Medical device startups: Here are the secrets of success

  • Philips announces innovations around imaging, pediatrics and more

    Philips today announced new imaging products and services, as well as a 10-year, strategic partnership with Children’s Hospital & Medical Center of Omaha, Neb. The news is latest of a slew of announcements out of Philips during the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference that is taking place this week in Chicago. Philips yesterday announced three new […]

  • River blindness successfully treated using smartphone-based microscope

    A California research team has developed a smartphone-based microscope technology that can help diagnose and treat river blindness. River blindness is a disease that is caused by parasitic worms. The END Fund reports that about 37 million people had the disease in 2010 with more than 102 million people being at risk in Africa alone. […]

  • 3 ways to integrate UVC LEDs into medical devices

    Adding disinfection with UVC LEDs is a viable alternative to chemicals, according to Crystal IS. Here are three examples of how they can make a difference. Rajul Randive, Crystal IS In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reported significant progress in many areas commonly associated with hospital acquired infections (HAIs). However, on any […]

  • Fluid Metering has new STF1-9 valveless 400 µl dispensing pump

    Fluid Metering Inc.(FMI) is touting its new 400 µl Dispensing Pump, which it says is ideal for medical, analytical and biotech instrumentation. Having the identical compact design dimensions as their STH & STF OEM Pump lines, the STF1-9 expands dispense and metering capabilities of previous STH designs by 100% while maintaining 0.5% precision, according to […]

  • Medical device startups: Here are the secrets of success

    Bill Betten, Betten Systems Solutions It’s tough enough to be a startup developing and launching innovative products. For medical device startups, there’s the added burden of operating in a highly-regulated industry. The cost of developing a medical device ranges from $25 million to $100 million, according to a 2010 research study out of Stanford University. […]

  • Tegra Medical announces new Mississippi general manager

    Tegra Medical has announced that it has appointed Randy Sible as the general manager of its Hernando, Miss. facility. Sible will be responsible for the local management team and plant operations and will report to the company’s president and CEO J. Mark King. “We are delighted to have Randy lead operations in our Hernando facility, […]

  • Phillips-Medisize showing off respiratory device capabilities at DDL2017

    Phillips-Medisize will be exhibiting at the Drug Delivery to the Lungs Conference in Scotland next month, providing a chance to further tout its respiratory device capabilities. The Hudson, Wis.–based contract manufacturer boasts more than 30 years at the forefront of inhalation technology. The company’s experience ranges from feasibility to selecting the right components – all the way through […]

  • How Igus bearings helped create an exoskeleton to support surgeons

    Igus bearings are helping to take the load off of surgeons by way of Airframe exoskeletons from Levitate Technologies. Airframe exoskeletons are designed to support the arms of those who encounter repetitive motions or stationary arm elevation for an extended period of time. The exoskeletons help transfer the weight of the arms from the shoulders, […]

  • New harmonized standards for medical devices, IVD in Europe

    By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group The European Commission has issued updated lists of harmonized standards for medical devices and in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) products in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only and do […]

  • Philips is expanding its radiology offerings: Here’s how

    Philips today announced three new products and services related to its radiology offerings, including 3D printed models, a new CT scanner and an extension of a partnership with Banner Health. On the 3D printing front, agreements with industry leaders 3D Systems and Stratasys will enable Philips customers through Philips’s IntelliSpace Portal 10 to have a seamless […]

  • How hydrogels could repair intestinal injuries

    Hydrogels have already shown promise creating soft robotics and regrowing skull bones. New research suggests the water-based material could also help deliver stem cell treatment to repair damages caused by gastrointestinal diseases. Hydrogels have been permeating medtech recently – with researcheres using them for tasks as varied as gluing detached retinas back together to stopping bleeding. Now, […]