Intensive chemistry requirements are creating massive data sets of chemicals, all of which need to be assessed for biological safety. This deluge of data is making equivocal results far more common than ever before. Fortunately, manufacturers can take steps to mitigate risk and support the safety of their products.
As an essential material that creates an intimate connection between the device and its user, and is paramount to functionality, the consideration of adhesives should be brought in at the beginning of the design process.
Adhesive selection can make or break the success of a stick-to-skin wearable device. This article reviews six questions to ask the next time you design a device intended for wear on fragile skin.
Combining “fit, filtration and efficiency” is the key to enhancing protection and encouraging compliance.
Managing how a material can affect a device’s success starts with a strong, collaborative relationship with your materials supplier, which can help prevent a myriad of issues throughout the development of medical devices.
In order to meet the worldwide need for faster and affordable testing processes, companies must shift goals and apply resources to ending this pandemic.
When a device is implanted in a human body, there is always a distinct reaction of the body’s immune system, often resulting in a thick layer of scar tissue surrounding the implant. With device miniaturization and by providing a ‘biomimetic’ device encapsulation, this body reaction will be reduced.
User needs and expectations continue to advance. Medical device technology needs to keep pace. For a successful design, take the following requirements into consideration.
The hope is that healthcare workers would be able to reuse masks for a longer period of time.
The researchers speculate that they have about two weeks to “get it right” and scale up to meet the surge of patients expected to enter hospitals.