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  • The Quest for Quality

    Quality is vital to the performance and success of medical device companies. But how to achieve it? Christian Campion of GE Healthcare has a few suggestions.

  • Sterile Packaging: The Facts of Shelf Life

    Ageing and humidity both compromise the integrity of sterile packaging. However, according to the Sterilization Packaging Manufacturers Council, these effects can be simulated, allowing medical device packagers to assign an...

  • 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...

  • Small is Beautiful

    The application of new and convergent technologies on the nanoscale is already making devices more patient-friendly. Richard Moore, Eucomed, looks at the opportunities and challenges ahead for a promising area...

  • Big Advances in Small Devices

    Piezoelectric transducers for medical use are starting to come onto the market. Kenji Uchino, Pennsylvania State University, looks at the science driving the development of micro technologies and their diagnostic,...

  • Joined at the Tip

    The increasing use of advanced alloys such as Nitinol has led to the need for new techniques of material manipulation. Peter Hall and Grant Wilson, Edison Welding Institute, write about...

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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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