Lu Rahman

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

Lu Rahman discusses technological developments and what the Med-Tech Innovation Expo has on offer when it begins in April. more

Mar 27, 2017 9:50 AM Opinion

Welcome to the first edition on MPN North America. We’re really excited about this new launch and latest addition to our life science group of magazines. more

Feb 16, 2017 10:00 AM Opinion

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Jamie Hyneman, co-host of the hit Discovery Channel show MythBusters, has given the keynote speech at MD&M West. more

Feb 1, 2017 10:39 AM News

As many of you know, the start of 2017 saw the launch of MPN North America, making our medical plastics community increasingly global. more

Jan 30, 2017 9:25 AM News

SIS Medical has moved to a new production facility in Frauenfeld, Switzerland to meet the demand for balloon catheters. more

Jan 12, 2017 12:20 PM News

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) has issued its latest Plastics Market Watch report, Watching: Consumer Technology. more

Jan 9, 2017 11:46 AM News

British medical device manufacturer ConvaTec has announced the acquisition of Dutch rival EuroTec Beheer, manufacturer of ostomy appliances for a purchase price of €25 million. more

Jan 6, 2017 10:03 AM News

According to IBM's latest predictions, medical device labs-on-a-chip will serve as health detectives for tracing disease at the nanoscale. more

Jan 5, 2017 9:17 AM Technology

Manufacturing and high-tech engineering firms are looking to take virtual reality from the planning and production process into the experiences they deliver to their customers, according to new research from Oracle. more

Jan 5, 2017 8:35 AM Technology

Oticon, a specialist in hearing aid technology will showcase Oticon Opn at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 5-8, 2017. The medical device will also feature at today’s (January 3) CES Unveiled event. more

Jan 4, 2017 4:07 PM Devices

Compounding Solutions, medical plastics compounder, is set to break ground on phase two of an expansion of its compounding facility located in Lewiston, Maine during the Spring of 2017. more

Jan 4, 2017 7:58 AM News


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Contego Sports, a sports technology company based in Galway has launched what it says is the first rugby head guard that has been scientifically proven to provide impact protection and is now classed as a medical device. more

Jan 3, 2017 12:20 PM Devices

With €134M ($140M) backing from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Intarcia Therapeutics is to develop its Medici drug delivery system that will reduce dosing frequency for HIV prevention medication. more

Jan 3, 2017 10:57 AM Devices

Breast implants and medicine in the UK are to be printed with barcodes to help improve patient safety. more

Jan 3, 2017 8:20 AM News

With the launch of MPN North American only a few months away, Lu Rahman selects some of the expertise coming out of this region throughout the last year more

Dec 15, 2016 9:00 AM News

The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) has launched a sector dedicated to needs of companies in the burgeoning digital health space. more

Dec 13, 2016 11:57 AM News

Work at AMBER the Science Foundation Ireland-funded materials science research centre, hosted in Trinity College Dublin has found that adding graphene to silly putty has significant implications for the medical device market. more

Dec 9, 2016 1:58 PM Technology

We’ve created our very own 12 days of Christmas for the life science sector. Medical Plastics News, Digital Health Age and European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer put a festive feel on the news in 2016. more

Dec 9, 2016 12:08 PM Opinion

The US Senate has passed the 21st Century Cure Act which could have significant implications for the regulation of both medical devices and medicines. more

Dec 9, 2016 10:11 AM News

Smart Peak Flow can turn a smartphone into a device for asthmatics more

Dec 6, 2016 10:31 AM Devices

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