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  • Device strategies to prevent healthcare-associated infections
    Device design, sterilization before use and proper cleaning of reusable equipment can prevent infections and save lives. By Ted Eveleth, AvantGuard Nosocomial infections, also commonly known as healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), are a multibillion-dollar problem and a leading cause of morbidity and mortality around the world. On any given day, about 1 in 31 hospital patients… […]
  • MGS breaks ground on innovation and tech center
    MGS has started construction of its new innovation center at its headquarters campus in Germantown, Wisconsin. The medtech contract manufacturer said the 120,000 ft² facility is scheduled to open by the end of 2024. The MGS expansion will have collaborative workspaces dedicated to ideation and product development, tooling development, automation, and part and process validation,… […]
  • Two-armed surgical robot prototype targets pediatric brain tumors
    Researchers say they’ve developed a surgical robot for removing brain tumors in children, and that it could also offer a less invasive, safer option for adult neurosurgery and other procedures. The trick is using hollow, nitinol robot arms to allow neurosurgeons to swap tools during a tumor resection procedure, said Pierre DuPont. He’s the chief… […]
  • S3 Connected Health joins DiMe’s International Regulatory Pathways project
    NEWS RELEASE: S3 Connected Health joins DiMe’s team of digital health experts in their new project ‘International Regulatory Pathways’ DUBLIN, September 19, 2023 – Building on the success of the Digital Health US Regulatory Pathways, DiMe has assembled a global team of digital health experts, including S3 Connected Health, to support digital health product developers… […]
  • Four steps medtech startups can’t put off
    Developing and commercializing a new medical device is a success worth toasting for medtech startups — but that success also makes it more likely that litigation is in their future. There are steps medtech startups can take to protect themselves down the road, said Greenberg Traurig shareholder Ginger Pigott, a litigator who defends major medical… […]
  • How Biosense Webster aims to expand access to AFib care
    Electrophysiology is “an incredibly vibrant space,” said Nikki Sidi, but access remains a challenge. Nikki Sidi, the U.S. president of Johnson & Johnson’s Biosense Webster, can look at her own company as one of those paving the way in electrophysiology (EP). Its recent milestones include multiple atrial fibrillation (AFib) mapping catheters, including ablation and mapping devices. … […]
  • Tessy Plastics announces CEO and president transitions
    Tessy Plastics today named Stafford Frearson as the medtech supplier’s new president with former President Roland Beck becoming CEO. Frearson joined the contract manufacturer in 1997 and was promoted to his most recent role, VP of engineering, in 2018. He’s now responsible for day-to-day business operations across the plastics company’s 13 locations in the U.S.… […]
  • Accumold details injection molding of thin wall cannulas
    NEWS RELEASE: Injection molding of thin wall cannulas — a lesson in expertise and persistence After 5 years of painstaking work, leading micro molding innovator Accumold has developed a way to micro injection mold thin wall cannulas in very high volumes. Previous to this innovative approach to production, cannulas were typically produced via an extrusion… […]
  • How exposed are Medtronic, Intuitive and other Medtech Big 100 device makers to China?
    As economic concerns shift from the U.S. to China, medical device manufacturers such as Medtronic and Intuitive are monitoring how procedure volumes and new policies affect their businesses. In a new note, William Blair analyst Brandon Vazquez details the exposure of those companies and four more on Medical Design & Outsourcing‘s Medtech Big 100 ranking… […]
  • Bluetooth Deployment in Hospital Settings
    Introduction Because the security aspect of Bluetooth is greatly improved and newer technologies counter the RF interference often caused by wireless overcrowding, Bluetooth is becoming a much more trustworthy connectivity solution even in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Hospital Settings And Its Effect on Connectivity Hospital settings are both hectic and fast-paced. The evolution of… […]
  • Siemens Embedded Software for Medical Devices
    Siemens Embedded Solutions address the challenge of developing medical devices through an integrated suite of software that includes: Proven operating systems and middleware Quick, easy, and secure cloud connectivity Comprehensive built-in security Best-in-class security vulnerability monitoring Pre-certified software components and quality artifacts that enable safety certification Professional services Sponsored content by Siemens The post Siemens […]

About Chris Newmarker

Chris Newmarker is the executive editor of WTWH Media life science's news websites and publications including MassDevice, Medical Design & Outsourcing and more. A professional journalist of 18 years, he is a veteran of UBM (now Informa) and The Associated Press whose career has taken him from Ohio to Virginia, New Jersey and, most recently, Minnesota. He’s covered a wide variety of subjects, but his focus over the past decade has been business and technology. He holds bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science from Ohio State University. Connect with him on LinkedIn or email at