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  • 10 women medtech leaders you should know
    There is a women’s leadership gap in the U.S., and women in medtech have been working to alleviate that problem. According to a report from the Centers for American Progress, women hold 52% of professional jobs in the U.S., but only 14.6% are CEOs, 8.1% are top earners and 4.6% are Fortune 500 CEOs. More specifically, […]
  • Henkel introduces new medical device adhesives that cure in seconds
    Henkel Corp. recently introduced Loctite AA3951 and Loctite AA3953 — two new high-elongation, high-flexibility, LED-curable adhesives specifically designed for use on flexible medical devices made of TPE and TPU. Both TPE and TPU are substrates that medical device manufacturers are increasingly specifying, according to Henkel. The new adhesives have a fixture time of 1 to 3 seconds […]
  • Medical device regulations: Here’s what manufacturers need from their vendors
    Roger Mazzella, The Qt Co. As the medical device industry enters into 2018, the push for innovation is hitting a high point as medtech seeks to meet needs around the rising prevalence of chronic diseases, a rapidly aging population and innovation in other areas of our lives. When it comes to medical device regulations, the […]
  • Medtech stories we missed this week: March 23, 2018
    From Medizone’s evaluation deal to Advantis Medical Imaging getting CE Mark approval, here are medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Medizone inks AsepticSure evaluation deal with commercial cleaning products maker Innovasource Medizone announced in a March 22 press release that it has signed a product evaluation agreement with Innovasource. […]
  • Danfoss Power Solutions adds high-flow proportional valves to PVG portfolio
    Danfoss Power Solutions (Ames, Iowa) recently added two new high-flow proportional valves to its PVG portfolio. The new valves, PVG 128 and PVG 256, are designed to be easily integrated with the company’s current high performance proportional valves. They add modularity from low to high hydraulic flow in the same valve stack. High-flow valves are used […]
  • Does robotic telesurgery have a future?
    Although many have experimented with remote “telesurgery,” are the conditions right for commercial companies to start making an investment in a remote robotic surgical future? Although the idea of telesurgery — performing specialized procedures with robot-assisted surgical tools from a remote location — dates back to the very first research into medical robotics, the technology […]
  • Why you need to care about marketing requirements to develop a medical device
    Marketing requirements are actually a critical part of the medical device creation process. They establish a solid foundation for product development. Kit Gianforte, Product Creation Studio Developing a new product can be an exciting and overwhelming time. You have observed an unmet need in the world and have a great idea for a new product that will […]
  • Elastocon TPE Technologies launches new medical-grade thermoplastic elastomers
    Elastocon TPE Technologies is launching its latest medical-grade compounds at the National Plastics Exposition in Orlando, May 7–11, the company recently announced. The new medical grades, Elastocon 8028N and 8068N, can be injection molded, extruded or overmolded. The features include high flow properties that allow for complex part design, flexibility, odorless, cold weather stability, UV […]
  • AVX announces new medical-grade tantalum capacitors
    AVX Corp. today announced the release of its T4Z Medical Series HRC4000 medical-grade tantalum capacitors. The T4Z series is designed to replace commercial capacitors in the filtering, hold-up, and charging circuits of non-critical medical devices, according to Fountain Inn, S.C.–based AVX. Devices ranging from neurostimulators to patient monitoring and diagnostic equipment require high-reliability and strict change control, the […]
  • OCTANe in SoCal forges partnership with Association of British Healthcare Industries
    Southern California business accelerator OCTANe and the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce have struck a partnership with the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) to help businesses scout out opportunities between two regions, the organizations recently announced. The goal is U.K. companies developing market entry and growth strategies through the technology community in Irvine and […]
  • Expect high acquisitions, possible bidding wars in 2018, medtech expert says
    Look for another strong year for medtech acquisitions in 2018 — and even potential bidding wars — predicts patent attorney David Dykeman. The wave of mergers and acquisitions in the medical device industry should continue this year, both in terms of value and volume, according to patent attorney David Dykeman. “Many large medtech companies are […]

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