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March 2010 Digital Edition

March 1, 2010 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Inside: Read about validation in “Validation: Does the Supplier Share Your Interpretation?” from Donatelle. Shared are professionals’ opinions on new materials and telemonitoring technology. Additionally, read about device pre-clinical testing, electromechanical and mechanical devices, replacing PVC tubes, and graphical user interfaces for medical devices. Check out the selection of products, as well as the offerings for engineers in Design notes.

Variable Speed Peristaltic Pump Offers Accuracy and Reliability

February 18, 2010 7:44 am | Thermo Fisher Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. introduced its FH100 variable-speed peristaltic pump for laboratory life-science applications. A newly designed, integrated three-roller pump head allows for fast tubing changes and simple setup and operation.

Connectors Provide Manufacturers with a Variety of Options

February 18, 2010 7:44 am | Colder Products Company | Product Releases | Comments

Colder Products Company continues its expansion of the FitQuik product line with fitting options that include color coding accessories for luer connectors, tube fittings with expanded hose barb sizes, and 1/4-28-inch UNF threaded options.

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ExtruMed Offers Balloon Expansion Capabilities

February 18, 2010 7:44 am | Extrumed Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

ExtruMed, the thermoplastics division of medical device contract manufacturer Vesta Inc., has launched balloon expansion capabilities within its Livermore, CA plant.

PolyOne Debuts Expanded Specialty Healthcare Portfolio

February 18, 2010 7:44 am | PolyOne Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

PolyOne Corporation has unveiled a newly expanded portfolio of specialized solutions for the healthcare industry.

Free Laser Machining Prototyping Offered to Outsource-Manufacturing Customers

February 18, 2010 7:44 am | Avicenna Technology, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Avicenna Technology offers free laser-machining prototyping to their volume-contract outsource-manufacturing customers. Avicenna provides proof-of-concept services and delivers feasibility samples during the design and evaluation stages of outsource manufacturing.

Nanoparticle Technology Now Includes Thermoplastic Elastomers

February 18, 2010 7:44 am | Polymedex Discovery Group | Product Releases | Comments

PolyMedex Discovery Group announced the expansion of the NanoMed nanoparticle technology to include thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) formulations for the minimally invasive device market.

Secant Medical’s New Branding Effort and Biomedical Textile Development Services Highlighted

February 18, 2010 7:44 am | Secant Medical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Secant Medical exhibited its specialized biomedical textile development services, and launched its aggressive new marketing and branding strategy at MD&M West.

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Epicor Introduces Next-Generation ERP Solution

February 18, 2010 7:44 am | Epicor Software | Product Releases | Comments

At MD&M West, Epicor Software Corporation presented the next release of its award-winning ERP solution. Building on the extensive functionality delivered with Epicor 9, the latest in Epicor ERP represents a follow-on release that continues to deliver high value at a low total cost of ownership.

Thermoplastic Elastomer Compounds Form Excellent Bond With High-Density Polyethylene

February 9, 2010 4:12 am | Teknor Apex Company | Product Releases | Comments

Innovation at Teknor Apex Company (MD&M West Booth 2115) has yielded thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) compounds with double the adhesive strength of standard TPEs when over-molded onto high-density polyethylene (HDPE) substrates.

Single-Channel Controller Module Offers Additional Features

February 9, 2010 4:12 am | Ivek Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

IVEK Corp. (MD&M West Booth 3311) introduces the Digispense 3020 single-channel controller module designed to replace the Digispense 2000 controller. Dispensing small to large amounts of fluid (i.e., 1.0 ul to 2.

Spin Welding Capabilities Allow for Specialized Joining of Plastics to Metals

February 9, 2010 4:12 am | Veridiam Medical | Product Releases | Comments

Veridiam Medical (MD&M West Booth 2962) introduces new spin welding capabilities to its array of specialized manufacturing operations. The new Spin Welder allows plastic components to be quickly, cleanly, and permanently attached to metal assemblies.

MHz Quartz Crystal for Implantables is Smallest Yet

February 9, 2010 4:12 am | Micro Crystal Ag | Product Releases | Comments

Micro Crystal’s (MD&M West Booth 3024) CC7A-T1A MHz quartz crystal is designed for application in implantable medical, medical telemetry, and other high-reliability markets. This precision timing crystal has a package height of 0.9 mm and a footprint of only 3.2 x 1.5 mm.

Lightweight Compact Aluminum Connector Series Designed for High Reliability

February 9, 2010 4:12 am | LEMO | Product Releases | Comments

Lemo (MD&M West Booth 1752) introduces its precision engineered connector series designed specifically for harsh environment applications that require robust performance in a lightweight compact size.

Eastman Announces Polymer Portfolio Expansion for Medical Packaging

February 9, 2010 4:12 am | Eastman Chemical Company | Product Releases | Comments

Eastman Chemical Company (MD&M West Booth 639) introduces expanded capabilities of its polymer portfolio for medical packaging. Eastman is working with premier design firm DD Studio to explore strategic, human-centric innovations for the medical market and other industries.

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