Archive for August, 2011

Interface Catheter Solutions Upgrades its Balloon Visual Inspection System

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Interface Catheter Solutions has upgraded its balloon visual inspection system. The upgraded version is designed to significantly reduce cycle times. The system provides both visual inspection and dimensional measurements of medical balloons in a single operation to add consistency and accountability to the inspection process.

Sagentia at 25: Medical Innovation at the Speed of Light

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

[caption id="attachment_24530" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Robin Lee, Head of IP Exploitation and Technology, Sagentia"][/caption] Technology and product development company Sagentia celebrates its 25th anniversary in September 2011. Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, and operating an office in the other Cambridge across the pond (in Massachusetts, to be precise), the company has played a ...

Experts to Discuss Certification of Medical Technology in Asia

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

During the Asia-Pacific Weeks taking place in Berlin from 6 to 17 September 2011, German industry association Spectaris in cooperation with Berlin Partner GmbH organises a podium discussion on the registration of medical devices in Asia. On 8 September 2011, three introductory speeches will provide insight into regulatory requirements in Asia followed ...

Ansamed Acquisition, MGS Moulding Facility: Ireland’s Medtech Community Means Business

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Ireland’s medical manufacturing base experienced a couple of noteworthy changes in August: Ansamed was acquired by full-service medical device outsourcing company Vention Medical, and MGS Mfg. Group announced the opening of a production facility in Leixlip, its first moulding plant outside North America.

Sensirion Introduces Digital Differential Pressure Sensors with Low Measurement Ranges

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_24501" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Differential pressure sensors with new measurement ranges."][/caption] Swiss sensor manufacturer Sensirion has recently launched two new versions of its differential pressure sensors within the SDP600 series. The new sensors SDP6x0-125 Pa and SDP6x0-25 Pa feature particularly low measurement ranges of -125 to ...

German Engineers Develop Sensor Chip for Tumour Monitoring

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Medical engineers at Technische Universität München (TUM) have developed a sensor chip that can be implanted and used to monitor tumours, according to a university press release. The electronic chip measures the concentration of dissolved oxygen in the tissue surrounding the tumour. A reduction in oxygen content in the tissue ...

European Nanomedicine Community to Meet in Barcelona

Monday, August 29th, 2011

The ETPN General Assembly & Annual Forum 2011 will yet again bring together the European Nanomedicine Community. As nanomedicine is experiencing continued and increased interest, this event will strongly focus on discussing strategic opportunities for the nanomedicine stakeholders coming from industry, academia and clinics. A key target of this forum ...

Medtech Week Recap: New Security Scheme Could Prevent Wireless Devices from Hackers

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Last week, a blog post on Medtech Pulse took a look at a new security scheme developed by researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The scheme could protect transmissions between wireless devices without using passwords. This could be used to prevent attackers to hack medical and ...

Vention Medical Acquires Ansamed

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Full-service medical device outsourcing company Vention Medical has acquired Ireland-based Ansamed, a supplier of medical tubing and catheter design, development and manufacturing services.

MEDTEC EMDT Innovation Awards to Honour Outstanding Products, Companies and Individuals

Friday, August 26th, 2011

UBM Canon has introduced a major new initiative to recognise the contributions made by Europe’s medical technology industry to improving quality of life and human health around the world. The MEDTEC EMDT Innovation Awards will be presented during MEDTEC Europe, the premier medical manufacturing event for the pan-European marketplace, in ...

Webcast to Explore Intellectual Property Considerations During Product Development

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

An upcoming intellectual property webcast organised by Qmed and MD+DI will focus on how to avoid common pitfalls and efficiently integrate a patent strategy into your product development plan. The 60-minute workshop titled "Intellectual Property Considerations During Product Development" will take place on 13 September 2011 at 2 pm ET. It ...

Microscan Introduces Ultracompact Vision System

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Microscan has launched the Vision MINI smart camera, said to be the world’s smallest fully integrated vision system. The ultracompact Vision MINI is designed for reliable vision performance in embedded clinical and lab automation applications. The Vision MINI measures 4.57 x 5.33 x 2.54 cm and allows for flexible ...