Archive for the ‘Announcement’ Category

Denmark’s Dansac Strikes Gold at Medical Design Excellence Awards

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Denmark-based Dansac A/S was among the chosen few to receive a gold award in the 2013 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) programme. The winners were announced at a ceremony on 19 June during the MD&M East exposition and conference in Philadelphia. The company took the top prize in the general hospital ...

Haughton Design, University Hospital Form Medical Devices Alliance

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Haughton Design (Stafford, UK) has teamed up with the University Hospital of North Staffordshire and two other businesses to found the Medical Devices Alliance, an initiative designed to accelerate medical device development for customer companies. University Hospital staff and patients will benefit by being able to offer input on the ...

NANOMED2020 Aims to Bring More Nanomedicine Products to European Patients

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

German innovation and technology association VDI/VDE-IT recently announced a collaboration with key European nanomedicine playersfunded by the European Commission. The partnership aims at identifying key areas for nanomedicine research and at establishing novel concepts for translation of nanomedical innovations into clinical practice. The project called NANOMED2020 started on 1 September 2012 ...

Fundraiser: Earthquake-Shaken Mirandola Seeks Help Restoring Biomedical District

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Mobimed, a permanent exhibition showcasing the past and present of the biomedical industry in Italy's earthquake-rattled Mirandola district, has been the focus of many initiatives to celebrate the first 50 years of Mirandola’s biomedical cluster in 2012. Located in the prestigious Castello dei Pico, Mobimed was first opened in May ...

Development of Artificial Jellyfish May Contribute to Understanding of Human Tissue Engineering

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

[caption id="attachment_28447" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="Artificial jellyfish developed by researchers at Harvard University and California Institute of Technology"][/caption] US researchers have created a tissue-engineered jellyfish, Medusoid, that serves as a proof of concept for reverse engineering of muscular organs and simple life forms, according to a Harvard University press release. Since the ...

IVAM Event to Focus on Medical Technology

Friday, July 13th, 2012

In 2012, the German IVAM Microtechnology Network continues its series of events on systems integration. This year the topic will be “Medical Technology – From the Idea to Components and the Finished Product”. The event takes place on October 18, 2012 at electronic connectors provider Harting AG in Biel, Switzerland. ...

Stork Veco Adds Cleanrooms to Netherlands Facility

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Stork Veco International Inc. has completed construction of new Class 1000 and Class 10,000 cleanrooms at its facility in Eerbeek, Netherlands, for the production of precision electroformed metal parts. The company fabricates close-tolerance, burr-free parts with micron and submicron features and sharp edge definition. Medical device manufacturers are among the ...

Crest Solutions Invests in Belgian Inline Inspection Firm

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Irish machine vision firm Crest Solutions has announced an investment in a similar firm in Belgium. Based in Mechelen, VistaLink is the largest vision integration company in the Benelux. The investment is meant to create opportunities for growth and scale, merging the expertise and resources of both companies. A growing team ...

Sanofi to Acquire U.S. Medical Device Firm Pluromed

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Sanofi and Pluromed Inc. announced on Friday that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Sanofi is to acquire Pluromed Inc., a medical device company based in Woburn, MA. Pluromed has developed a proprietary polymer technology, called Rapid Transition Polymers (RTP), pioneering the use of injectable plugs to ...

Leukocare to Receive Frost & Sullivan’s 2011 Biotechnology Investment Opportunity Award

Friday, February 17th, 2012

The provider of stabilising technologies for proteins and vaccines Leukocare based in Munich, Germany, has been awarded 2011’s “Biotechnology Investment Opportunity Award”, by the independent research consultancy Frost & Sullivan. In the citation for the 2011 European Biotechnology Industry Early Stage Investment Opportunity Award, Frost & Sullivan focuses on the innovative ...

Raumedic Telemetry System Nominated for Medica Excellence Award 2011

Monday, November 14th, 2011

The „Medica Excellence Award” will be awarded for the first time this year on occasion of Medica, the international specialist fair for medical engineering taking place in Düsseldorf this week. Under the patronage of the German Federal Minister for Health Daniel Bahr, an outstanding innovative solution, which has been set up ...

UBM Canon’s 2012 Medical Design Excellence Awards Calls for Entries

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

The Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) program is accepting entries for its 2012 competition from companies and individuals worldwide involved in the design, engineering, manufacture or distribution of finished medical devices or medical packaging products. The MDEA is presented by UBM Canon and sponsored by MD+DI (Medical Device and Diagnostic ...