Archive for July, 2011

New Avery Dennison Securement Portfolio Addresses Complex Needs of Medical Device Disposables Market

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Avery Dennison Medical Solutions, a specialist in adhesive technologies for medical applications, has launched a new range of securement products that meet end-user needs and the complex requirements of disposable medical devices. The BeneHold securement portfolio consists of the BeneHold medical tape strips, tube fixation device and transparent film dressing. ...

Next-Generation Prosthetic Arm Can Be Controlled by Brain Power

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

A new kind of prosthetic arm has the potential to one day change the way amputees experience the world. The device is using neural decoding, brain control and tactile sensory feedback to create a prosthetic arm as natural as possible, according to a Rice University press release. The four-year project ...

Microdrill Combines Flexibility, Durability and Precision for Medical Manufacturing

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Mikron Tool SA Agno will introduce a microdrill in September that, it believes, will turn a few heads. Combining the flexibility of a high-speed steel drill with the long life and precision of a solid carbide tool, the CrazyDrill Flex tool drills in the 0.1 to 1.2 mm range and ...

Sensing Sustained Growth, Sensirion Opens New Production Facility

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Sensirion’s new facility may be just a few hundred metres from the old location, but it’s going to make a world of difference for the manufacturer of advanced sensing products. The additional space is necessary to accommodate growing demand for its products and expertise, according to the company. Following eight ...

BASF to Build New Plant to Double Production of Phthalate-Free Plasticiser Hexamoll DINCH

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Because of a strong increase in demand for alternative plasticisers, BASF is planning to double production of its phthalate-free plasticiser Hexamoll DINCH from 100,000 metric tons to 200,000 metric tons per year by 2013. To acommodate the increase in production, the company is going to build a second production plant ...

Gerresheimer Expansion Lays Foundation for Increased Market Share of Medical Plastic Systems

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Gerresheimer is growing . . . again. To satisfy demand from customers in the medical device, drug and diagnostics industries, the full-service contract manufacturer is practically doubling floor space, from 5400 to 10,400 sq m, at its plant in Horsovsky Tyn, Czech Republic. As demand for devices used in the treatment ...

Wireless Power System for Heart Pumps Could Reduce Infection Risk

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_24014" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="This University of Washington image shows a transmission coil (to the right) connected to the building's electricity, and a receiving coil (to the left). It also shows a smaller coil (to the far left), connected to a heart pump inside a jar of fluid."][/caption] Researchers at the ...

No Slowdown in Sight at MEDTEC Japan

Monday, July 25th, 2011

The medical device industry is expected to be one of Japan’s few growth industries. That was proved at the recent MEDTEC Japan, where more than 7300 attendees were avidly sourcing opportunities in this promising market, writes Miki Anzai, Associate Editor of Japan Medical Design & Manufacturing Technology.

Medtech Week Recap: Tension Rises Between US FDA and the Medical Device Industry

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Tension between US FDA and the medical device industry is rising, noted an article on IVD Technology last week. The article focused on a report published last week by US FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health. The report places most of the blame for the increased review time for ...

Leukocare and Sanofi Pasteur Sign Cooperation Agreement

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Leukocare AG, a privately-owned specialist company for protein stabilisation and biological surface coating from Munich, Germany, today announced the signing of a cooperation agreement with Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi. As part of this cooperation, Sanofi Pasteur will explore Leukocare’s SPS platform technology to enhance the shelf-life of ...

Interplex to Supply Merit Medical with Stent Delivery Systems

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

From the wire: Interplex Medical LLC, a global developer and manufacturer of minimally invasive, complex catheter-based medical devices, has signed a three-year supply agreement with Merit Medical Systems Inc. Merit internationally markets proprietary disposable devices used primarily in cardiology, radiology and endoscopy. Under the terms of the agreement, Interplex will provide complete, catheter-based ...

Oxygen Biotherapeutics Announces Material Transfer Agreements

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

An emerging development-stage biomedical company named Oxygen Biotherapeutics develops perfluorocarbon (PFC) oxygen carriers for the treatment of traumatic brain injury, decompression sickness, personal care and topical wound healing. One formulation, the intravenously-delivered Oxycyte PFC, is a third-generation emulsion containing an inert, proprietary PFC. The emulsion is stable and carries 43 ml ...