.24.17

  • Software & IT
    Quality Nightmares #23

    Quality Nightmares #23

    Quality Nightmares offers a humorous look at the challenges faced by medtech professionals.
    MasterControl 07.24.17

  • Diagnostics | Patient Monitoring
    FDA Clears First Neonatal MRI Device

    FDA Clears First Neonatal MRI Device

    The Embrace Neonatal MRI System is designed specifically for imaging of the neonatal head.
    Videos U.S. Food and Drug Administration

  • 3D/Additive Manufacturing | Materials
    Strengthening 3D Printed Parts for Real-World Use

    Strengthening 3D Printed Parts for Real-World Use

    3D printer filament is combined with a thin layer of a carbon nanotube composite material on the outside.
    Videos Texas A&M University

  • 3D/Additive Manufacturing | Cardiovascular | Materials
    Testing a 3D-Printed Silicone Artificial Heart

    Testing a 3D-Printed Silicone Artificial Heart

    The soft artificial heart resembles the human heart in appearance and function.
    Videos ETH Zurich