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Jeff Trail

Jeff graduated from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Economics. Jeff has 18 years of sales experience with a strong focus on medical devices and product development services. Jeff sold disposable and capital equipment medical devices to hospital operating rooms for 11 years. Jeff then focused on selling medical device product development services and 3D printers. Jeff has sold 3D printers to hospitals 3D printing anatomical models, dentists and dental labs 3D printing scanned teeth and appliances, and medical device companies 3D printing prototypes. Jeff joined Boyd in 2018 as Regional Sales Manager. Jeff's favorite activities are skiing and racing triathlons.

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Application of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers in POC Diagnostics

In Brief

Standard disposable point-of-care diagnostic (POCD) devices are making a positive impact on patient-based healthcare settings worldwide. These devices are convenient and economical, and they provide rapid results. Both clinicians and patients use them to diagnose a range of conditions.

But in certain situations, these diagnostic devices have limitations.

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Current IVD Industry Trends & Technologies: Faster, Smarter, & More Personalized

In Brief

According to a 2016 report in PLoS One, between 60 and 70% of medical decisions are made based on the results of in vitro diagnostics (IVD) testing. Using the evaluation of specimens taken directly from the human body, in vitro diagnostics are utilized to diagnose illness and disease. Market segments for the in vitro diagnostics market include instruments, reagents, and software related to diagnostics.

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Biocompatibility Testing for Surface Medical Devices: An Overview

In Brief

All medical device companies must subject their products to a volley of FDA-approved tests to establish the safety of their devices. A particular series of these tests measure the biocompatibility of a product where a device/material cannot measure outside of acceptable tolerance ranges in the following "big three" categories: cytotoxicity, sensitivity, and irritation; other tests may be necessary. Furthermore, the types of tests each device must be subjected to vary according to the amount of contact the product has with a patient:

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Moisture Management in Wound Care: Highlighting MVTR in Transparent Film Dressings

In Brief

A wound can be described or defined in many ways: by its source, anatomical location and appearance, whether acute or chronic, by presenting symptoms, and by the method of closure. In fact, all of these descriptions serve a critical purpose in the assessment and appropriate treatment and management of the wound. Successful wound management seeks symptom resolution and, if viable, complete healing. Managing skin wound care involves supporting the damaged tissue by promoting restoration through the formation of connective tissue and re-growth of the epithelium. Optimum conditions for wound healing involve creating a desirable micro-environment in which an ideal moisture content is one of the most important factors.

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Flexible Materials Preferred in Wound Care & Closure

In Brief

In wound care management, the primary objective is complete healing. This is attained through thoughtful planning of patient care for reducing the loss of necessary fluids from the wound, accelerating wound healing, and minimizing pain and infection.

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