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Digital revolution

Doctor digital: The digital health sector is becoming increasingly prominent as more and more companies look to get involved. But what is it and what might its impact be on the medical sector? Steven Dodsworth, D Health, sheds some light. more »

Oct 24, 2014 Opinion

Silicone users gain access to European application centre

Big reveal: Silicone group Dow Corning has announced the opening of an expanded healthcare application centre at the company’s European headquarters. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Europe

Collaboration explores polymer mesh in breast cancer surgery

Mesh of minds: A recent collaboration aims to bring clarity to the use of polymer mesh in breast cancer surgeries. Mike Smith reports. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Materials

Medical device group awarded SA8000 industry standard

Got standards: Rocialle, a UK-based supplier of medical devices, has been certified to SA8000, the highest international standard for labour practices, by SGS United Kingdom Ltd. more »

Oct 21, 2014 Industry News

Auto-injectors made more discreet

The latest release from med-tech supplier Owen Mumford is a disposable auto-injector with a patented drive mechanism technology, which the group says enables auto-injection in a more discreet package. more »

Oct 15, 2014 End Products

This Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) image shows how red blood cells coagulate to form a blood clot, which is a common and life-threatening risk associated with the use of implanted medical devices.

(Credit: James Weaver, Harvard’s Wyss Institute)

Implant coating mimics plants

Im-plant-able: A new coating for implantable medical devices has been developed using FDA–approved materials, which are inspired by the slippery surface of the carnivorous pitcher plant. more »

Oct 15, 2014 Materials

Carbon dioxide commercialised as a steriliser

Cleaning up: NovaSterilis commercialises supercritical carbon dioxide sterilisation technology to meet the needs of advanced biomaterials more »

Oct 15, 2014 Equipment and Services

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  • Digital revolution

    Doctor digital: The digital health sector is becoming increasingly prominent as more and more companies look to get involved. But what is it and what might its impact be on the medical sector? Steven Dodsworth, D Health, sheds some light. more »

    Oct 24, 2014 Opinion

  • Social listening in healthcare – is it irresponsible?

    There’s a quietly emerging niche in the healthcare industry: social listening for marketable data. But is it moral? And is it safe? more »

    Oct 7, 2014 Opinion

  • Customer focus

    Safe & secure: Devices contract manufacturing - how does ISO 13485 secure customers? Union Plastic explains more »

    Aug 12, 2014 Opinion

  • Team spirit

    Seeing red: Swap the red tape for simplicity, says IDC’s engineering director, Julian Swan, as he shares his experience of avoiding the pitfalls and striving for best practice more »

    Aug 11, 2014 Opinion

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