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27 April 2017
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NSF Health Sciences - Experts in Medical Device Training, Testing, Consulting, Auditing and Regulatory Support

Optinova Group - Precision Extrusion of Medical Tubing

SABmed Cables and Wires - Bio-Compatible Cables for Medical Devices

Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies (CWST) - Protecting and Lubricating Critical Components

Fischer Connectors - Reliable Connectivity Solutions for Safe Power and Data Transmission in Medical Devices

Press Releases

Orphan Drug Act 1983 and Rare Diseases
The 21st Century Cures Act stemmed from a political spotlight on two girls that could not get treatment for their rare diseases, as presented by Senator Upton in his opening statement at the Legislative Hearing on 21st Century Cures Act.

Stäubli to Showcase Clean Energy Connections Range at ACT EXPO, California
Stäubli has announced it will showcase its Clean Energy Connections products at the ACT EXPO in Long Beach, CA.

The 21st Century Cures Act and Patient-Focused Drug Development
Enacted into law December of 2016, the 21st Century Cures Act is an initiative to expedite and enhance the process of discovery, development, and delivery for disease treatments.

Cables for Prototype and Small Batch Construction
SAB Bröckskes offers a range of cables especially suitable for prototypes and small batch series.

SABmed to Showcase Cable Solutions at Medtec, Germany
SABmed has announced it will be attending Medtec to showcase its special cables for medical devices.

White Papers

Your Partner and Specialist for Advanced Microelectronics
Founded as a supplier of electronic modules for active medical implants (e.g. pacemakers), MICRO SYSTEMS ENGINEERING (MSE) in Berg (Germany) is now an important partner and specialist for...

Etched OD PTFE liner
Optinova offers an etched outside dimension (OD) Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) liner for pharmaceutical...

What is Micro-Molding?
There seems to be a lot of talk these days about micro-molding. This reflects the increased interest from designers and manufacturers in producing and procuring high precision,...

Deficiencies in QMS
The MHRA has been one of the few regulatory authorities to publish the statistics and classifications for the deficiencies it finds during inspections....

Materials Guide for Custom Extrusion
This guide presents a range of materials offered by Optinova for its customised extrusion of tubing for medical...


March's top stories: Royal Philips' AI diagnostic solutions, BMS' blood-based cancer screening
Royal Philips partnered with PathAI to develop diagnostic solutions for diseases, and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) has invested in Grail to develop diagnostics for cancer detection. Medicaldevice-network.com wraps-up the key headlines from March, 2017.

February's top stories: FDA approval of Abbot's MRI pacemaker, Hologic's acquisition of Cynosure
Abbott has secured the US FDA approval for magnetic resonance-conditional labelling of its Assurity MRI pacemaker, and Hologic has signed a definitive agreement to acquire medical aesthetics systems and technologies provider Cynosure for $1.65bn. Medicaldevice-network.com wraps-up the key headlines from February, 2017.

3D printing could transform the healthcare sector
Ever since 3D printing was conceptualized in the 1980s, all the sectors that have utilized this technology have witnessed a paradigm shift. The healthcare sector is one of them.

January’s top stories: Fujifilm's Digital Breast Tomosynthesis, VolitionRx gets CE mark
Fujifilm Medical Systems USA has secured premarket approval (PMA) for its Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) option of ASPIRE Cristalle system, and VolitionRx secured CE mark for its Nu.Q Colorectal Cancer Screening Triage Test. Medicaldevice-network.com wraps-up the key headlines from January, 2017.

Customised 3D printed medical devices are improving cost efficiency and productivity
3D Printing (3DP) or Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a revolutionary method of manufacturing a three-dimensional object by building successive layers of raw material.


The Double Coating that Spares Everything Except Fungi
Fungal attacks on elastic polymer materials in the body, such as silicone and polyurethane, are a serious problem.

Standardising USB in Medical Applications
USB is gaining popularity in the medical segment. One of the major challenges for medical designers is medical standards

Connecting Healthcare with USB
Telehealth systems enable the healthcare industry to cope with an ever-increasing elderly population and the associated

The Perfect Cure: IR Spot Curing Speeds Production and Saves Energy
Abstract: A new generation of advanced infrared spot curing systems delivers optimal curing quality, cuts cure time four

Medical Surgical Instrument, MLE and Plasma Surgical – Developing the PlasmaJet®
"MLE possess a remarkable technical ability; they are brilliant at understanding a brief and are very passionate and sin

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