July 2017 issue: What is Integer? + More

In this issue: 38 What is Integer? 44 Why the medtech contract manufacturer M&A trend isn’t slowing down 48 Manufacturing drug-device products: Challenges and best practices 52 The secrets of contract manufacturing longevity Where have all the contract manufacturers gone? Will there someday be only one medical device contract manufacturer? Seems like a silly question,

Halt Medical Announces New Category 1 CPT Code from the American Medical Association for Laparoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation of Uterine Fibroids

Halt Medical, Inc., a privately held medical device company, developing minimally invasive, uterine sparing solutions for women who suffer from symptomatic fibroids, announced today that with the support of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), and other independent laparoscopic gynecologists, the American Medical Association (AMA) has

Henkel and PolyOne Collaborate to Develop Disinfectant-Resistant Materials for Medical Devices

ROCKY HILL, Conn., Sept. 19, 2016 – Adhesive manufacturer Henkel Corporation and plastic supplier PolyOne Corporation are collaborating on the development of new materials and assembly methods for medical devices that are more resistant to the harsher disinfectants now in use in hospitals. This collaboration provides higher-performing solutions, shortens development time and speeds up manufacturing

On Demand Webinar: How to improve effectiveness when applying Waterfall, Agile and Adaptive project management to Device Development

Join Product Creation Studio, the 2016 Most Innovative Winner at MDM West, for this free informative webinar on Adaptive Project Management. Hardware product development is hard. By leveraging project management knowhow between the various methods such as Waterfall, Agile and Adaptive, you will learn which is the right tool to be most effective in managing

Webinar: Selecting The Right Connector

Watch on demand. Tune in to learn strategies to ensure the overall success of your medical equipment design. It makes little sense to have designed an incredible medical device only to discover that the primary user interface to your application – the connector – was just an afterthought. What you’ll learn: A repeatable process for

The problem with medical device patent strategies

By Jackie Hutter, founder, The Hutter Group IP strategists spend considerable time “Monday Morning Quarterbacking” patent strategy for medical device inventions for the purposes of valuation and commercialization. We are often asked to review medical device patents to provide opinions on commercial potential. For some of these reviews, we are forced to conclude that the medical

Digital “fingerprint” for medical devices could help thwart hackers

As security becomes more and more important in medical device development groups are turning to new systems that create “fingerprints” for trusted devices to lock out invasive forces, according to a new report from HealthITSecurity. The solution would allow medical groups to add medical endpoints to system, logging pre-approved devices on a “white list” that

Radiation therapy needs big data

Healthcare is still in its infancy when it comes to being able to access metrics to monitor quality in terms of patient outcomes and satisfaction, as well as business policies. To address this lack of data in one sector, the Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) has announced it will offer researchers a chance to apply for competitive

B. Braun to help nurses in drug disposal safety training

Infusion therapy expert, B. Braun Medical Inc is focusing on awareness and education of USP <800> compliance and the handling of hazardous drugs in healthcare settings at this year’s Oncology Nursing Society Annual Congress. “The new USP < 800 > will require the use of a closed-system drug transfer device for administration when the dosage

Proven Process chosen by Modus Health to manufacture class II medical device

Proven Process Medical Devices Inc., a global leader in the design, development, validation, and manufacture of Class II and Class III medical devices, announced today it has been selected to manufacture StepWatch, a Class II, scientifically validated, highly-accurate wearable device for Modus Health LLC of Boston, MA. Modus Health is a health technology company delivering

Samsung Biologics new IPO could be valued at $2.6 billion

Samsung Biologics Co Ltd, a contract manufacturer of biotech drugs for global pharmaceutical firms, has announced it’s intention to begin an IPO this year, which analysts have estimated as being worth as much as $2.6 billion. The IPO is aimed to help fund an ambitious expansion in production capacity, launching Samsung Biologics as the world’s

Nihon Kohden launches personalized bedside monitor

Nihon Kohden, a U.S. market leader in precision medical products and services, today unveiled its new Life Scope G9, a bedside monitor that provides comprehensive parameter observation and allows clinicians to quickly and easily customize the monitor to each patient regardless of health status or care setting. Created with the goal of improving outcomes and

Stratasys to advance 3D printing at Jacobs Institute

There are several challenges that hospitals and other care institutions face when it comes to 3D printing. One is the lack of standardized language and experience—but that challenge is second to cost. In the absence of a reimbursement strategy, hospitals that want to develop 3D labs are looking for ways to offset the costs associated

Membrane oxygenation on the rise and ready for disruption in Germany

The number of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) procedures in Germany rose to 5,949 in 2014 effectively tripling the number of procedures in five years, reports consultancy firm, assets Consulting Healthcare GmbH. The report is based on observation of OPS codes in Germany that were recently released by the German Institute of Medical Documentation and Information (DIMDI).

BeVITAL app connects post-surgical patients and physicians

Wearable biosensor firm Vital Connect, Inc. and start up BePATIENT have released a new system called BeVITAL. The remote patient monitoring solution combines VitalConnect’s FDA-cleared biosensor, HealthPatch MD, with BePATIENT’s web-based solution and associated app, to enable personalized healthcare programs accessible through mobile devices and computers. BeVITAL is designed for patients after they’ve been discharged