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48 European Regulation in Flux
With an upcoming EU parliamentary election, the proposed overhaul to Europe’s
Medical Device Directives is in limbo.
54 The Top 7 Considerations in Reusable Device Design
Manufacturers of reusable devices are being encouraged by domestic and international
regulators to take a closer look at processing requirements earlier in the development process.
60 Little World Lost
Despite efforts by non-profits and the FDA, the pediatric medical device market remains
woefully underserved and largely ignored.
66 Medtech Hoedown in Houston
The life-science community will gather for the inaugural Medical World Americas, hosted
by the Texas Medical Center and organizers of the Medica trade shows and conferences.
38 Extrusion Pushes the Limits
of Material Performance
Device firms and their extrusion partners continue
to develop new ways of making innovative and high-value parts and products, while improving best
practices and controlling costs.