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

GW Plastics talking manufacturing and molding at DeviceTalks Boston

GW Plastics is a contract manufacturer that specializes in providing complex injection molded thermoplastic and silicone solutions to the healthcare, automotive and consumer/industrial industries. It uses close-tolerance mold building, molding and contract manufacturing with a matrix of competencies to meet customer needs. Featured services:  Global Contract Manufacturing and Multi-Shot Molding Growth – GW Plastics has increased

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies launches new website

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (St. Augustine, Fla.) announced that it has launched a new website that offers intuitive user-experience. The new site offers enhanced navigation and search functionality and an easier way of doing business highlighting product features and customer benefits. It also allows visitors to have an interactive experience and better understanding of what CarlisleIT

Medtech stories we missed this week: September 8, 2017

From BrainScope’s pediatric traumatic brain injury assessment device to EOS Imaging releasing new surgery planning software, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. BrainScope to develop pediatric traumatic brain injury assessment device BrainScope announced in a Sept. 7 press release that it will immediately start creating

Dulas solar-powered refrigerators save vaccines in Myanmar

Dulas, a British solar refrigeration manufacturer, has completed a training program in Myanmar for Ministry of Health technicians as part of its supply package of its World Health Organization accredited VC200 Solar Direct Drive (SDD) vaccine refrigerators. The program was designed to help healthcare workers learn about the technology of the refrigerators to make sure

Enercon showcasing processor module at DeviceTalks Boston

Enercon Technologies helps turn ideas into products by offering product development, contract manufacturing and value-added services at its ISO-certified facilities in Maine. Enercon is able to follow a company through the contract manufacturing steps, from product design and engineering, through prototyping and volume manufacturing, to distribution, inventory management and service depot support. Featured technology: ET6SDL-1000D System

DispatchHealth places first in InnovationX competition

DispatchHealth has announced that it has won the third annual InnovationX competition that is run by Adventist Health System. The company showcased its in-home care delivery platform and triage system that provides right-sized care and tackles the needs of the consumer and challenges of at-risk patients. “With so many amazing companies represented, we are honored

Graham Engineering announces new process engineer

Graham Engineering has announced that it has appointed Brad Lovelace as its new process engineer. Lovelace will be a part of the process technology team at the company and will be responsible for technical and customer support like product development, product and system testing. “Brad brings a demonstrated track record of medical extrusion operations and

Resilience Capital Partners creates Innovatus Imaging

Private equity firm Resilience Capital Partners recently announced that one of its funds has acquired three medical device service and manufacturing units, allowing the firm to establish a presence in the healthcare industry. The financial details of the deals were not disclosed. The firm acquired the Multi Vendor Service (MVS) unit of Bayer’s radiology business, Wetsco,

Victrex announces new CEO

Victrex announced that it has appointed Jakob Sigurdsson as CEO-designate; he will gain the full title of CEO on Oct. 1. He is preceded by Dave Hummel who is retiring after 24 years as CEO. Victrex makes high-performance polyaryletherketone (PAEK) as well as selected parts for gears and dental discs. It hopes to execute growth

Is this the key to rapidly manufacturing heart valves?

Nanofiber fabrication may be the key to rapidly manufacturing heart valves with regenerative and growth potential, according to new research from Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. A research team led by Kevin Kit Parker created a valve-shaped nanofiber network that replicates the mechanical and chemical properties of the native valve extracellular matrix (ECM).

R&Q to tout regulatory consulting and more at DeviceTalks Boston

Regulatory and Quality Solutions LLC (R&Q) provides regulatory and quality consulting and engineering to medical device companies. From strategy to tactical implementation, R&Q partners with clients and seeks to enhance the commercialization and post-market processes for medical devices. Featured services: R&Q can support your transition from ISO 13485:2003 to ISO 13485:2016 with strategic planning to

Cadence touting microstamping and welding at DeviceTalks Boston

Cadence is a full-service contract manufacturer and supplier of advanced products, technologies and services to medical device, life science and industrial companies worldwide. Cadence specializes in products that require high-performance components that are difficult to manufacture, single-use products (such as precision hand tools) and consumable replacement parts for machinery. Featured technologies: Microstamping and complex laser welding Cadence specializes

FDA user fees for medical device companies to rise 33%

By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group US Food and Drug Administration user fees for medical device registrants will increase across the board for the agency’s next fiscal year starting Oct. 1. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only and do not necessarily