ivWatch touts new OEM board for IV infiltration detection

Hampton, Va.-based ivWatch announced the launch of its ivWatch OEM board designed to enable seamless integration of its IV infiltration detection technology with patient monitoring systems, infusion pumps and other devices. OEMs can help bring a higher level of patient care to patients and reduce risks that come from IV therapies by using ivWatch technology

PIA Evansville delivers 3-piece connector assembly and packaging system

Preh IMA Automation (PIA) Evansville – a systems integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems, – says it recently fulfilled a contract to provide a 3-piece IV connector assembly and packaging system to an undisclosed leading medical device contract manufacturer. The assembly and packaging solution includes error-proofing and traceability functions to assure product

Stratasys revenue down 3% in Q1

3D printing and additive manufacturing company Stratasys said today that its first-quarter revenue was down 3% year-over-year, to $163.2 million – even as consumable revenue increased 7%. Losses narrowed to $13.9 million, or 26 cents per share, from a loss of $23.1 million, or 44 cents per share a year before. Stratasys officials, however, think results

Steute Meditech: How navigation aids ease foot switch usability

The ever-increasing functional capabilities of emerging medical devices have precipitated new requirements for the multi-function foot controls used to operate the equipment. These foot controls typically consist of multiple actuators … one for each required control function. For example, it is not uncommon to find foot controls for electrosurgical generators with 3 functions, foot controls

WSI Global offering Braille embossing capabilities

WSI Global – a manufacturer of finishing equipment for the carton converting, liquid packaging and corrugated industries – recently announced that it offers Braille capabilities, using either the TaskMaster infeed system or with a standalone unit that can be integrated into nearly any folder gluer. WSI’s Braille offerings are ideal for meeting European pharmaceutical industry

Wabash MPI, Carver offering lab testing for press specifications

Press makers Wabash MPI and Carver, Inc. are touting their new laboratory for customer testing of LIM, compression molding and other applications. The lab is for application testing and development to determine press specifications. Presses available for testing include 2 Microlim machines with Graco #622 meter mix; a 30-ton Genesis compression press with proportional control

How cleanrooms can ensure life science product quality

Cleanrooms are an important production tool for life sciences manufacturers; maintaining high stands of product quality ensures product efficacy and builds a strong reputation. Kevin Weist, president, Clean Air Products Quality is paramount in the life sciences. The innovation and growth for which life sciences companies strive cannot be attained without top quality products. Whether

Maguire vacuum resin dryer handles more molding, extrusion applications

A new vacuum resin dryer enables more molding and extrusion processors to obtain the substantial advantages of vacuum dryers over conventional desiccant systems, including lower operating cost, increased efficiency and greater control over the drying process, according to the vacuum dryer’s maker Maguire Products. The VBD 300 vacuum dryer from Maguire (Aston, Pa.) achieves throughputs of

Synova opens new micro-machining center in New Jersey

Synova, a manufacturer of high-precision laser cutting systems, announced April 10 that it has relocated its North American Micro-Machining Center (MMC) operations to Secaucus, N.J. The MMC offers laser machining services such as application trials, single and recurring cutting jobs and machine demonstrations. The new MMC will house two Laser MicroJet systems, the new 5-axis

CSS to exhibit medical device components at Medtec Europe

CSS will be exhibiting at Medtec Europe on April 4-6 in Messe Stuttgart, Germany at booth #1J46. CSS will be displaying its growing array of parts and components used in medical devices, surgical instruments, drug delivery systems and medical equipment. “Our team of engineers works with customers to develop solutions for all types of difficult-to-manufacture metal parts and components

How Steute Meditech designs its customizable foot switches

Steute Meditech has a variety of customizable, medical-grade foot switch designs for the medical device OEM market, and they have no tooling or engineering development costs. Steute engineers design the foot switches through what the company says is a unique custom design program. Foot switches are designed with a mix and match of a variety

How TE Connectivity wants to transform patient care

TE Connectivity (TE), a connectivity and sensor products and services company, is showcasing technologies designed to mitigate medical device design challenges at MD&M West this week in Anaheim, Calif. Product experts from TE will be on site (Booth #3149) to discuss how TE’s customized sensing, connectivity and minimally invasive device solutions are helping to transform

CSS to showcase medical capabilities at MD&M West Expo 2017

CSS (Connecticut Spring & Stamping) is committed to continuous improvement and a collaborative approach to product and process design for their medical customers. For decades the company has worked with OEMs all over the world, producing precision parts that are critical to the function of many medical instruments and devices. CSS will be exhibiting at

Wabash MPI launches new liquid injection molding machine

Wabash MPI this week introduced its new hybrid servo-pneumatic Microlim liquid silicone injection molding machine. The new Microlim machine is ideal for clean room and medical applications and is designed for shot sizes up to 15cc with an excellent shot to shot repeatability. Features include a patented plunger design with “center shutoff” nozzle for accurate shot size control.

Cogmedix saw significant revenue growth in 2016

Cogmedix, a leading medical device engineering and manufacturing services provider and subsidiary of Coghlin Cos, says its revenue grew 60% last year. An addition of several new medical device innovation clients and growth of its customer base helped. Both led to an increase in production of optical and laser-based medical devices. “During 2016 we added