Comar acquires ProPlas Technologies

Packaging and dispensing provider Comar recently announced that it is enhancing its offerings through its acquisition of ProPlas Technologies, in yet another example of consolidation in the medical device contract manufacturing space. “Comar’s recent investments in a class 8 cleanroom and new innovation design center, combined with the acquisition of ProPlas, will position the business to

Oliver Healthcare Packaging hires new Americas Division head

Oliver Healthcare Packaging – a worldwide healthcare supplier of sterile barrier flexible packaging – recently announced that Anne Curwin has been hired to lead the company’s Americas division. will have primary responsibility for sales, sales operations, customer service, training, and technical service, and will work closely with global operations as well. Curwin in her new role has responsibility

Primo Medical buys cleanroom assembly from NASP

Primo Medical Group announced that it has purchased the cleanroom assembly and packaging business from North American Sterilization and Packaging (Franklin, N.J.). The financial details of the deal were not immediately disclosed. “With this purchase, Primo Medical Group continues to show its leadership in the Medical Device OEM space. We are very excited about the

Drug delivery devices: Here is West’s plan for success

West Pharmaceutical Services is betting that an embrace of human factors engineering and experiential design will allow its drug delivery devices such as its SmartDose and SelfDose to stand apart from the crowd. People are more likely to take their medications properly if a device is easy to use, Eric Resnick, vice president and chief

Cretex Companies acquires Quality Tech Services

Cretex Companies (Elk River, Minn.) has announced that it has acquired Quality Tech Services (Bloomington, Minn.). The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Quality Tech Services serves a number of OEMs for the orthopedic, neurology, pulmonary, dental and other medical device markets. It specializes in cleanroom assembly, packaging and labeling, sterilization management, process

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

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

J-Pac Medical appoints operations VP and business development manager

J-Pac Medical – which specializes in implantable textiles, turnkey packaging, thermoformed packaging, and manufacturing services for medical devices – today announced the appointment of Tim Valentine as vice president of operations and Fred Finocchiaro as manager of business development. Valentine has a successful track record of on-time delivery, cost reduction and team leadership in manufacturing environments.

Nelipak acquires Computer Designs

Nelipak said today that it has closed on its buy of thermoforming company Computer Designs (Whitehall, Pa.), which Nelipak will operate under the Nelipak Healthcare Packaging name. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Computer Designs makes thermoformed rigid packaging including trays, clamshells, and blisters, with manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Arizona and Puerto

Gerresheimer Indian plant to manufacture vials and ampoules

With seven plants, Gerresheimer enjoys a strong position in the South East Asian market for the highly specialist manufacturing of glass and plastic products for the pharmaceutical sector. A new factory making vials and ampoules recently went on stream in Kosamba. “We are the specialist when it comes to vials, ampoules, and cartridges,” said Jens

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging announces new appointments and investments in Americas and Europe

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging (Nelipak), a global provider of custom thermoformed packaging that provides superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals, continues to make significant investments to exceed the expectations of its global customers. As part of its ongoing commitment to the market, in July 2016 the business closed on the acquisition of its sixth facility,

Oliver-Tolas Healthcare Packaging and Mangar Medical Packaging announce shared company name

Oliver-Tolas Healthcare Packaging and Mangar Medical Packaging joined forces in May 2016 and recently announced that they will do business under the name Oliver. The new name and brand identity preserve the company’s legacy while reflecting its commitment to delivering the highest standards of quality and service for innovative healthcare packaging solutions. “Oliver-Tolas and Mangar brands carry rich legacies

How Atlas Vac Machine plans to gain on UDI

Atlas Vac Machine, a maker of medical tray and blister sealers, has added new features to its equipment to better aid medical device companies trying to keep up with FDA’s Unique Device Identification rules. Over the past year, the Cincinnati-based company has had its machines providing data logging of operator IDs and passwords, sign-ins, PW

J-Pac Medical announces new allograft processing products for tissue banks

J-Pac Medical, a trusted manufacturing and packaging outsourcing partner to medical device and diagnostic companies, recently announced new custom fabricated mesh bags and filters for tissue bank allograft processing. J-Pac’s custom shaped and assembled medical-quality textile components can be tailored to specific allograft processing needs and combined with other sterile devices in a single kit

Medical Murray adds clean room space in two facilities

Medical Murray, a device development and contract manufacturing company with ISO 13485 certification and FDA registration, has expanded clean room capabilities in their Illinois manufacturing facility and North Carolina location. The additions come less than a year after Medical Murray purchased their Lake Zurich, Ill., 44,000 square-foot manufacturing facility, and built a larger 10,000 square-foot