Nypro reopens renovated Illinois design and manufacturing facility

Nypro has officially opened the doors of its recently expanded Gurnee, Ill. location after having a ribbon cutting ceremony that included Mayor Kristina Kovarik and other company officials. The facility has almost doubled in size with the new expansion and is bringing 60 new jobs to the local area. The expansion also enhances specialized capabilities

Global Prior Art showcasing research and analysis capabilities at DeviceTalks Boston

Leading law firms and companies choose Global Prior Art to empower well-informed, successful decisions surrounding patent litigation, product clearance (FTO) and planning, licensing and acquisition due diligence, IP portfolio construction and business opportunity assessment. Global’s technical specialists provide proprietary visualization tools that allow our clients to leverage critical information typically buried in thousands of patent

The 10 largest medtech employers – and what their workers really think

Among the 10 largest medtech employers, workers feel pride in working on life-saving products – but there’s also frustration with big corporate bureaucracy. That was the major takeaway as Medical Design & Outsourcing compiled some of the most insightful current and former employee reviews posted on Glassdoor. The 10 companies we’re counting down were the

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NIH awards $15M for 3D human tissue models

The National Institutes of Health has announced 13 two-year awards, totaling $15 million a year, for hospitals and universities to develop 3D human tissue models. The funding will go toward the first phase of a five-year program. Even though pre-clinical studies using cell and animal research models are promising, more than 60% of investigational drugs

Raumedic to present at CPhl Worldwide

Raumedic will be present at the pharma tradeshow CPhl Worldwide in Frankfurt, Germany, for the first time in several years. The event is scheduled to take place from Oct. 24-26. The company will showcase a variety of polymer products and components to trade show attendees as well as drug delivery systems and packaging solutions. Raumedic

Millstone Medical appoints new CEO

Millstone Medical (Fall River, Mass.) announced that it has appointed Karl Neuberger as CEO, effective immediately. Neuberger began his career at Millstone as VP of operations at Millstone’s Olive Branch, Miss. loaner kit and distribution center and more recently served as chief operating officer for the company. Prior to his arrival at Millstone, Neuberger held

How squid ink could make going to the dentist painless

Squid ink could be used as a new imaging method at the dentist to check for gum disease, according to new research from the University of California at San Diego. Combining squid ink with light and ultrasound, engineers at UCSD have created a new dental imaging method that can painlessly and non-invasively examine a patient’s

Toxikon showcasing preclinical testing services at DeviceTalks Boston

Toxikon is a preclinical Contract Research Organization (CRO) located in an FDA registered and ISO 17025 accredited laboratory facility in Bedford, Mass., and a second European lab operation in Leuven, Belgium. The company contracts and partners with biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device industries to deliver product development services from concept to final product. Its professional

FDA plans to launch Premarket Approval pilot program for high-risk medical devices

By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group The US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) plans to launch a new pilot program to develop a more efficient premarket approval (PMA) market pathway for some high-risk medical devices. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this

This smart mat can predict the onset of foot ulcers

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology hackathon participant developed a smart mat that helps detect early warning signs of foot ulcers. Jon Bloom, co-founder of startup company Podimetrics, developed a mat that can detect foot ulcers before they happen and reduce the number of amputations occurring. Bloom completed his residency in anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in

Jordi Labs touting testing services at DeviceTalks Boston

Jordi Labs provides contract analytical services with a special emphasis on chemical identification and liquid chromatography products.  Customers in nearly all industries are benefit from its columns and packing media products worldwide. Featured services: E&L studies, particulates and residue analysis, polymer analysis Extractables and leachables studies: Performing an Extractables and leachables (E&L) study is an important part of verifying

TransMed7 and Peridot forge medical device development partnership

TransMed7 announced that it has entered a strategic partnership with Peridot Corp. went into effect on Aug. 21. The two privately-held companies design and develop medical device technologies and offer end-to-end precision manufacturing and clean room assembly services. “This new strategic partnership with Peridot enables TransMed7 to launch new products such as our Concorde and

6 exhibitors to look forward to at DeviceTalks Boston

DeviceTalks Boston is an annual event that allows some of the best minds in medtech to exchange ideas, insights and technologies. Medical Design & Outsourcing’s parent company WTWH Media holds DeviceTalks annually in Boston, Orange County, Calif., and the Twin Cities in Minnesota. It is hosted by MassDevice, and attendees can plan to enjoy networking with people

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Minnesota Rubber and Plastics touting elastomers at MD&M Minneapolis

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics announced that it will be showcasing its Quniton materials and Qmonix elastomer at MD&M Minneapolis on Nov. 8–9. The Quniton materials are designed for medical developers who need high-performance lubricious materials with permanent, low coefficient of friction surface properties. It minimizes friction, wear and abrasion in medical valves, plungers, caps and

Bluestar Silicones showcasing biomedical silicone rubbers at DeviceTalks Boston

Bluestar Silicones (Oslo, Norway) is a fully integrated silicone manufacturing company. The company’s new name, Elkem Silicones, goes into effect on Sept. 20. The company, owned by China National Bluestar, has R&D laboratories, production sites and sales offices in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Featured technologies: High consistency silicone rubber & biomedical liquid