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  • 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.

  • Intelligent Medical Systems

    Dr Diana Hodgins is coordinator of the Healthy Aims project. She looks at the work being done to extend the existing state of the art in microsystems, biomaterials, wireless communications,...

  • hTEPs: The Regulatory Challenge

    Richard Moore of Eucomed argues for the risk-based approach to regulation used in the medical device field. He believes it provides the best framework for the regulation of human tissue-engineered...

  • Europe Keeps Wary Eye on Asian Giants

    Claire Staniforth of Frost & Sullivan looks at medical device manufacturing in Asia. She wonders if it is a threat or an opportunity for European medical device companies.

  • Implants: The Biodegradable Future

    Dr Joachim Kohn of Rutgers University in the USA tells Jim Banks about a new device for hernia treatment. He explains how it has opened the door to a faster...

  • Words and Deeds

    The approvals process should be integral to a product's development strategy. It should not merely by seen as an obstacle to be overcome by the manufacturer. MeddiQuest's Neil R Armstrong...

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