PTI Engineered Plastics named one of Michigan’s top workplaces of 2017

PTI Engineered Plastics (Macomb, Mich.) was named a top workplace in Michigan in 2017 by the Detroit Free Press. The Detroit Free Press creates the top workplaces list using the results from a WorkplaceDynamics employee feedback survey. Different aspects of workplace culture like alignment, execution and connection are measured in the survey. “The Top Workplaces

Qosina adds medical-grade O-rings to stock

Qosina (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) has stocked its bulk, non-sterile O-rings that are used for static sealing applications between two components as a primary seal to prevent leakage. The O-rings are made from medical-grade EPDM and silicone which allows for heat resistance and suitable ozone and aging properties. They come packaged in 100 per bag and are available

Medical device design transfer: 5 things you need to know

Moving from design to production can be a challenging process in the medical device industry. Take these points into consideration to enable a smooth design transfer. Charlie Sears, Goddard Technologies There are many publications that discuss product development; however, an area that I find challenging within medical device companies is effectively transferring a product from

EQT acquires Clinical Innovations

EQT Mid Market US fund has acquired a majority stake in the company Clinical Innovations. Financial details of the deal were not immediately disclosed. Clinical Innovations recently expanded its product portfolio to serve the neonatal intensive care unit. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, it develops products like the Kiwi vacuum-assisted delivery system and Koala intrauterine

What you need to know about Europe’s new medical device rules

New regulations are coming to the European Union, and it’s up to developers to implement changes that will help them thrive in the new environment. Vicki Anastasi, Icon The new European Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) and the In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation (IVDR) represent one of the most wide-ranging and disruptive changes to recently

Medical device cybersecurity: Here’s how you verify and validate it

Cybersecurity is becoming an essential pillar of medical device design, and it’s important to find the right strategies to validate and verify your products are secure. Michael Lynch and Delmar Howard, Intertek The growth of connected environments has put medical devices at the forefront of the cybersecurity and patient data movement. As more of these

How a versatile epoxy is enabling brain stimulation

In but another example of how useful and critical epoxies can be, researchers in Israel used a two-part epoxy to construct a magnetic coil to stimulate animal brain neurons via a magnetic field. Rohit Ramnath, Master Bond Designers of medical electronics assemblies have many options to choose from when selecting one or more compounds for

Pros and cons of MDNR and MDMA medical device registration in Saudi Arabia

By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group Now that Saudi Arabian medical device regulators have exempted some low-risk products from full registration requirements, qualifying manufacturers should consider whether standard or fast-track access to the Saudi market best suits their business needs. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog

Appirio launches solutions for Salesforce Lightning Bolt

Wipro company Appirio recently launched new solutions that are built on Salesforce Lightning to deliver personalized and industry-specific services. The solutions that the company is ordering are all Lightning Bolts which are frameworks that allow companies to create functional and customer-facing websites. It is designed to increase collaboration and communication during crucial interaction points while

Chesapeake IRB, Schulman IRB merge to form Advarra

Chesapeake IRB and Schulman IRB have merged to form Advarra, a new provider of IRB, institutional biosafety committee (IBC) and research compliance services. “By coming together as Advarra, we are merging the highest quality review organizations in the industry,” Jeffrey Wendel, president and CEO of Chesapeake IRB said. “Through a customer-centric integration, we will be

Enhancing catheter steerability and deflection

It’s all in the tip when it comes to making catheters with state-of-the-art steerability and deflection. Andy Black and Tanner Hargens, Medical Murray Steerable catheters Catheters often need to navigate tortuous anatomy with precise control of the catheter tip. Steerable catheters are often utilized for access into side branches from parent vessels to introduce guidewires

Electrical stimulation could restore memory in Alzheimer’s sufferers

Applying electrical stimulation to the part of the brain that degenerates because of Alzheimer’s disease could improve working memory, according to researchers at Augusta University. Researchers tested the electrical stimulation in monkeys. Using intermittent stimulation, the monkeys things five times longer in a standard memory test. “That takes a monkey from being sort of a

Value-based care: CMS’s new administrator wants more of it

Seven months into her tenure, CMS administrator Seema Verma is turning out to be highly supportive of value-based care models. In fact, she recently told an audience in Cleveland that she wants them implemented faster. The situation appears to dispel doubts that alternative payment models – such as Accountable Care Organizations or “comprehensive care” models for

FDA’s role in medical device cybersecurity

Dr. Suzanne Schwartz, FDA Virtually every aspect of our lives – including our health – has gone digital. Medical devices from insulin pumps to implantable cardiac pacemakers are becoming more interconnected and, like computers and the networks they operate in can be vulnerable to security breaches. A computer virus or hack resulting in the loss of

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Nov. 3, 2017

From Hologic’s new product launch to CapsoVision gettting CE Mark approval, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Hologic launches new MyoSure device Hologic announced in a Nov. 1 press release that it has launched its MyoSure Manual Device in the U.S. The device is designed