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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 2017

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 repair...

New 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 ORTHOWORLD Inc.

We recently read a compelling discussion between Richard Ruff, Ph.D., co-founder of Sales Horizons, and Scott Nelson, founder of, regarding Emerging Trends in Medical Device Sales. The following presents highlights from that conversation...

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 plastic implants.

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.