Lu Rahman


Lu Rahman

Lu Rahman is the group editor of Medical Plastics News magazine. She oversees the content for the Rapid Life Sciences portfolio, which includes European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer, Med-Tech Innovation magazine and Digital Health Age.

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Lu Rahman looks at recent events in the US medical device sector and what they mean for the year ahead more

Feb 20, 2017 3:25 PM News

Why has the BBC failed to recognise the value of medtech to the UK economy? more

Feb 23, 2016 10:27 AM Opinion

I love life sciences. And working across the media of medical devices, digital health and pharmaceuticals, it’s hard not to be excited by what seem like daily developments in these markets that push the realms of possibility further and further more

Feb 16, 2016 9:17 AM Opinion

Why Manchester is set to become a global medtech player Massachusetts-style more

Feb 10, 2016 2:49 PM Opinion 1 Comments

The medical device sector has had a strong year. And developments and advances in 2015 have put the industry in a first class position for further growth in the coming year more

Dec 23, 2015 10:37 AM Opinion

Recent news that yet another implant scare had hit the sector was disappointing to say the least more

Nov 27, 2015 3:35 PM Opinion

2015 has been a busy year for the medical plastics sector. Lu Rahman handpicks her favourite stories of the year that highlight the innovation that keeps on coming from the sector more

Nov 26, 2015 9:13 AM Opinion

This time last year a range of predictions were made for the medtech sector. Lu Rahman looks at some of the trends that made it big and what they mean for the market going forward more

Nov 13, 2015 3:59 PM Opinion

Lu Rahman talks about life sciences in the North West of the UK and how the progress in this region is having a ripple effect across the UK more

Nov 4, 2015 4:01 PM Opinion

Recent controversy has brought the catheter sector into the spotlight. Lu Rahman looks at the criticisms being thrown at the industry and how it has hit back more

Sep 16, 2015 4:48 PM Opinion

With the news that the FDA has called for healthcare facilities to stop using Hospira’s Symbiq Infusion systems because of its ability to be hacked, it seems cyber security has become a key issue for medical device manufacturers more

Sep 9, 2015 8:45 AM Opinion

Point in case: Rapid design process delivers solution in time for new legislation more

Dec 15, 2014 12:01 PM News

Pitch perfect: Children's National Health System in the US has extended the deadline for its Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids competition more

Sep 23, 2014 8:51 PM News


Tulane faculty members Scott Grayson, Bruce Gibb, Wayne Reed and Hank Ashbaugh. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)

Money talks: The National Science Foundation has awarded up to $6 million to develop tools that will accelerate the development of smart polymers used to create materials for targeted drug delivery more

Sep 21, 2014 7:49 PM News

Delivery service: Foster Delivery Science will build a new facility to deal with demand for manufacturing drug delivery and implant polymer blends more

Sep 21, 2014 7:32 PM News


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Material world: Bayer will float its MaterialScience business, which produces polymer materials, on the stock market as a separate company. more

Sep 21, 2014 7:06 PM News

Growing news: RPC Group is further strengthening its position in the US market with a major expansion of its manufacturing facility in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, USA. more

Sep 17, 2014 3:32 PM News

Heart of the matter: Materialise’s HeartPrint 3D-printed model, helps doctors to determine best treatment for Bradley’s erratic heartbeat more

Sep 17, 2014 10:31 AM News

Growing news: ADM Tronics Unlimited is expanding its medical device design and engineering capabilities to service increased customer project activities and orders more

Sep 10, 2014 3:58 PM News

Class act: Vermont-based manufacturing company works to boost local economy and introduce students to world of manufacturing more

Sep 9, 2014 10:16 AM News

The company is contributing to a new Canadian medical device centre more

Jul 5, 2017 2:10 PM Devices

Today, there are estimated to be 125 million global wearers of contact lenses in a sector that’s worth nearly US$15 billion. Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is a major player in supplying the machinery that produces the moulds that make the contact lenses. more

Jun 22, 2017 10:45 AM News

Vancive Medical Technologies has teamed up with Eloquest Healthcare on a line of transparent post-operative dressings designed to enhance patient care. The device has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA. more

Jun 21, 2017 1:50 PM News

Medical Plastic News looks at Arahelio's disposable electrical surgical pen, redesigned by Industrial Design Consultancy to make it more appealing to medical staff. more

Jun 21, 2017 12:05 PM Devices

GW Plastics explains what the growth of its healthcare business means for the company more

Jun 21, 2017 10:35 AM Opinion

Phillips-Medisize highlights the challenges and opportunities in drug delivery connectivity from incorporating modern technologies with patient requirements. more

Jun 20, 2017 9:35 AM Devices

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions explains how it’s taking 2C LSR technology to the next level. more

Jun 20, 2017 8:50 AM News

When we launched Digital Health Age – a sister publication to Medical Plastics News – just over two years ago, we knew from our work in the medical device sector, that the market held promise. We didn’t realise just how much. Lu Rahman explains more

Jun 13, 2017 9:30 AM Opinion

Industry 4.0 is making its mark in the manufacturing sector, and medical devices are no exception. Lu Rahman looks at the relevance of this ‘fourth Industrial Revolution’. more

Jun 8, 2017 3:30 PM News

Lu Rahman discusses the emergence of cyberattacks and what it means for the medical device industry. more

Jun 7, 2017 1:30 PM Opinion


Islam Mosa/University of Connecticut and Maher El-Kady/UCLA.

UCLA and University of Connecticut scientists design supercapacitor that could make pacemakers and other instruments safer and more durable more

May 12, 2017 11:15 AM Technology

Japanese researchers claim to have used a household inkjet printer to create ultra thin stick-on elastomeric sheets that act as electronic devices yet feel like a tattoo. more

May 12, 2017 10:00 AM Technology

Dr Scott Gottlieb, former FDA deputy commissioner, has been confirmed as the agency’s next chief. This comes around four months after Robert Califf, selected by Obama, stepped down. more

May 11, 2017 11:14 AM News

Britain’s medtech industry has called for government policies that work domestically to promote strong and vibrant export performance more

May 9, 2017 11:09 AM News

The European Commission has published the in vitro diagnostic medical device Regulation (IVDR) and the medical device Regulation (MDR) more

May 5, 2017 3:25 PM News

Analytica, developer of the PeriCoach system  - an app and medical device for the treatment of incontinence, have also added an exercise regime to the product. more

May 5, 2017 3:01 PM Devices

Central Manchester Foundation Trust's Research and Innovation Division is offering £50,000 funding as part of a programme of support for research and innovation more

May 3, 2017 2:13 PM News

Engineers and scientists from Heriot-Watt University have been awarded £1.3million to make advanced medical devices smaller, better, smarter and cheaper than current versions more

May 3, 2017 1:17 PM Technology

The North American vertebroplasty market, is set to see a steep decline from an estimated $72 million in 2016 to around $29.4 million by 2023, more

May 2, 2017 2:58 PM News

The FDA has given Nanobiosym Diagnostics Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for its Gene-RADAR Zika virus test. The portable medical device means it can be used in hospitals and offers fast, accurate results. more

May 2, 2017 10:08 AM Devices

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