Resonetics adds applications development lab and nitinol processing to San Diego facility

Resonetics has announced its plans to add a Lightspeed ADLTM application development lab to its manufacturing site in San Diego. The site will offer a variety of micro manufacturing tools to service medical device and diagnostics customers and will feature various laser wavelengths optimized for polymers, glass and metals. In addition, the San Diego facility

Raumedic presenting high-quality polymer solutions at MD&M East

Raumedic will be exhibiting at the MD&M East show in New York from June 13 to 15. The polymer processor will demonstrate a vast range of high-quality components for the medical technology and pharmaceutical industries at booth 1925. Visitors will have the opportunity to discuss their project and design ideas directly with the company’s representatives

Clariant touts latest Mevopur high-temp medical fluoropolymers

Specialty chemical company Clariant is focusing on the latest additions to its compounding capabilities for high-temperature, medical fluoropolymers in Booth 620 at the BIOMEDevice 2017 conference in Boston, May 3–4, 2017. Clariant recently completed a significant expansion at its plant in Lewiston, Maine, adding equipment that increases its capacity to compound high-temperature fluoropolymers, which include

Fluence Analytics is Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies’s new name

Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies announced a comprehensive rebrand and a name change to Fluence Analytics. Fluence Analytics (New Orleans) provides proprietary hardware and software products for the industrial and laboratory monitoring of polymer and biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes and R&D applications. The company’s patented technologies improve production efficiency and quality as well as accelerate R&D. “Fluence

Solvay unveils two new lubricated Zeniva PEEK polymers

Solvay, a leading global supplier of specialty polymers, will unveil 2 new lubricated grades of biocompatible Zeniva polyetheretherketone (PEEK) polymer for use in implantable medical devices at AAOS 2017. The new Zeniva ZA-500L and ZA-600L PEEK each offer melt indexes specifically tailored for injection molding, enabling broader design latitudes for customers developing next-generation implantable devices. “Zeniva

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

Lubrizol LifeSciences to showcase expanded medical device offerings at MD&M West

Lubrizol Corp.’s LifeSciences business will showcase its total solutions capabilities at the MD&M West 2017 Exposition, at Booth #2001, Feb. 7-9 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. Lubrizol LifeSciences, along with its acquisitions Vesta and Particle Sciences, boasts what its officials claim is a unique set of medical device–related offerings: polymer customization, development

Raumedic showing off tiny tubing, multilayer tubing at MD&M West

As a polymer component system provider for the medical technology and pharmaceutical industry, Raumedic will be exhibiting at the MD&M West show in Anaheim, Califoria in February. The company will be demonstrating its ability to implement customer ideas in products that expertly combine functionality and cost-effectiveness. This year, the themes guiding Raumedic’s presence at MDM

Vention Medical expands PEEK extrusion offerings online

Vention Medical has expanded its extrusion offerings to their online store, offering 25 new and different configurations of PEEK extrusion tubing. It offers 30 different sizes of extrusion tubing, with PEEK’s extrusion sizes ranging from 0.5 FR to 13 FR, an OD of 0.051 mm to 4.267 mm and wall thickness ranging from 0.424 mm

Lubrizol announces TPU DesignFEST

The Lubrizol Corporation’s Engineered Polymers business announced its premiere TPU DesignFEST challenge, held in collaboration with the newly chartered Outdoor Product Design & Development (OPDD) department at Utah State University. TPU DesignFEST was created by Lubrizol to help students gain real-world design experience, working in teams to apply creativity and practical research to the design

Foster appointed distributor of Solvay Udel and Radel Polysulfone polymers

Foster Corporation, a leader in performance polymer solutions for healthcare markets, has been appointed as a North American distributor of Solvay’s Udel polysulfone (PSU) and Radel polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) resins for healthcare markets. This will include unmodified polymers and standard color formulations currently offered by Solvay. Foster also offers custom compounding of polysulfone formulations, including custom colors,

MIT engineers create disease-sensing 3D antibodies

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) chemical engineers have developed 3D arrays of antibodies that have the potential to easily diagnose malaria or tuberculosis. The arrays contain 100 stacked layers of antibodies on the sensors. Other antibody sensors typically only have one layer of antibodies. The design approach relies on thermodynamic interactions that drive molecular building blocks

SynergEyes contact lenses to include coating that improves wear time

SynergEyes will use Tangible Science’s Hydra-PEG polymer coating on its contact lenses under a new licensing agreement. Hydra-PEG enables longer wear time and convenience for contact lens users. Tangible Hydra-PEG is designed to eliminate the discomfort that comes with contact lenses. “Tangible Hydra-PEG is designed to solve the problem of contact lens discomfort by increasing wettability,

New imaging technique could better spot ortho implant infections

Prosthetic joint infection is becoming a costly and rising problem in the U.S., simply because of the rising numbers of joint replacements occurring. University of California San Diego engineers suspect they have a new non-invasive method to detect the infections early, in orthopedic implants as well as prosthetics used by amputees. The new prosthetic infection

Semiconducting polymer allows electronic skin to mimic real skin

An international team of scientists has designed a semiconducting polymer that could lead to electronic skin that mimics real skin. The new polymer is stretchable and can heal when it is damaged, according to a Cambridge University Press report. It uses intermolecular hydrogen bonds that can be repeatedly broken and reformed. The polymer could serve