Bio-Med’s Nova Vida Chrome Gets CE Certification
INVENT Bio-Med, a manufacturer for high
quality Vascular Interventional Devices in India, has recently
received the Conformite Europeenne (CE) certification for drug eluting
stent (DES) - Nova Vida Chrome, from EVPU as.
Ravi Shankar Srivastava, chairman and
managing director and Shardul Srivastava, vice president, Invent
Bio-Med, Confirmed that it is the fourth company in India to have CE
certificate from EVPU for this kind of Class III product...
Arkray Group To Acquire IVD Business Of
Span Diagnostics For Rs.100 Crore
Indian arm of Japanese medical technology
leader, US$ 700-mn Arkray Group will acquire the In-Vitro Diagnosis (IVD)
business of Gujarat-based Span Diagnostics Ltd (Span). The enterprise
value of the transaction is estimated to be around Rs.100 crore...
New Silicone Film From Wacker For Wound
Wacker, the Germany-based chemical group,
launched a silicone film for medical applications at Compamed 2013.
Silpuran Film can be used as a flexible wound dressing, as a
breathable membrane or as a dielectric elastomer in sensors and
Evonik Launches Care Product Lines
Designed Specifically For Medical Market
Polymer’s Biocompatibility, Chemical
Resistance Excellent For Medical Devices
Evonik Corporation launched VESTAMID®
Care, TROGAMID® Care and VESTAKEEP® Care product lines of
high-performance polymers, which are designed specifically for use in
Medical Device Innovator Spreads Winds In
Masimo, the inventor of breakthrough
noninvasive patient monitoring technologies, recently announced the
opening of offices across India to meet the health demands...
Medical Device Plastic Material
Innovations To Watch
The medical device universe encompasses a
particularly imposing spectrum of constant technological innovation,
including hundreds of different technologies and thousands of types of
products. This affords high-performance specialty plastics material
suppliers unique opportunities in medical device market development...
US-Based Merit Medical Systems Opens
Office In Bengaluru
US based Merit Medical Systems, Inc., a
leading manufacturer and marketer of proprietary medical disposable
devices used primarily in cardiology, radiology and endoscopy, has
kicked off operations in Bengaluru...
Johnson & Johnson Adjusted Net Earnings
Up By 37% In Q4
Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has posted a net
profit, after special items, of US$ 3,519 million during the fourth
quarter ended December 2013 from $2,567 million in the corresponding
period of last year, a growth of 37.1 per cent. However, its profit
before special items and tax declined by 11.3 per cent to $2,750
million from $3,100 million...
Lilly India & Boehringer Ingelheim
India Launch 'Next Generation' Re-Usable Insulin Pen – HumaPen SAVVIO
Eli Lilly and Company India (Lilly), a
leading innovation-driven corporation, and Boehringer Ingelheim India,
the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies, recently announced
the launch of HumaPen SAVVIO, an innovative insulin delivery pen that
meets the diabetics’ individual need. This latest innovation is
engineered to resemble as a small personal accessory rather than a
Plastic Device Aids Knee Replacement
OrthoSensor Verasense Knee System is a new
technology for knee replacement operations. In the past getting the
alignment of the joints correct has taken a mixture of experience and
educated guesswork, without specific metrics to aid in the alignment.
Up until now, plastic tibial trial spacers, and other instrumentation,
were used to aid the surgeons, but without any concrete data as to
load and alignment...
Mediprene TPE Used For Radial
Perouse Medical, the French medical
equipment maker, has chosen grades of Mediprene thermoplastic
elastomer (TPE) from Elasto Sweden for its Seal One radial compression
The Seal One allows for precise adjustment
and control of compression levels of the radial artery. The two grades
of Mediprene TPE were developed by Elasto Sweden specifically for this
Innovations In Plastic Drive Past,
Present & Future Medical Care
Ever stop and look around during a doctor
or hospital visit? Even a cursory look reveals dozens of medical
instruments and hygienic tools made with plastics: protective
examination gloves, sterile bandages and gauze, syringes that help
prevent infection, IV tubes and bags that guard against
contamination-all made possible by plastics...
Creating Medical Plastics That Heal
New polymers could allow for self-healing
materials, the University of Pittsburgh recently reported.
Materials manufactured from the new
composites can regenerate themselves when damaged. Results of the Pitt
research were recently published in the journal Nano Letters by the
American Chemical Society...
MedTechs Tackle Replacing 'Workhorse' Plasticizer
The jury is still out over whether
phthalate plasticizers such as DEHP really cause health problems in
humans, according to Peter M. Galland of Teknor Apex. But publics and
governments in the U.S. and Europe have become convinced enough that
medical device companies will have to find replacements for them
Plastic Injection Protects Mouse Hearts
The discovery was a happy accident. It
turns out that an injection of microscopic tags made of a plastic-like
polymer can help limit tissue damage after a heart attack in mice. The
hope is that it could one day help treat this and other conditions in
New Packaging Plastic That Protects As
Good As Aluminium Foil
Tera-Barrier Films (TBF) Pte Ltd, a
spin-off company from A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and
Engineering’s (IMRE), has invented a new plastic film using a
revolutionary nano-inspired process that makes the material thinner
but as effective as aluminium foil in keeping air and moisture at bay.
The stretchable plastic could be an alternative for prolonging
shelf-life of pharmaceuticals, food and electronics, bridging the gap
of aluminium foil and transparent oxide films...
3 Major Trends In Barcode Labeling For
Trend: the general direction in which
something is developing or changing. In the medical device industry -
one of the fastest-growing and dynamic industries - trends are growing
at the same pace, despite significant headwinds. Major trends take
hold as rules and regulations are finalized, implementation dates are
set, and initiatives turn into standards...
ASEAN Countries Could Be The Next
Emerging MedTech Markets
Thanks to a large population, rising
middle class, and increasing healthcare spending, the 10 countries
that make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are gaining
attention from medical device makers...