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Medical device tax impacts medical device manufacturers

By Faye Oney / September 15, 2017

The two-year moratorium on the 2.3% medical device excise tax expires on December 31, 2017. If lawmakers repeal the tax in the next few months, it could spur research and development plus job growth in the medical device industry.

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My grandson and the Innovations in Biomedical Materials conference

By Eileen De Guire / July 9, 2014

Eileen’s grandson is likely to have better medical options than his older relatives, and might even avoid the “blessings from the ancestors” altogether, thanks to tremendous advances in the healthcare field.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / April 1, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / February 28, 2014

Ceramics and glass business news of the week

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / February 25, 2014

Other materials stores that may be of interest

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Trends in innovation and regulation of ceramics for biomedical applications

By Eileen De Guire / December 17, 2013

  A tenacious wound healed with Mo-Sci’s DermaFuse bioglass. Credit: Mo-Sci. Most people think of “health care professionals” as their physicians, nurses, therapists, and other health care staff. However, many of the therapies in doctors’ toolkits come from health care professionals of a different stripe—scientists and engineers who develop biomedical materials and medical devices. Could…

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DARPA #2: Agency seeks revolutionary approach for controlling sepsis

By / May 25, 2012

DARPA believes finding a transformational response to sepsis is key to saving warfighter lives. Credit: DARPA. I know from an unfortunate experience with a family member that sepsis is a helluva medical condition that can arise suddenly, cause enormous pain and, if not diagnosed quickly, can bring unexpected death within a day or two. About…

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Medical device companies appeal to Congress and IRS to avoid excise tax in 2013

By Eileen De Guire / August 15, 2011

A bare-metal coronary stent. Credit: Frank C. Müller; Wikipedia Creative Commons license The 2010 Affordable Health Care Act includes a provision for a 2.3% excise tax to be levied against the revenues of medical device companies starting in 2013 regardless of whether the company generates a profit or not, which means companies could owe more…

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Customizing medical prostheses with mathematics and additive manufacturing

By Eileen De Guire / July 25, 2011

Topological optimization can be used to custom design prosthetic implants. Credit: Image created by Janet Sinn-Hanlon, Beckman ITG, University of Illinois Mathematics—the common language of science and engineering—often proves to be the doorway between disciplines. The common ground between a skyscraper, an airplane wing, and facial bones may not seem obvious until one realizes that from…

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