7 disruptive innovations from medical device suppliers

Sometimes an innovation out of a contract manufacturer is truly disruptive when it comes to its potential for the medical device industry.  Chris Newmarker, Managing Editor People sometimes make the mistake of viewing innovation as the product of a few geniuses and mavericks. But in fact, it is often the result of teamwork, as the

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Nordson and MedPlast are divvying up Vention Medical

Nordson and MedPlast are each acquiring a piece of Vention Medical in the latest M&A deal to transform the medical device contract manufacturing landscape. Nordson (Westlake, Ohio) will pay $705 million in cash to acquire Vention’s advanced technologies division, which has locations in New Hampshire, Tennessee, Ireland, Minneapolis, Massachusetts, California, Colorado and Israel. MedPlast (Tempe,

Corpus Medical gets recapitalization from Ampersand Capital Partners

Corpus Medical has recapitalized with Ampersand Capital Partners to further expand the company’s manufacturing capabilities and geographic footprint. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2009, Corpus Medical provides value-added contract development and manufacturing services by assisting customers in getting their products to market efficiently. Its focus is in contract development and

How Trelleborg is getting the most out of its acquisitions

Heather Thompson, Senior Editor As is the case with many medical device industry suppliers, Trelleborg has engaged in a spate of acquisitions to broaden its offerings and better serve the growing needs of its OEM customers. Last year, Trelleborg, Sweden–based Trelleborg announced the acquisition of Tustin, California–based Specialty Silicone Fabricators. They’ve made three other acquisitions

Clariant to expand Maine medical device materials plant

Specialty chemicals company Clariant will expand its Lewiston, Maine, plant as it installs a new compounding line to meet the growing demand for pre-colored medical plastic compounds that Clariant supplies under the Mevopur brand name. Clariant officials expect the new line to open during the fourth quarter of 2017. Company officials touted the news this

Lubrizol LifeSciences to showcase expanded medical device offerings at MD&M West

Lubrizol Corp.’s LifeSciences business will showcase its total solutions capabilities at the MD&M West 2017 Exposition, at Booth #2001, Feb. 7-9 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. Lubrizol LifeSciences, along with its acquisitions Vesta and Particle Sciences, boasts what its officials claim is a unique set of medical device–related offerings: polymer customization, development

7 medical device industry supplier innovations from MD&M West 2017

Updated Feb. 10, 2017 More than 20,000 engineers and executives headed to Anaheim, California, over the past week for MD&M West—which its creator UBM bills as the world’s largest annual medical device manufacturing event. The event boasts a multitude of medical device–related products and services, ranging from co-extrusion to metal cleaning fluids. Here are 7 of the

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Bard announces ePTFE encapsulation services for OEM customers

C.R. Bard announced today it is making its expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) encapsulation services available to OEM customers. Bard originally developed the ePTFE encapsulation services its own branded stents. Bard OEM customers will now have access to the material and processes needed for encapsulating their own component or device. Such ePTFE encapsulation is especially suited for

Jade Group International expands China operations

Jade Group International—a global provider of tooling and manufacturer of plastic parts and components to medical device makers and other industries—has announced an expansion of its China operations in response to growing demand for its products in North America, Canada, and Europe. In December, the company moved its tooling operation into a new 1600-sq-meter leased

Keystone Electronics expands and moves N.Y. warehouse

Keystone Electronics has moved its warehouse and quality control lab to a new state-of-the-art facility in New Hyde Park, N.Y. This new fulfillment center incorporates Keystone’s finished goods inventory as well as its Quality Control lab and staff. The facility is a U.S. Green building, having achieved Gold Level LEED Certification from the U.S Green

5 things to consider when choosing a medical device contract manufacturer

Keystone Solutions Group If you’re in search of a medical device contract manufacturer, it’s important you don’t just go with the first company you contact. You should consider at least two or three manufacturing companies and compare them with each other based on the following considerations. The medical device manufacturer should: 1. Have relevant technological

Design, development and manufacturing partners are medtech’s silver lining

Here’s a positive development for medtech: the existence of a great variety of strategic design, development and manufacturing partners. Jim Reed, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, Minnetronix Predicting the future and planning a path through the uncertain medical device world is not easy.  We all occasionally take a glance in the rearview mirror

Trelleborg features engineered coating fabrics, contract manufacturing services for combo products

Trelleborg plans to be on site at MD&M West 2017, a medical technology conference in California next month, highlighting its portfolio of engineered coated fabrics for medical, orthopedic and surgical applications, as well as the company’s contract manufacturing services for drug-device combination products. Trelleborg Engineered Coated Fabrics develops polyurethane, rubber and silicone-coated fabrics for devices such

Orchid Orthopedic Solutions names new CEO

Orchid Orthopedic Solutions has promoted Jerry Jurkiewicz to the CEO spot. Jurkiewicz, the company’s former chief operating officer and president, replaces Mike Miller, who retired on Dec. 30. Miller is now the vice chairman of the company’s board of directors. Jurkiewicz joined Orchid as president and COO in 2016 after having been president of Optics

GE wants to dominate 3D printing: Here’s how

A new big gorilla has entered the 3D printing space, and it is called General Electric. GE said Wednesday that GE Additive will work with GE Capital to both sell and finance metal additive machines. The news is but another sign of just how important officials at the multinational industrial company view 3D printing’s potential