Next-gen Technologies: Miniaturization, Wearables and Implantables
Wearables and implantables have revolutionized medtech products, greatly increasing treatments that can be carried out outside of the clinical setting. Learn from subject matter experts Dr. Patrick Ganzer, principal research scientist, Consumer, Industrial and Medical Products, Battelle, and Dr. Jonathan Reeder, assistant professor, University of Oregon Knight Campus, who investigate how miniaturization has enabled new or improved options for wearable and implantable devices.
Application of 3D Printing Technology for Medical Device Engineering
There are many desktop 3D printer offerings on the market, at reasonable price points, that can produce high quality, quick-turn parts perfect for many medical device engineer applications including component prototyping, fixturing and jigs, anatomical modeling, and more. Join John Foody, manufacturing engineer, Corvia Medical, as he provides examples of how their company has incorporated fused filament fabrication (FFF) and stereolithography (SLA) printers into their everyday workflow. Differences in these technologies are examined to highlight the strengths each technology offers for various projects of a medical device engineer.
Material Selection for Medical Devices
Selecting the right materials and developing a robust material strategy is not only crucial to the device design and function, but it can also help streamline and accelerate the development process. Depending on the application, device classification, design requirements, material properties, novel material advances and sourcing, the material selection process is a key consideration. Join Asmita Khanolkar, senior director, Cambridge Pharma, SMC, as she looks at several important factors to consider for a wholistic material selection evaluation.