MSC Software announced that the Research Institute in Communications and Cybernetic of Nantes (IRCCyN), a scientific institution linked to the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), is using Adams multibody dynamics simulation software to validate theoretical works done on a visual servoing system to control a parallel robot based on observation of the legs. […]
Cadence’s Sturgeon Bay, Wis. facility celebrated its grand opening of the new 63,000-square-foot facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new building nearly triples the footprint of the previous facility and enables increased production capacity of the team’s core capabilities in precision and microstamping, multi-slide forming, injection and insert molding, and automated assembly. Cadence is […]
PolyOne, a global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, announced the acquisition of two specialty businesses from Gordon Holdings. The acquired businesses design and produce innovative, lightweight and high-performance solutions, using advanced composite technology and state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities. Bolstering PolyOne’s existing portfolio of thermoset composite solutions is the acquisition of Gordon Composites, which develops […]
Researchers have found that Medicaid expansion increased Medicaid enrollment among people who received liver transplants funded by commercial insurance. The findings are published in Liver Transplantation. Because liver transplant recipients in the U.S. have low rates of paid employment, many are eligible for Medicaid public health insurance after their surgery. In a new study, Dmitry Tumin, […]
Estimates for the market of 3D printed biomedical products are promising. New analysis from Boston Consulting Group says revenues from 3D printed end-use biomedical devices could reach $5 billion by 2020. But other market predictions are all over the map ranging from $9 billion to $21 billion by 2020. Such optimistic uncertainty is understandable. Real-world application […]
In this issue: 38 FDA: Conduct human factors studies, or else 48 The hidden costs of multiple-vendor contract manufacturing 52 Five tips to surviving supplier consolidation 62 Molding manufacturers: Standing out in a crowd 7 things CMOs don’t want you to know By Brad Perriello We asked contract manufacturers to let us in on […]
Newark element14 has partnered with TE Connectivity (TE) to feature unique high-voltage components for transportation applications in its storefront, including products focused on rail system operations, for a range of climate and environmental conditions. These high-voltage components are equipped to help meet the evolving needs of public transportation in growing cities. The products are commonly […]
Crescent Industries celebrates 70 years of offering plastic injection molding solutions by reflecting on its beginnings in manufacturing. Crescent started as “Summit Machine Works” in a garage in a small town in New Freedom, PA during World War II. Founded by Frank and Mary Paules in 1946. Summit Machine Works was part of the defense […]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a draft guidance document on the Use of Real-World Evidence to Support Regulatory Decision-Making for Medical Devices. This draft guidance clarifies how the FDA determines that real-world data may be sufficient for use in premarket and postmarket regulatory decisions, without changing the evidentiary standards we use to make […]
Children born with cleft lip/palate go through extensive treatments that usually begin before their first birthday. Most treatment plans include surgery to repair the orofacial cleft, which will increase the child’s verbal communication abilities, self-esteem and overall confidence. Unfortunately, a one-time surgery is rare. Many children require revision surgeries to create the correct alignment, symmetry […]
A new sham-controlled pilot study on non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS), recently published in Neurology, has found that nVNS therapy can reduce the number of headache days per month for chronic migraine patients. The study also found that patients who remained on nVNS therapy for longer periods of time enjoy progressively larger decreases in headache. […]
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