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Stephen Fitzgerald

Stephen Fitzgerald is a Development Engineer and has been with Boyd Technologies since 2018. In his current role he provides engineering expertise on material sourcing, product development, and the commercialization of new products. Stephen received a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Previously he worked with Boston University where he co-authored a paper regarding the behavioral effects of a mechanically confining PEG/Collagen network on cancer cells. In his spare time he enjoys running and strategy games.

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3D Bioprinting in Orthopedics

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The use of flexible materials in the medical field has revolutionized the treatment of a variety of conditions. Orthopedics, in particular, has the potential to benefit enormously from the recent advances in 3D printing. Flexible materials in the form of hydrogels are dominating the research on hard and soft tissue scaffolding. The techniques using hydrogels to create biocompatible scaffolds allow for scalable, customizable products that encourage regeneration of damaged tissue. 

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Bioprocessing Single-use Technologies - A Primer

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According to BCC Research, the global single-use technology market will reach over $4.3 billion by 2021. The most significant increase will be in the highly adaptable disposable mixing system segment. Mixing systems are used in every form of biopharmaceutical production as well as through stages of testing. 

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The Top 7 Reasons Why Medical Devices Fail

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Medical device failures are typically the result of deficiencies in safety check procedures or a lack of attention to potential risks in the design process. Often displaying an eagerness to expedite a device's introduction to the market, device manufacturers may pay scant attention to the need for testing, robust components, and rigorous quality control procedures. Below is a look at the top seven reasons why medical devices fail along with some tips for avoiding those pitfalls.

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Report Shows Medical Foams are Dominating the Wound Care Industry

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Proper wound dressings are critical to the healing process. The right dressing prevents infection and creates an environment that supports healthy healing. The global wound dressing market is expected to hit $8.46 billion by 2021, and foam dressings are projected to hold the largest segment of the market through the forecast period. Researchers think the popularity of foam dressings is partly due to patient awareness of advanced wound products. Why are foam dressings such valuable tools?

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