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How to Boost Medical Scans & Procedures Accuracy: Radiopaque Markers

on 8/20/20 7:30 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Wearables Printing Custom Converting Printed Indicators
Medical knowledge and technology have advanced at incredible rates. Many of today’s routine tests and procedures would have been unimaginable just a few decades ago. Yet with all the innovation, people are still the heart of our medical care. And that means human error is always a possibility. Take, for instance, the field of spinal surgery. According to a 2014 survey by the North American Spine Society (NASS), 68% of respondents stated that at some point in their careers, they performed either wrong-level exposures or wrong-level surgeries on the spine. Not only can inaccurate procedures be extremely harmful to patients but resulting lawsuits can result in damages over $1 million. Mistakes can happen in any area of medicine. While there are numerous factors that can cause them, many are preventable. One strategy is improving the accuracy of testing and procedures with radiopaque markers.
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Where to Find Medical Device Components in the Real World

When working on a medical device, we are often so focused on our specific task or responsibility, it can be easy to lose sight of where your efforts fit into the big picture. But the reality is, what you’re making is being used in the real world by real people – whether directly by a patient or to help a medical professional do their job more effectively or efficiently. To keep this in perspective, here are a few common medical device components and the value that they provide.  
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Protecting the Medical Supply Chain With Printed Temperature Indicators

on 7/9/20 10:59 PM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Printing Smart Packaging Printed Indicators
After years of R&D, multiple rounds of clinical trials, and a rigorous FDA approval process, a medical product has yet another daunting challenge before it can be used by a patient – surviving transportation. Due to the temperature sensitivity of many medical supplies, shipping around the world can be a logistical and financial burden. It’s estimated that 70% of leading pharmaceutical products require temperature-controlled transportation, and that 20% of products are ruined due to a broken cold chain.
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