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Trends & Themes in the Medical Device Market

Bryan Hughes, Brian Gorski, and Mike Brooks, P & M Corporate Finance LLC

4/9/2015

The medical device market has expanded in recent years, driven by longer life expectancy, novel technologies and increased expenditure on healthcare, especially in emerging economies. At the same time, the regulatory environment in North America and Europe has driven a shift to value-based healthcare solutions, which in turn has resulted in increased competition, changing business models, and innovative strategies to achieve sustainable growth in this dynamic market. Full Article

What's Needed to Achieve Scalable Production of Tissues



Lauralyn McDaniel, Industry Manager, Medical, Manager, Innovation Watch, Medical Manufacturing Innovations Series, SME

4/28/2015

Producing or growing tissues that could avoid the immune response of donor tissues sounds far –fetched, but in some limited applications has already been achieved. Tissues for drug development testing are already available. Replacement skin is expected to be available within 3 years and to take off quickly. While much progress has been made, there is still much to be done to achieve a scalable production process. The good news is there are two very distinct groups working from very different perspectives.  Full Article

Industry Trends: Medical Instrument and Supply



Jocelyn Phillips , Analyst, IBISWorld

4/9/2015

The Medical Instrument and Supply manufacturing industry primarily researches, develops and produces nonelectronic medical, surgical, dental and veterinary instruments and apparatus, such as syringes, anesthesia apparatus, blood transfusion equipment, catheters, surgical clamps and medical thermometers. In the United States, this industry is mature and resilient. Full Article

Delicate Supports, Database Software Improve 3D Printing



Contributing Editor Ilene Wolff

4/7/2015

Software engineers are toiling away on applications updates for 3D printing to make work easier for their medical manufacturing counterparts, and have come up with some novel solutions that also save them time and money. “At Formlabs, we’re obsessed with providing the best user experience possible, and we’re always experimenting with new ways to make our products better,” says Maxim Lobovsky, co-founder of Formlabs, which hacked an idea from truss bridges and trees to make 3D printing faster and more efficient. Full Article

Welding Aids Freezing for Zeltiq



Edited by Senior Editor Michael Anderson

3/23/2015

When the medical device manufacturer Zeltiq had trouble producing its revolutionary new fat-freezing product for the “CoolSculpting” process, they brought it to Electron Beam Engineering Inc. (EBE), for a simplified design and an improved welding process. Full Article

Fabricating Success at Clinton Industries



Edited by Senior Editor Michael Anderson

3/23/2015

With rising material costs, government regulations, and customers resisting price increases, today there is no room for waste in the metal fabrication supply chain. Here's how one medical OEM partnered with a custom metal fabricator to improve efficiencies.
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