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  • Contract Manufacturing | Materials | R&D & Design

    Achieving Together

    When you think about medical technology product development or manufacturing, many things come to mind—science, patients (and patience), skill, knowledge, talent, quality, speed, cost, in addition to countless others. Pick your favorites. Where…
    Christopher Delporte, Editorial Director 09.11.14

  • Contract Manufacturing | Materials

    The Sleeping Giant

    In the not-so-distant past, many medical device companies saw China as a panacea—the end-all and be-all low-cost production solution to increasingly expensive labor and manufacturing in the United States and Europe. Well, the euphoria didn…
    Christopher Delporte, Editorial Director 04.08.14

  • Contract Manufacturing | Materials | R&D & Design

    How Dependent Are We on Foreign Sourcing?

    More than a few lines of copy on this page over the past six years have been dedicated to an examination of the differences between outsourcing and offshoring. A recent study by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) attempted to determine just how de…
    Christopher Delporte, Editorial Director, Medical Devices 06.11.12

  • Contract Manufacturing | Materials | R&D & Design

    How Dependent Are We on Foreign Sourcing?

    A recent study by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) attempted to determine just how dependent U.S.-based manufacturers have become on a foreign supply base—not just for an analysis of industry trends but from a national security point of vi…
    Christopher Delporte, Editorial Director, Medical Devices 06.06.12

  • Contract Manufacturing | Materials | R&D & Design | Testing

    The Source of Innovation?

    Where does innovation come from? Dare I be so trite as to say that necessity is the mother of invention? Nah. That’s too simple. It’s part of the equation, but just one of many variables. I write about innovation a lot on this page. The r…
    Christopher Delporte 11.02.11

  • Contract Manufacturing | Materials | R&D & Design | Testing

    The Source of Innovation?

    Where does innovation come from? Dare I be so trite as to say that necessity is the mother of invention? Nah. That’s too simple. It’s part of the equation, but just one of many variables. I write about innovation a lot on this page. The…
    Christopher Delporte, Editorial Director 09.19.11

  • Cardiovascular | Materials

    Out With the Old

    During a recent flight from Washington, D.C., to Detroit, a fellow business traveler noticed me bangingaway on my trusty MacBook and asked what I do for a living. I said I was an editor in the medtech field. All he said was: “You’ve h…
    Christopher Delporte , Group Editor 11.12.09