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The Top 7 Reasons Why Medical Devices Fail

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Medical device failures are typically the result of deficiencies in safety check procedures or a lack of attention to potential risks in the design process. Often displaying an eagerness to expedite a device's introduction to the market, device manufacturers may pay scant attention to the need for testing, robust components, and rigorous quality control procedures. Below is a look at the top seven reasons why medical devices fail along with some tips for avoiding those pitfalls.

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White Paper: MedTech Supply Chain Strategies

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Webinar: MedTech Supply Chain Strategies - How to Grow Faster with Less Risk by Leveraging Your Manufacturing Partners

In today's evolving regulatory environment, supply chain transparency is a game-changing differentiator. Collaborating with manufacturing partners who have excellent supplier relationships and a deep understanding of materials can revolutionize the product development process. Even after a robust supply chain has been established, there are still hurdles in commercializing a medical device. Often, in an attempt to conserve resources, cutting corners in the design process leads to product failure. One way to mitigate this risk is to establish a comprehensive validation plan that does not compromise quality and reaps long-term cost savings. In this webinar, we discuss leveraging manufacturing partners to keep pace with the ever-evolving regulatory landscape.

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What makes a Material "Medical Grade"?

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Materials used in the healthcare and medical setting must often carry the title "medical grade." But what defines a material as "medical grade"? Biocompatibility refers to "the ability of a material to perform with an appropriate host response in a specific application" (William's definition), and can be measured in different ways, depending on the context of the medical device. Because they come in contact with the human body, materials are tested for biocompatibility and safety in order to receive the "medical grade" designation.

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Recent Innovations on Biodegradable Materials and Transient Electronics

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Transient electronics, also known as biodegradable electronics, is an emerging technology being explored across many fields and for various applications. When used in healthcare, biodegradable materials incorporated into medical devices could be valuable for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Some of the potential operations include monitoring intracranial pressure, assisting wound healing processes, identifying neural networks, and more.

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