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From InspireMD’s distribution deal to RenalGuard touting a new study, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. InspireMD inks Chile distribution deal InspireMD announced in an Oct. 12 press release that it has signed a distribution deal with CorpMedical Chile to distribute the MGuard Prime […]
The nominees for the best medical technology of 2017 were recently announced for the 11th Annual Prix Galien USA Awards. The Galien Foundation, the host of the awards, hands out the the Prix Galien Award annually to examples of outstanding biomedical and technology product achievement designed to improve human condition. Before candidates can qualify for […]
Recyclability and sustainability have become very important across the medical device marketplace, and some companies are taking note. Jason Middleton, Ray Products Some implement sustainability to appeal to consumers. Others look to cut costs or align their business practices with their company mission. Whatever the motivation, 13% of company CEOs see sustainability as their top priority, […]
Japanese researchers have created a catheter that can navigate by itself through some of the thinnest branches of the bronchi. Pulmonary lesions are biopsied to diagnose or treat respiratory illnesses like lung cancer. Bronchoscopy is the standard method for manual biopsies. The bronchi branches into different directions and progressively gets thinner and more difficult to […]
Crescent Industries has a new video out touting its contract assembly and packaging services. Crescent offers a wide range of contract assembly and packaging services. For Crescent, assembly – the process of making various plastic components into subassemblies or complete assemblies – includes: Build custom fixtures to aid in the assembly process Simple to complex assembly operations Some […]
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 […]
Private equity firm Genstar Capital said this week it acquired advanced product manufacturer TekniPlex for an undisclosed amount. Wayne, Pa.–based Tekni-Plex develops products including medical tubings and compounds, pharma barrier films, dispensing components, closure liners and food packaging, the company said. “We are excited to be partnering with a proven, energetic and action-oriented management team. […]
People living with chronic diseases often have to treat themselves at home using a medical device like an auto-injector. The process can be nerve-wracking, because it requires the patient to follow a number of important steps – like properly storing their drugs and warming them to the correct temperature at the time of injection. These […]
A potentially life-saving surgical glue that is highly elastic and adhesive can quickly seal wounds in seconds without the need for common staples or sutures. The surgical glue, called MeTro, is a development from biomedical engineers at the University of Sydney and biomedical engineers from Harvard University. MeTro has a high elasticity that can seal […]
Advanced plastic components maker Igus sees more medical sector opportunities. Here’s how its e-chains, bearings and linear systems are enabling innovation. Igus – maker of advanced plastic components including e-chain cable carriers, bearings and linear systems – has its main medical customers in Europe. But that could soon change. The company plans to sell to […]
Artificial intelligence could improve detection and diagnosis of breast cancer and eliminate false positives, according to new research out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). A team of researchers from MIT’s CSAIL, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School developed an AI system with machine learning that can […]