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Priya George

Priyanka (Priya) George is a Development Engineer at Boyd Technologies. Priya graduated with a Bachelor’s in Biology from Boston University and a Bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering at Western New England University. Priya’s current role involves various aspects of the product development process as a client tries to bring their product to market, including material sourcing, process development, and the running of product trials. She has previous intern experience in medical device research and development at Medtronic/Cardinal Health, working on verification and validation of patient monitoring electrodes and defibrillation equipment. In her spare time, Priya enjoys theater, music, and international traveling.

Recent Articles

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Single-Use Endoscopes: A Trend towards Better Patient Safety

In Brief

Design continues to save lives. The disposability designed into single-use medical devices such as surgical masks, syringes, and suction catheters has reduced the risk of infection and boosted patient safety. The widening trend of single-use devices such as these has helped to make a good case for using disposable flexible endoscopes in many surgical and non-surgical procedures.

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Membranes: Material Characteristics and Applications for In-Vitro Diagnostics

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Industrially manufactured membranes play a vital role in the effectiveness of  in vitro diagnostics instruments and procedures, such as protein assays and liquid/gas filtration applications. In this article, we cover some of the different types of membranes available for use in the field of in vitro diagnostics, the key features and characteristics, and applications for use.

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Lab-on-Chip: an Overview

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Lab-on-chip (LOC) technology has the potential to provide a robust and portable point-of-care (POC) toolset at a fraction of the size and cost of conventional laboratory sampling methods. However, it is still an emerging technology, and commercial applications of LOCs are presently limited. Several major technical bottlenecks hamper the commercial viability of LOCs, including material quality, commercial-scale fabrication challenges, sample complexity, and many other hindrances.

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What Does the Implementation of EU-MDR Mean?

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The passing of the EU Medical Device Regulations (EU-MDR) is forcing medical device manufacturers to update their clinical testing practices and reporting mechanisms. The body of regulations that preceded the EU-MDR, the Medical Device Directive (MDD) is, in comparison, less than half the size of the EU-MDR, was passed in 1993, and is outdated to such an extent that it does not even contain formal contingencies for the definition and classification of software used in medical devices.

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