8 ways 3D printing is making surgery remarkable

3D printing is already making a difference in healthcare: It enables models of organs to train surgeons and educate patients –and improve surgical outcomes. Doctors previously had to examine actual organs with their hands to get a feel for what they need to do surgically. Now, MRIs and 3D printers eliminate the need to put

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute launches smart medical devices program

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has announced the launch of its new PracticePoint program that is designed to bring research, development and testing of medical devices under one roof. PracticePoint, with $17 million in initial funding, will focus on creating smart and secure medical devices that can interact with the physical world and improve patient-centric care.

Freudenberg Medical registers China facility with FDA

Freudenberg Medical announced that it has registered its medical device manufacturing operation in Shenzhen, China with the FDA. “We registered our operation to manufacture a clipping device used on hospital beds,” said general manager Terry To. “Our dedicated team completed the project – from mold design to validation and mass production – in just five

3 healthcare packaging trends you need to know

HealthPack 2017 earlier this year brought together a host of the country’s medical device packaging professionals, including directors and managers, packing engineers and research and development teams. Healthcare packaging is increasingly important in the medical device and pharmaceutical industry. Based on multiple panels and presentations, here are three important trends to look out for in

Medtech stories we missed this week: July 21, 2017

From Second Sight’s South Korean market entry to Sanuwave’s Indonesian distribution deal, here are medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Second Sight enters South Korea market Second Sight announced in a July 5 press release that it has entered the market in South Korea with the implantation of two

GVS buys Kuss Filtration

Microfiltration company GVS announced today that it has entered an agreement to acquire Kuss Filtration from Industrial Opportunity Partners. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Under the terms of the acquisition, GVS and Kuss will work together to enter the micro filtration and automotive markets. “GVS has high expectations for this new

Analysis: Robotic surgery will thrive in 3 major areas

Global science, product and technology development company Sagentia claims that robotic surgery is going to continue to play an influential role in three niche areas including minimally-invasive surgery, specialist functional applications and patient management. The company predicts that continuum and snake robots will be beneficial to minimally-invasive surgical procedures because they are able to navigate

Clinical evaluation reports and China: What you need to know

Grace Fu Palma, China Med Device China introduced new requirements for clinical evaluation reports in 2015. Understanding the China Food and Drug Administration’s new CER requirements can help companies to be better prepared in their CFDA submissions. 1. Summarizing data The CER must summarize the data from clinical literature, clinical experience, and clinical trials, etc.

Brain implants last longer if they’re smaller: Here’s how

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have recently suggested that if electrodes implanted in the brain were smaller, the devices could last much longer. Diseases like Parkinson’s disease can be treated with electrical stimulations from electrodes that have been implanted in the brain. Implanted electrodes, however, can cause scarring which can make the electrodes less effective

Gerresheimer launches new syringe safety solutions

Gerresheimer announced that it has acquired an exclusive license from West Pharmaceutical Services to complete its prefillable syringes portfolio with passive syringe safety solutions. “As a result of our long-standing partnership with the leading manufacturer of packaging components and delivery devices for parenteral drugs, we are pleased to have acquired the rights to market this

This wearable measures your emotions

Forget the mood rings. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab’s spinout mPath has created a wearable device that can determine the exact moment a wearer is experiencing certain subconscious emotions. The MOXO wearable was originally developed to study the stress levels of children who have autism. That device, commercialized through MIT professor Rosalind Picard’s

RJG Technologies gets PAA VQ\SET recognition and ISO certification

RJG Technologies has announced that it has received ISO 9001:2015 certification and PAA\VQ-SET center recognition. The PAA\VQ-SET center recognition allows RJG to enroll people in the level 3 diploma for polymer processing operations that is part of its apprenticeship. “This center recognition will enable RJG to manage the enrollment of apprentices for the qualification that

Zeus touts extremely thin-walled extrusions

Zeus Industrial Products announced that it has launched its new PTFE Sub-Lite-Wall Streamliner extrusion series. The Sub-Lite-Wall adds to Zeus’ line of extremely thin-walled extrusions and represents the latest breakthrough in the company’s catheter line. The product line further advances the company’s catheter design that improves patient care and clinical outcomes. Zeus’ Sub-Lite-Wall StreamLiner XT

6 life sciences project management trends you need to know

By Dr. Justin Kelleher, PMO Consultant for Cora Systems This is an era of profound change with technology driving the agenda in previously unthinkable ways for the medical device industry.   The boundaries between different forms of life science and healthcare solutions are becoming more blurred – the landscape is changing in ways unimaginable only

This wearable device predicts influenza outbreaks

A wearable thermometer developed by Boston Children’s Hospital has had success in predicting seasonal influenza outbreaks in China, one month earlier than before, according to a new study. “The fact that we were able to predict influenza outbreaks faster than China’s national surveillance programs really shows the capacity for everyday, wearable digital health devices to