Archive for February, 2011

Sabic Launches High-Purity Polypropylenes for Healthcare Applications

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The production of insulin pens is a booming business, and it’s not about to stabilise as the world population of diabetics continues to rise. At Pharmapack 2011 in Paris, Sabic introduced a high-purity polypropylene (PP) random copolymer specifically formulated for injection moulded parts. In particular, the PP PCGR25 resin’s clarity ...

DuPont Touts High-Performance Polymers for Drug Delivery Systems

Monday, February 28th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_21649" align="alignleft" width="180" caption="Ian Wands, Market Development Technologist, Medical and Pharmaceutical, DuPont Performance Polymers."][/caption] Exhibiting for the first time at Pharmapack in Paris, DuPont Performance Polymers was unswervingly on message. “The exhibitor list certainly attracted our attention,” notes Ian Wands, Market Development Technologist, Medical and Pharmaceutical, at DuPont ...

Manudo Medical Stakes Spot on Medtech Map

Monday, February 28th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_21637" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="Eric Larcher, European Sales Manager, Manudo Medical at BIOMEDevice 2011."][/caption] How do you grow your medical business from approximately 15% to 60% in five years? With a clear vision and determination. “Pierre Lamberet and Daniel Bourguignon bought Manudo Medical in 2006,” recounts Eric Larcher, European Sales Manager, ...

Clariant Underscores Its Commitment to Healthcare Market

Monday, February 28th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_21635" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="Stephen Duckworth, Head of Global Market Segment, Medical and Pharmaceutical, at Clariant International Ltd shows the company's portfolio of Mevopur medical-grade colour masterbatches at Pharmapack."][/caption] Stephen Duckworth is nothing if not methodical. Head of Global Market Segment, Medical and Pharmaceutical, at Clariant International Ltd, Duckworth came to ...

And the Innovation Award Goes to…

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The German Innovation Award is like the Oscar of the industry nominations in Germany. Maybe not as glamourous and high-profile as yesterday's Academy Awards in Hollywood, but just as important to the German industry sector. This year, PEPperPRINT GmbH was announced the winner of the 2010 German Industry's Innovation Award ...

First Look: Medical-Grade Adhesives from Nolax

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

UV-curable hot melt adhesives from Nolax AG with high moisture permeability and adjustable adhesion values are suited for incision films and as a basis for active wound treatment. In the domain of hydrocolloids, the Switzerland-based company, which is part of the Collano Group, offers systems for blister plasters and wound ...

Sandvik Opens Up Access to its R&D

Friday, February 25th, 2011

The global industrial group Sandvik has created a new business development team dedicated to enabling customers to better exploit the group’s research and development (R&D), manufacturing and materials science capabilities. The team will forge collaborative relationships between OEMs’ product design engineers and Sandvik’s own experts to create an early starting point ...

Eastman Medical Polymers Expand Into Renal Market

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Eastman Chemical Company is expanding its medical polymers portfolio with the launch of Eastman Tritan copolyesters for renal applications. The family of Eastman Tritan copolyesters for renal medical device housings can enhance application performance by providing toughness, chemical resistance and colour stability after sterilisation. The combination of heat resistance, inherent ...

Nanocoating Technology as Performance Art

Friday, February 25th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_21570" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="And for my next trick . . . Delwyn Evans of P2i demonstrates hydrophobicity at BIOMEDevice 2011."][/caption] For most people, being the last speaker of the last session on the last day of a conference is the kiss of death. Not so for Delwyn Evans, Principal Chemist ...

Novel Stretchable Solar Cells to Power Artificial Electronic “Super Skin”

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_21559" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The foundation for the artificial skin is a flexible organic transistor, made with flexible polymers and carbon-based materials. "][/caption] Stanford researcher Zhenan Bao wants to create "super skin." The scientist is working to add the ability to detect chemicals and sense various kinds of biological molecules. ...

New Technology Promises to Revolutionise Blood Pressure Measurement

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

[caption id="attachment_21555" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="The above depicts the CASPro blood pressure measurement device. "][/caption] A new blood pressure measurement device developed by scientists at the University of Leicester and in Singapore has the potential to enable doctors to treat their patients more effectively because it gives a more accurate reading ...

B. Braun Mini Urinary Catheter Wins Pharmapack 2011 Award

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The Actreen Lite Mini sterile urinary catheter took the top prize in the medical device category at today's 2011 Pharmapack Awards.  An intermittent urinary catheter specifically designed for the female anatomy, the device was recognised for its innovative design and packaging that bring a measure of convenience to users. Evelyne ...