Medtech development is hard. Medical device creation can require manufacturing know-how in areas as wide-ranging as electrical components, high-performance polymers, molding and machining – and that doesn’t even include the required expertise in design, regulatory requirements and achieving reimbursement. The good news is that the companies serving the medical device industry have become specialized experts. […]
Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) last week escalated its ongoing war with erstwhile partner Heraeus, filing a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission seeking to bar the German company from importing its bone cement products. The ITC is already running an investigation into Zimmer’s bone cement imports at the behest of Heraeus. It’s all part of […]
Heraeus Medical Components said today that it acquired Evergreen Medical Technologies and its PhysioTest subsidiary for an undisclosed amount. St. Paul, Minn.-based Evergreen is a contract design, development & manufacturing consultant that specializes in neuromodulation technologies, including implantable leads and stimulation devices. Get the full story at our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing.
Charles Darwin wrote, “In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” Medical device manufacturers get the credit for many innovations, but many need the ingenuity and commitment of contract manufacturers who design and produce the components that make those big splashes possible. […]
Heraeus Medical Components is acquiring conductive polymer materials maker Biotectix. The deal, announced yesterday, will allow Heraeus to boost its medical electrode coating capabilities. Better electrode coatings equal better performance of sensing and stimulation electrodes used in diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read the whole story on our sister site, […]
Sometimes an innovation out of a contract manufacturer is truly disruptive when it comes to its potential for the medical device industry. Chris Newmarker, Managing Editor People sometimes make the mistake of viewing innovation as the product of a few geniuses and mavericks. But in fact, it is often the result of teamwork, as the […]