Industry Insights

  1. Improving Health Outcomes With Personalized Apps
    6/21/2017

    Advances in sensors, smartphones, communications, and analytics give developers new tools to build creative and powerful applications that promise to improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs.

  2. Micro-MIM Succeeds At Making Precise Micro Metal Parts
    6/20/2017

    As component sizes for medical devices shrink to micron size, conventional machining may not be the most efficient or consistent method for manufacturing. Learn why Micro-MIM is preferred for components with tight tolerances at high volumes.

  3. Plan For Success With Sustaining Engineering In Medical Device Development And Manufacturing
    6/20/2017

    Sustaining engineering enables the developer to plan ahead, getting the development and design of the device done right the first time, and smoothing the transition to manufacturing. KMC's executive director of engineering, Scott Leon, weighs in on the subject.

  4. How To Uncover The Hidden Value Of Culture In Supplier Selection
    2/10/2017

    The business pain of switching suppliers, both in terms of costs and revalidation time, heightens the importance of making the right decision the first time.

  5. Taking Micromolding To the Next Level
    4/26/2017

    Micromolding requires a high level of intimacy and attention to detail to be successful over the long run, so it’s important to work with micromolder with the capability, scalability, and sustainability to get a product from the design stage all the way to high-quality mass production. 

  6. OEMs: Discover The Hidden Costs And Risks In Your Complex Supplier Network
    5/8/2017

    With price competition and cost pressures squeezing the profitability of medical devices, supplier networks are the latest target for cost reductions — and rightfully so. Complex supplier networks add costs without adding value. 

  7. The Science Of Adhering To Skin — It's Trickier Than You Think
    5/9/2017

    Choosing the right adhesive raises many questions including: How long will the device be attached to the patient? Where will the sensor be placed on the body? And, what skin types or conditions are encountered? This article covers the important aspects of choosing the right adhesive.

  8. How To Recognize Effective CAPAs And A Culture Of Quality
    10/13/2017

    The FDA can’t physically be at every medical device manufacturing facility every day to ensure the safety and reliability of products. What it can do is enforce a system of continuous self-improvement at each facility — known as Corrective And Preventive Action (CAPA). When OEMs choose an outsourcing partner, they need to trust the effectiveness of the supplier’s CAPA program, and they need to trust that the supplier’s culture sustains quality each and every day, for every device.

  9. Hope For Cardiac Patients
    10/6/2017

    Chronic heart failure patients can now draw hope from a new technology. The new intra-aortic pump powered by miniature brushless DC motors provides heart failure patients an aid to help hearts rest and heal. This pre-clinical cardiologist tool dramatically reduces risks associated with circulatory support devices and enables treatment of younger, healthier patients before progressive damage occurs.

  10. One Wheelchair For All Situations
    10/6/2017

    Many people around the world with disabilities continuously encounter obstacles such as curbs or stairs. Recently, students at the ETHZ have developed a wheelchair that climb stairs