DiFusion Technologies to use Solvay PEEK in spinal implants

DiFusion Technologies has chosen to use Solvay’s Zeniva ZA-500 polyetheretherketone (PEEK) as the base polymer for its ZFUZE osteoconductive PEEK composite used in spinal implants. PEEK is used as an alternative to titanium in spinal implants because it has a similar structure of bones and it can be easily seen on X-rays because of its

MTD Micro Molding expands overmolding capabilities

MTD Micro Molding recently purchased a new vertical injection molding machine to expand its overmolding services. The machine is designed to allow for further customization for higher capacity overmolding. Overmolding is a process that involves two or more materials that are molded together to become on part. Without the use of adhesives, greater part functionality can

9 exhibitors to check out at MD&M Minneapolis

MD&M Minneapolis is an event that brings together more than 5,500 medtech professionals and more than 600 suppliers together at one of the largest medical device industry hubs in the United States. Here are nine exhibitors showcasing some of their latest technologies and services at the show, which takes place Nov. 8–9 at the Minneapolis

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High-volume manufacturing: 4 points to consider before you scale up

Scaling to high-volume manufacturing requires companies to think ahead and prepare for the future early in the product lifecycle. Here are four points to reflect upon before your company scales up. Gavin Wadas, B. Braun Medical, OEM Division High-volume manufacturing typically involves the introduction of automation into the medical device fabrication and assembly process. A

Enabling micro-sensors for next-gen interactive implants

CerMet – an advanced ceramic and metal technology system – creates the potential for implantable devices with thousands of electrical channels. Think new options for treating blindness and neurological conditions. Only a few years old, Heraeus’ CerMet is upping the game when it comes to sophisticated implantable electronic devices. “Medical implants manufactured using the Heraeus CerMet

Why a global footprint is a medtech business imperative, not a buzzword

Oscar Ford, Preh IMA Automation A global manufacturing footprint can help medical device companies capture value for their businesses by accessing talent and reducing costs. Here’s how to successfully execute this strategy without falling into a reactionary offshore initiative. In the last two decades there was an undeniable shift in the U.S. toward offshoring manufacturing

Raumedic to present polymer solutions at Compamed and Medica

Raumedic will be presenting its polymer solutions for medical and pharmaceutical applications at Compamed and Medica on Nov. 13-16 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The company is showcasing its highly flexible, high-pressure tubing that is used for angiography as well as its disposable cartridges for wearable drug delivery systems. High-pressure tubing for angioplasty needs to have optimal

Tegra Medical touts toolmaker apprentice program

Tegra Medical is touting its toolmaker apprentice program to help build its skilled manufacturing workforce. The apprentice program is a four-year program that requires participants to be enrolled in a local engineering program. Tegra Medical will pay their tuition and salary in return. The opportunity allows for apprentices to start their careers in toolmaking. Nick

Millstone Medical recruits microbiologist to sterile packaging facility

Millstone Medical announced that it has added microbiologist Joshua Browning to its Fall River, Mass. sterile packaging facility staff. Browning has been a quality control analyst in microbiology at Nanotherapeutics prior to joining Millstone Medical. There, he was responsible for facility process qualifications and validations of ISO 7 and ISO 8 cleanrooms, validated gas systems

PE Firm Genstar Capital acquires TekniPlex

Private equity firm Genstar Capital said this week it acquired advanced product manufacturer TekniPlex for an undisclosed amount. Wayne, Pa.–based Tekni-Plex develops products including medical tubings and compounds, pharma barrier films, dispensing components, closure liners and food packaging, the company said. “We are excited to be partnering with a proven, energetic and action-oriented management team. 

Tekni-Plex to tout films and closures at InnoPack

Tekni-Plex will be touting its latest films and closure liners for medical devices at CPHI InnoPack. The event is scheduled to take place Oct. 24–26 in Frankfurt, Germany. The company plans to showcase its Flexapharm ultra high-barrier PVDC SBC coating that offers multiple barrier features for pharmaceuticals at booth 42H70. Tekni-Plex also plans to feature its

Nanotronics raises $30 million for automated microscope tech

Nanotronics – which boasts what it says is the world’s most advanced automated microscopes – said today that it has raised $30 million – bringing its total money raised to $71 million. The Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) led the Series D round, with participation from current investor Founders Fund. The money will accelerate development of Nanotronics’ optical

Tegra Medical touting manufacturing services at DeviceTalks Boston

Tegra Medical is focused exclusively on precision machining and contract manufacturing services for the medical device industry, producing components and assemblies for leading edge surgical and interventional companies. As an end-to-end solutions provider, the company’s services range from prototyping to full production, and from components to finished medical devices. It also meets the need for

AirXpanders completes manufacturing transfer to Costa Rica

AirXpanders announced that it has transferred its manufacturing to a contract manufacturer in Costa Rica to produce its AeroForm breast tissue expansion system. The manufacturing capability for the device at the facility is now operational. The production facility will help the company manufacture AeroForm expanders more cost-efficiently to produce a higher volume. AeroForm is currently

Mack Medical promoting manufacturing and engineering services at DeviceTalks Boston

MackMedical/Mack Molding is a full-service contract manufacturer specializing in plastics design, prototyping, molding, sheet metal fabrication, machining and medical device manufacturing. Founded in 1920, Mack is a privately-owned business operating out of 11 facilities in North America. Coupled with Synectic Medical Product Development – its product development arm focuses on design, research, development, and manufacturing