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  • Sterile Matters

    The growth of medical device markets has prompted further review of sterilisation standards. Johnson & Johnson's Eamonn Hoxey explains to Nic Paton how they have changed.

  • Safe Surface

    Nearly half of infections in the US are related to medical implants, making anti-microbial coatings extremely beneficial. Jason O Clevenger investigates how these coatings can prevent and reduce infection levels.

  • A Biomaterial Renaissance

    Polyether ether ketone has recently been shown to be hugely successful in a variety of situations. Dr Shalaby W Shalaby and Sheila Nagatomi of Poly-Med, Inc explore the multiple applications...

  • Island Thrives on Industry

    Singapore's economy has grown steadily since independence, and the medical industry is one of many to benefit. Yeoh Keat Chuan explores the country’s medical technology sector.

  • Device Manufacture Gets Up to Speed

    The demand for complex and sophisticated medical devices is escalating. Manufacturers therefore need to find the best way to provide custom-made appliances and rapid tooling can help.

  • Tissue-Engineered Treatment

    The long-term treatment of anal fistulas is often unsuccessful, with patients left suffering from chronic conditions. But a new tissue-engineered product could be the solution to repair and recovery, as...

  • What Size Hole?

    Standards for sterility of medical packaging have lessened the chance of product recalls. However, there is still debate over microbial penetration and the extent of the flaws that allow this....

  • Remote Technology Aids Recovery

    From laptops to heart monitors, wireless technology is an essential healthcare tool. The market for wireless devices looks set to explode, says Frost & Sullivan's Hema Varshika.

  • Defining A New Science

    Both the US and European authorities believe that current nanotechnology regulations are sufficient. However, as Steve Coomber learns, the science is still in its infancy.

  • New Approach to an Old Problem

    Compared to implants used for repairing orthopaedic sites, nano-assembled implants benefit from new bone growth. Ganesan Balasundaram and Thomas Webster describe some findings from their work at Brown University, and...

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