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    Growth in the medical devices market always stirs with conflicting emotions. On one hand it stands for the fact that the use of these technologies is becoming more rampant pointing to the rise of chronic and acute diseases. On the other it reflects advancements in medicine and the promise of better care and healing for patients.
    The global market for medical device technologies is expanding at a fast pace. By 2020 this space will boast a cumulative value of $428,970 million. Of this the United States lays claim to a large chunk of 39% making it a significant market player.
    The Top 10 Medical Device Technologies:
    Segmented by type, the following technologies comprise the Top 10 Devices list:

    • IVD devices or calibrators, reagents and kits that facilitate medical procedures in receptacles or test tubes outside the patient’s body.
    • Cardiology devices related to heart centric medical procedures covering both tests and surgeries.
    • Diagnostic imaging devices like X-Rays, CAT and PET scan equipment and MRI set-ups.
    • Orthopedic devices that diagnose and treat defects and problems with the musculoskeletal system.
    • Ophthalmology devices that cover the gamut from lenses and glasses to lasers and surgical instruments for delicate eye related operations.
    • Endoscopy devices that allow surgeons and doctors to probe into the inner cavities and passageways of the human body without surgery.
    • Diabetes care devices that help diabetics monitor their blood sugar and glucose levels and administer the required, measured insulin dosages without seeking medical assistance.
    • Wound Management devices that help sterilize, treat and heal superficial wounds. These generally come packaged in kits.
    • Kidney/dialysis devices that take care of a wide range of nephrology issues.
    • Anesthesia & respiratory care devices which include asthma inhalers, bi-pap machines and ventilators.

    Why This Growth Spurt?
    According to experts there are many reasons that have driven this sudden and phenomenal growth in the medical device technologies market. Stressful lifestyles are leading to an epidemic of hypertension, thyroid, diabetes and other chronic diseases. The ageing, geriatric population requires constant care and attention boosting production of at-home monitoring equipment.
    At Techprint Incorporated we have the capabilities to provide custom products for OEMS in the medical device market. Take a look at our website to see our full capabilities list, or connect with us at 800-225-2538 to learn more about our services.

  2. LEDs for Brighter Printed Electronics

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    In the electronics world, technology is always changing and products keep getting more and more exciting. It’s an ever-evolving, fast-moving industry.
    Backlight KeypadOne of the latest trends we’re regularly seeing and happily providing, is the incorporation of LED technology into the products we’re making. LED lighting is an increasingly utilized technology trend that has come a long way. This longer-lasting lighting has been replacing traditional lighting, and has become the illumination of choice for everything from concert staging to household lighting and street lights. Adding it into custom-printed electronics is a great way to combine two technologies into one.
    Backlight Pendant-1So what are some of the ways to do this? Well, it all starts with the design flexibility of LEDs (light emitting diodes). They can be used for backlighting our keyboards, as well as individual keys. Illumination will not only improve the look of a keyboard, but also make it easier to operate. Benefits are the LEDs form factors, which allow for low power, longer life, low heat, and thin profile. All of these factors provide for very customizable and flexible design options.
    With the addition of advanced fiber optic light guide panels, combined with ultra-bright LEDs, we can fully illuminate a larger area than ever before. This new technology provides even greater design flexibility to our custom keyboard, keypad, and membrane switch products. We can also backlight custom company logos, adding pizzazz and fun to a logo/brand, making it that much more dynamic and vibrant. This creates a high-tech look, along with dimension and visibility—and is a great way to stand apart from the competition.
    Backlight Pendant-2Techprint has created products with the use of surface mounted single-color, bi-color, and tri-color LEDs. We can create a dead-front appearance that is only visible when illuminated or actuated. This technology allows us to light over tactile or non-tactile keys, and even capacitive touch key technology.
    If you’re not sure exactly what it will look like, or how you envision it, we can easily provide images of samples, giving you the opportunity to see your options. If you’ve got questions about how we can make this technology work for you, no problem! Contact us today—we’re happy to help.