Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry
From the Editors
Most people look forward to the new year, and do so even more on the heels of a year filled with bad news and hard times for many companies. The troubles brought by the recession even hit the traditionally recessionproof medical device industry over the last year.
Cover Story: Metals
Subhan Khan, Takeshi Tsubouchi, and Ellen B. Morrison
A customized welding program fast tracks production of a left ventricular assist system.
Rapid design and manufacturing advances are speeding up the process to create dental restorations, saving time for dentists and patients.
Being aware of requirements for biocompatibility testing can prevent medical device companies from making common mistakes that could slow a product’s time to market.
Manufacturers that market devices in Europe should be prepared for some upcoming changes.
Lee Fox and Beverley Proctor
Managing supply risk may soon become a requirement. Until that point, however, it just makes good business sense.
Patricia A. Patterson and Robert A. North
HE 75 is the result of 20 years worth of effort to create best practices guidance in medical device human factors engineering.
ELISABETHANN WRIGHT, Hogan & Hartson LLP
A proper assessment can help manufacturers understand the competitive landscape and make better use of their intellectual property.
Product Development Insight
Randall C. Iliff, Bjorksten | bit 7
Insights gleaned from product design should also be applied to the product design process.
Mark Speers, Susan A. Posner, and Jennifer Kim Cutie, Health Advances LLC
Doctors often unduly favor drug treatments over the use of devices.
James G. Dickinson
The agency gets the latest laugh in the enduring legal battle with the Colorado-based firm.
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- FDA Reform Could Pose a Danger to 510(k) Process
- "Bo-Tax" on Cosmetic Surgery
- HHS Outlines Healthcare Reform Effects
- Industry Bullish in 2010, Says Medtech Survey
- Coding Decision Keeps Options Simple For Manufacturers
- Will Breast Care Guidelines Make OEMs Nervous?
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