Archive for the ‘medtechinsider’ Category

Operating Room User Interface Wins Design Award

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Given the necessary security and regulatory restrictions, you wouldn’t expect the medical technology industry to be a hotbed of creativity and design. Nonetheless, medical device manufacturers took home some prizes at this year's Red Dot Design Awards. After a device used to simulate the blood-clotting process struck gold for product design, ...

MEDTEC Ireland Panellist Encourages Startups to Take Risks

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

“Small companies take risks to save time and money, while large companies take time and spend money to reduce risks. I know which route I prefer,” enthuses Peter Crosby, a panellist on MEDTEC Ireland’s Inventor, Entrepreneur & Start-up Forum.

International Packaging Symbols: Lost in Translation

Monday, August 19th, 2013

A study on how nurses use medical packaging and a smart phone that becomes a medical device are the most discussed recent topics on the Medical Packaging Innovation site.

Emerging Markets Will Drive Growth in Medical Packaging Industry

Monday, August 19th, 2013

The world market for medical packaging is projected to grow steadily at an average rate of 5.9% annually until 2017, or from US$19.3 billion to US$25.7 billion, a recent study from the Freedonia Group projects. The United States will remain the largest market, and together with Europe and Japan, these ...

MEDTEC Ireland and Italy Events to Highlight Local Medtech Markets and Startups

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Regional trade shows complement larger international events by offering a local perspective and language. In September, two of UBM Canon’s regional shows return to Europe: MEDTEC Ireland, which will take place in Galway on 9–10 October 2013; and MEDTEC Italy, which returns to Modena on 2–3 October.

German-Designed Device for Russian Manufacturer Wins Red Dot Award

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

A device that performs real-time imaging of fibrin clot formation and spatial thrombin distribution in a growing clot has received the prestigious Red Dot Design Award. VelixX GmbH (Mannheim, Germany) and its design partner WildDesign GmbH & Co. KG (Gelsenkirchen, Germany) were recognised for outstanding instrument design of the Thrombodynamics Analyser T2, developed ...

Technology Strategy Board Invests over £90 Million in Healthcare Projects

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

The UK Technology Strategy Board has announced a multi-million dollar investment in healthcare projects. The funding includes £25.9 million from the latest round of the Biomedical Catalyst, £38 million for a National Biologics Industry Innovation Centre in Darlington and £29.3 million investment through three competitions for healthcare innovation funding.

Liquid Metal Could Be Big Leap Forward for 3-D Printing

Monday, August 12th, 2013

As reported in the technology blog of the New York Times Bits, scientists at North Carolina State University have engineered an alloy that remains in a liquid state in ambient temperatures. Consisting of gallium and indium, the alloy can be used in a 3-D printer. “It’s difficult to create structures ...

Where in the World Are Companies Investing in Academic Research? Asia/Pacific, of Course

Monday, August 12th, 2013

A scorecard published today by Times Higher Education ranks countries based on the amount of research money that universities attract from the business world. The Republic of Korea tops the list, with global companies investing the equivalent of almost US$100,000 in each Korean scholar conducting research on their behalf, according ...

UK NHS Announces Procurement Development Programme to Cut Costs

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

The UK NHS has published a new procurement development programme aimed to cut wasteful spending. The three-year strategy could reduce revenue for some of NHS' suppliers. Orthopaedic suppliers especially are targeted in the programme due to the high "cost to serve" (the consignment stock, instrumentation and sales support staff), according ...

Medical Packaging Supplier Emerges from 2012 Earthquakes with Emboldened Vision

Monday, August 5th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_31947" align="alignleft" width="400"] Northern Italy's 2012 earthquakes destroyed the headquarters of medical packaging supplier Encaplast in Mirandola.[/caption] The two earthquakes and multiple aftershocks that struck Italy’s Emilia Romagna region in May 2012 caused massive destruction and loss of life. They also dealt a crushing blow to the country’s medtech industry ...

Smart Contact Lenses Could Go beyond Google Glass’ Augmented Reality

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Wearable technologies may eventually take a giant leap forward with smart contact lenses that enable augmented reality. An article on Technology Review outlines several projects that are focusing on developing such alternatives to Google Glass (and competitors such as the Frauhofer data glasses).