Recall case study: Achieving FDA compliance in an average of 10 weeks

Charlotte Morello, Novasyte Health A global healthcare organization had multiple nationwide recalls with over 1.8 million units in 2,500 facilities. Facing internal bandwidth constraints, Novasyte was hired as the partner-of-choice to manage the recall execution. Goals The customer’s goal was to complete the following tasks as quickly as possible. Notifications: 100% notification attempts, as per

Appirio launches solutions for Salesforce Lightning Bolt

Wipro company Appirio recently launched new solutions that are built on Salesforce Lightning to deliver personalized and industry-specific services. The solutions that the company is ordering are all Lightning Bolts which are frameworks that allow companies to create functional and customer-facing websites. It is designed to increase collaboration and communication during crucial interaction points while

Biosafe Defenses patents light-activated disinfectant

Biosafe Defenses has recently patented a new line of light-activated antibacterial disinfectant after 10 years of research. The patent allows Biosafe Defenses to use a method of disinfecting objects with light-activated conjugated polyelectrolytes (CPEs) that can inactivate and destroy molds, viruses, fungal yeast and antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Biosafe Defenses can also make an antimicrobial substrate like

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

ADM Cleveland: Here are some top medtech manufacturing highlights

Updated March 31, 2017 The inaugural Advanced Design and Manufacturing conference and expo in Cleveland showcased some of the medical device industry’s top design and manufacturing technology over the past week. From manufacturing depression treating machines to dry ice cleaning machines, here are some notable exhibitors from the show. Next >> [Want to stay more on top

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13 more women leaders in medtech

The medtech industry is increasingly gaining women leaders. Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic have a handful of women in positions of power, which is a step forward for women considering that only 4% of healthcare CEOs are women. Keeping with the theme of March’s Women’s History Month, here are 13 more women leaders in medtech

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9 women medtech leaders you need to know

  Women account for 50.8% of the U.S. population, yet they only represent 14.8%  of all CEOs in the U.S., according to the Center for American Progress. About 78.4% of healthcare industry workers – but only 34.3% of all surgeons and physicians and 15.9% of medical school deans – are women, the center reports. And

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GCMI and BD to support medtech startups in Southeast U.S.

The Global Center for Medical Innovation has partnered with Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BD) to support the launch of the GCMI Medtech Accelerator. “Too many medtech startups fail unnecessarily due to a lack of bridge, or seed funding, required to advance far enough in the commercialization process to attract investment by a larger device company,”

Integer Holdings shares dip after Q4 earnings report

Shares in Integer Holdings (NYSE:ITGR) dropped today after the medical device maker released 4th quarter and full year 2016 earnings that beat earnings per share expectations but missed on revenue.  The Frisco, Texas-based company—a major U.S. medical device contract manufacturer—posted profits of $7.9 million, or 25¢ per share, on sales of $359.6 million for the 3 months ended

Target is supporting health and wellness startups: Here’s how

U.S. retail giant Target is taking the initiative to support health startups around the world, with a goal of boosting its wellness product offerings. Target is launching a new program called “Target Takeoff” that helps wellness startups and businesses network, meet mentors and talk about retail. The goal of the program is to “support the

New at-home sleep apnea tests compete with for-profit labs

The big business in laboratory sleep apnea testing has a new competitor in the homes of obstructive sleep apnea sufferers. Portable sleep monitors could be used to test for obstructive sleep apnea at home when testing in a laboratory is not suitable. It is often referred to as the “unattended sleep study.” At-home sleep apnea

Healthcare industry braces for change on Trump’s executive order

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday that could scale back enforcement of some provisions of the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, and analysts warned that shares of hospitals and Medicaid providers could face new pressure as fears over losing coverage grow. President Trump wrote that government departments should “waive, defer, grant

Global CT systems market to quadruple by 2023

The market for computed tomography (CT) systems, which are used to generate detailed images of structures inside the body, is set to rise from just under $3.6 billion in 2016 to around $12.1 billion by 2023, representing a compound annual growth rate of 18.2%, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report

Solvay projects 35 percent capacity increase of sulfone polymer production over the next five years

Solvay, a global supplier of specialty polymers, announced that it expects to increase global production capacity for its high-performance sulfone polymers by more than 35% over the next five years through significant investments and process optimizations at facilities in the U.S. and Asia. The company—whose portfolio includes Udel polysulfone (PSU), Radel polyphenylsulfone and Veradel polyethersulfone—has

STMicroelectronics and WiTricity to develop integrated circuits for resonant wireless power transfer

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor developer serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, announced their design collaboration to develop semiconductor solutions for magnetic-resonance-based wireless power transfer. The goal is to “cut the last cord,” bringing convenience to the powering and charging of consumer electronics, Internet