What is European MDR and Why It happened, Timelines for Compliance

November 13, 2019 / by Kapstone Medical / 4 minute read

First in a 7-part series on the EU’s Medical Device Regulation

The European Parliament passed the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) two years ago and began a three-year transition period in May 2017 with enforcement set to begin in May 2020.

The new regulation repeals and replaces the Medical Device Directive (MDD) and the Active Implantable Medical Device Directive (AIMDD), effectively pushing the reset button for medical device makers who sell products in Europe.

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5 Questions Inventor’s Need To Ask Before Developing Their Inventions

February 22, 2018 / by Kapstone Medical / 2 minute read

Busy clinicians often find themselves identifying a clinical need that a new product or new technology would fill. If you think you have a marketable idea, you need to know there is a long and winding road to bringing an invention to market.

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Key to Creating Value from a Medical Device Idea

March 23, 2017 / by MedTech Momentum / 2 minute read

The Key to Creating Value from a Medical Device Idea? It’s YOU.

Most physician inventor entrepreneurs tend to be “idea people” and often their business experience is in practice management, while their intellectual property development experience is more limited. This often leads to a kind of paralysis as an “idea person” fears losing their idea by working with others with business development experience. By placing too high a priority on protecting and monetizing the idea too quickly, the entrepreneurs often stall out long before they can turn their idea into reality.

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

January 7, 2016 / by Kapstone Medical / 2 minute read

While you were enjoying your holiday vacation, Team Kapstone compiled some of the best stories to Inspire, Equip, and Guide you in 3D printing and the latest in emerging world of technology. So 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 (August 2015 Edition –Medical Device & 3D Printing)

September 16, 2015 / by Kapstone Medical / 1 minute read

It’s back to school with Team Kapstone! In August, we picked up educational and inspirational stories in 3D printing, medical device, and orthopedics. Here’s your August “What You Missed” reading list - three articles to Inspire, Equip, and Guide you through the last month:

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

August 12, 2015 / by Kapstone Medical / 2 minute read

While you were enjoying your summer vacation, Team Kapstone compiled some of the best stories in 3D printing, medical devices, and orthopedics. Catch back up with three articles to Inspire, Equip, and Guide you through what you missed in July:

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What You Missed Last Month (June 2015 Edition- Medical Device & 3D Printing)

July 10, 2015 / by Kapstone Medical / 2 minute read

Each month, as our team digs through the array of medical device, 3D printing, and orthopedics stories on the web, a theme seems to emerge and dominate the MedTech headlines. Throughout June 2015, the most-read stories surrounded 3D printing of tissues and 3D printing’s overall potential in healthcare, now and beyond.

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What You Missed Last Month (May 2015 Edition- Medical Device & 3D Printing)

June 10, 2015 / by Kapstone Medical / 3 minute read

Additive manufacturing, or 3D Printing, is dominating spring medical device industry headlines, and at halfway through the year, it’s slated to be on the Top 5 list of Kapstone Medical’s most inspiring and thought-provoking topics of 2015.

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