Category: Medical Devices

Fidget Spinners- Toy or Medical Device?

Fidget Spinners- Toy or Medical Device?

You may have noticed lot of kids (and even some adults) recently that seem to always have some kind of spinning contraption in their hand. This is likely a “fidget ...

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Medical Device Technology Leading the Charge Against Superbugs

Medical Device Technology Leading the Charge Against Superbugs

There is increasing concern in the Heath industry about the rise in antibiotic resistant “superbugs”. The cost and time required to develop more effective antibiotics means that other technologies must ...

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Batch vs. Continuous Manufacturing- Which One is Right for You?

Recent advances in manufacturing technology have encouraged many companies to make the switch from batch to continuous manufacturing. The transition has huge potential in the pharmaceutical industry. How do you ...

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Columbia University Prints Microscopic Biocompatible Medical Devices

Columbia University Prints Microscopic Biocompatible Medical Devices

Researchers at Columbia University have developed a manufacturing technique that allows them to layer hydrogels. This material holds great promise for the future of medicine, for example in cancer therapy. ...

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Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in Implantable Cardiac Devices

Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in Implantable Cardiac Devices

Implantable cardiac devices are a vital piece of medical equipment in today’s world. These devices operate inside the body to monitor and treat various heart conditions. A well-known example is ...

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FDA Has Cleared the First Computerized Tests used to Assess Cognitive Function

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration just recently announced on Monday August 22nd, 2016 that they have cleared two new computer-based tests that will be used to measure cognitive function ...

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Health Canada Classifies Medical Device Batteries as Medical Devices Themselves

Health Canada has declared batteries that power medical devices, such as hearing aids, also as medical devices. If the batteries are sold to power Class I medical devices, they are ...

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New Medical Devices for Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases

The FDA has issued a draft guidance document regarding the submission process for any new medical device that sequences DNA of infectious diseases to be able to provide illness diagnosis ...

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FDA New Update: External Pacemaker Pulse Generator Devices

A recent publication made in the Federal Register on April 18th, 2016 from the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reclassified external pacemaker pulse generators (EPPG) devices and pacing ...

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Halal: After Foods

Halal is an Arabic term meaning “permissible” or “allowed” according to Islamic law.  This term covers not only food and drinks but also other products in daily life such as ...

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