The MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems) market returned to growth in 2010. The total MEMS market is worth about $6.5 billion, up more than 11 percent from last year and nearly as high as its historic peak in 2007. MEMS devices are used across sectors as diverse as automotive, aerospace, medical, industrial process control, instrumentation and telecommunications - forming the nerve center of products including airbag crash sensors, pressure sensors, biosensors and ink jet printer heads. Part of the MEMS cluster within the Micro & Nano Technologies Series, this book covers the fabrication techniques and applications of thick film piezoelectric micro electromechanical systems (MEMS). It includes examples of applications where the piezoelectric thick films have been used, illustrating how the fabrication process relates to the properties and performance of the resulting device. Other topics include: top-down and bottom-up fabrication of thick film MEMS, integration of thick films with other materials, effect of microstructure on properties, device performance, etc.
The demand for clinical evidence has become an increasingly important issue in the development of medical devices. This demand is reflected not only in regulatory requirements but also by healthcare purchasers as healthcare reforms occur worldwide. Thirteen renowned experts have drawn on their practical experience in industry to provide you with this "recipe" book of how to plan, prepare, implement, and close out a medical device clinical investigation--regardless of where the trial site may be located. While many chapters reference the Medical Device Directive, the principles, philosophies, and methodologies explained are equally applicable to Active Implantable Medical Devices (AIMD) and In-vitro Diagnostic (IVD) products.
The first comprehensive guide to the integration of Design for Six Sigma principles in the medical devices development cycle <p> <i>Medical Device Design for Six Sigma: A Road Map for Safety and Effectiveness</i> presents the complete body of knowledge for Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), as outlined by American Society for Quality, and details how to integrate appropriate design methodologies up front in the design process. DFSS helps companies shorten lead times, cut development and manufacturing costs, lower total life-cycle cost, and improve the quality of the medical devices. Comprehensive and complete with real-world examples, this guide: <ul> <li> <p> Integrates concept and design methods such as Pugh Controlled Convergence approach, QFD methodology, parameter optimization techniques like Design of Experiment (DOE), Taguchi Robust Design method, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Design for X, Multi-Level Hierarchical Design methodology, and Response Surface methodology <li> <p> Covers contemporary and emerging design methods, including Axiomatic Design Principles, Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ), and Tolerance Design <li> <p> Provides a detailed, step-by-step implementation process for each DFSS tool included <li> <p> Covers the structural, organizational, and technical deployment of DFSS within the medical device industry <li> <p> Includes a DFSS case study describing the development of a new device <li> <p> Presents a global prospective of medical device regulations </ul> <p> Providing both a road map and a toolbox, this is a hands-on reference for medical device product development practitioners, product/service development engineers and architects, DFSS and Six Sigma trainees and trainers, middle management, engineering team leaders, quality engineers and quality consultants, and graduate students in biomedical engineering.
The MedTech ecosystem in India is emerging and the Indian medical devices industry is on the growth curve, estimated to be a 14 Billion USD industry by 2020. However, the ecosystem is poorly understood with its diverse healthcare systems, complex stakeholders and limited available data. It is important to understand the MedTech ecosystem in India well before developing new medical technologies that suit this environment. In this book, the author shares his experiences, anecdotes, insights and failures while inventing medical devices in India over the last five years. The idea is to give entrepreneurs (clinicians, engineers, designers, business professionals) a realistic expectation of the time, money, co-ordination and teamwork required to develop a new medical device in India. This book is specially recommended for Indian healthcare professionals who are passionate about solving unmet clinical challenges by inventing new medical devices, but are not sure of how to go about taking their idea from a concept stage to an actual product. Entrepreneurs from engineering, design and business backgrounds, will also find this book useful, as it illustrates ways to engage with doctors, and gives a comprehensive perspective of the path from ideation to commercialization. This book attempts to address all common queries a budding entrepreneur in India can have such as "Where to find clinical challenges worth solving?" "How to find them?" " How do I form a cross-disciplinary team?" "Where do I find these people?" "If I have a great idea, when and how can I sell it?" "How long does it take to make a new medical device in India?" " How can I raise money for this development?" "How can full time practicing doctors work with engineers to develop a new device?" "How can engineers engage doctors for clinical inputs and validation?" " How can an invention that is developed at an academic institute be successfully translated to market through a start up company?" "How and when can I start making money?". The list is endless and understandably so because the MedTech ecosystem in India is still evolving and growing from infancy to adulthood. This book also provides in great detail, real life examples of financial expenditures necessary for various stages of the device development process and some financial terms for licensing and investment deals.
Although it has long been possible to make organic materials emit light, it has only recently become possible to do so at the level and with the efficiency and control necessary to make the materials a useful basis for illumination or displays. The early electroluminescent devices provided reasonably bright light, but required high operating voltages, produced only a narrow range of colors, and had severely limited lifetimes. Recent developments, however, make it possible to manufacture organic light-emitting devices that are thin, bright, efficient, and stable and that produce a broad range of colors. This book surveys the current status of the field. It begins with an overview of the physics and chemistry of organic light emitting devices by J. Shinar and V. Savvateev. Subsequenbt chapters discuss the design of molecular materials for high performance devices (C. Adachi and T. Tsutsui) and chemical degradation and physical aging (K. Higginson, D. L. Thomsen, B. Yang, and F. Papadimitrakopoulos). A. Dodabalapur describes microcavity OLEDs, and Y. Shi, J. Liu, and Y. Yang discuss polymer morphology and device performance. Various aspects of devices based on polyparaphenylene vinylenes are discussed in chapters by N.C. Greenham and R.H. Friend and by H. Chayet, V. Savvateeyv, D. Davidov and R. Neumann. Chapters by S. Tasch, W. Graupner, and G. Leising and by Y. Z. Wang, D. Gebler, and A. J. Epstein describe OLEDs based on poly(paraphenylene) and poly(pyridine), respectively. The book concludes with a chapter on polyfluorene-based devices, which show great promise for producing light in all colors from blue to red.
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