Archive for the ‘Combination Products’ Category

Convergent Technology in the News

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Combination products and drug-delivery technologies continue to be fertile areas of medtech innovation. That was proved again last week, as Frost & Sullivan published new analysis on minimally invasive combination products and DSM Biomaterials reported developments regarding its bioerodible carrier material.

Momentive and Specialty Silicone Fabricators Team Up to Develop Combination Products

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

From the wire: Momentive Performance Materials Inc. has announced a collaboration initiative with Specialty Silicone Fabricators (SSF) to develop combination products for medical device manufacturers. Focusing on the fast-growing market of combination devices with active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), the collaboration brings together Momentive Performance Materials’ advanced silicone elastomer technology with SSF’s expertise ...

Bioresorbable Substrate for Postsurgical Use Is Profiled at BIOMEDevice

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_21488" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Edouard Pélissier, MD."][/caption] The development of convergent technologies is at the heart of what the BIOMEDevice exposition and conference is all about. The only European event to focus on next-generation drug-device combination products returns to the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris this week. Along with ...

Medtech World News: Of Fruit Pies and Biofunctionalised Coatings

Monday, January 31st, 2011

When Julian Hergenröther of Leukocare (Martinsried, Germany) and I met years ago working student jobs before joining the real world, neither of us knew that we would bump into each other again several years later. But there he is—a biotechnical engineer writing an article about the latest technologies ...

Crash Course on Combination Products

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Cranfield University in collaboration with regulatory affairs organisation Topra will conduct a course on the regulation of combination products from 7 to 9 December 2010. The course will cover regulations applied to a range of medical technology products including drug-device combinations, in vitro diagnostics and advanced therapy products (especially tissue ...

BIOMEDevice: IP Insights

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

C’est clair et net, as a French friend of mine used to say, punctuating the phrase with clarinette (French humour—don't ask): there is immense interest in combination products. The first BIOMEDevice Europe event, co-located with Pharmapack in Paris at the beginning of the week, was tremendously successful. The show floor ...

BIOMEDevice: Enabling Technologies for Manufacturing Combination Products

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

[caption id="attachment_11873" align="alignleft" width="70" caption="Marc Klinkhamer"][/caption] At the two-day BIOMEDevice conference taking place in Paris next week, industry professionals from the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology industries have the opportunity to learn more about new enabling technologies, solutions and regulatory frameworks. The first day of the conference provides general information about combination ...

BIOMEDevice Debuts in Paris

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

The BIOMEDevice Europe conference and exhibition gets underway next month at the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris. Co-located with Pharmapack on 1 and 2 February, BIOMEDevice is described as the first European event dedicated to combination products, a convergence of medical device and pharmaceutical technology and, in some ...

New Computer Model Simulates Drug-Eluting Stent Behaviour In Vivo

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

[caption id="attachment_3999" align="alignleft" width="350" caption="Taken from MIT’s computer-modeling software, this image shows the arterial drug distribution patterns for three different scenarios of drug release in a single stent. Blood flow in this 3-D simulation is from left to right. Red represents the highest concentration of drug release and blue represents ...

Researchers Develop Needle-Free Testing Device for Diabetes

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Here's a shot of good news for diabetics: they may soon see a day when they will no longer have to prick their fingers to check blood glucose levels, reports Shane Hickey in the Hoya, the newspaper of record of Georgetown University (Washington, DC). Teams of researchers from the Georgetown Advanced Electronics ...

A New Pharma–Device Meeting of Minds Began Here

Friday, September 26th, 2008

The dramatic convergence that is creating new drug–device combination products needs to be matched by a similar convergence of the pharmaceutical and medical device industries if this area is to make swift progress, said John Masefield, STERIS Isomedix, at yesterday’s radiation industry workshop. The market for combination products that contain ...

US Company Announces Combination Product Award

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

ISSAC Medical, which is the parent of contract manufacturer Innovative Surgical Products (Tustin, CA, USA) and Specialty Silicone Fabricators (Paso Robles, CA, USA), has announced that it will award US$10,000 to an individual or a group that best demonstrates innovation in the field of combination products. “There is good ...