Medical Device Directory

White Papers for Medical Device Industry Suppliers

  • Low Pressure MeasurementsBy

    Low pressure (.2 to 5 psig) is one of the most rapidly growing segments of the pressure measuring market. It is, unfortunately, very difficult to make accurate calibrations of high accuracy gauge pressure instruments in this range. This paper discusses some problems and solutions found in making...
  • Corona vs PlasmaBy

    One common question about surface treatment systems is, “What is the difference between corona and plasma, and what best fits my application?” Both corona and plasma treatment increase the surface energy of materials and thereby improving the adhesion of inks, adhesives, flocking or other...
  • How SYSPRO Leverages a Lean Manufacturing Model to Enhance ProfitabilityBy

    The basic goal of LEAN Manufacturing is to get more done with less by minimizing inventory at all stages of production, shortening the product cycle times from raw materials to finished goods, and by eliminating waste. This white paper outlines the when, why and how ERP supports Lean...
  • ‘Winged’ PACKAGE DESIGN RESULTS IN COST SAVINGSBy

    A SINGLE UNIT DOSE NASAL SPRAYER CARTON FOR FLU VACCINE PROVIDES A MORE COMPACT AND LOWER COST ALTERNATIVE TO BLISTER PACKAGING
  • Rethink Your Cleaning ProcessBy

    Modern Vapor Degreasing Systems are Environmentally Friendly, Save Energy
  • Mitigating Medical Device Product Liability RiskBy

    Medical device product liability lawsuits are a stark reality in the manufacturing industry. The nearly doubling of medical device recalls in the past decade proves that even with the FDA working to ensure that only “safe” products are made and manufacturers making a dedicated effort to...
  • Why Do I Need a Cleanroom?By

    The electronic, high-tech, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, aero space, medical and many other industries depend on cleanroom technology. As products such as cell phone circuit boards become smaller, the chance of contamination in manufacturing becomes higher. For pharmaceutical companies, clean,...
  • What IQ/OQ/PQ Services Are - and Why You Need ThemBy

    Equipment validation – often referred to as Installation Qualification (IQ), Operational Qualification (OQ), and Performance Qualification (PQ) – provides you with a way of assessing how well your equipment is functioning. IQ/OQ/PQ may also be required by association, state, or federal...
  • Tackling Tough Fluid Sensing ChallengesBy

    If an application calls for the accurate fluid sensing of liquid level, pressure or flow, Gems Sensors & Controls can help. Their extensive fluid sensing portfolio has evolved from nearly 60 years of field-proven successes in a variety of markets. Common customer fluid sensing challenges can...
  • AC or DC DriveBy

    Which is best for small motors?
  • Thermal Analysis Unlocks the Secrets of ElastomersBy

    Analysts can reverse engineer elastomers which allows companies to improve on specific formulations.
  • Basics of Force Sensors Study GuideBy

    The study guide, “Basics of Force Sensors”, explores the different technologies engineers can choose from in selecting the ideal force sensing-device for a design project. This all-encompassing guide highlights key factors to consider in the sensor selection process: price, accuracy, and ease of...
  • The Thick & Thin of Plastic BagsBy

    An article describing the unit of measure "mil" as it relates to polyethylene film and bag production. Also, a table providing examples of probable uses for polyethylene bags of various mil thicknesses.
  • A Computing Platform Based on 4th Gen Intel® Core™ CPU for In Vitro Diagnostics Instruments DesignBy

    IVD instruments are designed for various qualitative or quantitative diagnostic procedures, commonly called assays, in assessing or measuring the target entity out of the samples. For different assays, IVD instruments are designed with the goal to automate the process, combining and streamlining...
  • Polarization in Piezoceramic MaterialsBy

    One can think of a piezoceramic as a rock which generates electrical current if squeezed and which moves if driven by an electrical current. For these wonderful properties to occur electrodes must be connected to the piezoceramic and the piezoceramic must be polarized. Electrodes are metal...
  • Polyurethane Film on Paper With Controlled ReleaseBy

    A white paper describing the technical challenges in the development of Argotec's ArgoMedPLUS 18411 TPU Film-on-Paper product for use in kiss-cut frame dressing and surgical drape applications.
  • Guidelines for Selecting ValvesBy

    There is much to consider when choosing the right valves for an application. Here are some basics, important considerations, and guidelines for energy efficiency.
  • Plasma Surface Modification of PolymersBy

    Material selection of polymer components and disposables is determined by various factors such as physical/optical properties, cost, biocompatibility, etc. However, due to the hydrophobic (non-wetting) characteristics of many polymers, challenges can occur when bonding, coating or printing are...
  • Multi-Component (2K) Injection Molding / Overmolded PartsBy

    Multi-component or multi-material injection molding is a process that has developed greatly in the past decade. The process has grown not only due to technological advancements but due to OEM's searching for new ways to gain advantage over competitors in quality and value of products....
  • Overview of an Ethylene Oxide Sterilization ValidationBy

    Prior to beginning routine ethylene oxide sterilization, a product with a sterile claim needs to complete a validation process to ensure the Sterility Assurance Level claimed is met. This TechTip will provide a step-by-step overview of an ethylene oxide validation process that complies with the...
  • The Environmental and Bottom Line Impact of Single-Use SystemsBy

    Explore the merits of a single-use bioprocessing system and learn how the byproduct of these systems, cogeneration, can be leveraged to save money and reduce waste. The debate of which system is better for bioprocessing, a single-use system comprised of polymer-based parts or a stainless...
  • Efficiently Compliant: Using an SPC system to comply with the FDA’s CFR Part 11 requirementsBy

    Explore the FDA’s CFR Part 11 requirements for electronic records and signatures. Discover how the right statistical process control (SPC) software program can help your organization become compliant with these rules in an efficient way. Companies that are regulated by the FDA must comply...
  • ISO 8573 Compressed Air Contaminants, Purity Classes, and MethodsBy

    White paper discusses ISO 8573 sampling and analytical techniques and how Trace Analytics has developed an approach that allows determination of compliance in a straightforward and cost-effective manner.
  • Lean production and material flow in medical manufacturingBy

    12-page guidebook/brochure explores different technological approaches to lean manufacturing and assembly in a medical environment. When does it make sense to automate? When should you use a manual assembly process. Guidebook explores different application scenarios, recommends technologies for...
  • Using Infrared Light to Revolutionize the Staking ProcessBy

    Take a look inside the four basic steps of the staking process and discover how Infrastake harnesses infrared light to join plastics together in an innovative way. The process of staking plastic parts has been dominated by three main methods; hot air, thermal, and ultrasonic. Each method has...