As the world continues to develop, so does the medical field. New medical problems arise almost every day. In order to keep up with all these changes, there is a profession that focuses solely on improving health care called biomedical engineering. For many people it is hard to completely understand the impact that biomedical engineering has had on the lives of many people, but knowing that it has produced a tremendous amount of devices and concepts since its beginnings can help someone start to realize the immense impact. Some people may say that biomedical engineering is not very important, but just a little research could make these people recant their statements. Biomedical engineering is one of the most important and fastest growing branches…
Ever since I began my career in the medical device industry, my colleagues and I have always faced these four questions:
Will this treatment work?
How will it be adopted by physicians and patients?
How much does it really cost?
Will insurance cover it?
I have devoted my professional life to developing and marketing new healthcare technologies, helping to make a positive impact on literally millions of patients’ lives. When I first entered the industry, the path to answering these four…
Neuronetics, Inc. is a private medical device company based in Malvern, PA. Neuronetics developed NeuroStar Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy, where magnetic fields are used for therapeutic applications in disorders related to central nervous system. In 2003, they licensed a revolutionary patented coil design from Emory University and conducted the largest clinical trials on TMS therapy to date. With continuous research and development, a high quality, efficient, user friendly and…
Applied Medical has disrupted traditional managerial ethos by appealing to a unique business model that allowed the company to grow its business at double-digit rates for almost a decade while keeping all its operation facilities in South Orange County. The base of the company 's unique business model is to strongly favor internally-developed products, processes, and solutions. This model has helped the company achieve its growth goals to become the world leader in the trocar market…
“The Bitter Pill” starts off with an acrimonious tale of how a man that was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma ended up borrowing from his in-law to pay for his exorbitant cancer treatments. After I picked my jaw from my desk, I started pondering what could the cancer treatment breakdown be that warrants the price to be so high? I, of course, am aware of how corrupt the healthcare system is in the US, but, to what extent, not so much. The medical jargon used in the hospital bill, along with…
Current Issues with Batteries in Implantable Medical Devices
When the batteries in implantable medical devices need replacing, the procedure and be extremely invasive and costly (Bazaka & Mohan). With life expectancy increasing, patients who rely on these implantable devices need to undergo these procedures more and more times. In fact patients who receive implantable defibrillators could have to undergo device changes up to four times throughout their lifetime (Vintges). This presents a…
Medical devices are the crucial components of health care system, especially the patient care which may include uncomplicated, devices employed during medical examinations, such as tongue depressors and thermometers, or sophisticated life-saving implants like heart valves and coronary stents. They play an increasingly vital role in health care delivery globally.103
Typically, the purpose of a medical device is not attained through any pharmacological, immunological or metabolic means. Medical…
the medical devices industry in Australia, not only should we focus on the internal factors but we should also pay attention on the external factors that create competitive advantages. By looking at the related and supporting industries and firm strategy, structure and rivalry, we can obtain a boarder image of the strengths of this industry.
Related and Supporting Industries
The related and supporting industries create a mutual influence relationship with the medical devices industry. Owing to…
In the first month of working at Networks Department.That day, I entered my office and I couldn’t even thinking or focusing on anything, because there were a lot of electrical wires on the ground. It makes me troubled. In another day I wanted to connect some of these electrical wires together. I tried to touch one of them, and it was a hot electrical wire harmed my hand. It is dangerous and risky to work in this section. Also, if you do any simple mistake you will be in a trouble like if you put…
Thesis: Biomedical Engineering has enhanced medical equipment, biomechanics, and tissue engineering.
II. Medical equipment.
a. Medical imaging
iii. Robot that helps children
i. Human movement
ii. Treating injury
IV. Tissue engineering and Genetic Engineering
a- Tissue Engineering
i- The relationship between Tissue engineering and biomaterials
ii- Human tissue engineering
b- Genetic Engineering