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Med Tech Gurus Podcast

Med Tech Gurus is a podcast that helps medical device executives stay on the leading edge of their industry.

Explore the episodes below to hear from 3M experts.

  • Koree Carter, technical supervisor at 3M, talks about creative problem solving and shares best practices learned on the job.

  • Dave Franta, 3M key account business manager, explains why understanding your organizational operations is critical to success.
  • Robin Huneke Rosenberg, 3M clinical product support leader, explains why customization matters in medical device design.

  • Del Lawson, 3M sr. technical manager, cautions entrepreneurs against falling in love with their product.

  • Audrey Sherman, 3M division scientist, shares how she secured over 130 patents and became a Final Jeopardy question.

  • Bret Ludwig, 3M sr. product developer, explains why patience and persistence pays off.

  • Abbi Johnson, 3M product development engineer, shares her tips for successful manufacturing at scale.

  • Dan Durenberger, 3M global and key accounts manager, outlines the design elements that can take your device from good to great.

NEWS

  • How to Avoid Five Common Test Strip Malfunctions

    To make the most accurate strips possible, it is important to be aware of issues that can arise during a test strip’s lifecycle.

    December 1, 1901 How to Avoid Five Common Test Strip Malfunctions How to Avoid Five Common Test Strip Malfunctions
  • 3M debuts long-wearing medical adhesive

    3M has added an extended-wear medical transfer adhesive to its lineup of advanced adhesives for medical devices.

    December 1, 1901 3M debuts long-wearing medical adhesive 3M debuts long-wearing medical adhesive
  • State of Skin

    The skin’s ability to act as a barrier against damage and infection depends on a variety of factors, including: structure of skin, genetics and lifestyle, environmental factors, how skin changes over your lifetime, underlying conditions and diseases.

    December 1, 1901 State of Skin
  • How adhesives are key to unlocking wearable medical device innovation.

    It turns out that adhesives are a critical component to the success of wearables. Adhesives provide solutions to design challenges and help protect users’ skin from harm.

    December 1, 1901 How adhesives are key to unlocking wearable medical device innovation.
  • A cognitive psychologist explains how immersive technologies are influencing the human experience

    What we see tells us a lot about the world around us, but there’s so much more that your body interprets and turns into your perception of the world around you. The feeling of your feet hitting the pavement can tell you if the ground beneath you is solid or gravel covered. Feeling wind blowing against your face can tell you that it is cold outside.

    December 1, 1901 A cognitive psychologist explains how immersive technologies are influencing the human experience
  • Hacking your health: Is adhesive innovation a key to unlocking future wearable medical device innovation?

    It’s not uncommon for people to know how many steps they’ve taken today or how well they slept last night. Rapid growth of wearable technology is enabling us to track specific nuances of our lives, like steps and sleep, which can help guide our overall health. Looking to the future, the wearable medical device market will further evolve as patients and consumers continue to “hack their health.”

    December 1, 1901 Hacking your health: Is adhesive innovation a key to unlocking future wearable medical device innovation?
  • Don’t get stuck: What to think about before designing a stick-to-skin medical device

    Whether sticking a device to skin or adhering components together, adhesive plays a pivotal role in successful device design. Selecting the optimal adhesive for your wearable device can be tricky.

    December 1, 1901 Don’t get stuck: What to think about before designing a stick-to-skin medical device Don’t get stuck: What to think about before designing a stick-to-skin medical device
  • Hydrophilicity and surface energy

    Microfluidics is the science of moving microscopic volumes of fluids through tiny channels in a device. Microfluidics technology is used in the construction of blood glucose strips, lab-on-a-disc and lab-on-a-chip applications, and other diagnostic consumables and devices.

    December 1, 1901 Hydrophilicity and surface energy Hydrophilicity and surface energy
  • Five stages to bring a new medical device to life

    While the road to bringing a medical device to market is often bumpy, working with an experienced and knowledgeable partner can help navigate the process and potentially avoid some of the bumps.

    December 1, 1901 Five stages to bring a new medical device to life Five stages to bring a new medical device to life
  • 3M Wants to Make Medical Adhesive Selection a Simpler Process for Design Engineers

    CES 2018 showcased many wearable devices developed for health and lifestyle applications. Many of these devices use adhesives to stick to people’s skin, sometimes for an hour, sometimes for a day, or even a week or longer. Also, there are developers out there that want implantable devices that need adhesives. 3M is arguably a leader in the field of adhesive materials.
    December 1, 1901 3M Wants to Make Medical Adhesive Selection a Simpler Process for Design Engineers
  • 3M product selector tool makes adhesive selection process easier

    Adhesives play a critical role in the success of a medical device, whether it’s holding the device together or adhering it to the wearer’s skin. But with so many adhesive products available, it can be a challenge for design engineers to know which one is right for their project. To help bridge this critical gap, 3M developed a “Find My Adhesive” product selector tool to help make medical adhesive selection a simpler process.Adhesives play a critical role in the success of a medical device, whether it’s holding the device together or adhering it to the wearer’s skin. But with so many adhesive products available, it can be a challenge for design engineers to know which one is right for their project. To help bridge this critical gap, 3M developed a “Find My Adhesive” product selector tool to help make medical adhesive selection a simpler process.

    December 1, 1901 3M product selector tool makes adhesive selection process easier
  • 3M tool helps medical device makers find the right adhesive

    When it comes to holding a device together or adhering it to someone's skin, adhesives play a crucial role. And, with so many choices available, medical designers can, well, come unglued a bit, making the best selection difficult amidst time and cost pressures.
    December 1, 1901 3M tool helps medical device makers find the right adhesive
  • 3M new adhesives receives Golden Mousetrap award

    3M released a new acrylic-based adhesive, 3M 4076 extended wear medical tape, designed to help medical device manufacturers in long-term wear applications. The adhesive was honored with a Golden Mousetrap award at MD&M West, held in Anaheim from Feb. 6-8.

    December 1, 1901 3M new adhesives receives Golden Mousetrap award
  • Medical design adhesive selection simplified

    3M's Find My Adhesive product selector tool makes the medical adhesive selection process easier.

    December 1, 1901 Medical design adhesive selection simplified
  • Don’t stress new moms – how tech can help take the guesswork out of breastfeeding

    Motherhood. We knew it would rock our world. But no one told us – really told us – it would shake us to our core.

    December 1, 1901 Don’t stress new moms – how tech can help take the guesswork out of breastfeeding
  • The science of adhering to skin – it’s trickier than you think

    It’s an important job, to say the least. Our skin – the largest and fastest-growing organ in our bodies – is designed to protect us.

    December 1, 1901 The science of adhering to skin – it’s trickier than you think
  • Science Behind the Strip

    Guillermo Urquia has diabetes and needs to monitor his blood sugar levels regularly. He simply pricks his finger, transfers the blood onto a test strip and receives an almost instant result. But how in the world do those tiny little test strips work? Read more in 3M Newsroom article Science Behind the Strip.

    December 1, 1901 Science Behind the Strip
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