Qosina launches new Tyvek sterilization supplies

Qosina has launched a new line of Tyvek sterilization supplies for medical device components and biopharmaceutical equipment. The new Tyvek sterilization supplies have 54 options to choose from including a large assortment of pouches, sheets and tubes. They also come in a number of sizes and styles. Tyvek sterilization supplies are lightweight and durable and

Sterigenics expands in the U.K.

Sterigenics today announced plans to build a new facility in the Chesterfield/Derbyshire, U.K.’s Markham Vale North area as the company looks to expand its footprint in Europe. The 60,000 square-foot facility is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2018, with plans to install a Nordion JS10000 gamma irradiator with a research loop,

MicroCare announces webpage for its critical cleaning lab services

MicroCare (New Britain, Conn.) has created a dedicated webpage to introduce its critical cleaning lab services. Part of a website update, the new page highlights what MicroCare describes as unique service that analyze specific critical cleaning applications for electronics, industrial parts and medical devices. MicroCare relies on its research and development to provide customers with

How’d they do that? 7 innovations from medical device contract manufacturers

Charles Darwin wrote, “In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” Medical device companies get the credit for many innovations, but many need the ingenuity and commitment of contract manufacturers who design and produce the components that make those big splashes possible.

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Bronchoscopes still dirty after cleaning, study says

A new study has found that currently acceptable methods of reprocessing reusable bronchoscopes left most devices contaminated and damaged. “The results are worrisome as patients undergoing bronchoscopy are commonly at high risk for infection due to transplant status, critical illness, or immune-suppression due to malignancy or chronic disease,” said the study, funded by 3M and

Medtech stories we missed this week: June 15, 2018

From Cytosorbents opening a new U.S. manufacturing facility to DyAnsys received FDA clearance for a wearable to treat opioid withdrawals, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Cytosorbents opens new U.S. manufacturing facility CytoSorbents announced in a June 12 press release that it has opened a new

Fortive offers $2.8B for J&J’s advanced sterilization biz

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) said yesterday that industrial conglomerate Fortive (NTSE:FTV) made a binding offer to acquire the advanced sterilization business from J&J’s Ethicon division for approximately $2.8 billion. The deal includes $2.7 billion in cash and an additional $100 million in retained net receivables, New Brunswick, N.J.-based Johnson & Johnson said. J&J’s advanced sterilization products biz […]

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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C&K launches autoclave-safe medical switch product line

C&K announced that it has launched its medical switch product line of autoclave-safe switches. The new medical switches are designed to meet industry sterilization standards that protect patients from risks that comes from reusable tools. Sterilization helps prevent contamination from fluid and contagion ingress. “Medical device engineers are creating the applications that people entrust to

Nelson Labs expands lab operations at Illinois facility

Nelson Labs recently announced that it has invested in expanding its operations and service capabilities at its Itasca, Ill. facility. The investment will offer upgrades to the laboratory facilities, in addition to a 10,000 sq. ft building expansion and renovated lab space. The upgrades will include a BI sterility suite to support EO sterilization validations

Turns out graphene can fight bacteria on implants

Graphene flakes that are arranged like spikes can kill bacteria and stop infections during implant surgery procedures, according to new research from Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden. Bacteria moves around the body in fluids like blood looking for an area to stick to. Once they find a place, the bacteria starts to grow

Webinar: Ethylene oxide sterilization requirements have changed — what you need to know

This webinar was presented live on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Click below to watch on demand.     ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11135:2014 Annex E recently underwent a revision expanding on the requirements for the release of healthcare product from a single batch ethylene oxide (EO) sterilization process. This addendum builds on the current allowances and requirements for

How reprocessing enables medical device innovation

Reprocessing accelerates the speed of commoditization, forcing medical device companies to innovative, according to Innovative Health. Lars Thording, Innovative Health “Single-use” medical device reprocessing has long been a divisive issue in the medical technology industry. Some large original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have viewed reprocessing as a drain on their revenues that challenges profitability and hence investment

Needle washing for analytics equipment: What you need to know

Here’s a look at the different methods, pump types and popular options to consider — and potentially optimize — when it comes to needle washing for clinical diagnostic and analytical lab equipment. David Vanderbeck, KNF Neuberger Syringe-type needles are commonly used to meter or dose liquid samples onboard clinical diagnostic and analytical lab equipment. These needles

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