Nelipak launches rotary medical tray and heat sealers

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging announced that it has launched its new freestanding rotary medical tray and blister heat sealers. The new NX-B rotary tray and blister lid heat sealers are freestanding and easy-to-operate while also being flexible and customizable to meet the high volume production demands. NX-B rotary tray sealers are also CE marked and ideally

These students redesigned scalpel packaging to prevent injuries

A group of Georgia Tech biomedical engineering students has created a new scalpel blade packaging that is designed to protect healthcare workers from injuries when handling scalpel blades. The invention is now a finalist in Georgia Tech’s annual innovation competition, Inventure Prize. The four students were tasked with redesigning a medical device and redesigned the

This technology allows package sterilization of silicones with in-situ curing

New methods of sterilization have made customizable implantable silicones a possibility. This exciting technology advance could allow better sealing, occlusion and repair or support within a patient’s body. Avantor has developed packaging to sterilize the silicone so that the material can be cured in-situ. Julie Cameron, VP of business development and marketing for the Nusil

Polyplastics rolling Topas Advanced Polymers into Polyplastics USA

Engineering thermoplastics supplier Polyplastics said today that it will merge its affiliate Topas Advanced Polymers (Florence, Ky.) into Polyplastics USA, effective April 1. The merger will add Topas‘s cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) resins to Polyplastics USA’s existing portfolio of POM (acetal), polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), and polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) engineering polymers. The combined business have its headquerters

MD&M West: Here’s what you may have missed

MD&M West is one of the largest medical device manufacturing events in the world, so it’s easy to lose your way on the show floor. Even if you were in Anaheim, Calif., for the February 2018 event, you may have missed a lot. From Omron to Micromo to MedPlast to Apex Motion Control, WTWH Media

A day in the life of a medical packaging lab technician

Sarah Rosenblum, Packaging Compliance Labs Welcome to the life of a PCL lab technician! Every day is a new exciting challenge with new types of testing, engineering design verification and client interactions. You name it, we can help test it.  All mornings begin with the production meeting: We recap what’s happened the previous day, formulate

Spectrum Plastics announced fundamental business platforms

Spectrum Plastics Group today announced three fundamental medical business platforms as it seeks to better explain the breadth of services the new company can provide the medical device industry. Spectrum (Alpharetta, Ga.) is just six months old – formed from the merger of Pexco and PPC Industries. “From component manufacturing to packaging and finished device assembly,

CSP Technologies expands Alabama facility

CSP Technologies is expanding its Auburn, Ala. manufacturing and warehousing capacity by 110,000 sq. ft. The expansion has already begun and is under construction. The company said in a recent news release that it is expanding its facility because of the growing needs of the healthcare and food safety industries. The expansion follows a thermoforming line

Sterimed acquires stake in ATH Medical

Sterimed announced that it has bought a 70% stake in ATH Medical. Geoffrey Broninx, founder of ATH Medical, will have the remaining 30% stake in the company. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. ATH Medical creates traceability solutions for healthcare centers. It is known for its WhiteReader and Ancitrak products that help

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

Nelipak joins Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging recently announced that it has joined The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC). The HPRC is a private technical coalition of industry peers across the healthcare, recycling and waste management industries. Their goal is to improve recyclability of plastic products within healthcare. “Nelipak is committed to sustainable practices which benefit our customers, employees and the environment. At

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