Schott to acquire Primoceler and its glass micro-bonding packaging tech

Schott (Mainz, Germany) recently announced that it has agreed to acquire Primoceler Oy and its hermetic packaging portfolio with glass micro-bonding technology. The Primoceler technology out of Finland is meant to enable the manufacture of vacuum-tight, ultra-miniature, ultra-reliable medical implants. Financial terms of the deal, announced Monday, were not disclosed. Primoceler’s glass bonding method is based

Packaging Compliance Labs opens Denver office

Packaging Compliance Labs (Grand Rapids, Mich.) recently announced that it has opened a new office in the heart of downtown Denver. The new office for the medical device and pharmaceutical packaging engineering and validation firm is mean tto accommodate rapid growth and leverage the Denver area’s growing biotechnology industry. PCL is rapidly growing. On the heels

7 MD&M East exhibitors you need to know

MD&M East is a major medtech tradeshow on the East Coast of the U.S., showcasing some of the industry’s latest developments in packaging, automation, plastics, design engineering and quality. The event houses over 750 suppliers with more than 8,000 attendees who are able to network, explore new career opportunities and find partners for projects. The

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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