Trends

Trends is a free online publication covering the latest topics in environmental consulting. Sign up in the "Hear From Us" form below to receive new issues.

Current Issue

Fall 2022

Medical Device Safety

Read Issue
Trends
Introduction from the editors

Dear Colleague,

In this issue of Trends, we discuss the topic of Medical Device Safety.

Our first article addresses the rapidly growing medical device market and its impact on safety and risk assessment methods. The second article compares historical standards for assessing the skin sensitization risk of medical devices to the new methods of testing that are gaining traction. The third article explores new developments in medical device extractables testing. Our guest editorial, contributed by Bill Wustenberg, D.V.M., of Mycroft Medical, LLC, provides a high-level overview of the evolving regulatory landscape of medical device biocompatibility from a historical perspective.

Gradient contributors to this Trends issue include Joel M. Cohen, Sc.D., DABT; Rebecca C. Ticknor, M.S.; and Lindsey K. Borton, M.P.H.

We hope this issue of Trends leaves you with a greater sense of where the science of medical device biocompatibility has been and where it is headed next.

Yours truly,

Chris Long, Sc.D., DABT and Kurt Herman, M.Eng., P.G.

clong@gradientcorp.com      kherman@gradientcorp.com

Popular Trends Articles

Previous issues

Spring 2022

Geographic Information System (GIS)

Articles:

  • To Be or Not to Be WOTUS: Tools for Making a Determination
  • Digitizing the Haystack: Using AI-powered Text Analytics
  • A View from Above: Assessing Exposure Variability with Imagery
  • Teaming with The 300 Committee Land Trust to (Re)Map the Moraine Trail
  • What’s New at Gradient

Winter 2022

Microplastics

Articles:

  • Microplastics: Small Particles with a Global Reach
  • Microplastics Transport in the Environment
  • Potential Impacts of Microplastics on Humans and Wildlife
  • Guest Editorial: Microplastics Legal and Regulatory Update
  • What’s New at Gradient

Fall 2021

Renewable Energy

Articles:

  • Renewable Energy at the Forefront
  • Electric and Magnetic Field (EMF) Considerations for Offshore Wind Projects
  • Surging Lithium Demand Creates New Environmental Concerns
  • Guest Editorial: US Offshore Wind on the Fast Track
  • What’s New at Gradient