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Medical device design and regulations

Last Updated: 12-Feb-2014

This guide is a starting point for research on design of medical devices and medical device regulation including resources for finding standards and materials.

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Article resources


Frederick, MD : Aspen Publishers Hagerstown, MD : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
New York, NY : Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1994-
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » QD61 .C4 V.27 1999
Fairfield, NJ : American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2007-
[London ; Birmingham, Ala. : Published for the Institution by Mechanical Engineering Publications Ltd.], c1989-
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » R856 .A1 P76 F V.219 2005

Research databases

[New York?] : Thomson Reuters.
New York [etc.]
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » Z5851 .E62 1906
[Piscataway, N.J.?] : IEEE, c1998-
[United States] : Institution of Electrical Engineers, INSPEC service, [19--]-
[S.l.] : National Library of Medicine

Handbooks and encyclopedias

Boca Raton : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, c2012.
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks » R856.15 .A28 2012
2nd ed. New York : McGraw-Hill, c2009.
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks » R856.15 .S73 2009 V.1
2nd ed. Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, c2009.
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks » R856 .K53 2009
Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2005.
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks » R856 .D473 2005
1st ed. Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Academic Press, 2013.
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks » R856 .O37 2013
Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Interscience, c2008.
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks » R856.6 .E44 2008
New York : Marcel Dekker, c1998.
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » R856.6 .F748 1998
2nd ed. Boca Raton, Fl. : CRC Press, c2013.
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks » R856.15 .M43 2013
2nd ed. Boca Raton : CRC/Taylor & Francis, 2006.
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » R856.6 .F749 2006
3rd ed. New York : Informa Healthcare, c2008.
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks » R857 .M3 G33 2008

Materials, standards, and government regulations

Materials and standards

West Conshohocken, PA : ASTM international
Full-text access to the 12,000+ ASTM standards collection.
[Piscataway, N.J.?] : IEEE, c1998-
Full text access to IEEE and IEE standards. Also includes access to IEEE draft standards.
Materials Park, Ohio : ASM International ; Cambridge, United Kingdom : Granta
Mechanical, physical, biological response, and drug compatibility properties for the materials and coatings used in medical devices.
Full text medical device standards from various organizations: ANSI (ISO and IEC), ASTM, AAMI, and DIN
Ann Arbor, MI : Techstreet, 1999-
TechStreet includes a number of Medical Device Standards including ISO 13485.