Emerging companies are being urged to apply to the MedTech Innovator, the medtech industry’s nonprofit global competition and accelerator. more

Jan 13, 2017 2:10 PM News

Rick Crane, Innovation Services Group, J-Pac Medical explains how frangible and burst seal technology enables optimised microfluidic diagnostic platforms. more

Jan 12, 2017 9:00 AM News

What does a successful consumable diagnostics CMO look like? Bill Welch, Phillips-Medisize Corporation explains what the technical competencies and operating segments of a CMO for diagnostics consumables look like. more

Dec 7, 2016 11:40 AM News

Dianax, an Italian medtech diagnostic start-up, has received a €2 million EU grant for its diabetes lab-on-chip more

Jul 11, 2016 2:04 PM Devices

Royal Philips has launched of a new handheld blood test, the Minicare I-20 system, for rapid diagnosis of a heart attack at the point of care more

Jun 10, 2016 2:14 PM Devices

Polymer innovation is bringing clever and futuristic new diagnostic tools to the fight against some of our biggest global healthcare challenges. MPN’s David Gray writes more

Jun 7, 2016 12:20 PM Devices

Jeff Barrett recently took up the reins as CEO at J-Pac Medical last year. He outlines his plans for the medical device and diagnostic company more

Apr 22, 2016 9:18 AM Opinion

A new range of biosensor-laden inks (bio-inks) could soon help diabetic patients monitor their blood sugar through a doodle on their skin more

Jul 24, 2015 10:03 AM Devices

A new medical device which combines nanotechnology with a pregnancy tester could help diagnose and treat kidney disease. more

Feb 23, 2015 11:48 AM Devices

Diagnostic duo: Electronics giant Samsung has announced a partnership with Thermo Fisher which will see the two firms develop new point-of-care (POC) diagnostics products. more

Dec 1, 2014 9:36 AM News

Carclo Micropoc CAT

Source: Carclo.

Carclo Diagnostic Solutions has announced encouraging progress with its development of a proof-of-concept blood coagulation test using its micropoc-CAT device. The company is looking for licensing partners. more

Aug 20, 2013 9:25 AM Technology


Source: Greiner BioOne.

Germany-based original equipment manufacturer Greiner Bio-One has written the following discussion about developing customised platforms for the life science sector using injection moulding and surface engineering technology. more

Aug 8, 2013 12:00 AM Devices

LPKF Microfluidics

Source: LPKF.

Laser welding has established itself as a technology of choice for creating precise joins in plastic components. LPKF's PrecisionWeld technology is said to be able to create weld seams with a thickness of just 100 µm. more

Jun 27, 2013 2:00 PM Technology


Source: IDC.

Two recent IDC projects have reached completion—an electronic device to monitor signs that an MS patient is nearing an inflammatory attack, and an additively manufactured microfluidic plastic device with an embedded microchip. more

Jun 21, 2013 2:00 PM Devices

Organs-on-chips are clear, flexible polymer devices about the size of a computer memory stick containing hollow microfluidic channels lined by living human cells. They allow researchers to recapitulate physiological and mechanical organ functions. more

Apr 10, 2013 11:22 AM Devices


Source: Weidmann.

Coatings are added to plastic microfluidic channels to give a point of care diagnostic device a specific functionality. At Medtec Europe in February Swiss moulder Weidmann demonstrated this technology. more

Feb 20, 2013 12:00 AM Technology

Arburg lab on chip

Source: Arburg.

A lab-on-a-chip (LOC) is a device that integrates several laboratory functions on a small plastic chip. LOCs deal with the handling of extremely small fluid volumes via microfluidic channels. Many components are injection moulded. more

Feb 20, 2013 12:00 AM Technology

Carclo Technical Plastics.

Source: Carclo Technical Plastics.

UK-headquartered plastics moulder Carclo Technical Plastics has made significant investments in moulding equipment at production facilities in the UK and the Czech Republic. more

Jan 8, 2013 12:00 AM News

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