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Summer 2022 Resource Guide

In our summer edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.

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Packaging & Sterilization

An Insect-Inspired Approach to Anti-Bacterial Surfaces Takes Wing

Tiny manufactured nanopillars slice and dice bacteria, cicada-style.

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Packaging & Sterilization

Portable Device Treats Infections and Wounds

The wearable device offers options for treating antibiotic-resistant infections and wounds.

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Materials

Liquid Metal Coating Creates Effective Antiviral, Antimicrobial Fabric

The coatings eradicated human influenza and coronavirus in five minutes.

Global Innovations
Green Design & Manufacturing

COVID-19: Scientists Develop Method to Disinfect PPE for Safe Reuse

A team has successfully developed a method for disinfecting PPE so it can be reused or safely recycled.

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Tubing & Extrusion

Medical Manufacturing & Outsourcing - February 2022

How virtual, cloud-based technologies are powering the next industrial revolution...transforming plastic parts into high-value products...designing optics for medical 3D printing. Read...

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Medical

Single-Use Systems: The Future of Biopharmaceutical Processing

See how components suppliers can help therapeutic manufacturers choose the right material for the right application.

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Medical

Smart Wound Dressings with Built-In Healing Sensors

The built-in nanosensors glow to alert patients when a wound is not healing properly.

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Materials

Winter 2021 Resource Guide

In our winter edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.

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Medical

How Top Trends in Cleaning are Impacting Medical Device Design

Cleaning is a critical aspect of medical device design that is often overlooked during initial planning.

Features
Packaging & Sterilization

New Requirements for Medical Device Cleaning Validations: An Overview of ST98

As medical devices become more advanced and innovative, so do the regulations that surround them.

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Medical

Military Tests New Chemical Agent Detection Systems

Warfighters from across the nation conducted operational testing of new chemical agent detection systems between October and November. Through these warfighters’ efforts, data was...

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Materials

Antimicrobial Coating for Orthopedic Implants Prevents Dangerous Infections

The coating is customizable to individuals and requires less than 10 minutes to prepare and use.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Products of Tomorrow: November 2021

Nanotube fibers that turn heat to power; a NASA antenna system; and an antimicrobial coating.

R&D
Packaging & Sterilization

Liquid Metal Coating Creates Antimicrobial Fabric

A team used liquid gallium to test an antiviral and antimicrobial on a range of fabrics, including facemasks.

Applications
Materials

Technology Responds Swiftly to Worldwide Pandemics

The products that help stop the spread of communicable diseases range from simple to sophisticated.

Technology Leaders
Design

Prototype to Mass Production for Single-Use Instruments

Single-use surgical instruments designed to be disposed or recycled following use offer many benefits over reusable products.

Features
Packaging & Sterilization

Achieving High Marks for Medical Device Makers: Ultrashort Pulse Lasers

Unique device identifiers, or UDIs, enable better reporting, reviewing, and analyzing of adverse events.

R&D
Materials

Coating Releases Antimicrobial Peptides

A coating can be applied to endotracheal tubes and release antimicrobial peptides that target infectious bacteria with specificity.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Show Preview: MD&M West

MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, and innovative thinkers to create life-changing medical devices.

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Packaging & Sterilization

Standard Water Treatment Eliminates Enveloped Viruses Including Coronavirus

This treatment has the potential to remove from drinking water nearly all viruses that have an “outer fortress.”

5 Ws
Materials

5 Ws of the Anti-Bacterial Hydrogel

A specially designed hydrogel works against all types of bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant ones.

Briefs
Packaging & Sterilization

Alkaline Hydrogel Advances Skin Wound Care

A novel method was developed to produce an alkaline hydrogel that could improve wound healing.

Briefs
Medical

Antibacterial Gel Bandage Using Yeast

The gel works even at freezing temperatures and contains natural antimicrobial compounds derived from durian husk.

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Energy

Green Method for Producing Hydrogen Peroxide

This portable method could enable hospitals to make their own supply of the disinfectant on demand and at lower cost.

R&D
Materials

Antimicrobial Surface Reduces Bacteria Buildup on Medical Instruments

Researchers have engineered new antimicrobial surfaces that can significantly reduce the formation of bacteria on medical instruments, such as urinary catheters, and reduce the risk of patient infection while in hospital.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Summer 2021 Resource Guide

Our 2021 Resource Guide shows you the top manufacturers in materials, manufacturing, and a range of other medical-device categories.

Briefs
Packaging & Sterilization

Surgical Sutures Inspired by Human Tendons

Next-generation sutures can deliver drugs, prevent infections, and monitor wounds.

Briefs
Packaging & Sterilization

Certain Materials Combined with UV Light Kill Coronavirus

A combination of polymers and oligomers, when combined with UV light, almost completely kills the coronavirus.