Weekly News Round Up August 17, 2018

Weekly News Round Up August 17, 2018

Each week we comb the news to find items we think are important to our industry and customers. Here are this week’s gems.

Li-ion Batteries

Li-ion batteries are still the best option for light weight, long run-time and great cycle life, but with nearly 40 years since their introduction, something else is bound to come along eventually. https://www.power-technology.com/features/lithium-batteries-still-leading-way/

Medical Device Tax

http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/398664-house-votes-to-repeal-obamacare-medical-device-tax

House votes to repeal the medical device tax. For the time being, the impact of the House vote is symbolic since it won’t go to the senate for awhile but we’re keeping an eye on this and wondering if it will balance some of the cost pressure on our customers. http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/398664-house-votes-to-repeal-obamacare-medical-device-tax

Medical Device Safety and Reliability

https://www.med-technews.com/news/ensuring/

Some good tips here for ensuring medical device safety and reliability. https://www.med-technews.com/news/ensuring/