Living Innovation Blog
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Medical Device Biomimicry: The Benefits of Being Oleophobic
If you have taken science (or Latin) classes, you can probably infer the meaning of the terms hydrophobic and hydrophilic. Beads of water resting on a plant leaf, for example, exemplify the leaf’s hydrophobic surface - it resists the ingress of water. On the other hand, the makers of Bounty brand paper towels probably take great pride in their product’s hydrophilic quality, in that it will soak up almost anything.
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Posted on Aug 30, 2010
Do Medical Device Design Reviews Present a Moral Hazard? (Part II)
In my last post, I promised to follow up with an explanation as to why I believe that a design review need not be seen as a moral hazard. I originally began reflecting on this idea after reading a forum post on LinkedIn, where people were debating the potential moral hazards brought on by the design review process. Their main argument suggested that the design review process encourages device designers to not fully assess potential risk on their own, because they might assume that the responsibility has been shifted to a committee. Here, I will elaborate.
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Posted on Aug 06, 2010