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  • Cardiovascular | Surgical
    Boston Scientific Prevails in German Edwards Lifesciences Litigation

    Boston Scientific Prevails in German Edwards Lifesciences Litigation

    Court rules Edwards’ next-gen valve infringes Boston Scientific patent and grants right to enjoin sales in Germany.
    Boston Scientific 10.23.18

  • Materials
    Selecting Silicone Adhesives for Medical Device Manufacturing

    Selecting Silicone Adhesives for Medical Device Manufacturing

    Understanding cure characteristics, temperature, rheology, surface prep, and inhibition simplifies the specification process.
    Online Exclusives Brian Reilly, Business Development Director, Biomaterials, NuSil, an Avantor Company 10.18.18

  • Cardiovascular | Digital Health | Patient Monitoring | Software & IT
    3 Ways the New Apple Watch Will Impact the Medical Device Industry

    3 Ways the New Apple Watch Will Impact the Medical Device Industry

    The tech giant is focusing on a new target, posing an interesting challenge for companies already producing medical devices.
    Online Exclusives Megan Ray Nichols, Science Writer; Editor, Schooled By Science 10.18.18


  • Software & IT
    How Medical Device Quality Teams Can Navigate Digital Transformation

    How Medical Device Quality Teams Can Navigate Digital Transformation

    The potential benefits from digitalization extend beyond increased productivity for medical device manufacturing.
    Online Exclusives Stephen McCarthy, VP of Digital Innovation, Sparta Systems 10.18.18

  • Software & IT
    6 Best Practices for Complying with ISO 13485:2016

    6 Best Practices for Complying with ISO 13485:2016

    At this stage, companies have less than six months to be compliant.
    Online Exclusives Jon Speer, Co-Founder and VP of QA/RA, Greenlight Guru 10.17.18

  • Electronics | R&D & Design
    Magnetics in Medical Devices: A Practical Guide

    Magnetics in Medical Devices: A Practical Guide

    Sometimes magnets are behind a core device technology and the commercialization team has to account for interference.
    Online Exclusives Nigel Syrotuck, Mechanical Engineer, StarFish Medical 10.17.18


  • Diagnostics
    Cancer Blood Test Trialed to Prevent Unnecessary Chemo

    Cancer Blood Test Trialed to Prevent Unnecessary Chemo

    One of the largest trials internationally to investigate a predictive blood test to guide cancer treatment.
    Videos Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

  • Contract Manufacturing | R&D & Design | Tubing & Extrusion
    Nordson Acquires Clada to Enhance Balloon Catheter Engineering Capabilities

    Nordson Acquires Clada to Enhance Balloon Catheter Engineering Capabilities

    Clada Medical Devices is an Ireland based design and development operation focused on balloons and balloon catheters.
    Business Wire 10.17.18

  • With Trump’s Space Force Idea Gaining Steam, Could a U.S. Health Force Be Far Behind?

    With Trump’s Space Force Idea Gaining Steam, Could a U.S. Health Force Be Far Behind?

    Over the summer, the Trump administration expressed its desire to form a U.S. Space Force—a new military branch that would be different from the unit (Air Force Space Command) already tasked with overseeing much of America’s defense asset…
    Chris Oleksy, Emergent Respiratory 10.16.18


  • Medtech Funding: Emerging from the Valley of Death?

    Medtech Funding: Emerging from the Valley of Death?

    The number of conferences focused on finding funding in the life sciences and medtech space continues to increase. Two of them—the RESI meeting (Redefining Early Stage Investments, held in Boston, Mass., on Sept. 6) and the McDermott Life Scien…
    Maria Shepherd, President and Founder, Medi-Vantage 10.16.18

  • Professional Development for the Quality/Regulatory Professional

    Professional Development for the Quality/Regulatory Professional

    Recently, someone asked me if colleges offer degrees in quality. I replied that many schools do indeed offer undergraduate programs in quality management or other quality focus areas, but such diplomas are rare among quality or regulatory professiona…
    James A. Dunning, Principal, QPC Services LLC 10.16.18

  • Contract Manufacturing | Electronics | Neurological
    Aligning Innovation and Unmet Clinical Needs in Neuromodulation

    Aligning Innovation and Unmet Clinical Needs in Neuromodulation

    For physicians and care providers treating neurological disorders, the use of neuromodulation devices represents a potential solution for their patients. As this technology has evolved and advanced, its therapy applications continue to expand. Wit…
    Mark Hjelle, Senior Product Line Manager, Heraeus Medical Components 10.16.18

  • Spotlight on Recent Legislation and the 2018 Midterm Elections

    Spotlight on Recent Legislation and the 2018 Midterm Elections

    With the second session of the 115th Congress winding down, legislators are considering several noteworthy pieces of legislation of interest to the healthcare and medical device industry. One measure, H.R. 184, which passed the U.S. House of Represen…
    Jeffrey J. Kimbell and David C. Rudloff, Jeffrey J. Kimbell & Associates Inc. 10.16.18

  • 3D/Additive Manufacturing | Surgical
    Regulating the Practice of Medicine

    Regulating the Practice of Medicine

    In the latest issue of MPO’s sister publication, Orthopedic Design & Technology (ODT), my Editor’s Letter posed a question regarding regulatory approval of implants. Specifically, I wondered if all implanted devices should be required…
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 10.16.18

  • Compensation Complacency? The Medtech Industry Annual Salary Survey

    Compensation Complacency? The Medtech Industry Annual Salary Survey

    Stagnant medtech wages and lower base salaries are not a major source of frustration for industry professionals.
    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 10.16.18

  • Tubing & Extrusion
    Extrapolating Extrusion

    Extrapolating Extrusion

    A roundtable discussion of the myriad trends and challenges affecting extruders for the medical device industry.
    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 10.16.18

  • Contract Manufacturing
    Automating the Manufacturing Orchestra

    Automating the Manufacturing Orchestra

    Sophisticated welding tools, robotic systems, DFM, and Industry 4.0 address medtech assembly challenges.
    Mark Crawford, Contributing Writer 10.16.18

  • Software & IT
    Risk Management Approaches to Machine Learning in Medical Devices

    Risk Management Approaches to Machine Learning in Medical Devices

    Insights on regulatory pathway, algorithms, cybersecurity, and validation.
    Steve Tyrrell, Regulatory Compliance Associates Inc., and Alex Reid, Proactive Cyber Security 10.16.18

  • Supply Chain 2020—How Are You Trending?

    Supply Chain 2020—How Are You Trending?

    Since the dawn of the 21st century, prognosticators have been looking ahead to the year 2020 and predicting what life might be like for various industries, markets, and professions. As that target year quickly approaches (14 months out), it’s w…
    Florence Joffroy-Black and Dave Sheppard, MedWorld Advisors 10.16.18

  • R&D & Design
    DNA of a Successful and Innovative Product Development Program

    DNA of a Successful and Innovative Product Development Program

    There are many ways to successfully develop new and innovative product solutions. Projects can be oriented to meet a clinical need via a new technical approach or better satisfy a business opportunity. They can make previously unavailable treatments…
    David C. Robson, Principal, Robson Advisors 10.16.18