Lubrizol Introduces New TPU Grades
For medical applications, Lubrizol Corp.
launched grades of pre-colored Isoplast-brand thermoplastic
polyurethane resin and low-density, hydrophobic Tecothane Soft TPU. ..
Global Medical Nonwoven Disposables Market To Reach US$20.9 Billion By
Nonwoven disposables are rapidly making
inroads into the medical sector, principally driven by growing
consumer awareness against spread of infectious diseases. Diseases
such as hepatitis and AIDS continue to further fuel demand from
hospitals for clean, sanitary and disposable products for safeguarding
patients and doctors from such infectious diseases...
India’s Healthcare Industry Is Touching New Dimensions
The Indian healthcare sector is scaling
new heights and is bound to gross Rs.1.3 trillion in revenue by 2020.
According to the Investment Commission of
India, the market size of hospitals and nursing homes will grow at 20%
every year & projected to stand at Rs. 54,000 crore. Medical equipment
on the other hand will be somewhere close to Rs. 9,000 crore with 15
per cent growth; clinical lab diagnostics with Rs.4,500 crore - a
clear 30 per cent increase...
Plastics Used In Two Artificial Heart Valves
Surgeons may soon have choices when doing
heart valve procedures. During conventional heart valve surgery,
doctors cut through the patient’s sternum, stop the heart, and send
the blood through a heart-lung bypass machine while they do the
device, CGMS, launched first time in TN for diabetes control
A new medical technology which is expected
to benefit 60 lakh diabetic patients in Tamil Nadu has been launched
in a Scan Centre in Chennai...
Breaking Into Major Markets for Medical Device Manufacturers
The global demand for medical devices has
been steady in traditional markets despite the economic downturn and
even increasing in some emerging markets. For medical device
manufacturers seeking access to new markets, conformity with
regulatory requirements is most often a prerequisite. Those who want
to compete effectively should also have in place a properly
implemented and maintained quality management system...
Researchers Unveil New Concept In Balloon Angioplasty
The University of Limerick has this week
issued a news release trumpeting its innovative device which it claims
could revolutionise balloon angioplasty procedures. Its gizmo combines
a new form of coiled balloon, which will permit continued blood flow
during inflation, with a downstream filter to capture plaque debris...
Emerging Trends in Medical Device Sales
The following article appeared in the
Voice of Industry column in ORTHOKNOW®, February 2012. Copyright
We recently read a compelling discussion
between Richard Ruff, Ph.D., co-founder of Sales Horizons, and Scott
Nelson, founder of Medsider.com, regarding Emerging Trends in Medical
Device Sales. The following presents highlights from that
New Medical Device Standard Puts Health Care at Risk
Most medical device manufacturers are
small and vulnerable to high costs of compliance
One of the greatest challenges that I have
in discussing standards is trying to put things in a context so that
all people affected by them can understand how they matter. So I want
to start with a simple picture and a remarkable snapshot in time. It
shows how small medical-device companies are making major
contributions to health care, and begins another story that explains
how one standard is threatening to undo these gains...
Metal Hip Implants Could Have New Testing Standards
The possibility of new testing standards
for metal-on-metal hip replacement systems could have implications for
Reuters reported on March 29 that the Food
and Drug Administration (FDA), because of increasing concerns about
the safety of the metal systems, will sponsor an advisory panel on
June 27-28 to gather input from scientists, researchers, patients, and
medical practitioners. The meeting will help regulators decide whether
to impose new testing standards that would be met before a device
could be sold in the United States.