Health, Medicine, & Biotechnology

White Papers : Medical
The Top 20 Tubing and Hose Buying Tips, Part 1

This white paper was developed to help avoid the downtime, costs and frustration involved when the wrong plastic tubing or reinforced hose is ordered. Topics include pressure and vacuum requirements, taste and odor transfer, surface characteristics, flexibility, kink resistance, temperatures and...

White Papers : Medical
Solve Your Co-Molding Adhesion Challenges with Momentive’s Self-Bonding LSRs

Many available thermoplastics (substrates) create adhesion challenges when co-molded with silicone elastomers. This white paper will explore Momentive’s solution to this design challenge: the Silopren* LSR47x9 liquid silicone rubber series. A robust self-bonding...

White Papers : Packaging
Top 3 Processes to Automate to Improve Quality Management

Most companies want to automate critical quality processes but fewer than half of them have made the leap because they think the process will be complex and daunting. They want software that is effective, but simple to implement.

White Papers : Medical
Staying Up to Date on Traceability in the Medical Industry

Driven by the need for patient safety and better efficiency, the medical industry is becoming more strictly regulated and more heavily automated. Medical device manufacturers face the challenge of complying with the latest FDA UDI regulations, while professionals in clinical diagnostics...

White Papers : Medical
Full-Color 3D Printing, Poised to Change the Game for Businesses Everywhere

While full-color 3D printing has been around for many years, it is now gaining meaningful traction. In part this is because next-generation technologies are entering the market, offering capabilities that improve quality and performance, while at the same time helping to...

White Papers : Robotics, Automation & Control
Benefits of Automating Medical Device Manufacturing

Medical devices are specialized and often highly engineered products that must be produced according to tight health and safety regulations while delivering an acceptable return on investment. A key strategy is to automate the production of medical devices. Industrial automation has spread to...

White Papers : Medical
Injection Molding Considerations for Eastman MXF Compounded Products

As manufacturers look to develop plastic parts with greater chemical resistance to disinfects, molders are taking a closer look at the Eastman MXF portfolio. But how well do these compounded copolyesters work with existing tools? For those accustomed to molding polycarbonate,...

White Papers : Medical
Ensuring Success When Switching from Conventional Lamp to LED Light Curing Sources

Switching to an LED light-curing system requires careful consideration of all factors involved, from the light-curable material to the curing unit selected for the application. With attention to detail, proper compatibility of all components, and sufficient...

White Papers : Defense
Using Standard Isolators to Control Unwanted Machine Vibration

From small medical pumps to large diesel engines, vibration is unavoidable. It fatigues and damages equipment over time, increases operating costs and generates unwanted noise. But there are ways to minimize its harmful effects using properly designed isolators and machine...

White Papers : Medical
Combination Products for Medical Device Developers

Combination products are thera¬peutic and diagnostic products comprising two or more regulated components (drug, device, or biologic) that are com¬bined or mixed and produced as a single entity. For medical device companies, combination products provide an attractive route to improving product...

White Papers : Medical
Unexpected interference? Device co-existence? Need some help?

With so many radio frequency (RF) and wireless medical applications, device designers and technicians face complex challenges. Not only does the medical device need to operate correctly, but it needs to work in an environment that has issues such as unexpected interference and device...

White Papers : Materials
Compression Characteristics of Thermal Interface Gap Filler Materials

Compression characteristics are a key function of gap fillers. Unlike thermal greases, the applications for gap fillers are quite different. Being mindful of compression characteristics and the factors that impact stress is important during the design phase to avoid...

White Papers : Medical
Resolving the Challenges of Connectivity, Competition & Compliance for Modern Medical Device Makers

For medical device manufacturers, new realities present favorable circumstances and worrisome challenges. For example, medical devices are now more integrated into inpatient, outpatient and home care. And technological advances continue to evolve...

White Papers : Medical
Selection of Appropriate Internal Process Challenge Devices (PCDs)

The selection of an appropriate internal process challenge device (IPCD) is a critical decision in the validation of an EO process. As part of our Sustainable EOSM sterilization services, the STERIS TechTeam® experts have produced a TechTip outlining a practical...

White Papers : Robotics, Automation & Control
How to Choose a Servo Controller for Your Application

There are many automation factors that should be considered during the design phase of any new application, including what mechanical and electronic components will be used and how they will work together. You have many options for control: all-in-one controller boxes, integration-ready...

White Papers : Medical
Enhancing Electrode Properties with Laser Restructuring

Laser restructuring, a patented surface engineering technology, creates minuscule surface structures on electrode substrates. These structures increase surface area, improving electrical properties without affecting mechanical or physical properties. The process also offers a more...

White Papers : Medical
Better Hospital Purchasing Decisions

In today’s healthcare environment, it’s becoming more common to see devices that don’t perform satisfactorily. This trend of more frequent device failures is making purchasing choices an even greater challenge for healthcare executives. This whitepaper discusses the reasons why devices fail, the hidden...

White Papers : Electronics & Computers
Choosing a Medical Power Supply

Since modern medical equipment heavily leverages advances in the computing and electronics fields, it is increasingly critical to select the right power supply to meet functional and regulatory requirements. This paper will discuss the unique design requirements for medical power supplies, and how to select the...

White Papers : Medical
UVC LEDs for Infection Prevention: Adding value to medical devices by integrating disinfection

Despite a long standing industry focus, healthcare associated infections (HAIs) continue to be a prevailing concern in the healthcare industry. As infection prevention market continues to grow, medical device OEMs are looking at integrating UVC LEDs as...

White Papers : Robotics, Automation & Control
Guide to Strategic Sourcing with a Contract Manufacturing Partner

Corporate procurement, or sourcing, is moving away from its traditional focus on transactional unit costs and towards the strategic goal of building strong, effective supply chains that deliver great overall value to an organization at the lowest total cost. This guide to...

White Papers : Automotive
The Case for Automation At Companies of Any Size

Why automate? Universal Robots gives you the top 7 reasons why automation – specifically with cobots – makes sense for operations of any size, detailing the following benefits:

White Papers : Medical
How Chemical Characterization Can Supplement and Support Biocompatibility Testing

Manufacturers producing medical devices that involve patient contact are typically required to perform biological safety evaluations, including biocompatibility tests to ensure patient safety, as specified by ISO 10993. Chemical characterization can help support...

White Papers : Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printing Applications for Medical Education and Training

3D printed multi-material models can replicate the complexity and wide range of patient pathology, making them superior tools for medical education. But how do 3D printed models compare to traditional training methods? In multiple peer reviews, users agree they can be an invaluable...

White Papers : Robotics, Automation & Control
Shaping the Future of Medical Robotics

Medical robotics is a relatively new field. In a short period of time, the market for surgical robots and other medical robots has grown considerably with organizations like Seed Solutions paving the way with innovative advances.

White Papers : Medical
Intelligent BOM Management for Today’s Product Innovators

Today’s global manufacturers rely on having an accurate bill of materials (BOM) to design, build, and ship quality products on-time and on-budget. This whitepaper explains how an intelligent BOM management solution will help avoid errors and costly delays.

White Papers : Medical
Tuning in to Antenna Design

Using engineering simulation, big compute and 3-D printing, Optisys achieves orders-of-magnitude reduction in antenna size and weight while reducing development time. By leveraging ANSYS electromagnetic and structural simulation tools running on Rescale’s big compute platform, this startup’s engineers take full...

White Papers : Medical
Product Centric QMS: A Critical Advantage for Regulated Companies

Medical device manufacturers must establish quality systems to comply with FDA regulations and industry standards like ISO 13485. This whitepaper explains why product centric QMS solutions are critical to simplify compliance.

White Papers : Medical
High-volume Manufacturing: Essential Points to Consider Before You Scale Up

​​​Many medical devices begin their lifecycles designed for low-volume manufacturing. But successful scaling to a high-volume process requires foresight and planning to reap the benefits of automation. Follow these important guidelines during initial product design...

White Papers : Medical
Chemical Compatibility With Hospital Disinfectants and Oncology Drugs

In a hospital environment, the need to mitigate risks and enhance patient safety and comfort has significantly increased the demand for high-performing plastics with improved chemical resistance. This white paper presents results from screening studies measuring clear...

White Papers : Materials
Building Better Bonds

Until recently, there was little up-to-date research about adhesives that could be used with Eastman Tritan™ copolyester. By collaborating with Henkel Corporation, whose LOCTITE® adhesive continues to be tested at the industry’s most comprehensive ISO 10993 biocompatibility standards, Eastman was able to determine...