Stefano Vicenzetto, Design Systems Engineer at Flex, shares his insights on how Circular Economy principles can be applied within the MedTech industry to reduce environmental impact by shifting away from the linear take, make and waste approach.
Computational simulations play a pivotal role in optimizing the design of point-of-care cassettes prior to manufacturing, shortening the development timeline and enabling swift adaptation to market demands.
Researchers found that mechanical stress caused by implants leads immune cells to activate RAC2 and other proteins, which then summon additional immune cells, including types that can combine to attack a large invader. These findings may help improve the design and safety of implants.
Cybersecurity in Medical Devices: Quality System Considerations and Content of Premarket Submissions provides recommendations on what information to include in premarket submissions and emphasizes that cybersecurity is a component of quality system regulation.
Instructional materials help users grasp how to use a device safely. Renée Bailey, Certified Instructional Technologist (CIT), explains how effective instructional materials are vital for the medtech design process, and shares necessary considerations to produce instructions that are coherent, easy to understand and aligned with the human factors engineering process.
For life sciences companies seeking to develop, deploy and successfully commercialize digital health products and solutions, the pathway to success can have many twists, turns and roadblocks. This article examines some of the major challenges to bringing digital health products to market and explores potential opportunities to ease the journey.
Augmented reality (AR), with the help of artificial intelligence (AI), is providing healthcare professionals with the means to offer patients an unprecedented level of care and personalized treatments, and assisting MedTech and life sciences companies in product design and development. Yet, the potential of AR with AI in health care is still far from fully explored.
Excess humidity can affect a pharmaceutical’s structure, chemical stability and dissolving rate, and this moisture can come in contact with product at multiple points throughout production and shipping. Fortunately, new technologies are making it easier for manufacturers and shippers to detect and reduce moisture before it damages their products.
For “Systematic Testing of a Ventilator Remote Control System Towards Safe Use in Tele-Critical Care and Prolonged Care,” researchers developed a prototype system for network-based far remote-control of the NKV-550 critical care ventilator, with the goals of identifying and implementing foundational remote-control capabilities, and exploring essential performance, interoperability, and cybersecurity requirements.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) helps discover serious threats early and in a precise and painless way. However, patient safety may be in danger when medical implants interact with the electromagnetic environment. The developers of such implants are obliged to check the safety of their products under these conditions.