Archive for October, 2010

Custom Melt Filtration Removes Gels from Thin-Wall Catheters and Balloons

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

PolyMedex Discovery Group has announced that it now offers custom melt filtration of polymers used to manufacture catheters and medical balloons. The company’s advanced melt filtration capabilities can remove more than 80% of gels and other contaminants whilst retaining the polymers' inherent mechanical properties. Today’s vascular devices require small-diameter catheter shafts ...

Medical Ultrasound Development Kit Accelerates Time to Market

Friday, October 29th, 2010

An ultrasound beam-forming development kit has been introduced by Samplify Systems Inc. Based on the company's AutoFocus beam-forming technology, the SMK9130 is described as a complete hardware solution for the ultrasound front end, from probe connector to PCIe connector. The development kit allows medical equipment manufacturers to focus more closely ...

Isotron 2010 Lab Education Day: How to Ensure Your Device Is Sterile

Friday, October 29th, 2010

At the Isotron 2010 Lab Education Day on 30 November, 2010 you can find out how to ensure that your medical device is sterile. At the event taking place in Ettington Chase, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, attendees will learn more about microbiological validation and compliance. The education day will include speakers from ...

Scientists Create Synthetic Bone

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

[caption id="attachment_18869" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Nico Sommerdijk from Eindhoven University of Technology has succeeded in growing bone in his laborabory. Image from Bart van Overbeeke."][/caption] Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have succeeded in mimicking the process of bone formation in the laboratory and in visualising the process in great ...

K 2010: Bayer MaterialScience Suits Up for Rehab

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Rife with interactive tables and data streams about sustainable technologies, the Bayer MaterialScience stand at K 2010 also highlights the development of a smart robotic suit that supports physical movements for patients undergoing rehabilitation. The suit, which has been named HAL (for Hybrid Assistive Limb). is being developed jointly with ...

Research Addresses Challenges in the Globalisation of Life Science Products

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

A major study identifies key trends, requirements and initiatives that life science stakeholders should implement to operate successfully in an increasingly global and outsourced reality. The study, which surveyed pharmaceutical, medical device and bio-pharmaceutical industry executives, was recently released by the strategic advisory firm Axendia Inc. In all, more than ...

Topas Introduces COC/Polyolefin Blend

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

As the plastics people congregate in Düsseldorf, Germany, for the massive K 2010, it’s definitely a good time to introduce a new family of materials. Topas Advanced Polymers has seized the day by unveiling a family of cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) and polyolefin blends that reportedly deliver thermal performance beyond ...

Kyzen Appoints Rotec bvba as Exclusive Distributor for Benelux

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Kyzen, a provider of environmentally responsible precision cleaning products for electronics and high-technology manufacturing operations, announces that it has signed an exclusive distributor agreement with Rotec bvba for Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Rotec was originally founded in 1982 by Roland Fick as a distributor for soldering equipment and consumables serving ...

Webinar Discusses How to Achieve Compliance with IEC 62304 for Medical Device Software Development

Monday, October 25th, 2010

During the webinar "How to Achieve Compliance with IEC 62304 for Medical Device Software Development" that took place last Wednesday, industry experts discussed how to get through approvals faster, lower costs and deliver safe devices. André Kindsvater, P.Eng., Donawa Lifescience Consulting and Martin Bakal, Market Manager, IBM helped participants to ...

The Pulse of the Industry Nouveau Est Arrivé

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

It won’t perk up a party quite like a Beaujolais nouveau, but it has considerably more body and, at least within one rarefied segment of society, is just as eagerly anticipated. Now in its third edition, Ernst & Young’s Pulse of the Industry is typically published a couple of weeks ...

Flexible LEDs Get Under the Skin

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

John Rogers, a professor from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has headed up a research effort to develop a flexible and implantable LED array. Collaborating with researchers from the United States, China, Korea and Singapore, Rogers used ultra-thin sheets of inorganic LEDs and photodetectors. Potential applications include medical ...

New Radiopaque Ink Helps Surgeons Track Implantable Devices

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

CI Medical Inc. has developed a specialised radiopaque ink printing technology for use on medical devices that enables surgeons to track or read those devices after they have been implanted in a patient's body. Under development for several years, the technology is now being used on both temporary and permanent ...