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|Title:||Designing sustainable medical devices|
|Keywords:||Medical device;Environmental impact;Government policy|
|Citation:||Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry, 2009, 31 (7)|
|Abstract:||Stakeholders in the medical device manufacturing industry are becoming more concerned about the environmental impact of their products and processes. The consumers are also becoming more aware of the negative impact that manufacturers can have on the environment. Government initiatives continue to increase environmental awareness through the development of new policy and legislation, encouraging industry to become more accountable for the environmental impact of their products and operations. The ISO 14001 standard, Environmental Management Systems-Requirements with Guidance for Use, sets guidelines to enable businesses to recognize the environmental effects of their products and processes. Departments can use the tool to set targets to lower the environmental impact and identify areas of high environmental concern when designing, purchasing, and marketing products. Research in these areas will be used to develop the environmental scoring tool to aid in the design of future sustainable medical devices.|
|Appears in Collections:||Dept of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering Research Papers|
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