Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

Operating Room User Interface Wins Design Award

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Given the necessary security and regulatory restrictions, you wouldn’t expect the medical technology industry to be a hotbed of creativity and design. Nonetheless, medical device manufacturers took home some prizes at this year's Red Dot Design Awards. After a device used to simulate the blood-clotting process struck gold for product design, ...

German-Designed Device for Russian Manufacturer Wins Red Dot Award

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

A device that performs real-time imaging of fibrin clot formation and spatial thrombin distribution in a growing clot has received the prestigious Red Dot Design Award. VelixX GmbH (Mannheim, Germany) and its design partner WildDesign GmbH & Co. KG (Gelsenkirchen, Germany) were recognised for outstanding instrument design of the Thrombodynamics Analyser T2, developed ...

Third-World Lessons for First-World Medical Technology

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Peter Blair Henry, dean of the NYU Stern School of Business, recently published a book titled, Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth, that got a fair amount of media attention. His thesis is that emerging economies are applying economic policies nurtured in the developed economies and prospering in ...

Haughton Design, University Hospital Form Medical Devices Alliance

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Haughton Design (Stafford, UK) has teamed up with the University Hospital of North Staffordshire and two other businesses to found the Medical Devices Alliance, an initiative designed to accelerate medical device development for customer companies. University Hospital staff and patients will benefit by being able to offer input on the ...

3-D Bioprinting with Autologous Cells Could Prevent Organ Transplant Rejections, Says Organovo Exec. VP

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Recently, 3-D printing has been used to produce guns, skulls, cars and ears, but the most significant impact of 3-D printing may come when the technology is used to print functional human organs. 3-D printing plays a central role in Organovo’s tissue engineering technology, said Mike Renard, Executive Vice President of ...

Pediatric Niche Needs Can Not Be Met by the For-Profit Industry, Says Nonprofit Founder

Monday, May 6th, 2013

The medical device industry is unable to adequately address the needs of children, said Bradley Slaker, founder and CEO of the nonprofit DesignWise Medical, at the Business4Better conference and exhibition, which took place in Anaheim, CA, USA last week. The nonprofit event, organised by UBM, was created to connect nonprofits ...

ProTek Medical Acquires AP Design

Friday, March 1st, 2013

ProTek Medical, an Irish contract manufacturer, has acquired Ireland-based AP Design, a company providing product design services to the medical device industry. ProTek Medical offers manufacturing and design services for medical devices, specialising in injection moulding components for critical medical device applications, such as balloons and stent catheters. The acquisition ...

How the Use of Storytelling in Medical Device Design Can Enrich the Patient Experience

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

The focus on patient experience is increasingly impacting medical device design. Human factors engineering and devices that look more like consumer products are becoming more common themes, as a recent article in EMDT demonstrates. But device makers could centre design around the user even more by incorporating storytelling into the ...

Gerresheimer and item Establish Single Source for Design and Manufacturing Services

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

“We are the only company I know of that has the expertise to do primary packaging in glass or plastic,” says Marion Stolzenwald, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, at Gerresheimer AG (Düsseldorf, Germany). It’s a bold claim, but I’m inclined to think it may well be accurate. And with the recent ...

Medical Textiles as Device Design Enablers

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

From the wire: Jeff Koslosky, Vice President of Advanced Technologies, Secant Medical LLC, will speak at the New Biomaterials and Design Trends session on 5 October 2011 at the Biomaterials Europe Conference in Barcelona, Spain. Koslosky will discuss the advantages of blending the technologies of resorbable and nonabsorbable biomaterials with ...

Sagentia at 25: Medical Innovation at the Speed of Light

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

[caption id="attachment_24530" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Robin Lee, Head of IP Exploitation and Technology, Sagentia"][/caption] Technology and product development company Sagentia celebrates its 25th anniversary in September 2011. Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, and operating an office in the other Cambridge across the pond (in Massachusetts, to be precise), the company has played a ...

Consumers Are Willing to Pay a Premium for User-Friendly Drug-Delivery Devices, Survey Shows

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

A survey on how a drug delivery device's usability affects patient compliance shows that users are willing to pay a slight premium for a more user-friendly device and that they are taking a more active role in choosing a drug delivery device when more than one option is available. Healthcare ...