When it comes to understanding which colors to choose, how to apply color and why, and what kinds of materials and surface finish create the most value, design expertise and direction is required. It’s time to make medical products object of desire rather than disinclination.
Which materials make the most sustainable sense and for what applications? How can we create products that balance function with recycling opportunities? With new materials available and on the horizon, the balance point is shifting toward a place that’s more sustainable.
For the past decade “translational science” and “translational medicine” have been cherished buzzwords, raising the prospect of faster, better, more seamless transfer of discoveries from bench to bedside. Too often, though, it doesn’t work. Differences in the cultures of academia and medical manufacturing, and a poor grasp of regulatory and reimbursement issues, or of what makes a bright idea into a clinically useful, commercially viable product have scuttled more than one promising innovation.