Analysis

  • Battery Power on the Move

    Portable devices without the right type of battery could have serious health consequences, in the event of failure. Huw Kidwell asks Dr Robin Tichy about the suitability of lithium ion...

  • Chinese Puzzle: China’s Healthcare Challenge

    China wishes to provide universal basic healthcare to its citizens by 2010, and the medical technology industry can help. But there are a number of regulatory and legislative obstacles to...

  • Inner Space

    Nanotechnology is expected to have a massive impact on the way diseases are detected and patients are treated. Huw Kidwell asks three experts in the field to assess its potential.

  • Regulations Rewritten

    Investment in medical device development in the US is growing rapidly, but medtech companies face regulatory pressures. These may ultimately hamper their efforts to bring products to market, and restrict...

  • When the Auditor Comes Knocking

    Medical device OEMs and contract manufacturers face continual quality and safety checks for all of their products. The MedTech Group’s Mary Gilman outlines some of the critical aspects to consider...

  • Hard Grafts

    Ruth Sharples reports on some new product developments on the European market for bone grafts.

  • Exaggerated Hazards

    The NCEA’s draft proposal to increase the cancer risk assessment for EtO is the result of a flawed process. It will also have serious repercussions for the medical device community....

  • The Race for ROHS Compliance

    The EU’s hazardous substances directive, RoHS, is already causing confusion among medical device manufacturers. The industry’s unique requirements have led to a complex system of exemptions. Paul Goodman, ERA Technology,...

  • Drug Eluting Stents:The Future Market

    Recent studies have shown a connection between death or myocardial infarction and treatment by drug eluting stents. But what effect is this likely to have on the market? Huw Kidwell...

  • Safety Meets Successful Packaging

    Regulation and patient safety must be considered when becoming involved in medical device packaging. However, due to the regulatory bodies' requirements, issues such as cost, distribution and size are often...

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