First prefilled pump cartridge for insulin users

Pump it: Novo Nordisk has laid claim to the launch of the first prefilled pump cartridge with an insulin analogue, which has been specifically designed for insulin pumps. more »

Nov 26, 2014 10:09 AM

Heart implant patients to get easier MRI access

Scan it in: Compatibility issues between heart implant devices and MRI scanning may soon be a thing of the past, according to one tech firm. more »

Nov 24, 2014 12:45 PM Equipment and Services

PEKK holds the key to eliminating implant infections

Oxford Performance Materials has received a three-year, $150,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore treatment of infections related to artificial hips, knees and other implanted devices through 3D printed PEKK. more »

Nov 20, 2014 11:15 AM Materials

Syringe safety system gets FDA green light

Injectable devices specialist West Pharmaceutical Services has announced that the NovaGuard SA (Staked-needle Automatic) safety system has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA. more »

Nov 19, 2014 4:47 PM End Products

New launch for Nelipak

Medical thermoforming specialist Nelipak Healthcare has unveiled its latest offering this month, a table top tray heat sealer which is designed for ease-of-use. more »

Nov 18, 2014 2:34 PM Equipment and Services

Elasto expands medical TPE offering with coloured, transparent compounds

At the Compamed exhibition ELASTO Sweden (Hall 8a, R14), part of the HEXPOL TPE group, presented the latest offering from its Mediprene portfolio of thermoplastic elastomers for medical device applications. more »

Nov 17, 2014 11:09 AM Materials

Plastics publisher completes Interplas purchase

Interplas, the UK’s largest plastics industry exhibition, has been fully acquired by Rapid News Communications Group. The company has now completed the purchase of the event from Reed Exhibitions. more »

Nov 14, 2014 2:18 PM Industry News

Consort closes on Aesica buyout

Consort has completed the acquisition of Aesica. more »

Nov 14, 2014 10:49 AM

Something for everyone in packaging

In Hall 8A at Compamed, Multivac displays its portfolio for the automated and GMP-compliant packaging of sterile products and other medical items. more »

Nov 13, 2014 3:16 PM Equipment and Services


  • On the cover: Pure gold

    Hitting half a century as a business is a significant achievement. A key player in the medical device industry, Philips-Medisize is celebrating 50 years in the sector. In the latest issue of MPN, Lu Rahman spoke to Matt Jennings, CEO. more »

    Nov 25, 2014 Opinion

  • Social etiquette

    Is it worth trying to market medical devices on LinkedIn? Lu Rahman speaks to Joe Hage, who runs the quarter-million strong Medical Devices Group on LinkedIn. more »

    Nov 20, 2014 Opinion

  • Homeland's 'pacemaker' episode: a healthcare horror story

    Fact vs. fiction: The public at large took an unhealthy dose of Hollywood science (fiction) back in 2012, when an episode of the popular show Homeland aired the ‘assassination’ of the US vice president by means of a hacked pacemaker. more »

    Oct 27, 2014 Opinion

  • Digital revolution

    Doctor digital: The digital health sector is becoming increasingly prominent as more and more companies look to get involved. But what is it and what might its impact be on the medical sector? Steven Dodsworth, D Health, sheds some light. more »

    Oct 24, 2014 Opinion

  • Social listening in healthcare – is it irresponsible?

    There’s a quietly emerging niche in the healthcare industry: social listening for marketable data. But is it moral? And is it safe? more »

    Oct 7, 2014 Opinion

  • Customer focus

    Safe & secure: Devices contract manufacturing - how does ISO 13485 secure customers? Union Plastic explains more »

    Aug 12, 2014 Opinion

  • Team spirit

    Seeing red: Swap the red tape for simplicity, says IDC’s engineering director, Julian Swan, as he shares his experience of avoiding the pitfalls and striving for best practice more »

    Aug 11, 2014 Opinion

  • The write stuff

    All change: Dave Taylor, VP of global products, Prisym ID, looks at the evolution of medical device labeling more »

    Aug 8, 2014 Opinion

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