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Hermann Ultrasonics is touting its HiQ Dialog ultrasonic welding machine that helps increase manufacturing efficiency. Since cycle time, change over and downtime are three factors that affect manufacturing efficiency, the HiQ Dialog looks to optimize those factors. The HiQ Dialog has a programmable stroke selection that can be adjusted for needed weld tasks and the […]
Roughly two-fifths of healthcare professionals say medical device brands aren’t meeting expectations, and failure to offer flexible contract options is also a problem, according to a new survey from Vennli (South Bend, Ind.). The survey, called “Differentiating to Win in Medical Device Marketing,” polled over 9,000 physicians, dentists and other clinicians to figure out what […]
It’s a good thing we live in the times of modern medicine. Historically, medical devices have been scary and unorthodox – and sometimes amounted to downright quackery. Surprisingly, a lot of these devices were thought to be useful in their era, long before the U.S. FDA started preapproving devices (which wasn’t until the 1970s). You […]
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 11:30 a.m. Eastern time / 8:30 a.m. Pacific time Early identification and mitigation of programmatic risk elements is the key to predictable, efficient execution. Ximedica has developed and refined its early phase development process to achieve this goal. In the session we will demonstrate the tools we use for […]
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found a gene mutation that could help treat an aggressive form of lung cancer that is known to be “undruggable.” Gene mutations in the KEAP1 gene could help treat mutations in the KRAS gene that causes certain lung cancer types to be undruggable. KEAP1 mutations occur with […]
Gerresheimer AG expects to have a recovery in revenues for its fourth quarter after having lackluster numbers in the third quarter. The company raked in 331.5M Euros in its third quarter, which is 5.4% less than the year prior. The company suggests that the decrease in revenue it partly due to a lower demand doe […]
The first implantation of Nuvectra’s Algovita Spinal Cord Stimulation System was recently performed in Northern California. The FDA-approved Algovita SCS System was able to successfully treat a injured veteran’s chronic pain to reduce the use of opioids to battle the pain. “Following injuries sustained in the line of duty, this particular patient had multiple surgeries […]
From Orthocell’s distribution deal to CorNeat unveiling its artificial cornea, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. OrthoCell inks Australian distro deal Orthocell announced in an Oct. 10 press release that it has signed a distribution deal with Surgical Specialities. The deal will make Surgical Specialities the […]
The quality management software platform greenlight.guru has reported that it has closed its third quarter as a record-breaking quarter, making it its fourth record-breaking quarter in a row. The company grew its team by 40% in the last quarter by adding eight new members, two of which were senior level. Jennifer Kier and Thomas Stergar […]
Qosina is pleased to release its new 2018 product catalog, which features over 5,000 stock components. The four-color, glossy print catalog consists of more than 500 pages with full-scale illustrations on a one-centimeter grid and includes approximately 150 new parts, such as connectors, O-rings, forceps, valves, stopcocks, and catheter accessories. Also featured in the new […]
David Robson, Principal, RobsonAdvisors There many things to consider when searching for and interacting with a product development firm – and the stakes are high! Most early-stage medical device companies are only pursuing one product solution. It’s their baby and their only opportunity for success. With limited resources and tight schedules, it’s essential to retain […]