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Research, development and commercial applications of advanced flexible materials.

Ted Rowan

Ted has been an active participant in medical research, healthcare, and medical device fields for over 20 years. That exposure has afforded him a rich context and understanding perspective to the pain points that customers in the Medical Device and Life Science markets regularly experience. Prior to starting with Boyd Technologies in 2016, Ted worked at a contract manufacturer for 7 years that specializes in cleanroom converting and device assembly. The frame of reference gained from Program Management and Business Development in that experience provides heightened awareness to paths of least resistance and potential pitfalls that medical device and life science opportunities can hold. For his Master’s thesis in Industrial Design, Ted conceived of a low cost prosthetic arm. In his free time Ted enjoys the out-of-doors with his family, sculpture, home improvement, and building projects.

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Non-Absorbable Sutures, explained

In Brief

Suturing is one of the most critical factors in a healthy recovery for surgery patients. Proper suturing is crucial for healing, infection prevention and in minimizing scarring.

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The Rise of Single-use Bioreactors: Why make the Switch?

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The single-use bioreactor market generated $202.5 million last year and researchers estimate it will see another 18.4 percent increase in 2019, reaching $470.9 million. Sixty-six percent of pharmaceutical companies are now preferring this disposable product. What are the advantages of single-use bioreactor bags?

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Flexible Printed Circuit Boards in Medical Device and Life Sciences Today

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Flexible circuitry has been around for 115 years and its versatility across industries is unparalleled. Its uses and applications seem almost limitless. In fact, the demands of healthcare alone are driving innovations in this field at a rapid pace.

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New Challenges to The Shrinking of Medical Devices

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The sizes of medical devices are consistently trending smaller, a trend that is making a huge difference in the healthcare industry. These devices, including pacemakers, stents, lenses, cochlear implants, implantable glucose monitors, and infusion pumps create substantial improvements to patient care. Advanced flexible materials have powered these product improvements, however, there are some trade-offs and a few challenges with this trend. The following are a few things to consider about the shrinking medical device revolution.

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The State of In Vitro Diagnostic Industry & Trends

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It is estimated that around 60 percent of all medical decisions are made with the support of in vitro diagnostic (IVD) testing. In vitro diagnostics are used to diagnose illness and disease by evaluating biologic specimens taken directly from the human body. IVD market segments include instruments, reagents, and software that is used in diagnostics. Due to the increased aging population, the need for IVD products is growing. The global market for these products reached $61 million in 2016 and is expected to generate $84 million in revenue by the year 2023. 

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