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Research, development and commercial applications of advanced flexible materials.

Kyla Nichols

Kyla Nichols is a Sourcebook Engineer at Boyd Technologies which involves onboarding new Sourcebook suppliers and providing sourcing support for subscribers. Kyla holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, with a focus in biomedical materials. She participated in a research program at the Syracuse Biomaterials Institute and was inducted into the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society for work in collaboration with Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. In her free time, she enjoys reading and traveling.

Recent Articles

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Leachables and Extractables in Flexible Medical Devices - A regulatory overview

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Many factors affect the safety, suitability, and efficacy of the various medical devices used every day in the healthcare setting. Flexible medical devices are utilized both internally and externally. From tubes and drains, to bandages and tapes, they all must pass rigid testing standards that ensure patient safety.

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Choosing the Best Medical Tape - Silicone Vs. Acrylic

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Wound care presents many challenges to the medical professional. From the sheer variety of wound types to the differences among patients, a critical factor in all successful wound management is the correct selection and application of dressings. Additionally, the wound management plan encompasses treating the wound itself while also seeking to prevent infection and protect skin health and integrity.

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Technical Paper: A Key Component in Revolutionizing the Blood Draw Process

 

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Drawbridge Health has developed a new way to draw blood. The company founded by GE Ventures is in the final testing phases of an innovative blood collection device that can be used to draw blood anywhere, even at home. Point-of-care testing is nothing new, however, the ease of use and effectiveness of Drawbridge's tech is revolutionary.

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Single-use Technologies in Biopharma

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According to BCC Research, the global single-use technology market is forecasted to grow to more than 11% by 2019. The most significant increase will be in the highly adaptable disposable mixing system segment. Mixing systems are used in every form of biopharmaceutical production as well as through stages of testing. The SUT market is expected to reach $301.3 million by 2019.

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Single-Use Medical Disposables Smarten Up

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As a result of the demand for sterilized materials, increased data, and high quality health care, the medical industry has an enormous demand for single use disposables. This focus on quality and health has had enormous implications. For example, the rate of central line infections has decreased by over 70% across the country over the last decade. A big reason for this decline is utilization of single use disposables that are less prone to contamination.  Now medical facilities are taking this one step further by incorporating highly sophisticated flexible materials into their applications. There are a few specific areas where these advances are particularly exciting.

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