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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.


medical device regulation compliance

Author: Carrie Hetrick | October 22, 2021

Common Medical Device Regulatory Compliance Roadblocks

The medical device industry is heavily regulated by the FDA, specifically, the Center for Devices and Radiological Health. Unfortunately, while device manufacturers are required to establish and...
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Author: Anthony Caivano | September 20, 2021

Ways to Improve Medical Device UX Through Better Design

When it comes to the design and development of medical devices, ensuring a positive user experience (UX) is not a nice-to-have; it’s essential. As users’ needs expand and more connected...
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Author: Larry Bischoff | September 10, 2021

Types of Medical Device Patents: What You Need to Know

In recent years, we’ve seen more innovation in medical devices, particularly with the proliferation of mobile medical devices—a trend that exploded further due to the COVID pandemic. With...
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Author: Carrie Hetrick | September 1, 2021

How Long Does it Take the FDA to Approve a Medical Device?

According to research, time-to-market is a primary competitive driver in the medical device industry, second only to innovation.* You can’t start making money until you get FDA approval for your...
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Author: Carrie Hetrick | August 26, 2021

FDA’s Software Precertification Program

In today’s digital era, Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) is revolutionizing the healthcare field. From informing and driving medical decisions to diagnosing and treating patients, SaMDs offer a...
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Author: Erik Hilliard | August 11, 2021

5 Mistakes Medical Device Startup Companies Make

Medical device startup companies play an integral role in the medical device industry. They have the ability to be nimble and take more risks on a unique product that larger, more established...
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Person using mobile medical device app

Author: Erik Hilliard | August 10, 2021

The Proliferation of Mobile Medical Devices—Revolutionizing Healthcare

Mobile devices are ubiquitous in today’s day and age; they’re everywhere—and for good reason: your smartphone is a hand-held computer allowing you to stay connected at all times. As a result,...
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fda real world evidence on mobile device

Author: Carrie Hetrick | July 28, 2021

FDA’s Real-World Evidence Program – Summary of Patient Data Assessment Report

The FDA is responsible for ensuring the safety and effectiveness of regulated medical devices and assuring that patients have timely access to the devices while advancing innovation. It is a...
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technician manufacturing medical devices

Author: John Campbell | July 21, 2021

Good Manufacturing Practices for Medical Devices: Risk Management

The clients we work with at Sterling Medical Devices often know they want to produce a high-quality medical device, but unfortunately too often do not fully understand an element essential to good...
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3D prototype of prosthetic hip bone

July 29, 2022

How Quickly Can You Rapid Prototype a Medical Device?

Designing, developing, and getting a medical device on the market involves risk. It requires a large investment of your company time, resources, and reputation. It also includes risk for the...
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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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active drug delivery system

September 8, 2020

Implanted Drug Delivery System

Sterling Medical Devices designed and developed a Class III pain medication delivery system for patients with spinal injuries. The system is comprised of three devices: an implantable pump, a handheld Clinician Programmer, and a handheld Patient Therapy Controller. The pump is surgically implanted into the patient, and the two handheld devices each communicate with the pump when held within close proximity of it....
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