Analysis

  • Strategic Outsourcing: Mitigating Risk

    The medical device industry is experiencing huge growth. To cope with this challenge, outsourcing is increasing. Aarati Ajay of Frost & Sullivan examines the key factors for the medical device...

  • USA Playing Catch Up

    While most of the developed world uses the ICD-10 classification system, the USA continues to lag behind. Jori Frahler, director of federal affairs at the Medical Device Manufacturers Association, says...

  • Data Management Enhances Device Patient Care

    Kathy Lewis and Santosh Kumar investigate how medical device data can be consolidated and accessed by clinicians. Focus is particularly on the use of new types of data management systems.

  • A Century of Standardisation

    A hundred years of standardisation has had a huge impact on the safety of medical devices. Lawrence Knuckey and Charles Sidebottom look at how the IEC's standards for electrical procedures...

  • Nitinol: The Shape of Things to Come

    The shape memory metal nitinol is finding its way into an increasing number of medical devices. Medical professionals are gaining a better understanding of both human physiology and the properties...

  • The Future of Radiation Processing

    A look at future trends and opportunities in the radiation processing industry. John Masefield of Steris Isomedix, David Liu of Johnson & Johnson and Ruth Brinston of the International Irradiation...

  • Open Embedded Networks In Healthcare

    The exchange, management and integration of data between medical devices is steadily being standardised. Holger Zeltwanger of CAN in Automation considers some of the progress that has been made.

  • Nice Little Movers

    Medical device manufacturers are increasingly choosing to use piezoelectric actuators. Kenji Uchino of Pennsylvania State University outlines some of the reasons why these are being used in preference to conventional...

  • Medical Device Test Strategies

    Medical device manufacturers must devise and implement an effective production testing strategy. This is the only way to satisfy the demands of both the public and the regulatory bodies, writes...

  • Device Sector Thrives on Fair Market Access

    Mark Leahey identifies some of the obstacles to a free market in medical devices. These must be eliminated if physician choice, patient care and innovation are to be preserved.

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Rolf Rihs Q&A: Automation solutions for the production of disposable medical devices

Mikron Automation

Rolf Rihs has been working at assembly system manufacturer Mikron Automation for nearly 17 years. Over that time, he has…
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