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    The Power of My Voice

    The Power of My Voice

    “Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” That phrase represents the first experience or familiarity many people have with a voice-enabled medical device. In reality, the Life Alert system is triggered by a button worn around th…
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 05.03.18

  • Digital Health | R&D & Design | Software & IT | Testing
    Hire a Hacker

    Hire a Hacker

    The Internet of Things (IoT) has brought an array of connected technologies that offer a bevy of benefits. From the seemingly superficial, such as a refrigerator that automatically tracks its contents and updates your grocery list appropriately, to t…
    Sean Fenske, Editor 06.06.17

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    New Year’s Resolutions for Industry

    New Year’s Resolutions for Industry

    If you’re like me, you balk at making any resolutions at the start of a new year. If you want to make a change to yourself, make it; don’t be held hostage by the date on your calendar. That aside, for the medtech industry as a whole, ther…
    Sean Fenske, Editor 01.30.17

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    Lessons Learned

    Lessons Learned

    In a short time, we’ll close out 2016, a year that’s seen change in the medical device industry. Fortunately overall, I’d say there have been more positives than negatives, but there’s still work to be done. The device tax, al…
    Sean Fenske, Editor 11.08.16

  • Software & IT | Testing
    Hacking Medtech: Not a Question of When, but Who Will Be First?

    Hacking Medtech: Not a Question of When, but Who Will Be First?

    Well, it’s happened yet again. I’m not referring to another acquisition (although there were a few of those recently that you’ll find in Top of the News). Rather, I’m speaking of a cybersecurity concern that was much ado about…
    Sean Fenske, Editor 10.12.16

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    The Interwebs of Stuff

    Whether we realize it or not, we’re surrounded and impacted on a constant basis by the “Internet of Things” (IoT)—a network of physical objects—everything from sidewalks to pacemakers—embedded with electronics, sof…
    Christopher Delporte, Editorial Director 04.08.15

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    OMG. The FDA Wants You to be its BFF

    Have a problem with your medical device? There’s an app for that. Well, at least there will be. With the swipe of a thumb and a few swift stabs at your smartphone, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to hear from you. Hmm, let&r…
    Christopher Delporte, Editorial Director 05.13.13

  • Contract Manufacturing | R&D & Design | Software & IT | Tubing & Extrusion

    Routine Improvement

    Routine Improvement The medical device industry’s continual improvement starts with familiar processes and procedures wrought over time.  After almost seven years of planning, writing and editing each edition of Medical Product Outs…

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    I Do Recall

    English can be a difficult language to learn. Spelling and pronunciation often are extremely counter intuitive. Different inflections can affect (not effect) the meaning (and understanding) of a word or phrase. Why is it that words such as “tro…
    Christopher Delporte, Editorial Director, Medical Devices 09.05.12

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    All Supply Chain, All the Time

    When we started planning this year’s April issue, it began with an in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) theme. And, indeed, with two features covering the topic this month, the “weight” of the issue certainly does slant in that direction. Ho…
    Christopher Delporte, Group Editor 04.08.11

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    The Glass is Still Half Full

    As a journalist, one of the challenges of covering a “beat” is finding the best way to stay in front of newsmakers and to cultivate sources. This takes on an even more unusual slant in the trade media, because your sources most often also…
    Christopher Delporte, Group Editor 09.13.10

  • R&D & Design | Software & IT | Testing

    FDA Introspection

    FDA gets more aggressive with its scrutiny - internal and external.
    Chris Delporte, Group Editor 05.17.10

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    Move to Modernize

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is close to pulling the trigger on an electronic medical device reporting system (eMDR) for post-market safety tracking of adverse events. The proposed device rule, published in the Federal Register on Au…
    Christopher Delporte, Group Editor, Group Editor 09.09.09

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    Interesting Times

    There’s an oft-quoted ancient Chinese curse that threatens: “May you live in interesting times.” The implication is that “uninteresting” times of peace and tranquility are more life enhancing. Some historians claim the s…
    Christopher Delporte, Group Editor 09.10.08

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    It’s About the Patient, Stupid

    At various (and many) times in life—personal and professional—we trudge full steam ahead with blinders on. It’s easy to do. We get so wrapped up in the minutiae of day-to-day tasks, projects, planning and execution, that it can be…
    Christopher Delporte, Group Editor 04.04.08

  • Contract Manufacturing | R&D & Design | Software & IT

    The Road Ahead

    Where did the year go? If you’re like me, you’ve asked that question a lot recently.  I’ve heard people say that the older you get, the quicker time seems to pass. Though the notion always seemed a little odd to me, I think I m…
    Christopher Delporte , Group Editor 01.23.08

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    Industry’s Expanded Role

    Universal coverage and healthcare reform—they certainly aren’t new topics. And, without question, they remain political hot potatoes. Most people agree that overhaul is needed, but actually implementing real change is a different story.…
    Christopher Delporte, Group Editor 07.27.07