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CDRH Releases New Dataset for Biocompatibility of Medical Devices

On April 16, the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) released a new public dataset designed to assist chemistry labs in ensuring the robustness of chemical characterization methods used to assess the biocompatibility of medical devices. In a statement from Jeff Shuren, M.D., J.D., director of the CDRH, and Ed Margerrison, Ph.D.,...

Tue Apr 16, 2024 18:39
Flex Recognized as a 2024 World’s Most Ethical Company

Contract manufacturer Flex has been recognized as one of Ethisphere’s 2024 World’s Most Ethical Companies in the category of industrial manufacturing. The award from Ethisphere requires companies to provide information on more than 240 proof points related to the company’s culture of ethics; environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices; ethics...

Tue Apr 16, 2024 18:39
FDA Medical Device Sterilization Town Hall Series Continues April 29

As part of its efforts to work with the medical device community on device sterilization alternatives in light of new EPA standards for ethylene oxide (EtO) emissions, the FDA is hosting a virtual town hall on April 29, 2024, from 1:00pm-2:00pm ET. The town hall is open to all stakeholders and will cover: Suggestions the FDA received on potential...

Tue Apr 16, 2024 18:39
Misconceptions of Miniaturization: Smaller is Better

The world seems to be preoccupied with miniaturization. We make company logos out of a handful of stray atoms[1], we print books in micrograms of DNA[2], and we fight over the title of “smallest computer”[3]. Every device company wants their products to be smaller than the competitions’ offerings and smaller than previous generations of product. This...

Tue Apr 16, 2024 17:08
The Evolution and Promise of Pharmacogenomics in Precision Medicine

Across centuries, the intricacies of individual responses to both food and medicine have intrigued scholars and practitioners alike. From the ancient observations of Pythagoras, who noted the haemolytic reactions to fava beans, to modern genomic insights, such variations continue to shape medical understanding. Today, we recognize glucose-6-phosphate...

Tue Apr 16, 2024 17:08
IDC enhances the Reach Surgical Ultrasonic Shears with Improved Ergonomics

Press Release: MTI Staff was not involved in writing this content April 8, 2024 / Berkshire, England – The leading international brand’s ultrasonic shears had once dominated the domestic market and played a pivotal role in introducing, promoting, and educating the market about this product category. A key challenge for the IDC team was to overcome...

Thu Apr 11, 2024 02:13

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