Medical Device Design Industry Blog



The medical device industry changes constantly as new innovations and advancements are made in development, medical IT, and healthcare. Our medical device blog features expertise from the Sterling Medical Devices team and the latest information and regulation changes in the medical device industry that you should be aware of.


Author: Carrie Hetrick | April 15, 2021

How to Classify a Class III Medical Device

Last month, we began our series examining the classification of medical devices, with a deep dive on the differences between a class I and class II medical device. Today, we will explore the topic...
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Author: Carrie Hetrick | April 8, 2021

What’s the Difference Between a Class I and Class II Medical Device?

One of the most common questions when it comes to medical device regulation is, “What is the difference between a class I and class II medical device?” Today, we will explore the topic in more...
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Author: Carrie Hetrick | February 18, 2021

The New EU Medical Device Software Requirements

With the EU’s new medical device software (MDSW) requirements, the guidance related to qualification, classification, clinical evaluation and cybersecurity present challenges for software as a...
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Author: Tara Miller | January 15, 2021

Three Takeaways from the Human Factors Engineering & Usability Studies Congress

In early December, I had the good fortune of attending the Human Factors Engineering & Usability Studies Congress online. Although the event could not be held in person, for obvious reasons, it...
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Author: Carrie Hetrick | September 11, 2020

Keys to Success in the Digital Health/Mobile Medical Device Market: Experienced Partners

Digital health, including mobile medical devices and applications, is offering patients, providers, health systems, and insurance carriers’ real-world opportunities to improve medical outcomes and enhance the efficiency of healthcare around the world....
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Author: Dan Sterling | April 30, 2020

Device Manufacturers Face Challenges to Balance Opportunity and Risk

With an increased focus on technology advancement and product development, medical device manufacturers are beginning to improve their devices and seize new opportunities. However, this comes with an...
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Author: Keith Handler | July 23, 2019

Why Cybersecurity is Becoming More Important in the Medical Device Industry

Cybersecurity in the medical device world has evolved from a footnote to a front-page headline. Articles with titles like “Medical Devices are the Next Security Nightmare” (Wired) and “Medical...
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Author: Keith Handler | July 16, 2019

A New Era of Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity has become a major concern over the years as technology has advanced. Device manufacturers are searching for ways to keep security up to date with the demand for stricter scrutiny for...
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Author: Keith Handler | February 7, 2019

US FDA Recognizes New Cybersecurity Standard UL 2900-2-1

What Does it Mean for the Medical Device Industry? The current ever-changing landscape of cybersecurity threats and hazards, amongst ransomware campaigns and remote vulnerability cracks, call for...
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September 11, 2020

Keys to Success in the Digital Health/Mobile Medical Device Market: Experienced Partners

Digital health, including mobile medical devices and applications, is offering patients, providers, health systems, and insurance carriers’ real-world opportunities to improve medical outcomes and enhance the efficiency of healthcare around the world....
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February 18, 2021

5 Mistakes Medical Device Startups Make

Startups are the lifeblood of medical device innovation. Without universities researching ways to solve pressing healthcare problems or doctors with experience in a particular field who have an idea to develop a prototype medical device that could help patients, the future technologies needed to help save lives wouldn't happen. But the long, arduous road through the FDA submission process to get market approval can take a long time and cost a lot of money without help. Sterling Medical Devices has been helping startups through the FDA approval process since 1998 without ever having a submission rejected.
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November 23, 2020

Sterling Helps Print Parts Win Contract with City of New York for Production of Medical-Grade Nasal Swabs

Sterling Medical Devices performed design services for a Class III breathing pacemaker with Major Level of Concern software, intended for use by patients who have lost neurological control of respiration. This life-sustaining device is comprised of two main components: an internal passive receiver and an external controller....
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