Archive for May, 2012

Pioneer Surgical Announces Successful Human Implantation of Bone Graft in Europe

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

From the wire: Pioneer Surgical Technology Inc. has announced the successful human implantation of nanOss Bioactive in Europe. The bone graft uses proprietary nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite as well as a collagen-based biopolymer to promote bone growth in the posterolateral spine. This new product portfolio will be showcased during the 2012 Spine Week ...

Online Event Highlights Emerging Trends in Medtech Outsourcing

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

If you're reading this in Europe, attending an upcoming virtual event on trends in medical device outsourcing may encroach on some of your leisure time, but it may well be worth it. Touching on everything from rapidly evolving business models and outsourced R&D to micromanufacturing and the challenges of offshoring ...

ElringKlinger Kunststofftechnik and Raumedic Sign Cooperation Agreement

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_28034" align="alignleft" width="350" caption="PTFE Moldflon is suitable for medical-technical applications (Image: ElringKlinger Kunststofftechnik GmbH)."][/caption] PTFE processing firm ElringKlinger and Raumedic are planning to cooperate in the development of new products and the serial delivery of products in the area of medical engineering. ElringKlinger exclusively provides Raumedic with the raw material ...

Japanese Researchers Make Inroads in Development of Less-Invasive Brain-Machine Interface

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Researchers at the National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS) in Japan have accurately reconstructed intracortical local field potentials (LFPs) by capturing electrocorticogram (ECoG) signals from the brain surface. The technique may lead to the development of a high-performance brain-machine interface that is less invasive than current methods.

Finding the Worm in Apples-to-Apples Comparisons

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Guest blogger Dave Selin, European Sales Manager, Uson, writes: Remember the last time you did your homework before purchasing a new computer? You read consumer reviews online and found all the third-party ratings you could. My wager is that your research project found a glitch when you ran up against different ...

Medtech Week Recap: Companies Launch New Products at MEDTEC UK

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Last week, MEDTEC UK took place in Birmingham. Most of our MEDTEC UK content is available is on our MEDTEC Connection website.

Uson-Innovative Systems Provides Single-Source Solution for Automated Leak Testing

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

From the wire: Maker of leak testers Uson has announced a joint venture with automation specialist Innovative Products and Equipment. Uson-Innovative Systems (UIS; Houston, TX, USA) marries a deep bench of mechanical and control engineering talent from Innovative Products and Equipment with Uson’s leak testing applications engineering team, says Uson ...

Biodegradable Hydrogel for Cartilage Repair on Track for CE Mark

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

News about Israel-based startup Regentis Biomaterials Ltd raising US$10 million in funding flickered across my screen the other day. The Series C round of financing from new investors, including Royal DSM’s venture capital subsidiary, and existing ones will allow Regentis to establish a European presence and carry on its pilot ...

High Edge Consulting to Hold Classes on Ethylene Oxide Sterilisation and the Compilation of a Technical File

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

High Edge Consulting, a consulting company for the medical device industry and its suppliers, is holding several training courses within the next few weeks in Birmingham, United Kingdom. On 25 May, High Edge is holding a course on Sterilisation: Ethylene Oxide. On 14 June, the company is holding the class ...

UK Manufacturing Rebounds, with a Little Help from Medtech Friends

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

I know it may seem like it at times, but the news is not always bleak. Exhibit A: a survey conducted by the UK Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) finds that small and medium size manufacturers in England are reporting increased sales and are planning to create new jobs. Automotive is a ...

Inventors Develop Prototypes for Health Apps During 24-Hour Hackathon

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

[caption id="attachment_27983" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The winning team, Line HQ, developed an app for urine tests"][/caption] A team who developed an app capable of generating data from urine won first prize in the Health Hack Day, which took place last week in Stockholm. During the event, 10 different teams competed to develop ...

Tales from the Medtech Vault: Scary Stories about Maintenance of UK Hospital Equipment

Monday, May 21st, 2012

[caption id="attachment_27188" align="alignright" width="100" caption="Andrew Parton, Hugo Technology"][/caption] Guest blogger Andrew Parton, Joint Managing Director, Hugo Technology (Bromsgrove, UK), writes: I used to be an electro-biomedical engineer, so I know what it’s like trying to keep track of biomedical equipment in the field. Let me share some horror stories about poorly maintained ...