The role of heating technology in medical devices
There are around 10,000 different medical devices on the market today. Each individual piece of equipment must be manufactured to the highest standards to ensure accurate, efficient and safe results. Here, Andy Selvy, Chief System Designer at industrial technology company Watlow, discusses medical device trends and how heating technology plays a vital role in the function of medical equipment.
mHealth market to record proceeds with demand for remote data collection
One of the recent studies in the global mHealth market comprises research conducted by the IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology, and the Mass General Brigham (MGB) Center for COVID Innovation. The study underscores that mHealth mobile apps providing contact tracing are crucial in the detection of people who might have come in contact with a person infected with COVID-19.
Medical test centre selects Rigel infusion pump analyser
One of South East Asia’s leading test and calibration service centres has specified Rigel Medical’s Multi-Flo infusion pump analyser for improved compliance testing of medical devices.
Orthopedic disorders to elevate global devices market share
The orthopedic devices market will see lucrative growth in the coming years backed by rising innovations and technological advancements in the healthcare sector. Orthopedic medical devices are known to be tremendously efficacious in reducing pain, restoring mobility, and improving the quality of life for many individuals each year.
Spine-tingling: haptic technologies and exoskeletons
Haptic technologies, familiar to most through the buzz of the keypad on a touchscreen, are actuator applications that target the sense of touch. Many common haptic applications only target a particular area, for example, smartphones affecting the hands and fingers, but haptic exoskeletons expand their effects to a full-body experience, with potential use in industries from gaming to the medical field.
Partnership could transform kidney treatment
The University of Cambridge has been working with SAS to revolutionise kidney treatment in the UK. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and computer vision can automate the process of scoring biopsies for kidneys to better select kidneys for transplantation.
Today’s pharmaceutical manufacturing needs
Today, pharmaceutical companies are confronted with more frequent changes in production, but industry needs to ensure it is at the forefront of innovation in a time of a healthcare crisis. Here, Giuseppe Menin, Industry Manager at automation software supplier COPA-DATA, has explained why modular production is crucial for enabling more flexible pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Guide to metrology in medical device manufacturing
To help British medical device manufacturers understand the value in integrating metrology into production, industrial metrology supplier The Sempre Group has released Metrology in Medical. The whitepaper explores how medical device manufacturers can use measurement equipment and data to improve quality throughout the product lifecycle. The whitepaper can be downloaded for free on The Sempre Group website here.
Brain damage in babies spotted early with new photonics scanner
An estimated 500,000 babies born around the world each year develop unnecessary brain damage that could be treated if caught in time - but monitoring these infants' delicate brains is extremely difficult. However, spotting these underlying causes at a critical, early stage, a new photonics device currently in development aims to reduce unnecessary disabilities by improving the instant, real time monitoring of newborn babies with harmless light pa...
Meeting the evolving demands of the global healthcare market
The healthcare market continues to evolve rapidly and applicable standards such as IEC 60601 are becoming increasingly stringent. The vital responsibility for ensuring compliance – and the ultimate safety of both patients and operators using their products – places significant demands on medical device manufacturers facing stiff commercial realities. Florian Haas, Traco Power, explains.