MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers say they have a way of splitting ventilators which could address many of the safety concerns — potentially boosting the supply of ventilators amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They have demonstrated their concept’s effectiveness in the lab — but they still caution it should be used only as a last resort … [Read more...] about MIT researchers may have invented a safer way of splitting ventilators
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world, the medical device industry is scrambling to meet the demand for devices that have experienced shortages. Ventilators are among them, and tubing and extrusion companies say they are doing their best to support device makers during the pandemic. Since the start of the pandemic, tubing … [Read more...] about How tubing companies are supporting medtech during COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to grow the medical tubing industry by a little more than 13% by 2021, according to an analysis by Markets and Markets. The U.S. medical tubing market is expected to be worth $2.9 billion in 2021, up from this year's value of $2.6 billion. With a consumer annual growth rate of 13.2%, the market growth can be … [Read more...] about COVID-19 to grow medical tubing market 13% by 2021
Severely ill COVID-19 patients may need multiple medications delivered by infusion pumps. Manufacturers and hospitals are planning on how to avoid shortages of these pumps and the associated tubing. (Image from Institute for Safe Medication Practices) You’ve likely seen the videos of ICU hallways lined with medical devices that would … [Read more...] about Next COVID-19 device shortage? ‘Smart’ infusion pumps
Amid the global crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, hospitals and healthcare facilities are reporting shortages of vital equipment that not only keeps the patients safe, but the staffers, too. One important device for which demand has ramped up is ventilators for patients who need assistance with their breathing due to the respiratory … [Read more...] about Could these DIY ventilators stop coronavirus from killing people?
At the Mayo Clinic Glass Shop, scientific glassblowing creates glass tubing and apparatuses for cardiac, transplantation and tissue perfusion research — and more recently, to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Steve Anderson is one of only two scientific glassblowers in Minnesota. As a senior scientific glassblower at Mayo Clinic, he has … [Read more...] about How glass tubing supports Mayo Clinic innovation
From invoking their business continuity plans to marshaling their pandemic teams, medical device contract manufacturers are finding ways to keep business going during the coronavirus pandemic. Medical Design & Outsourcing conducted an informal survey of manufacturers and other companies that serve the medtech industry. Here’s some of what we … [Read more...] about How medtech contract manufacturers are managing during the coronavirus pandemic