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Technical articles focused on the design, development, and commercialization of single-use regulated devices. 

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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7 Steps to Effectively Dual Source a Supply Chain for Medical Devices

In Brief

Dual sourcing is considered a hassle by some traditional medical device manufacturers. After all, the procurement process is faster and more straightforward when you only have to issue purchase orders and receive components from one vendor. Adding a second supplier to your list of approved vendors takes time and creates additional work for your accounts payable staff. 

 

In reality, dual sourcing can be accomplished efficiently and can be a win-win solution if you follow a few key measures. Below is a look at some of the benefits of dual sourcing and your seven-step guide to effectively dual sourcing a supply chain for medical devices. 

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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

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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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