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.
RFID and IoT technologies can strengthen the medical device supply chain and improve workflows. The following real-life examples illustrate the benefits that can be achieved.
MedTech IoT start-ups and early-stage innovators often launch with a minimum viable product, or MVP, a version with just enough features and stability to be used in clinical or field-testing. With the right MVP, companies can prove technical feasibility and position themselves for success with investors. Here is how to get there.
John Taylor has 30 years of software development and senior leadership experience. Prior to joining ETQ in 2018, he was senior vice president with PTC.
Connected medical devices have many advantages but require a higher level of security. If the medical industry doesn’t improve its cybersecurity posture, it could endanger patient privacy and lives.
Numerous studies have explored the challenge of helping patients adhere to their medication regimens. One promising solution is “smart” medication blister packs with embedded sensors that enable caregivers to remotely monitor if—and when—doses are removed. But they can only be used if they are cyber-hardened against today’s dangerous and ever-evolving cybersecurity risks.
As more healthcare activities take place from home, passive continuous monitoring solutions and new technology such as artificial intelligence will be critical to communications between providers and patients. In addition, new solutions that offer overnight monitoring will play a crucial role in helping to fill the gaps, particularly in assessing patient deterioration or changes in health conditions. The pandemic has forever changed the trajectory of healthcare and specifically virtual care.
Keeping temperature-sensitive medical products within the required levels is vital in today’s world, especially as supply-chain issues are making transportation challenging. Monitoring equipment will ensure items stay safe as they move from the device manufacturer to consumer.
The shift towards more home-based and distance-care may further change in a post-COVID environment.
Growing pressure on the manufacturing industry from rising prices, new regulations and supply chain uncertainty have accelerated medtech’s digital transformation. COVID-19, in particular, has encouraged medical manufacturers to adopt more resilient and agile working practices. New technology can enable process changes and business strategies that help medical manufacturers become more flexible and responsive to changing…