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2014 Issues >> August 2014

Today's Medical Developments Magazine

 

August 2014


Features

3D Printing

3D printing at home

Are your patented products at-risk?

Business

Deal making in orthopedics

Downward pressure on the orthopedic medical device sector from reimbursement and pricing, utilization of costly procedures, increasing commoditization, and the need to drive growth, are driving mergers and acquisitions at a fast pace.

Cover Story

Precision medical implants

Micro gun-drilling machine from Precihole delivers a tabletop design to produce straight, accurate, deep holes for nails, screws, and other medical instruments.

Fluidics

Fluid handling in medical device design

Key challenges and emerging trends in fluidics design: Considerations for achieving the best results when working with contract design and manufacturing firms.

IMTS

Booth #W-20 – Today’s Technology Center

Today’s Technology Center, GIE Media Industrial Group’s booth at IMTS 2014, will feature an eclectic collection representing major cornerstones of the manufacturing market.

Machining

Swiss-laser machining for small medical parts

Combining a Tsugami 6-axis machining center with a fully integrated laser cutting system helps medical manufacturers stay competitive with shorter run times and fewer changeovers.

Regulations

Avoiding FDA warning letters

By establishing robust quality & compliance management programs, medical device manufacturers can ensure process quality and product safety in compliance with FDA mandates.

Departments

1 Last Look

Laser-like beams using 1,000x less power

Using precarious particles – called polaritons – that straddle the worlds of light and matter, University of Michigan researchers have demonstrated a new, practical, and potentially more efficient way to make a coherent laser-like beam.

Components 4 Design

Manufacturing a non-invasive, glucose-monitoring device

Uniquely combining ultrasonic, electromagnetic, and thermal technologies, Israel-based Integrity Applications is bringing its pain-free glucose measuring device to market.

Cover Shots

Current Pulse

Editor's Page

Expert Design

Wearable vital sign monitoring

Biometric watches use scattered light to non-invasively monitor glucose, dehydration, and pulse.

Implanting Success

Industry Infographic

Reference Guide

Small World

Muscle-powered bio-bots walk on command

Miniature biological robots flex their muscles.

Technical Solutions

Emerging technology in medical device manufacturing

An innate ability to foster rapid prototyping, inexpensive product development, and low-volume, high-mix production makes sheet hydroforming ideal for medical device manufacturing.

Technology Prescription

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