Archive for the ‘qmed daily europe’ Category

MEDTEC Europe: The Future Is Lean

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Are you wasting resources? The question is rhetorical in the eyes of Supply Chain Ready, a service that integrates lean manufacturing and logistics with expertise on design and project management of medical technology production facilities. “I would be surprised if we did not see a 30% to 60% improvement after ...

JFMDA Chairman Urges Japanese Government to Prioritise Power and Fuel for Medtech Manufacturers

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Kazuo Ogino, chairman of the Japan Federation of Medical Device Associations, has asked the government to prioritise the allocation of power supplies to medical device factories that manufacture mechanical ventilators, oxygen devices, defibrillators and other products vital for human life. Rolling blackouts, which began on Monday, 14 March, in Japan’s nine ...

Japanese Device Companies Donate Money and Equipment

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Miki Anzai, Associate Editor of Japan Medical Design & Manufacturing Technology writes: The Olympus Group announced on Wednesday, 16 March, that it will donate 100 million yen (US$1.3 million) and nondestructive testing equipment and industrial videoscopes to assist victims. Kyoto-based Omron Healthcare Co. said it would donate 125,000 consumer-use thermometers, 40,000 thermometers ...

Parylene Coating Facility in Galway Schedules Free Medical Device Surface Treatment Seminar

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

As part of the opening ceremony of its new parylene coating facility in Galway, Ireland, Metal Improvement Company (MIC) is hosting a complimentary seminar on advanced surface technologies for the medical device industry. The session will take place at the Radisson Hotel in Galway on Thursday 24 March and will ...

Sweden Formally Objects to EN ISO 13485:2003

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

On 10 February 2011, Sweden formally objected to the harmonised standard, "Medical devices – Quality management systems – Requirements for regulatory purposes" (EN ISO 13485:2003), says Eucomed. Eucomed favours clear standards that avoid differences in interpretation and implementation of law by EU member states. Some of the technical and legal technicalities ...

BIOMEDevice: Nano-Coating Technology Takes Centre Stage

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_21429" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Delwyn Evans, Principal Chemist, P2i Ltd."][/caption] Delwyn Evans champions a repellent ideology . . . and he should be applauded for it. Principal Chemist for P2i Ltd, a provider of nano-coating technology headquartered in Abingdon, UK, Evans will be sharing his passion for liquid-repellent technology at BIOMEDevice ...

Creganna-Tactx Medical and Boston Biomedical Associates in Joint Venture

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

From the wire: Creganna-Tactx Medical and Boston Biomedical Associates (BBA) have announced a joint venture partnership under which Creganna-Tactx Medical customers will have dedicated access to clinical, regulatory and quality expertise and consulting services. The joint venture company will be co-located at BBA’s Massachusetts and California facilities and staffed by ...

Pharmapack 2011: BASF Presents New Medical-Grade Engineering Plastics

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Just in time for this year's Pharmapack trade show in Paris, BASF is adding three new products from two classes of material to its medical plastics portfolio. In the POM product line (POM: polyoxymethylene; polyacetal), the ...

BVMed’s Medtech Outlook for 2011

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

After redesigning and safeguarding the financial aspects of the healthcare system, the German government can focus on bringing changes to structural processes in 2011, declares German medtech association BVMed in its monthly e-newsletter. And there is a measure of confidence that the government will do the right thing as it ...

Medtech Mould Makers Merge

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Mould Technologies Group (MTG; Diessenhofen, Switzerland), which incorporates Schöttli AG, has acquired all shares in Magor Mold Inc. (San Dimas, CA, USA). MTG also owns s-mouldtech in Suzhou, China. The three mould engineering specialists have joined forces to provide customers, many of whom are medical device OEMs, with an enhanced ...

Medtech Innovation in China Forecast to Reach Near Parity with Europe by 2020

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Although the United States will continue to lead the world in medical technology innovation, it will begin to lose ground to other countries during the next decade, as will Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Israel and Japan, according to a report published by the PwC Pharmaceuticals, Medical Device and Life ...

Another Fine Mesh from DSM and Proxy Biomedical

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

DSM Dyneema has entered into a partnership with Proxy Biomedical to pursue research and production of ExtreMESH, a durable surgical mesh made from DSM’s Dyneema Purity high-performance polyethylene fibre technology. Dyneema Purity is the world’s strongest fibre, according to DSM. The companies made the announcement prior to the 2011 Annual ...