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Medical Manufacturing Research Highlights

Ellen J. Kehoe Senior Editor, Journals & Tech Papers


As extraordinary breakthroughs in medical, dental and surgical materials and devices go steadily mainstream, doctors and hospitals are no longer “just practicing” but are high-tech masters of what researchers’ minds envision. Full Article

How to Succeed in Medical Machining

Iulian Trifan FANUC America


There are opportunities for contract manufacturing companies to become a bigger partner to the OEMs by providing competitive pricing for surgical instruments, spinal/trauma implants and orthopedic devices. Reliability and highly efficient machining processes for high-performance machining are paramount to achieving the lowest total cost of ownership and thereby success in machining these medical devices. Full Article

In Medical, Shrinking Devices Grow Supplier Opportunities

Jack Burley VP, Sales & Engineering BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc.


The Affordable Care Act has fueled a national discussion that’s filled airwaves and papers. Less talked about but just as deserving of attention are developments on the practical front of the medical industry. Unprecedented breakthroughs in understanding of anatomy, afflictions and treatments that once confounded us are driving the development of less and less invasive procedures. By nature, the tools used to perform these emerging procedures and deliver treatment are smaller and more precise. Full Article

Out of the Lab, Into the Industry: Microlution Finds a (Very) Small Niche

Contributing Editor Ilene Wolff


A little more than 10 years ago, Microlution’s founders were graduate engineering students at IMTS 2004, and facing an endless stream of visitors curious about the prototype micro-machining center they brought to demonstrate. “We had many companies come by and ask if they could buy one,” said Andy Phillip about the machine he helped build in a lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with classmate Andrew Honegger. Full Article

Bio Printing Expert Warns Against ‘Hype’

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


An expert on bio printing urged caution against “hype.” Full Article

Trends & Themes in the Medical Device Market

Bryan Hughes, Brian Gorski, and Mike Brooks, P & M Corporate Finance LLC


The medical device market has expanded in recent years, driven by longer life expectancy, novel technologies and increased expenditure on healthcare, especially in emerging economies. At the same time, the regulatory environment in North America and Europe has driven a shift to value-based healthcare solutions, which in turn has resulted in increased competition, changing business models, and innovative strategies to achieve sustainable growth in this dynamic market. Full Article

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