Ventricular Catheter Requirements Overview

The Ventricular catheter is a vital medical device for the modern, minimally invasive treatment of hydrocephalus and other conditions. They allow for endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) as an alternative to shunt surgery, reducing discomfort, infection rates, and patient stays. This delicate and precise procedure requires ventriculostomy catheters that satisfy a wide range of stringent requirements. […]

Supply Chain Risk Management: A Four Step Framework 

(SCRM) is the process of taking strategic steps to identify, assess, and mitigate the risk in your end-to-end supply chain. A comprehensive approach to SCRM involves the management of all types of risk, for all tiers of supply and all risk objects (suppliers, locations, ports, and more). In this article, we outline four basic steps […]

8 Key Supply Chain Evaluations for Your Medical Device Program

An established supply chain strategy enables a firm to deploy associated contingency plans efficiently and effectively even while facing disruption. An organization that ensures risk mitigation will routinely conduct supply chain evaluation. Such an evaluation updates data and developments in a select gropu of categories that include geopolitics, economics, natural disasters and more. We prepared […]

The State of Medical Device M&As in 2022

MedTech M&As: The rise and fall Medical device M&As in 2022 continue to be a sore topic in the industry following the previous two years of negative growth due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Medical Device M&As in 2022 have Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are a strategic means to grow the value, profitability and reach of […]

4 Design Considerations for Precise Catheter Shaft Performance 

The Medical engineered shaft is a core function in the development of complex delivery systems. The design and development of the shaft requires finding an exact balance of performance qualities per the functional requirements of the device application.  Device shafts can be optimized for flexibility, kink resistance, torque and tracking. Braided shafts are the best […]

3 Top Challenges in Medical Device Design Transfer

Hundreds of OEMs including market leaders partner with contract manufacturers to manufacture their creations. The trend to outsource has grown over the years, beginning with the manufacture of single components into the manufacture of entire products. Contract manufacturers often build up extensive experience with specific design and production technologies, which has transformed contracting between OEMs […]

2 Key elements to recognizing larger margins for your minimally invasive device

Recent technological advancements in the medical field, coupled with the abundance of lifestyle-related diseases and chronic disorders, have caused a significant upswing in minimally invasive medical procedures. Minimally invasive procedures bear less risk, cause less discomfort to patients and have much quicker recovery rates than traditional surgery.  In 2020 the minimally invasive surgical devices market […]

Laser Catheter Sensor: 50% Production Time and Cost Reduction

Managing the OEM-CM relationship is complicated, being influenced by the medical device’s complex production process, legal aspects (product copyrights, patents, and production & design technology rights), market fluctuations, production variations (scalability), vendor management, and the interpersonal aspects.  How does a medical device OEM find the right contract manufacturer and safeguard themself from falling into a […]