What You Missed Last Month June Edition

July 28, 2018 / by Kapstone Medical / 1 minute read

With the beginning of summer, there have also been many updates in the MedTech Industry in the month of June. There has been a 3D printing technique that has the capability of printing biological tissues from multiple tissues, the FDA is now encouraging companies to use electronic systems to move towards a paperless manufacturing process, and the new EU Medical Device Regulation has shown potential to threaten the use of additive manufacturing in medical device creations. Here is a quick recap of what you missed last month:

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What You Missed Last Month May Edition

June 29, 2018 / by Kapstone Medical / 2 minute read

Lots went on in the Medical Device, Manufacturing, and 3D Printing fields in the month of May. Luckily, we are here to keep you up-to-date. From 3D printing replacing injection molding to discussions on boosting medical device safety, there is a lot to share that went on last month. Here is a quick overview of what you missed:

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What You Missed Last Month April Edition

May 31, 2018 / by Kapstone Medical / 1 minute read

Along with springtime showers, April brought a lot of interesting news in Medical Device Manufacturing and 3D Printing. In case you missed it, here are a few highlights of what happened in the MedTech Industry in April.

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What You Missed Last Month (February 2017 Edition)

March 15, 2017 / by MedTech Momentum / 1 minute read

February was a busy month for the MedTech world. From the FDA approval of a 3D printed cranial implant to the evolution of the Medical Device Industry in 2017, here is a quick recap of what you missed last month in the Medical Device Industry in February:

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What You Missed Last Month (January 2017 Edition)

February 6, 2017 / by MedTech Momentum / 1 minute read

Stay up to date with the latest medical device manufacturing news. Here’s a recap while you were getting a start on the New Year with some of the top stories in the manufacturing and the MedTech world. Here’s what you missed last month:

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What You Missed Last Month (October 2015 – Medical Devices & 3D Printing)

November 13, 2015 / by Kapstone Medical / 2 minute read

Happy November! Fall is finally here, and with the cascading leaves also descends a plethora of exciting developments emanating from the world of Medical Devices and 3D Printing!

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What You Missed Last Month (September 2015 Edition –Medical Device & 3D Printing)

October 22, 2015 / by MedTech Momentum / 2 minute read

As summer drew to a close and the leaves began to turn to vivid shades of orange, red, and yellow, Team Kapstone was busy exploring the most educational and inspirational stories in 3D printing, medical device, and orthopedics. We are proud to provide our season-changing September “What You Missed” articles that inspired, equipped, and guided us through the end of summer and the advent of autumn:

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What You Missed Last Month (Feb 2015 Edition)

March 11, 2015 / by Kapstone Medical / 1 minute read

It’s that time again—from the current catalysts behind the hand and wrist market to material innovation in orthopedic implants, here’s what you missed in the Medical Device Industry during the month of February:

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Three Considerations for 3D Printing of Medical Devices in 2015

January 12, 2015 / by Kapstone Medical / 1 minute read

In late October, Medical Innovations Labs of Austin, TX announced their new 3D printing hub. They plan to provide a hands-on lab environment for medical device inventors and clinicians to launch a new generation of innovation.

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Four of the Top 3D Printing Stories in Orthopedics in 2014

January 1, 2015 / by Kapstone Medical / 1 minute read

The 3D printing industry is taking the orthopedics world by storm. Here at Kapstone, we’ve been watching the developments all year, and expect much more innovation and regulation news to come in 2015.

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Manufacturing at Home: Advancements in 3D Printing

November 20, 2014 / by John Kapitan / 0 minute read

No matter where you turn, you are bound to run into a news headline expounding on the wonders of 3D printing. From medical devices to guns and even to food, it seems that possibilities are endless and our appetites are growing for the technology. Read More...

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Making the Case for Industrial Design and Human Factors

August 27, 2014 / by Ryan Lewis / 0 minute read

An all too familiar dilemma: a physician has a great idea, but can only take it so far. A new device, a change to a procedure, a way to save time in the OR; medical technology is driven by physicians on the front lines of medical practice. How can ideas be harnessed for the benefit of patients and physicians? Read More...

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A Roadmap to Success for Surgeon Inventors, Part 4: The Cost of Developing Your Idea

August 20, 2014 / by John Kapitan / 0 minute read

This series of articles focuses on a different paradigm for bringing new ideas to market, one in which you as a surgeon inventor retain control over designs, aggressively pursue milestones on your own (such as issuance of a patent, testing of prototypes or obtaining a regulatory clearance) and build value before presenting them to industry for possible licensing or sale. Why would you consider this option? Why not just take your sketch straight to a big company? One of the best reasons to pursue development on your own is that the value of your idea can increase exponentially compared to the costs of development—if the process is managed properly. Read More...

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A Roadmap to Success for Surgeon Inventors, Part 2: Is Your Next Product Idea Viable?

July 1, 2014 / by John Kapitan / 0 minute read

Is Your Next Product Idea Viable?

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A Roadmap to Success for Surgeon Inventors – Part 1: From Concept to Commercialization

June 1, 2014 / by John Kapitan / 4 minute read

Introduction
Thomas Edison is quoted as saying, “Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.” Busy physicians often find themselves identifying a clinical need that could be satisfied with a new product or new technology. In fact, many of the best ideas are born on those difficult days when surgical cases present unique challenges.

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