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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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

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

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

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

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).

China wants to dominate medtech: Here’s how

Under its “Made in China 2025” plan, the Chinese government seeks explosive growth in biomedical and high-end medical device manufacturing. Grace Fu Palma, China Med Device In 2015, the China State Council issued a 10-year manufacturing plan called “Made in China 2025.” The  goal is to elevate the “giant but weak” Chinese manufacturing industry into

CSP Technologies expands Alabama facility

CSP Technologies is expanding its Auburn, Ala. manufacturing and warehousing capacity by 110,000 sq. ft. The expansion has already begun and is under construction. The company said in a recent news release that it is expanding its facility because of the growing needs of the healthcare and food safety industries. The expansion follows a thermoforming line

MTD Micro Molding makes Inc. 5000 list

MTD Micro Molding (Charlton, Mass.) has announced that it has made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies for the second time. The company has had a growth of 48% over the last three years and has been ranked at 4735 because of it. “I am so proud of my team,” Dennis Tully, president of

Medbio expands implant molding capabilities

Medbio has announced that it has launched another dedicated implant molding cell to help expand the company’s injection molding offerings. “We’re excited about our growth and the expanded capabilities in implantable components,” said John Woodhouse, director of sales and marketing for Medbio. “We’ve increased our capacity to meet the growing needs of our customers and

NPI/Medical invests over $1M in new equipment

NPI/Medical announced that it has invested over $1 million in molding and quality equipment to improve its product development and speed-to-market times. The Ansonia, Conn.–based medical device development and manufacturing company reported that it has had several equipment upgrades that are tailored to market, closed loop machine capabilities and process monitoring that are important for

These wheelchair wheels function like airplane landing gear

Frog Legs has partnered with PlastiComp to make carbon fiber composite wheelchair caster wheels that function like airplane landing gear for a smoother ride. Frog Legs wanted to switch the wheels of its wheelchairs from machined aluminum to carbon fiber composite. Mark Chelgren, the company’s founder, also wanted to create a wheelchair that had a

Qosina buys Alpha Industries

Qosina announced that it has acquired Alpha Industries (Clearwater, Fla.). The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Alpha Industries’ adds its plastic forceps, clamps and bowls as an extension to Qosina’s current OEM components offerings. “With this acquisition, Qosina continues to expand its product line, which reinforces its position as a global leader