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

Dymax touts needle bonding adhesive

Dymax is touting its new 1406-M needle bonding adhesive for manufacturers who want to switch to LED curing in small gauge needle applications. The 1406-M bonding adhesive is designed to be used on smaller surface areas of cannulas and is able to withstand aging and sterilization to reduce cannula substrate failure. The adhesive can be

Why you need a weather-related risk management plan for your supply chain

Alexa Sussman, EtQ We wear boots to walk on icy sidewalks and bring umbrellas when it rains—we plan ahead and prepare for bad weather events in our daily lives. But in our businesses, we tend to overlook nature and weather-related issues in favor of operational ones. So why don’t we batten down the hatches (so

Bio-Chem, Koganei announce Opus solenoid actuated rocker valve

A co-development effort between Bio-Chem Fluidics and Koganei Corp. has resulted in the Opus solenoid actuated rocker valve – specifically designed for clinical diagnostics and life science applications. Bio-Chem and Koganei announced the release of the Opus rocker valve on July 25. The Opus is a modification of the existing Koganei PVR valves. It is about half the size

Integer Holdings: What you need to know

Greatbatch and Lake Region Medical merged nearly two years ago to become Integer Holdings Co., a giant medical device contract manufacturer that could theoretically do almost anything for an OEM. But can this colossus of a company execute on its expanded capabilities? When Greatbatch and Lake Region Medical merged in 2015, company officials decided they

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PTI Engineered Plastics wins supplier award

Yazaki has named PTI Engineered Plastics as its 2017 Environmental, Health and Safety Supplier Award recipient. PTI Engineered Plastics won against Yazaki’s top 97 suppliers in North and Central America. “Yazaki places a very high value on our strategic partners and suppliers and their shared commitment to the environment,” said Ken Pichla, head of purchasing

Freudenberg Medical spends $10M to expand Irish catheter plant

Freudenberg Medical today announced that its VistaMed joint venture company has spent €9 million, equivalent to about $10 million, expanding its Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland catheter manufacturing facility. The expansion added 45,000 square feet – including four additional ISO Class 7 cleanrooms – to VistaMed’s existing plant in Carrick-on-Shannon. The project enables VistaMed to better meet demand when it

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

Integer misses expectations on Q2 profits, but grows revenue

Medical device contract manufacturing giant Integer Holdings Co. (NYSE: ITGR) reported a mixed bag when it came to second-quarter results. Nearly two years after Greatbatch and Lake Region Medical merged to create Frisco, Texas–based Integer, sales are growing, but second-quarter profits did not meet analysts’ expectations, according to earnings released yesterday evening. Integer earned $3.0

GI Dynamics taps Proven Process as EndoBarrier manufacturer

GI Dynamics (ASX:GID) said today it inked a contract manufacturing partnership deal with Proven Process Medical Devices. Through the deal, Proven Process will manufacture Boston-based GI Dynamic’s EndoBarrier device at its Mansfield, Mass.-based facilities. The EndoBarrier is a plastic gut sleeve designed to prevent the absorption of nutrients from food as it exits the stomach and enters the

Tegra Medical announces new general manager

Tegra Medical announced that it has appointed John Rieth as general manager of its Franklin, Mass. location. Rieth will report to the president and CEO of Tegra, J. Mark King, and will be in charge of its local management team and plant operations. Rieth recently served as director of operations at Pharmasol Corporation, operations/engineering manager

GW Plastics acquires Ireland-based Avenue Mould Solutions

GW Plastics said today that it has bought Avenue Mould Solutions, a precision mold building, machining, and injection molding company based in Sligo, Ireland. The deal enables GW Plastics to have precision mold-making and advanced manufacturing capabilities in North America, Asia and Europe. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “GW Plastics is thrilled to

Proto Labs announces on-demand molded production parts

Digital manufacturing company Proto Labs this week announced it has added new on-demand molding capabilities to address the needs of the low-volume, high-mix product segment. The idea is to address both prototyping and on-demand manufacturing needs. “Since every manufacturing project is different, our two injection molding options let customers begin to focus on what is really needed from

DeviceTalks Minnesota: Here’s what you missed

Some of the medical device industry’s top leaders and experts gathered in St. Paul, Minn., in June for DeviceTalks Minnesota. Check out the highlights – and don’t miss DeviceTalks Boston on October 2. [View the story “DeviceTalks Minnesota: Here’s what you missed” on Storify]

Integer interim CEO gets ‘interim’ removed from title

Medical device contract manufacturing giant Integer Holdings Co. said today that interim CEO Joseph Dziedzic will take over the company for good. Dziedzic is a former Integer board member who took over in March after Thomas Hook stepped down from the top spot. He’s entered into a new three-year employment agreement with the Frisco, Texas–based