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White Papers for Medical Device Industry Suppliers

  • Electronics Supply Chain Management Tips: Cost ReductionBy

    When asked about the most basic goal of nearly any business, most will give the same answer: maximize revenue while minimizing costs. You may not realize it, but inefficiencies and issues within your supply chain might be eating a big chunk of your profits each year. Thousands or even millions...
  • Catheter Design: Expert Guidelines for Optimizing PerformanceBy

    Layer by layer approach to the design performance considerations to achieve optimal catheter performance.
  • Determining Extractables and Leachables in Polymeric MaterialsBy

    Jordi Labs determines extractables and leachables in polymeric materials.
  • Contract ManufacturingBy

    Customer engaged MME group for tooling and production molding work for two of 37 total parts required to manufacture a popular consumer product, the number one walking cane in America. MME group provided contract manufacturing solutions for the customer to move its entire offshore production to...
  • MACHINING WITH CO2 TECHNOLOGY – MEDICABy

    Machining with reclaimed Carbon Dioxide (CO2) addresses two critical issues in the medical machining industry. The first issue is the need to machine components that are designed to be used inside the human body where part contamination introduced during the machining processes is prohibited....
  • Prototype to Get Your Product Funded & LaunchBy

    This guide is here to help you understand how four prototypes help you secure funding from different sources throughout the entire product development process.
  • FDA Inspection TrendsBy

    The landscape of today’s clinical trials is ever changing, posing greater challenges for sponsors, investigators and FDA alike. Challenges include increased complexity, novel therapies, large multi-site trials, inclusion of vulnerable patients, trials conducted outside of the United States, and...
  • Onshoring Trend And U.S. Healthcare Reform Increase Value Of Contract ManufacturersBy

    Global economics and healthcare reform are increasing the importance on finding an onshore contract medical component manufacturer that meets the needs of OEMs. By partnering with contract manufacturers, medical device developers enhance their ability to invent creative new solutions to help...
  • The Evidence Is Mounting: Radiation Risk and InterventionalistsBy

    Taking care of our clinicians is the key to unlocking a better quality of life in the new era of healthcare. Fluoroscopic procedures have grown more frequent and complex, and interventionalists are picking up the slack. Over time, this can lead to issues that limit careers, or even cut them...
  • Total Cost of Ownership: Offshore vs Reshore - NWI Cable Manufacturing Site PaperBy

    This Site Paper identifies the most commonly over-looked cost factors purchasing professionals and key decision-makers face when deciding whether or not to utilize offshore contract manufacturing companies in their procurement strategies. This paper discusses the best strategies to compete...
  • Coil on Plug TestingBy

    ETCO Incorporated | March 7th, 2012: R&D has been working on a lab fixture that will trigger coil on plug type coils. It will use this tool to compare industry standard coil to plug connections (typically a spring) with each other, and with prototype ideas, seeking to offer a better connection....
  • Three Key Strategies for Successful QMS: How to Integrate Quality into Company CultureBy

    Empowering quality functions helps organizations achieve compliance with regulations - standards like ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 emphasize company-wide commitment to quality. But beyond that, making quality a significant part of a company culture leads to the consistent production of safe, effective...
  • What's best for your project, a product development firm or a "full-service" manufacturer?By

    Sourcing and qualifying outsource partners is a daunting task for companies who require product development and manufacturing services. We are often asked which is more advantageous, to hire a company that provides both services, or outsource from separate organizations. Without thinking it...
  • Things to consider when wire and small-hole EDMBy

    Electrical discharge machines have been used commercially for more than 30 years, with the tool and die industry being the first to adopt the technology. Since then, other manufacturing sectors have steadily added EDM to their parts-producing capabilities.
  • Top 5 Things to Consider When Hiring a Contract Manufacturer...Are You Headed in the Right DirectionBy

    Hiring the right Contract Manufacturer to help meet your goals, grow your company, and get your new or next generation products to market is not an easy process, and requires careful consideration and extensive due diligence. Finding the right CM ‘partner’ could prove especially challenging...
  • 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...
  • ABCs of RFID: Understanding and Using Radio Frequency IdentificationBy

    Radio frequency identification (RFID) is one of the fastest growing and most beneficial technologies being adopted by businesses today. Adoption of this automatic data-collection (ADC) technology has recently been fueled by the establishment of key standards, retailer and government mandates,...
  • PERFORMANCE OF A METHOD TO STANDARDIZE BREAST ULTRASOUND INTERPRETATIONBy

    Our computer-aided diagnostic (CADx) tool uses advanced image processing and artificial intelligence to analyze findings on breast sonography images. The goal is to standardize reporting of such findings using well-defined descriptors and to improve accuracy and reproducibility of interpretation...
  • The Problem with UL Approval of Rigid Flex CircuitsBy

    Introduction Greater acceptance of rigid flex circuit boards in medical and other high reliability electronic packaging has created a demand for UL recognition for flame rated packaging, primarily to meet product liability insurance carrier requirements. The Problem The difficulty lies in...
  • Auto Injectors: From Planning to LaunchBy

    Looking at the rising trend towards self-administration therapies, injectable drug delivery devices such as pen injectors, autoinjectors and needle free injectors show a significant growth potential in the near future. In 2010, the pen systems and autoinjectors market was estimated to be...
  • Tolerance Analysis: Do it Right the First TimeBy

    Discover why tolerance analysis is an integral part of the manufacturing process and learn how your firm can shorten your product life cycle and reduce waste by utilizing tolerance analysis in your next manufacturing project. Given the fact that much of the cost of bringing a product to...