Archive for the ‘Suppliers’ Category

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 ...

To Build a Better Pump, First Develop a Better Filter

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

If you’re sourcing a filter, KNF Flodos (Sursee, Switzerland), a maker of pumps used in medical and other applications, probably would not be on your short list of suppliers. You might want to rethink that, says Jean Delteil, Marketing Manager. In December 2012, the company introduced a pair of filters ...

Sanner Builds for the Future

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

A supplier of plastic packaging and componentry for the healthcare market, Sanner GmbH (Bensheim, Germany) has announced the start of a €4 million plant modernisation. The investment will optimise logistics, infrastructure and energy efficiency, according to a press release issued by the company. The new construction will include a transport ...

Jabil Breaks Down Silos, Builds Cleanroom

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

As a supplier of electronics design and manufacturing services to the global medtech sector, Jabil Healthcare & Life Sciences has a vast footprint. That is generally a good thing, but it can cause some customer service headaches. For example, Jabil operates three design centres in Europe, each of which ...

ASG Medical Systems and Technical Innovations Merge

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

From the wire: ASG Medical Systems, the leader in catheter and guidewire manufacturing automation, and Technical Innovations, the leader in catheter hole drilling, hole punching and skiving technology, have merged to create Syneo.

Velcro? At Medica? Really?

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

With the exception of blood-pressure cuffs, it never occurred to me to put Velcro and medical devices in the same thought bubble. The distinctive ripping sound the material makes as it is pulled apart and its generally gritty aspect just don't lend it a medical aura. So when I saw ...

Beyond Balloons: Interface Catheter Solutions Expands Medical Extrusion Services

Monday, April 11th, 2011

From the wire: Interface Catheter Solutions has announced a major expansion of its extrusion services. The company, which has created more than 2000 balloon designs, now offers full-service custom medical extrusions. In preparation for this service, Interface has built a new cleanroom, installed additional extrusion equipment and assembled a dedicated ...

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 ...

Atek Medical Announces Successful Partnerships with Medtech OEMs

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

From the wire: Atek Medical, an outsourcing partner for the manufacture of Class II and Class III medical devices and disposables, has helped UK-based Smith & Nephew meet its launch date for a new wound care product. It is also working with ThermoGenesis Corp. in California to scale up production ...

Dymax Europe Set to Move, Increase Capacity

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Business is good for Dymax Europe GmbH, the supplier of UV light–curing adhesives and systems. How good, you ask? Well, the company is moving into a new facility next month and quadrupling capacity in the process.

Putnam Plastics Introduces Reinforced Multilumen Tubing at MD&M West

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Wire-reinforced multilumen tubing for minimally invasive procedures is being introduced at MD&M West this week by Putnam Plastics, a PolyMedex Discovery Group company. While multilumen and braid-reinforced tubing constructions are not new, the combination of these technologies represents a significant advance for device engineers, according to the company. Multilumen tubing offers ...

Another Acquisition for Elcam

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Israel-based Elcam Medical, a supplier of disposable products to medical device OEMs, has acquired Italy-based Lucomed, which shares a similar profile. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Elcam previously acquired Injectech LLC, headquartered in Colorado, in 2009. "This acquistion is a major step in our plans to achieve growth through ...