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Introducing New Series: Boyd Biomedical Design Stories

Massachusetts is home to a world-class innovation ecosystem globally recognized for research and development and its healthcare systems. In addition, it is home to many...

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3 Design Considerations for Manufacturing Medical Grade Face Masks

  Surgical masks and respirators are an essential part of the personal protective equipment used in the healthcare sector to combat respiratory infections. They're worn...

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Effects of Water Impurities in Laboratory Use

  Water impurities can alter the quality of results in a pharmaceutical setting. These impurities can be introduced from the water supply during the purification process...

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Water Quality and Contaminants in Laboratory Use

  Water is one of the major utilities used by the pharmaceutical industry. It is used during the production of the finished product or as a cleaning agent for rinsing...

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Demystifying Failure Mode and Effects Analyses (FMEAs) in Medical Device Manufacturing

  In Brief Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a design review tool used to identify and correct all possible failures in a product, service, design or...

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Biocompatibility Testing for Surface Medical Devices: An Overview

  In Brief All medical device companies must subject their products to a volley of FDA-approved tests to establish the safety of their devices. A particular series of...

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What Does the Implementation of EU-MDR Mean?

In Brief The passing of the EU Medical Device Regulations (EU-MDR) is forcing medical device manufacturers to update their clinical testing practices and reporting...

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5 Characteristics of Successful Medical Device Product Launches

  In Brief The creation of a new medical device involves many steps from initial concept to finished product. Every year billions of dollars are invested in research and...

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The Top 7 Reasons Why Medical Devices Fail

  In Brief Medical device failures are typically the result of deficiencies in safety check procedures or a lack of attention to potential risks in the design process....

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