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What Plastics are Used in Medical Devices?

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Medical plastic products have become more advanced as the global market for high-quality medical devices continues to expand. Such devices have become a necessary and vital component in the modern healthcare system. Medical plastic products are available in a wide assortment of devices. From test equipment like vials and beakers to surgical instruments, catheters, and implants, plastics are used more and more for their high performance, lightweight, and lower costs. Continue reading…

Reasons to Switch to Single-Use Medical Devices and Disposable Medical Supplies

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When it comes to deciding between reusable medical devices and single-use medical devices or disposable medical supplies, healthcare professionals have to consider the pros and cons of each. For starters, medical devices also cover a wide range of categories. Whether the medical devices is for single-use or a reusable item, it can be any equipment or piece of equipment, or an instrument, with medical applications, designed for and used in assessing, monitoring, diagnosing and treating patients. Continue reading…

The Basics of Urine Specimen Collection: From Containers to Testing

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It is well-known that urine specimen collection is a common method that physicians utilize to ensure their patient’s health. For most people, giving a urine sample is a routine part of any physical. More than a measure of one’s health and well-being, it can be vital in diagnosing the presence or observing the condition of disease. For example, a urine test can show whether you may have diabetes or are suffering from a urinary tract infection. Urine specimen collection is also used to detect or monitor illegal drug use in many jobs, professions, and athletic competitions. Only blood samples are used more often than urine samples for analysis in clinical laboratories. Continue reading…

ISO 13485: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

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Recent news that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will use ISO 13485 as the basis for its quality system legislation for medical devices was well received by those in the industry, perhaps none more than the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) itself. ISO 13485 is the international standard for quality management systems (QMS) that establish requirements for regulatory purposes for the medical device sector. The regulation is designed and intended to function with other management systems around the world, and by doing so, work more efficiently and transparently with each other. The move by the FDA is intended to help streamline regulatory processes for medical devices around the world. Continue reading…

Developing Research and Medical Diagnostic Products

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The demand for research and medical diagnostic products grows annually. Because medical diagnostic devices are used in the testing, treatment, prevention, monitoring, studying, and diagnosis of diseases and other biological human conditions, companies that develop and manufacture such diagnostic products are well positioned to serve an important and vital role in health and healthcare, the biological sciences, and all medical-related disciplines and industries. Combined with the ever-expanding field of material sciences in plastics, along with technological innovation and advancement moving ahead at a rapid pace, engineers and device manufacturers are making great strides in the development of diagnostic products.

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