Archive for the ‘Industry News’ Category

Steripack Increases Production Capabilities in Malaysia

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Medical packaging specialist Steripack has expanded its production site in Klang, Malaysia. The company says that the aim of the newly built CGMP-compliant Grade D facility is to ensure that the group can offer world-class blister packaging services to regional customers.

New Commissioner for Consumer Policy Wants to Maintain EU Medtech Industry’s Competitive Edge

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Last week the European Parliament approved Croatian candidate Neven Mimica as Commissioner for Consumer Policy. In this position, Mimica is responsible for the medical products sector. Mimica will be the first Commissioner from Croatia. The country joins the European Union on 1 July 2013 and, like every EU member state, ...

Irish Medtech Awards Celebrate a Winning Industry

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Ireland's medical technology industry gave itself a well-deserved pat on the back in Galway on 13 December 2012. And, man, there were a lot of backs to pat! Approximately 350 people donned their finest tuxedos and fanciest evening gowns to celebrate the winners of the Irish Medical Technology Industry Excellence Awards in ...

Lake Region Medical Caps Banner Year with Top Prize at 2012 Irish Medical Technology Awards

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_29800" align="alignleft" width="300"] Joseph Fleischhacker, CEO, and John Harris, Vice President of Operations, Lake Region Medical, accept the Medical Technology Company of the Year award from Sharon Higgins, Director, IMDA, and Barry O'Leary, CEO, IDA.[/caption] Competition was stiff in the Medical Technology Company of the Year category at the 2012 ...

Cooperation between Commerce and Science: LPKF, ITE and Hakko Train Rapid Prototyping Specialists

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Rapid prototyping is an essential component in the development and rollout of complex products. Therefore the Institute of Technical Education (ITE, Singapore), Hakko as a specialist for soldering technology and the Rapid PCB Prototyping division of LPKF Laser & Electronics signed an agreement to collaborate in training developers of printed ...

UBM Canon Partners with World Medical Device Organization

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

UBM Canon, which publishes this blog, has teamed up with the World Medical Device Organization (WMDO) to provide online training solutions for medical device companies. WMDO is headquartered in Switzerland and currently offers over 150 multimedia training courses covering preclinical, regulatory, quality assurance, clinical and post-market issues, reimbursement and health ...

Eucomed Welcomes New Research Advocating Smart Procurement Processes

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

From the wire: Appropriate procurement mechanisms, whereby small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have equal opportunities, innovation is stimulated and Europe’s market attractiveness and competitiveness upheld, can contribute significantly towards sustainable European healthcare systems, with safe, more efficient innovations being available to more people, writes Eucomed in a press ...

Medical Device Manufacturers Must Engage with Start-Ups

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Guest blog from Paul Wilkins, Senior Consultant, Sagentia (Cambridge, UK) Bringing a radical technology to market is very difficult but the rewards—to inventors and the industry as a whole—can be phenomenal. Many large companies have put significant or risky R&D programmes on hold until economic conditions improve, and so start-ups are ...

Japan’s Regulatory Agency Goes Back to School

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Japan’s Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) has entered into a collaboration with Gifu University to promote education and research involving medical technology. Under the agreement, students at Gifu University’s United Graduate School of Drug Discovery and Medical Information Sciences can attend classes taught by PMDA staff and have an ...

EDMA and Eucomed Join Forces to Establish European Industry Federation

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

EDMA, the European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association, and Eucomed, the European medical technology industry association, will join forces under the umbrella of a European industry federation. EDMA represents national associations and major companies engaged in the research, development, manufacture or distribution of In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) tests in Europe. Combining their ...

Medtech Week Recap: US Venture Capitalists Encourage Launching in Europe First

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Last week, UBM Canon Director of Content Richard Nass blogged about his conversation with eZassi CEO Peter von Dyck. The conversation focused on how US venture capitalists are increasingly endorsing launching medtech products in Europe before launching in the United States. The reason is that European companies usually require less ...

New Medical Cluster Established in Southern Germany

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Germany has a new medical cluster. The scientific institute for innovation and consulting Senetics Dr. Wolfgang Sening has established a new network for medtech suppliers in cooperation with the Innovationsoffensive Ostbayern (IOO) of the IHK Oberfranken Bayreuth, Germany. The "Netzwerk für innovative Zulieferer in der Medizintechnik - NeZuMed" (network for innovative suppliers to ...