Archive for March, 2010

SteriPack Inaugurates Testing Lab

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

SteriPack Ltd has installed a testing laboratory at its headquarters in Clara, Co. Offaly, Ireland, to accommodate demand from its growing global customer base. Bendtsen, transportation and altitude testing are available, and materials can be analysed using Gelbo Flex testing and FT-IR scanner technology. That is only the most recent development ...

New LED-Curable Adhesive Enables High-Speed Medical Device Assembly

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Dymax has introduced an LED-curable medical device adhesive formulated for fast, on-demand curing with the new Dymax BlueWave LED Prime UVA spot-curing lamp. "Our new adhesive is designed for rapid bonding of a variety of plastics used in the manufacture of medical devices such as oxygenators, blood pumps, tube sets, port ...

ATS Automation Tooling Systems Buys Sortimat

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Automation specialist, ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. is to purchase the Sortimat Group, a manufacturer of specialised assembly systems for medical products and pharmaceutical dosing devices, reports ECOreporter.de. Headquartered in Germany, Sortimat is experienced in advanced system development, manufacturing, handling and feeder technologies primarily for healthcare products, which account for approximately ...

Uniform Implant Package Labelling Standard on the Way

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

ASTM International Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices is developing a proposed new standard that will create a uniform labelling system for implant manufacturers. ASTM WK27458, Guide for Presentation of End-User Information on Implant Package Labelling, is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee F04.22 on Arthroplasty. “The current effort ...

Micrometer-Thin PTFE Tubing Introduced for Intracranial Catheter Applications

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

PTFE tubes for intracranial microcatheters can be fabricated in diameters as small as 10 µm by Axon’ Cable SAS. The company presented this and other capabilities at MEDTEC Europe 2010 in Stuttgart, Germany, last week.

Aseptic Surgery Forum: Preventing Bacterial Adhesion on Implants Is Medical Combat of 21st Century

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

As soon as a hip, knee or other orthopaedic device is implanted in the body, an amazing race begins. “That’s when a race for the surface of the implant starts between the host cells and bacteria,” explains Thomas Bauer from Hôpital Ambroise Paré in Boulogne-Billancourt near Paris, France. As bacteria ...

X-Large Faceplates Are Engineered for High-Resolution Imaging

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

X-large format fibre-optic faceplates for digital X-ray applications were presented by Schott AG at MEDTEC Europe 2010 in Stuttgart, Germany, last week. The products enable high-resolution imaging of areas measuring 430 X 430 mm and larger.

Rotary Sealing Device Wins Prestigious Design Award

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

A rotary sealing device from Hawo was recently awarded the red dot award for product design. The hd 680 DEI-V device, which was designed to offer secure and sterile packaging of medical instruments, is part of the company's Generation Easy sealer line. "We have not only struck a chord with our customers [with ...

Flexible Electronics Could Lead to New Generation of Implantable Medical Devices

Monday, March 29th, 2010

[caption id="attachment_13270" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="A new type of implantable device that uses flexible silicon technology. Image courtesy of Dae-Hyeong Kim, University of Illinois."][/caption] Flexible and stretchable electronics can map waves of electrical activity in the heart with better resolution and speed than that of conventional cardiac monitoring technology. Researchers from Northwestern University, ...

New Clinical Trials Service Based on the Bayesian Method

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Cambridge Consultants, a technology product design and development company, has announced it is to offer a new consultancy service for medical device clinical trials that will save clients time and money through a more effective method of analysing trial data. This news follows the announcement of the US Food and ...

Compounder Introduces Easy-Flow Transparent Medical TPEs

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

VTC TPE Group presented its new easy-flow grades of oil-free thermoplastic compounds for medical applications at last week’s MEDTEC Europe event in Stuttgart, Germany. Part of its Mediprene OF series, the new grades are currently available in hardnesses of 60 to 90 Shore A. Harder and softer formulations can be accommodated ...

Let There Be Light

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Berliner Glas exhibited for the first time at MEDTEC Europe in Stuttgart, presenting its new LED light source for medical device OEMs. "We just started our medical business unit last year so this is our first time at the show and it's been going great," said Sven Knuth, General Manager Business Unit ...