Extrusion Process Requirements For Successful Catheter Development

The finish and quality of Catheters used in minimally invasive surgical procedures play a vital role in its performance with the end user. Several manufacturing dependencies such as the material used along with the extrusion process itself will decide the consistency and repeatability of catheters manufactured across the lifecycle of a catheter. In this article, […]

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 effective strategy must continuously be reevaluated and consider geopolitics, economics, natural disasters and more to ensure the firm continues to thrive come what may. We prepared a list of eight questions to ask when […]

The State of Medical Device M&As in 2022

MedTech M&As: The rise and fall Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are a strategic means to grow the value, profitability and reach of the MedTech business. Despite the various pros and cons of the Merger or Acquisition process, tremendous potential for revenue and cost synergies makes M&As a clear value-driven choice. Over the past decade (2010-20), […]

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 […]

Case study: 50% reduction in production time and cost for a laser catheter sensor

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 […]

Interventional Neurology for Neurovascular Disorders

Neurovascular (or cerebrovascular) disorders are a set of conditions affecting the brain and spinal cord (neuro) that are the result of bleeding or deficiency of blood flow (affecting the vasculature or arteries and veins that carry blood) to one or more parts of the brain and spinal cord. Since the brain requires the most amount […]

Sensor technology used in minimally invasive diagnostics

Sensor technology is at the forefront of minimally invasive diagnostics. The effectiveness of using sensor tipped catheters is their ability to be steered through the blood vessels to the site of imaging. There are varying levels of sensitivity associated with steering the catheter. Greater precision means better medical outcomes: patients will not experience discomfort and […]