Cell stacking technology creates living human organs

Research engineers at Brown University have figured out a way to build tiny versions of human organs one micro-level at a time, and Igus technology helped enable the innovation. Using cells that are shaped as microscopic honeycomb-like patterns, Jeffrey Morgan, a professor at the university, created a method that consists of precisely stacking molded cells and

Tekni-Plex touting tubing and compounds at Medtec China

Tekni-Plex’s business units will be presenting its latest medical device tubing and compounds at Medtec China. The event is scheduled to take place Sept. 20–22 in Shanghai, China. Natvar is touting its full line of precision-crafted tubing solutions. It will include Natvar’s newest microextrusion alternative for neurovascular interventional therapies and surgery. The microtubing capabilities also

Qosina offering plastisol Y connectors

Qosina is touting the variety of Y connectors it stocks that are made from plastisol, a material used to make flexible components. Plastisol, also known as liquid polyvinyl chloride (PVC), offers great flexibility, according to Qosina. The material is Class VI approved and BPA- and latex-free. The Y connectors are made through dip molding rather than traditional injection

MW Industries launches MW Industries Medical Solutions

MW Industries – a maker of springs, specialty fasteners, machined parts and other precision components – today announced the launch of a medtech-focused MW Industries Medical Solutions. MW Industries (Rosemont, Ill.) will be touting its capabilities this week in New York at MD&M East (Booth 721). MW Industries Medical Solutions’s business involves precision metal components

Silicone and medical devices: 7 things you should know about it

Drew Rogers, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions. Silicone’s popularity for use in medical devices has been growing.  This is due to its compatibility with bodily fluids and strong chemical structure. Advancements in medical polymers are also part of this push toward next-generation single-use medical devices, implants and packaging technology. In order to get the right material, configuration and

TE Connectivity acquires MicroGroup

TE Connectivity has acquired MicroGroup, a Medway, Mass.–based provider of precision metal shafts for medical devices. The deal, which TE Medical SVP and general manager Paraic Curtis announced in a message to customers on May 1, is but the latest in a number of acquisitions TE has made in recent years to strengthen its medical device

10 companies with interesting technology at BIOMEDevice Boston

Updated May 5, 2017 BIOMEDevice Boston provided an opportunity for over 4,000 engineers and executives and 400 suppliers in New England’s design and manufacturing industry to connect. It annual event is an industry showcase created by UBM in partnership with Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC). The event – which ran May 3–4 at the Boston

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AVX adds medical device development facility to headquarters

AVX Corp., a maker and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, recently announced that it has added a new medical device development facility to its corporate headquarters, located in Fountain Inn, S.C. The new facility, announced April 18, has more than 2,500 square ft of cleanrooms and support space for device fabrication, biological analysis

Cadence launches new CadenceScience.com website

Cadence has launched a new e-commerce website, cadencescience.com. The website, announced yesterday, is meant to allow Cadence’s customers to easily conduct online purchasing of custom and standard precision fluid handling components and fluid movement systems for laboratory testing and dispensing applications. “We hope that our customers enjoy this new solution. It helps our customers to easily

Think small: Raumedic at Medtec Europe

Raumedic, a polymer component system provider for the medical technology and pharmaceutical industry, will present at the Medtec Europe in Stuttgart – the heart of the German medtech industry. The company will be demonstrating its ability to implement customer ideas in products that expertly combine functionality and cost-effectiveness. This year one, of the themes guiding

Plas-Tech Engineering establishes Equinox Medical for prototyping and production of pre-filled syringes

Plas-Tech Engineering, a leading custom molder of medical devices and diagnostic components based in Lake Geneva, Wis., has announced the formation of Equinox Medical, a stand-alone business entity that manufactures pre-filled syringes for leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Plas-Tech Engineering formed the new company in response to strong customer demand from emerging biotech and drug

How Proto Labs is helping the blind to see—with their tongues

Injection-molded polycarbonate parts from Proto Labs played a significant role when it came to Middleton, Wis.–based Wicab ramping up production of its BrainPort “oral electronic vision device.” The BrainPort V100 received FDA de novo marketing approval last year for use among the profoundly blind. It uses a small headset-mounted video camera to capture visual information. The

TE Connectivity’s new two position positive lock housings for RF series relays

TE Connectivity introduces two-position housings for use with our Positive Lock Mark I receptacle terminals and our SCHRACK RF series relays. These housings provide insulation, allow the user to make two connections to the relay in one easy step, improve ergonomics, and it can accommodate low insertion force, high retention force Positive Lock receptacles. RF

RSX extreme-force actuator designed for hydraulic cylinder replacement

Tolomatic’s new RSX hydraulic-class electric linear rod actuator meets the need for extreme forces and is an ideal choice for replacing hydraulic cylinders. Designed and tested for 100% duty cycle, the actuator’s roller-screw drive ensures long, consistent life. Applications include pressing, punching, stamping, riveting, fastening, joining, injection molding and sawmilling. The Tolomatic RSX family of

Secant Group launches Regenerez Extruded Components

Secant Group launched Regenerez Extruded Components at the Compamed tradeshow in Düsseldorf, Germany on November 14 to 17, 2016. Regenerez Extruded Components represent the next generation of the bioresorbable polyglycerol sebacate (PGS) polymer for implantable medical devices. Regenerez PGS polymer has shown to be antimicrobial and promote natural healing and tissue growth. Secant Group has