Top 5 Medical Device News Posts: Aug. 6-12, 2014

medical-device-news-logo-19Each 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.

In this week’s medical device news, unapproved diagnostic test authorized by FDA to aid in Ebola outbreak, new medical device manufacturing technology, FDA guidance on IVD devices, do's and don’ts of medical device design, and human factors in medical device design.

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Ebola Outbreak Necessitates Use Of Unapproved Diagnostic Test

By Chuck Seegert, Ph.D.

In the midst of the current Ebola epidemic, the FDA has authorized the provisional use of an unapproved diagnostic device to test for the Zaire strain of the Ebola virus.

Read more on Med Device Online.

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Emerging technology in medical device manufacturing

By Elizabeth Engler Modic

An innate ability to foster rapid prototyping, inexpensive product development, and low-volume, high-mix production makes sheet hydroforming ideal for medical device manufacturing.

Read more on Today’s Medical Developments.

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FDA Releases Guidance On In Vitro Companion Diagnostic Devices

By Nick Otto

The FDA recently released guidance in an effort to define in vitro companion diagnostic devices (IVDs), explain the need for FDA oversight of those devices, and clarify that, in general, those devices and their corresponding therapeutic products should be cleared simultaneously.

Read more on Med Device Online.

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7 Dos and Don'ts of Medical Device Design

By Brian Buntz

Whether it’s striving for simplicity in design or recognizing that people are capable of countless mistakes while using something, Qmed has collected plenty of tips on medical device design. Here are four dos and three don’ts to get you started.

Read more on Qmed.

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Considering Human Factors And Training In Medical Device Design

By Craig Baker

The patient has become the end user when it comes to many types of medical technology, and that trend is likely to continue with the rise of mobile health (mHealth), remote patient monitoring, and other healthcare industry drivers. As a result, the human factor is becoming increasingly important in the design of next-generation medical devices and diagnostics. One industry to which medical device manufacturers can turn for guidance on usability best practices is drug delivery.

Read more on Med Device Online.

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