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2024: Emerging Trends Shaping the Future of Healthcare

In the rapidly evolving landscape of healthcare, the integration of technology is driving a transformative shift. As industry navigates these technological frontiers, the collective goal is to enhance patient experiences, streamline processes, and make healthcare more accessible and equitable. This article explores key emerging trends that are not only improving patient engagement but are also set to redefine the future of healthcare.

2024 Predictions for Medical Packaging

What medical packaging trends are most likely to garner attention in 2024? Packaging Digest explored this during a virtual roundtable with industry experts.

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Nitinol grips prevent slips in Abbott’s heart valve clips

Nitinol is a key material in the heart valve clips that Abbott designed for its TriClip and MitraClip transcatheter edge-to-edge repair (TEER) systems.

How Abbott created its next-gen RF ablation system

Pulsed field ablation (PFA) has generated a great deal of buzz for its potential to reduce complications in procedures for treating atrial fibrillation (AFib). But even as Abbott is developing its Volt PFA system — announcing in January that it kicked off a CE mark clinical trial of Volt — the medtech giant is betting that tried-and-true radiofrequency (RF) ablation can still make a big difference with the right innovations.

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Industry Voices: Is Micro-3D Printing the Future for Tiny Parts?

Micro-3D printing is used to create high-precision tiny parts for medical devices, optics, photonics, microfluidics, and consumer packaged goods. Many of these parts have become the backbone of personalized healthcare devices. They are also utilized widely in aerospace and automotive.

A New Day Is Coming for the Diagnostics Industry

There’s a new day coming for diagnostics and it’s all happening because of a merger. EDP Biotech and New Day Diagnostics are combining to help with the expedited development and commercialization of diagnostic tests.

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Mini Implantable Sensor Monitors Health

To ensure the technology’s future applicability, a significant portion of the project focuses on evaluating the developed prototype’s performance through specific lab tests, with careful consideration given to biocompatibility assessments and other medical aspects.

Rapid Prototyping Method for Microscale Spiral Devices

A new rapid prototyping method allows for precise and e […]

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Innovative Iteration for Medical Device Design

Paragon Medical’s collaborative development approach fr […]

Part 2: Designing Piezo Handpieces for Ultrasonic Surgery

Ultrasonic handpieces are being used with growing frequency in medical applications, for example, with minimally invasive surgical procedures and in dentistry. These instruments, which include ultrasonic scalpels, phaco handpieces, and scalers, use acoustic waves to facilitate the processing of hard or soft tissue. Part 1 of this article, which ran in March 2023, looked at the general structure, design variants, and system design of ultrasonic medical handpieces. Part 2 now reviews driver design, special applications, drive electronics, and failure mechanisms.

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Plastic Gears Are Enabling Today’s Advanced Applications

In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the advancements that have enabled the conversion to plastic gears, the potential benefits, and the key design considerations, whether you’re converting metal gears from a legacy product or designing a novel device.

Bioabsorbable polymers for implantable medical devices: What to know

Bioabsorbable polymers degrade and disappear at predictable rates, making them an ideal material for parts of implantable devices that could otherwise impair healing or create an ongoing risk of injury or infection.

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Component Selection Considerations for Sensor-Driven Medical Devices

ompanies introducing new sensor-driven technology into the biosensor market must make careful, strategic decisions during the design phase if their products are to compete with established players. Often lost in the excitement of burgeoning product ideas is the need for component compatibility, but this is a critical consideration that significantly impacts market viability.

What Is a Hypodermic Tube?

As mentioned, hypotubing was developed to be used as needles for injecting or withdrawing body fluids. But in addition to this most common use case, such tubing has been used for decades in guidewires, like those used to install stents in obstructed vessels.

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Medical Molders Are Specialized Sculptors

Injection molding is used to fabricate many medical products. It’s a tried and tested manufacturing process that supports high-volume production while allowing low per-part costs. Injection molding also facilitates design and manufacturing complexity because of its part-to-part integrity. A wide selection of available fabrication materials is another benefit of employing plastic injection molding for medical products.

How Pharmaceutical Companies Can Leverage Smart Labels

Every medical professional wants patients to take their […]

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FDA under fire: Pared-down LDT Final Rule leaves unanswered questions

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized its historic — and notoriously controversial — rule to explicitly assert the agency’s authority to regulate laboratory developed tests (LDTs).

Quality Management System Regulation: Final Rule Amending the Quality System Regulation – Frequently Asked Questions

In the Quality Management System Regulation final rule issued today, the FDA is amending the title of the regulation, and establishing requirements and provisions that clarify certain expectations and concepts used in ISO 13485:2016. The revised part 820 is referred to as the Quality Management System Regulation (QMSR).

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Will Abbott Have a Strong Year for M&A?

During a 4Q23 earnings call, Ford was asked by an analyst about Abbott’s strong balance sheet, which was described as “$20 billion worth of firepower”, and if that would prompt the company to become involved with acquisitions this year.

MMT Acquires Ward Automation Galway, Somex: Launches MMT Automation Division

The addition of these technologies and services enables MMT to better serve its medical device manufacturing customers by offering highly specialized robotization and integrated solutions for their most challenging production needs.

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