FDA seeking to prevent medical device shortages from hurricanes

The U.S. FDA has been seeking to prevent shortages of medical devices and other products after disruptions caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. “These storms have hit hard in areas where there are a significant number of farmers, food distributors, and medical product manufacturers, including Houston, Florida, and now Puerto Rico and the U.S.

DeviceTalks Boston: Here’s what you need to know

DeviceTalks Boston on Oct 2. will give attendees the chance to see some of the best minds in medtech live. There will be learning and networking opportunities galore. Read on and meet some of the top medical device leaders and experts who will be speaking – and discover other highlights from the upcoming show.   Next>> (See

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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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Cyient showcasing contract manufacturing and engineering at DeviceTalks Boston

Cyient provides value for medtech companies with comprehensive contract engineering and manufacturing solutions that improve productivity, resource capacity, and supply chain efficiency. The company focuses on affordability across the product lifecycle supports cost management and quality. Cyient is experienced in multiple industries with a focus on diagnostic imaging, in-vitro diagnostics and cardiology. Featured services: Value engineering,

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

Brentwood buys Mexico cleanroom facility

Brentwood Industries (Reading, Pa.) has expanded its manufacturing capabilities by purchasing a cleanroom facility in Tijuana, Mexico. It plans to open the facility in early 2018. This new purchase is the second facility of Brentwood’s that is dedicated to customers thermoformed medical packaging. “We’ve been evaluating expansion into Tijuana for a number of years, particularly considering

Hurricane Maria poses threat to med device hub in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria is posing a threat to medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico, according to a new Bloomberg report. The island is home to facilities for Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), Amgen (NSDQ:AMGN), Merck, Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) , Abbott (NYSE:ABT), Stryker (NYSE:SYK) and dozens of others, according to the report. Most of the companies created facilities in Puerto Rico due to tax incentives, Bloomberg reports.

FAIs: When do you use conventional versus digital inspection methods?

Tony Holtz, Proto Labs First article inspections (FAIs) can be time-consuming and costly, but they are a necessary step in getting medical devices from product design to production. Medical device manufacturers are likely familiar with the process, although most leave it to suppliers to handle. Even if that is the case, device makers should get

Nypro reopens renovated Illinois design and manufacturing facility

Nypro has officially opened the doors of its recently expanded Gurnee, Ill. location after having a ribbon cutting ceremony that included Mayor Kristina Kovarik and other company officials. The facility has almost doubled in size with the new expansion and is bringing 60 new jobs to the local area. The expansion also enhances specialized capabilities

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

TransMed7 and Peridot forge medical device development partnership

TransMed7 announced that it has entered a strategic partnership with Peridot Corp. went into effect on Aug. 21. The two privately-held companies design and develop medical device technologies and offer end-to-end precision manufacturing and clean room assembly services. “This new strategic partnership with Peridot enables TransMed7 to launch new products such as our Concorde and

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

Heraeus Medical Components acquires Biotectix

Heraeus Medical Components is acquiring conductive polymer materials maker Biotectix. The deal, announced yesterday, will allow Heraeus to boost its medical electrode coating capabilities. Better electrode coatings equal better performance of sensing and stimulation electrodes used in diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We constantly work with our medical

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