Medtech stories we missed this week: Sept. 22, 2017

From the FDA’s clearance of Covalon’s film-drape to Bioventus launching its study, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. FDA clears Covalon’s MediClear OTC surgical film-drape Covalon announced in a Sept. 21 press release that the FDA has cleared its MediClear PreOp to market in U.S. hospitals,

5 DeviceTalks Boston exhibitors you should know

DeviceTalks Boston is an annual event that allows some of the best minds in medtech to exchange ideas, insights and technologies. The event is hosted by Medical Design & Outsourcing’s sister site MassDevice. Those who attend the event can expect to network with other medtech enthusiasts, attend in-depth interviews with leaders in the industry and

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This pen can diagnose cancer in tissue in seconds

Scientists and engineers in Texas have created a pen-like device that can accurately recognize cancer in tissues during surgery. A team at the University of Texas at Austin has invented a tool used during surgeries that can give results in about 10 seconds, which is 150 times faster than current technology, according to the researchers.

Cyient showcasing contract manufacturing and engineering at DeviceTalks Boston

Cyient provides value for medtech companies with comprehensive contract engineering and manufacturing solutions that improve productivity, resource capacity, and supply chain efficiency. The company focuses on affordability across the product lifecycle supports cost management and quality. Cyient is experienced in multiple industries with a focus on diagnostic imaging, in-vitro diagnostics and cardiology. Featured services: Value engineering,

FDA clarifies if microneedling should be classified as a medical device

By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group Medical device regulators at the US Food and Drug Administration have published new guidance clarifying how they determine if microneedling products used for skin treatments qualify as medical devices. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only

South Korean regulators change new medical device regulations

By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group The South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) have made updates to two significant medical device regulations that came into force earlier in 2017, and published one draft update as well. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post

Qosina touts new bioprocessing components

Qosina recently announced that it has a line of bioprocessing components that are in stock and ready for shipment. The new bioprocessing accessories include Pharmafluor tubing, barbed connectors and flanges, sanitary flanges, press-in barbed plugs and compression fittings. The accessories also include tube and flange clamps in a variety of sizes and colors that can be

This sweat-powered biofuel cell could create better wearable devices

Engineers at the University of California at San Diego have created a stretchable sweat-powered biofuel cell, and it could enable better wearables. The biofuel cells use energy from sweat to generate 10 times more power per surface area than other biofuel cells that are used in wearables. The researchers claim it could be used to

Raumedic to install IT control systems for Industry 4.0 advancement

Raumedic has announced its new IT-based quality-assurance and production control system that is designed to help raise the quality of standards and efficiency of its production process. The system is set to be installed in all of Raumedic’s production facilities in Germany and the U.S. by 2019. The company recently reached an agreement with the

Brentwood buys Mexico cleanroom facility

Brentwood Industries (Reading, Pa.) has expanded its manufacturing capabilities by purchasing a cleanroom facility in Tijuana, Mexico. It plans to open the facility in early 2018. This new purchase is the second facility of Brentwood’s that is dedicated to customers thermoformed medical packaging. “We’ve been evaluating expansion into Tijuana for a number of years, particularly considering

How electrical currents could monitor lung functions from an ICU bed

Electrical currents from an electrode-filled belt could soon help monitor important bodily functions like lung function, according to Austrian researchers. Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a new imaging technique created by a collaboration between Technische Universität Wien, Medical University of Vienna and the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna. The electrode-filled belt is applied directly on

Russian regulators changing medical device, IVD regulations

By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group The Russian government has indicated that it may loosen some rules for registration of medical devices and in vitro diagnostic products (IVDs) but also increase regulatory reviews of more substantial registration changes in the coming months. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in

MPR presenting devices and mobile monitoring at DeviceTalks Boston

MPR is working to solve energy shortages by helping to develop the next generation of technologies and improving the operations of existing power plants and is applying advanced technologies to ensure cleaner air and water. MPR is developing medical devices and biotechnology products that offer solutions to world health problems, and its on the frontier

Eastridge Workforce Solutions acquires Operon Resource Management

Eastridge Workforce Solutions (San Diego, Calif.) recently announced that it has acquired Operon Resource Management (Lowell, Mass.). The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Operon’s medical device recruitment solutions will add on to Eastridge’s history of helping medtech manufacturers with their workforces. The clients from both companies will have access to specialized services that

Medtech stories we missed this week: Sept. 15, 2017

From Acera Surgical and Telos Medical’s partnership to Xtant Medical’s 510(k) clearance, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. Acera Surgical partners with Telos Medical for Restrata wound matrix trial Telos Partners announced in a Sept. 14 press release that Acera Surgical has chosen Telos to