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Medical Technology & Healthcare

Are you prepared for the challenges faced during IVDR transition?

The new in vitro diagnostic regulations (IVDR) that have been published in the official journal of the European community (OJEC) on 5th May 2017 will replace the existing in-vitro diagnostic medical device directive (IVDD) and would be enforced from 26th May 2022. IVDR brings in substantial changes in place of directives that had directed the landscape earlier. Whilst the existing regulatory approach remains the same with respect to supervision of notified bodies, conformity assessment procedure, performance evaluation, performance studies, vigilance and market surveillance. These are significantly reinforced in the present regulation. Though the transition period is five years, medical device…

By Mohammed Adil | September 10th, 2019

Medical Technology & Healthcare

IVDR Corrigendum – Changes & Impact

On March 13, 2019, the Council of the European Union published two draft corrigenda to fix the errors, inconsistencies, and rectify grammatical errors in EU's Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR). The regulations were effective from May 2017. The IVDR corrigendum lists 17 corrections that will have some impact on the way Class B devices are assessed and also suggests minor changes which are analyzed in detail below. Check the analysis to see if the changes have an impact on your device(s): EU Publishes First Corrigenda for IVDR - Changes and Impact S.No Section Original IVDR…

By Mohammed Adil | May 20th, 2019

Medical Technology & Healthcare

Influence of Personal Health on Medical Device Manufacturing and Engineering Solutions

Healthcare is moving away from hospital environs to patients’ personal rooms. From a physician-centric treatment to patient-preferred healthcare, technology is creating a positive impact on the ability to manage lifestyle diseases and personal health. How is personal health changing the medical landscape? Personal Health Wearables are slowly but surely transforming medical care. Wearable medical devices sales are expected to top $55 billion USD in revenue in 2022, increasing from $10.5 billion USD in 2017, as per ABI research. Medical technology companies will need to keep up with creative, regulatory and quality compliant and value-driven engineering and manufacturing solutions to keep…

By Brian Wyatt | January 5th, 2018

Medical Technology & Healthcare

Using Mixed Reality to Create a Metamorphic Effect on Learning and More

Cyient Collaborates with Microsoft to Create Mixed Reality Ophthalmic Education for LV Prasad Eye Institute Mixed reality not only augments the learning experience by merging real and virtual worlds to give a visual framework but it is also a great way to learn about a given topic in greater detail. When applied to medical education, mixed reality has the potential to provide students a deeper insight into human anatomy and view it from inside out. To buck the trend of using only traditional tools for learning, LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) partnered with Cyient to create a transformational learning experience…

By Dinakar Devireddy | July 28th, 2017

Medical Technology & Healthcare

Designing Medical Devices for Emerging Markets

According to the International Monetary Fund, emerging and developing economies like Brazil, Russia, India, China, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia contributed 70% of the global economic growth in 2015. Collectively, these countries also account for the largest population (4.37 billion) in the world, representing a significantly underserved market. A closer look at the markets in these countries show us that they have a primarily upwardly-mobile middle-tier population that demands cost-effective services and products. Demands for better and price-sensitive healthcare in these countries is on the rise. Fueled by the three main problems of an aging population, cost-effective healthcare, and high patient…

By Brian Wyatt | October 3rd, 2016

Medical Technology & Healthcare

Finding New Product Value in Medical Devices Through Functional Analysis

Medical technology products frequently face pressures of changing economies, intense competition, and evolving healthcare systems and procedures that affect their value. Considering this, assessing their value for the marketplace is significant and unique in comparison to any other industry. This is because the medical industry and the players operate in two different markets. In the established markets, macro factors mentioned above are compelling the medical OEMs to improve efficiency and optimize cost. In developing markets, not only the demand for new methods of treatment is high, but they are also very price-sensitive.  Companies recognizing these factors are examining the product…

By Kuldeep Tyagi | August 24th, 2016

Medical Technology & Healthcare

How Frugal Innovation is Revolutionizing Medical Technology

I read an interesting article recently about Dr. Sandek Ruit, who works at the Tilganga Eye Center, and how he has restored vision to tens of thousands of people in Nepal, Asia, and Africa. Dr. Ruit has pioneered low-cost cataract surgeries, which cost an average of $115 as compared to $3,000 in the West. The Tilganga Eye Center laboratory produces an inexpensive acrylic lens, called the intraocular lens, for just $4. In comparison, its imported counterpart costs $100 a piece. The Center produces and sells approximately 350,000 intraocular lenses across the globe annually, and also trains foreign surgeons who replicate…

By Rajendra Velagapudi | April 24th, 2016

Medical Technology & Healthcare

A Beautiful Life: How 3D Printing Got More than a Dog Running

"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny!'" - Isaac Asimov 3D printing has managed to achieve just that. Cups, toys, drawings, fabric, shoes, musical instruments, working gun you name it and 3D prints it. The new entrant in 3D is the 3D Printed medical models making the life of a surgeon easy by reducing operative time, increasing precision, decreased instrumentation and increasing the joy of a patient by improving alignment, reducing postoperative pain, shorter recovery and lowers cost. My company Cyient, does exactly that. In fact it…

By Kuldeep Tyagi | March 12th, 2016

Medical Technology & Healthcare

4 Reasons Why 3D Printing is the Future in HealthCare Systems

The medical technology industry has been a leader in the use of additive manufacturing (AM). Additive manufacturing offers multiple benefits for a wide range of markets. I thought it is about time someone took to the town-hall and declare the obvious. Especially when we are taking about body part replacements – orthopedic or otherwise. 3D Printing is revolutionizing Healthcare systems in a way unimaginable earlier. Here are those 4 big reasons: 1. Cost of a Surgery Will Go Down. Way Down!! Traditionally manufactured instruments are mostly standardized and therefore correspond to additional sterilization and repository costs. Despite customization, higher productivity…

By Ankur Agarwal | February 18th, 2016

Medical Technology & Healthcare

3D Printing a New Knee. Now possible!

Global Medical device manufacturers are more focused than ever on developing innovative orthopedic products for superior patient outcomes. Currently, most of conventional knee systems are designed to fit-one-size-for-all concept baring some which are designed for specific demographics population. Surgeons and patients face major challenges in such systems and have been demanding for better solution. Customized systems are progressively appealing to surgeons and patients because of the value addition they provide. Customized systems are manufactured on the rationale that every patient is special. They are designed decisively to ensure that the alignment is precise & customized for each patient leading to…

By Kuldeep Tyagi | January 11th, 2016