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New Package Reduces Material Waste and Increases Sterilization Speeds

May 31, 2005 5:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Project: To create a surgical drape and gown package that improves material and production efficiencies. The Solution: Develop automated thermoform fill-seal equipment to implement a new thermoformed pouch with a linear-tear feature.

LISTED UNDER: Product R&D
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Researchers Keep Blood Flowing in Cardiac Pumps Designed With CFD

February 28, 2005 7:28 am | Ansys Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Project: To improve catheter and rotary pumps used by patients waiting for a heart transplant. The Solution: Use analysis software to see inside the pump and minimize potential blood-flow problems.

LISTED UNDER: Product Design & MFG Software | Medical Device Testing | Air Pump

Tubing and Extrusion Trends Yield More Material Options

February 1, 2005 7:13 am | Pexco, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The growing demand for minimally invasive medical devices is creating the need for more high-tech tubing and extrusion alternatives. This article examines the challenges facing medical product manufacturers and offers some clear solutions.

LISTED UNDER: PVC Tubing | Silicone | Multilumen Tubing

Manufacturing Rx: Partnerships Add Developmental Strength

February 1, 2005 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Medical device manufacturers can maximize innovation and business investments by partnering with companies who share a parent entity. Such supplier partnerships can help solve problems and speed products to market.

LISTED UNDER: Pressure Sensitive | Microbiology/Chemical Testing | Medical Device Testing

What’s Ahead for Medical Device Companies

January 13, 2005 6:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

While prospects look promising, tough issues must be resolved to ensure that patients and caregivers have access to innovative technologies. Failure to address the anticompetitive practices of certain GPOs or to modify MDUFMA will result in long-term problems for the industry.

LISTED UNDER: Business Planning | Full Service Contract Manufacturing | Product R&D

Technology Transfer Programsfor Small Medical Device Companies

January 3, 2005 9:29 am | Mound Laser & Photonics Center, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Two federal initiatives are helping small medical device manufacturing companies bring new technology to the marketplace. Called SBIRs and STTRs, they provide small businesses with an R&D budget. The following article examines the benefits being seen in the laser machining arena.

LISTED UNDER: Product R&D | Micromachining | Laser Machining

Metal Stampings/Mechanical Assemblies

December 6, 2004 7:30 am | Okay Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Company is a full service contract manufacturer of complex metal stampings, automated mechanical and welded assemblies, and surgical blades for the medical device industry. It specializes in producing intricate components using exotic metals and alloys.

LISTED UNDER: Stamping | Prototyping | Stamping

Puerto Rico: What’s Behind the Growth

December 6, 2004 6:45 am | Pridco | Product Releases | Comments

Marie Robert, director of new business development at Pridco, offers key data points on the robust state of medical device manufacturing in Puerto Rico.

LISTED UNDER: US - South | Product R&D

Artificial Spinal Disc Incorporates New Technological Approach

October 15, 2004 5:30 am | Valtronic | Product Releases | Comments

The Project: To figure out the design and manufacture of microelectronics circuits used inside a complex new artificial spinal disc. The Solution: Create a miniaturized packaging solution that fits the electronics into a volume of less than two cubic centimeters.

LISTED UNDER: Flexible Circuits | Medical Device Testing | Medical Device Testing

Contract Packaging

October 14, 2004 10:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company offers fast turnaround on R&D, testing, and validation. They have on-site testing capabilities and procedures, FDA- and EPA-approved facilities, and intimate familiarity with regulatory and approval processes.

LISTED UNDER: Contract Packaging | Prototyping | Component Testing

Medical Device Testing

July 8, 2004 11:39 am | Instron | Product Releases | Comments

The 5500 Series testing systems are ideally suited to provide testing solutions for the research and development of medical devices.

LISTED UNDER: Medical Device Testing | Medical Device Testing | Product R&D

Mixing

March 4, 2004 5:50 am | Unicep Packaging, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

This contract custom packaging manufacturer has updated its extensive formulation department by adding a full line of state-of-the-art, pharmaceutical-grade Ross-Olsa mixers that can accommodate batch sizes from 5L to 1000L.

LISTED UNDER: Other Services | Product R&D

Precision Molded Components

November 5, 2003 6:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company specializes in the development and manufacture of plastic medical and laboratory components, such as luer and tubing connectors, with a full R&D capacity for custom components. Its line of over 2500 components is available in a multitude of configurations.

LISTED UNDER: Molding | Product R&D

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