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Bribery Allegations Shut Down Russia’s Medical Device Registration Bureau

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Allegations of bribery among senior officials in Russia's medical device registrations division have prompted the government to suspend registration services, reports Emergo Group on its blog. Services will resume when the government has reorganized the registration division of its device regulatory agency Roszdravnadzor. In addition to hiring new personnel, the agency ...

Sorry Is No Longer Hardest Word for Pip Implants’ Mas

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Just a few days ago, we wrote about the defiant stance taken by Jean-Claude Mas, founder of Poly Implant Prothèse (Pip), who is on trial for fraud in Marseilles, France. He continued to claim that the Pip breast implants, which were formulated using industrial-grade silicone, were no more dangerous than ...

Qualcomm Life Debuts 2net in Europe

Monday, November 12th, 2012

“The pieces are now in place for mHealth to take off in Europe,” writes Don Jones, vice president, global Strategy and Market Development Qualcomm Life in a recent blog post that cited reimbursement, regulatory, and wireless interoperability hurdles that have been overcome there. To help the process, Qualcomm Life recently ...

Phillips Plastics to Acquire Medisize

Friday, July 8th, 2011

From the wire: Medisize Corp. announced today that it will be acquired by Phillips Plastics Corp. Phillips Plastics is a global leader in design, engineering and manufacturing for the medical, consumer, defense and automotive industries. Medisize partners with medical device OEMS in the development and manufacture of drug delivery devices, ...

Kyzen Appoints Rotec bvba as Exclusive Distributor for Benelux

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Kyzen, a provider of environmentally responsible precision cleaning products for electronics and high-technology manufacturing operations, announces that it has signed an exclusive distributor agreement with Rotec bvba for Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Rotec was originally founded in 1982 by Roland Fick as a distributor for soldering equipment and consumables serving ...

Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc. Acquires Lasag AG

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc. (RSTI) has announced that it has agreed to acquire Lasag AG of Thun Switzerland and its worldwide operations in the United States, Germany, Japan and Italy. The deal is subject to customary closing conditions. Further terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed.

European Union Boosts High-Tech Research Budget for 2011

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science has announced a nearly €6.4 billion of European Commission (EC) investment in research and innovation for 2011, a 12% increase compared with this year’s investment. The programme is intended to create more than 165,000 jobs and develop “a more competitive and greener ...

Pantec Biosolutions Receives Honourable Mention in Red Dot Awards

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Pantec Biosolutions AG, a privately owned company that develops transdermal drug-delivery technologies has announced that its first manufactured product, P.L.E.A.S.E. Professional received an "honourable mention" at the red dot award: product design 2010. The red dot awards for product design recognise outstanding international product design in a variety of industry sectors ...

Pilgrim Software Launches Integrated Platform for Regulatory Reporting

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Pilgrim Software Inc., a provider of enterprise risk, compliance and quality management (ECQM) software, has announced the global availability of its expanded Regulatory Reporting platform. In addition, the company has introduced the MedDRA adapter, which integrates with its Complaints Management product to simplify adverse event reporting to global ...

City University London Awarded £240 000 to Explore How Regulators Make Safety Decisions

Monday, July 5th, 2010

[caption id="attachment_15676" align="alignleft" width="160" caption="Professor Lorenzo Strigini (pictured) will collaborate with Professors Peter Ayton, Bev Littlewood and Robin Bloomfield to study industry regulation. "][/caption] A new, interdisciplinary study at City University London has been awarded £240 000 from The Leverhulme Trust to assess how industry regulators make decisions about safety under ...

Aegis Announces Resale Agreement with Juki Automation Systems Europe

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Aegis Software has announced an OEM agreement with Juki Automation Systems Europe, a supplier of automated assembly equipment for surface-mount applications to the European and African markets. Under this agreement, Juki will offer Aegis NPI software for BOM, CAD, Gerber and scanned board data conversion with their line-level management and ...

Merit Medical Announces Expansion in Ireland

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Merit Medical has announced a €6.7-million expansion of its plant based in Galway, which will create 100 new jobs. The manufacturer, which manufactures guidewires and inflation devices as well as components for medical device OEMs, has had a presence in Galway since 1994. The Irish facility serves as the company's principal office ...