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Author: Keith Handler | June 13, 2021

Internet of Things (IoT) for Medical Devices—How It’s Changing Healthcare

As we continue to see barriers to healthcare access, particularly during the COVID pandemic, we’ve also seen a rapid expansion of IoT (Internet of Things) in medicine. A system of wireless,...
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Author: Carrie Hetrick | May 24, 2021

How to Prepare for an FDA Inspection

As a medical device manufacturer, you are likely all too aware of the looming threat of an FDA inspection of your quality systems and risk management protocols. While the FDA approval process has...
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Author: Sterling Medical Devices | May 3, 2021

What’s the Difference Between ALM and PLM?

The terms Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) are frequently used interchangeably. And while the two are often intertwined, they are not the same thing....
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Author: John Campbell | April 27, 2021

Smart, Cost-effective Medical Device Testing

Your medical device is designed to help patients improve their quality of life—from treating minor illnesses to saving lives. The sooner you get your device on the market, the better for everybody....
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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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Resources

October 7, 2013

Guidelines to Follow When Creating A Medical Device Mobile Application

Guidelines to Follow Many new medical mobile applications are being developed for use on mobile platforms (smart phones, tablets, etc.). Before delving into the steps to be taken to develop a...
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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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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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