Archive for April, 2010

TT Electronics Announces Partnership with Hong Kong Medical & Healthcare Device Industries Association

Friday, April 30th, 2010

TT Electronics integrated manufacturing services, an EMS provider, has announced that it is continuing its partnership with the Hong Kong Medical & Healthcare Device Industries Association (HKMHIDA), a ‘medical sector think-tank’ dedicated to promoting bioscience assets throughout Asia and accelerating the growth of a globally competitive bioscience industry.

Transitions in Gold

Friday, April 30th, 2010

An article titled “Transitions in Gold” is among the articles featured in the May issue of EMDT. The precious metal has never been a strong candidate as a biomaterial. Its expense eliminates its use for most applications. Its high density does not help either, although that is an advantage when it is ...

Use of Hot Melt Extrusion in Life Sciences Explored at Coperion Congress

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

The benefits of hot-melt extrusion in pharmaceutical and medical applications took centre stage on 15 April, when equipment builder Coperion held an in-house "congress" at its facility in Stuttgart, Germany. Approximately 100 guests from the pharmaceutical industry attended the event, which provided an overview of what the company describes as ...

Industrial-Camera Maker SVS-Vistek Announces Expansion

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Seefeld, Germany–based SVS-Vistek GmbH has announced the expansion of its network of retailers throughout the world. Despite the difficult economic environment, the company has reported  growing sales figures both in its home and international markets. The manufacturer attributes this growth to the introduction of new camera models for quality control in the production ...

Patient Monitors Made in China Capture Market Share in Eastern Europe

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Patient monitoring equipment made in China is recording healthy growth in eastern Europe thanks, in part, to the global recession, according to a new report published by InMedica. Worth an estimated €52.4 million in 2009, the east European market for patient monitoring devices contracted sharply as the recession took hold, ...

Researchers Build MRI-Based Microscope

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

[caption id="attachment_14145" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="In this diagram, viruses (coloured orange) cling to the gold surface (yellow) at the end of a silicon cantilever. A magnetic tip (blue) creates a magnetic field that interacts with the viruses to create an image, using magnetic force resonance microscopy. Image: Martino Poggio, University of ...

MEDTEC France to Alternate Between Besançon and Lyon

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Despite widespread travel disruptions, the second annual MEDTEC France event, which was held in Besançon, France, on 21 and 22 April, posted solid numbers. Attendance was up 7% over last year, with 3114 visitors sampling the wares of 264 exhibitors, according to show organiser Canon Communications LLC, which also publishes ...

GE Healthcare Commits to Development of “Greener” Ultrasound Systems

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

GE Healthcare, a business unit of General Electric Co., announced earlier this week a commitment to reduce the average energy consumption of new ultrasound products by 25 percent by 2012 (compared with energy usage in 2005). With support from the European Commission, GE Healthcare and a group of 10 other ...

Soft X-Rays Enable Lensless Imaging of Cells

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

[caption id="attachment_14134" align="alignleft" width="263" caption="A pair of yeast cells imaged at  high resolution using coherent soft x-rays are shown above. The coherent beam of penetrating x-rays allows a computer to reconstruct the cells’ internal structures from a diffraction pattern, without focusing the light with a lens. "][/caption] A team of scientists ...

Inspection System Features “Heads-Up” Touch Screen Display

Monday, April 26th, 2010

An industrial PC–based vision system designed for in-process medical device inspection features an ergonomic "heads-up" touch screen display for easy viewing by one or more individuals. The Microscope Replacement System (MRS) from Machine Solutions Inc. (Munich, Germany) enables digital reticles to be easily generated by means of standard CAD software ...

Biomedical Textiles Supplier Bulks Up to Meet Demand

Monday, April 26th, 2010

To keep pace with the anticipated growing demand for biomedical textiles, Secant Medical has added 40,000 sq ft of manufacturing capacity to its US facility in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. The supplier of biomedical textile design, development and custom manufacturing services cites market development trends in tissue engineering and transcatheter technologies as ...

EU-Wide Databank to Be Established for Medical Devices

Monday, April 26th, 2010

The European Commission decided last week to require EU countries to use European databank for medical devices beginning May 2011. Currently, such data, which include information on conformity certificates and clinical investigations, are collected only at the national level.