Silicone users gain access to European application centre

Big reveal: Silicone group Dow Corning has announced the opening of an expanded healthcare application centre at the company’s European headquarters. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Europe

Collaboration explores polymer mesh in breast cancer surgery

Mesh of minds: A recent collaboration aims to bring clarity to the use of polymer mesh in breast cancer surgeries. Mike Smith reports. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Materials

Medical device group awarded SA8000 industry standard

Got standards: Rocialle, a UK-based supplier of medical devices, has been certified to SA8000, the highest international standard for labour practices, by SGS United Kingdom Ltd. more »

Oct 21, 2014 Industry News

Auto-injectors made more discreet

The latest release from med-tech supplier Owen Mumford is a disposable auto-injector with a patented drive mechanism technology, which the group says enables auto-injection in a more discreet package. more »

Oct 15, 2014 End Products

This Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) image shows how red blood cells coagulate to form a blood clot, which is a common and life-threatening risk associated with the use of implanted medical devices.

(Credit: James Weaver, Harvard’s Wyss Institute)

Implant coating mimics plants

Im-plant-able: A new coating for implantable medical devices has been developed using FDA–approved materials, which are inspired by the slippery surface of the carnivorous pitcher plant. more »

Oct 15, 2014 Materials

Carbon dioxide commercialised as a steriliser

Cleaning up: NovaSterilis commercialises supercritical carbon dioxide sterilisation technology to meet the needs of advanced biomaterials more »

Oct 15, 2014 Equipment and Services

Gerresheimer on expansion path

Gerresheimer has forecast medium-term growth of 4-6%, with further plans to expand in the pharma sector and expand facilities in emerging markets. more »

Oct 15, 2014


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