Sterifre Medical raises nearly $5 million for desktop sterilization device

Sterifre Medical, a company that has developed a desktop sterilization device that only uses room temperature plasma, has raised nearly $5 million in its present funding round, according to a recent U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The company has raised $4,827,500 toward its present $12 million goal, according to a Form D filed with

Repeat sterilization for adhesives in reusable and non-disposable devices

Here’s a review of the common adhesive materials and their reaction to sterilization processes. Christine Marotta, Henkel Intricate medical devices are often constructed of thermoset and other engineered plastics, which require advanced adhesive technology. In addition to considerations of bonding, sealing, gap filling, and manufacturability, developers need to consider the sterilization plan that all materials, including

3 ways to integrate UVC LEDs into medical devices

Adding disinfection with UVC LEDs is a viable alternative to chemicals, according to Crystal IS. Here are three examples of how they can make a difference. Rajul Randive, Crystal IS In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reported significant progress in many areas commonly associated with hospital acquired infections (HAIs). However, on any

Comparing EO and VPA sterilization

As medtech advances, device makers need to consider sterilization methods that won’t compromise electronics, drugs or biologics. Matt Conlon, Revox Sterilization Solutions The medical device industry has undergone an impressive transformation over the last several years, resulting in new and innovative devices and solutions. As companies continue to innovate, they are finding that commonly used sterilization

How to select sterile barrier systems for reusable medical devices

Sterile barrier systems are key components in medical device sterilization, so selecting the right barrier is essential. Jason Pope, Nelson Labs Reusable medical devices, prior to use in healthcare facilities, must undergo validation testing to demonstrate the effectiveness of the cleaning instructions and the microbiocidal instructions that will be provided to the healthcare facility. Often, the

Millstone Medical recruits microbiologist to sterile packaging facility

Millstone Medical announced that it has added microbiologist Joshua Browning to its Fall River, Mass. sterile packaging facility staff. Browning has been a quality control analyst in microbiology at Nanotherapeutics prior to joining Millstone Medical. There, he was responsible for facility process qualifications and validations of ISO 7 and ISO 8 cleanrooms, validated gas systems

Solvay adds polymer portfolio for single-use biopharmaceutical processing

Five new medical-grade polymers for biopharmaceutical manufacturing have recently been added to Solvay’s offerings. Solvay hopes to support the industry’s shift toward single-use peripherals, filtration, bioreactors and containment by adding a new portfolio of polymers to its product family. The company created its new biopharmaceutical manufacturing portfolio using five product families in its offerings including

UVC LEDs: Energizing a new generation of portable, healthcare disinfection devices

Mark Pizzuto, Crystal IS According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), one in every 25 hospital patients in the U.S. will contract a hospital-acquired infection (HAI) during their visit. Often expensive and sometimes fatal, HAIs are adding billions to the country’s already bourgeoning healthcare costs. For decades, hospitals and other healthcare facilities

Olympus launches endoscopic management system

Olympus has announced that it has launched its Unifia system, an endoscopic documentation, workflow and asset management software platform. The system is designed to help staff supervisors, infection prevention members and supply chain manager have a better understanding of the use, cleaning, reprocessing and storage of flexible endoscopes. Unifia uses built-in RFID technology and OER-Pro

Noxilizer, Sterigenics ink exclusive sterilization deal

Noxilizer and Sterigenics said today they inked a global trade agreement which will position Sterigenics as the exclusive provider of Noxilizer’s nitrogen dioxide contract sterilization services and feasibility and research studies for pharma, biotech and med device firms. Baltimore, Md.-based Noxilizer said it expects to have the 1st NO2 sterilization systems operational at Sterigenics facilities

Revox promoting sterilization method at DeviceTalks Boston

Revox Sterilization Solutions and Cantel Medical are part of the Cantel Medical Corp, a medical device company dedicated to infection prevention and control. The Revox team includes mechanical engineers, chemists, microbiologists, quality assurance and regulatory affairs professionals. The company will work to understand your challenges, concerns and opportunities and provide expert insight to help you

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

6 innovative pediatric devices you need to know

The creators of six innovative pediatric devices received a total $250,000 in prize money at the fifth annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium, co-located this year at AdvaMed’s The MedTech Conference in San Jose, Calif. The event – organized by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System and sponsored by National

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Medtech stories we missed this week: September 8, 2017

From BrainScope’s pediatric traumatic brain injury assessment device to EOS Imaging releasing new surgery planning software, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. BrainScope to develop pediatric traumatic brain injury assessment device BrainScope announced in a Sept. 7 press release that it will immediately start creating

Silver and electricity can kill bacteria: Here’s how

Swedish researchers have developed a way to use silver nanoparticles and electrical currents to prevent bacteria from growing on plastic surfaces – helping to prevent hospital infections in the process. Large electric currents and high silver concentrations are known to kill bacteria but pose a risk to humans. Before the Swedish Medical Nanoscience Center at Karolinska