Archive for the ‘medtechinsider’ Category

Proposed Amendments to Medical Device Regulations Stress Balancing Patient Safety with Innovation

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Following the decision in early July by the European Parliament's Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) to delay its vote on the medical device regulations, the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection published an opinion report making amendment suggestions.

Creganna-Tactx Medical Appoints Former Abbott Executive as CEO

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Creganna-Tactx Medical (Galway, Ireland) has announced that Robert B. "Chip" Hance will join the company as Chief Executive Officer in September 2013. Hance has many years of experience in the medical device industry, most recently as President of Abbott Vascular. He has over 23 years of experience at Abbott Laboratories. ...

Irradiation Processing Experts to Meet in Shanghai

Monday, July 29th, 2013

After Montreal, London, Avignon and many points in between, the globe-trotting International Meeting on Irradiation Processing (IMRP) lands in Shanghai in November for its 17th annual meeting. The scientific conclave explores advances in sterilisation technologies related to healthcare products, polymer modification and food safety. More than 500 industry leaders and scientific ...

Top European Medtech Companies in 2018

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Despite a challenging economic climate, European medtech companies will continue to make the lists of the largest industry players, according to a report released by Evaluate, a London-based life science business intelligence firm. The Evaluate MedTech World Preview 2018 report makes projections about the top 20 medical technology companies in ...

Phillips-Medisize Acquires Medical Manufacturing Plants in China, Mexico

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

From the wire: Phillips-Medisize Corp. announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with the Adval Tech Group to purchase, for an undisclosed amount, two manufacturing operations: Adval Tech Medical (Suzhou) Company Ltd, in Suzhou, China, and Omni Manufacturing Services S.A. de C. V. in Queretaro, Mexico. The transaction is expected to ...

Virtual Reality Headset Could Enable Immersive Remote Surgery

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

A novel headset that completely immerses gamers in a virtual reality has the potential to bring some real-world advances to medical technology. Plextek Consulting (Cambridge, UK) is using the Oculus Rift headset to apply what it calls immersive telepresence to remote examinations and diagnostics. The video communications system (pictured) that simulates ...

Biomet Will Shut Down Swiss Facility, Lay Off 230 Workers

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Orthopaedics manufacturer Biomet has announced that it will close its Swiss facility in Le Locle. The company cites declining global prices for medical devices and a challenging economic environment as the reason for the closure in a press release. Headquartered in Warsaw, IN, USA, Biomet will relocate Swiss operations to ...

Russian Authorities Extend Registration Deadline for Medical Devices

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

According to a report from Reglink, medical device companies selling their products in Russia now have three more years to re-register their devices. On 1 January 2013, the government announced that manufacturers would have to list their products in a new registry maintained by central regulation agency Roszdravnadzor by 1 January ...

Smart Surgical Knife Almost Instantly Sniffs Out Cancerous Tissue

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Where there's smoke, there's data. That realisation led Zoltan Takats of Imperial College London to invent the iKnife. The device is based on old-school electrosurgery technology, which uses an electrical current to rapidly heat tissue while minimising blood loss. In the process, the tissue is vapourised, producing smoke, which is traditionally ...

University of Leeds Announces Plan to Become World Leader in Robot Design

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

University of Leeds will open a £4.3 million facility for robot research and construction. Robots for medical applications, a current research strength at the university, will be a key focus at the new facility. New advances in applied robotics will be enabled by the facility's state-of-the-art equipment in 3-D printing, ...

China’s Medtech Industry Moving Up the Value Chain

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Increased adherence to quality system requirements and the rising cost of labour and raw materials will lead China's medical device manufacturers and associated supply chain to shift its focus to the production of higher value medical products. Currently, local industry primarily churns out unsophisticated products using low-end technology, according to ...

Medical Packaging Seminar Announced by Sealed Air

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

A technical seminar devoted to medical packaging has been announced by Sealed Air Medical Applications. The event will take place on 1 October at the company's Packforum permanent exhibition centre near the Parc des Expositions (Villepinte) and Charles de Gaulle airport.