Top 5 Medical Device News Posts: July 2 to 8, 2014

medical device news logoEach week, KMC Systems brings you the top 5 medical device news articles to keep you up-to-date on the latest medical device development, design and manufacturing industry information.

This week, Purdue University engineers develop a technique for “soft machines” in medical devices, examine network security in medical devices, check out some amazing medtech startups and more.


Elastic Technology Creates 'Soft' Machines

A team of engineers at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, say they have developed a technique that could produce “soft machines” made of elastic materials and liquid metals for potential applications in robotics, medical devices, and consumer electronics. 

Read more on MDB.


Shoddy Network Security Leaves Medical Devices Vulnerable To Hackers

By Jof Enriquez

Thousands of hospitals — and the medical devices connected to their networks — have a serious computer security flaw that has left them vulnerable to hacking, according to information security analysts from Essentia Health.

Read more on Med Device Online.


FDA Takes Initiative To Fill Gender Data Gaps In Device Clinical Trials

By Nick Otto

In its continued effort for more thorough analysis on the efficacy of medical devices in subpopulations, the FDA is looking to find ways at filling the gender gaps currently seen in clinical trial participation.

Read more on Med Device Online.


5 Wow-Worthy Global Medtech Startups

By Arundhati Parmar

USA has been at the forefront of medical device and technology innovation but other countries are not sitting pretty either. Here are five global startups changing the face of healthcare.

Read more on MDDI Online.


Take Control Of Your Medical Device's FDA Classification

By Michael Drues, Ph.D., President, Vascular Sciences

If you’re developing a medical device that’s “substantially equivalent” to an existing device (i.e., a device currently on the U.S. market with similar labeling), then the FDA classification process can seem straightforward.

Read more on Med Device Online.

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