Check out Henkel’s flash cure system for medtech assembly

Henkel has developed a system of flash cure for medical devices, disposables, and fiber optics. The products include two LED cure lights and two adhesives that offer instant cure. The EQ CL28 LED Curejet—on display last week at MD&M West in Anaheim, California—is a high-intensity spot cure device with wide cure area. The intensity reaches

Dow Chemical’s silicone business play: what it means for medtech

Heather Thompson, Senior Editor Dow Chemical as of mid-2016 became 100% owner of Dow Corning’s silicones business. The move created both an opportunity and challenge because it represents a marriage of organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry. How can the two complement each other and drive innovation? And how will the deal affect the medical device

How Trelleborg is getting the most out of its acquisitions

Heather Thompson, Senior Editor As is the case with many medical device industry suppliers, Trelleborg has engaged in a spate of acquisitions to broaden its offerings and better serve the growing needs of its OEM customers. Last year, Trelleborg, Sweden–based Trelleborg announced the acquisition of Tustin, California–based Specialty Silicone Fabricators. They’ve made three other acquisitions

How Covestro polycarbonate is enabling better ventilators

The respiratory needs of individuals can vary greatly. Some people with respiratory insufficiency can go about their daily activities with simple oxygen therapy. Others have more serious conditions that require mechanical ventilation that is administered by qualified, trained personnel under the direction of a physician. Breathe Technologies offers respiratory therapies intended to improve people’s quality of

Cool precision: 5 medtech micro products with a big impact

In the world of medtech, the smallest products can make a big impression. Some of the products at MD&M West—held this week in Anaheim, Calif.—celebrated the grandeur found in tiny things. Engineer Oliver Rapp, of NN Inc.’s Precision Engineered Products Group (Booth #2311), shared some of the more exciting high volume devices that have features at

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6 huge things you could have learned at MD&M West

A greater willingness to embrace failure and innovate—and a “yuge” elephant in the room named Donald—those are some of the major themes this week as 20,000 medical device engineers and executives meet in Anaheim, Calif., for the annual MD&M West conference and expo. Here are six things one could hear echoed throughout the expo floor and conference

5 Golden Mousetrap winners and finalists you need to know

Updated February 8, 2017 Some of the latest and greatest design and manufacturing innovations were highlighted this week at Design News’s annual Golden Mousetrap Awards,  held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Here are five award winners and finalists that medical device industry insiders should especially pay attention to: Next>>

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Bluestar Silicones touting long-term implant silicones

Bluestar Silicones is at MD&M West in Anaheim, Calif., this week (Booth #2209) to promote its expanded Silbione Biomedical product line for long-term implant applications and its new primerless skin adhesive. Silbione Biomedical long term implant silicones offer outstanding physicals and lot-to-lot consistency, optimizing product design in an easy-to-process formulation, improving cycle time and part quality. The company

Clariant to expand Maine medical device materials plant

Specialty chemicals company Clariant will expand its Lewiston, Maine, plant as it installs a new compounding line to meet the growing demand for pre-colored medical plastic compounds that Clariant supplies under the Mevopur brand name. Clariant officials expect the new line to open during the fourth quarter of 2017. Company officials touted the news this

Meritech touting hand washing systems at MD&M West

Meritech is exhibiting some of its hand washing systems at MD&M West in Anaheim, Calif., Feb. 7–9 at Booth #2469. Meritech is a manufacturer of the world’s only fully-automated, touch-free hand washing systems and offers products designed for stringent standards and regulations relating to employee hygiene and bioburden control. Meritech has 5 CleanTech hand washing

Datwyler Sealing Solutions touting state-of-the-art product portfolio at MD&M West

Datwyler Sealing Solutions will present what its officials boast is a state-of-the-art product portfolio of health care components at MD&M West 2017, Feb. 7-9, at Booth #680. The product range offers excellent components and sealing solutions for safe, effective drug delivery and secure packaging, according to the company. Its production standards are among the most

How TE Connectivity wants to transform patient care

TE Connectivity (TE), a connectivity and sensor products and services company, is showcasing technologies designed to mitigate medical device design challenges at MD&M West this week in Anaheim, Calif. Product experts from TE will be on site (Booth #3149) to discuss how TE’s customized sensing, connectivity and minimally invasive device solutions are helping to transform

Lubrizol LifeSciences to showcase expanded medical device offerings at MD&M West

Lubrizol Corp.’s LifeSciences business will showcase its total solutions capabilities at the MD&M West 2017 Exposition, at Booth #2001, Feb. 7-9 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. Lubrizol LifeSciences, along with its acquisitions Vesta and Particle Sciences, boasts what its officials claim is a unique set of medical device–related offerings: polymer customization, development

MD&M West 2017: 7 medical device industry supplier innovations

Updated Feb. 10, 2017 More than 20,000 engineers and executives headed to Anaheim, California, over the past week for MD&M West—which its creator UBM bills as the world’s largest annual medical device manufacturing event. The event boasts a multitude of medical device–related products and services, ranging from co-extrusion to metal cleaning fluids. Here are 7 of the

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Trelleborg to showcase rapid medical device prototyping at MD&M West

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions will showcase its rapid medical device prototyping that facilitates bringing medical devices to market faster and helps to drive innovation at MD&M West on Feb. 7-9 in Anaheim, Calif. Additionally, its advanced liquid silicone rubber (LSR) technology delivers the highest precision, consistency and longevity to optimize performance and meet complex engineering challenges.