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Issue 36

Stephen J. Duckworth, Clariant Plastics and Coatings looks at extractables and leachables testing for plastics – its vital role in the design of safe treatments. more

Opinion

Pyam Ramnes examines the improvement of the design of catheter material. more

News

Frank Gaebler, Coherent, describes how short ultraviolet lasers produce cost-effective permanent marks on plastic devices and packaging more

Opinion

Emanuel Boettcher, product manager medical at Schöttli, describes the company’s screw-on systems and how these high precision medical components meet maximum safety requirements. more

Opinion

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

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

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

Devices

Solvay’s move into medical devices has begun with a dental care business line. more

Devices

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

Opinion

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

Devices

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

News

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In partnership with StarMed, S&S Plastics, has developed an innovative product to help European medical professionals when operating in gastroenterology suites using hi-tech endoscopy equipment. more

Devices

Starlim-Sterner is a big player in the market of silicone components. The company currently produces 14 billion small components a year, specialising in making small silicone components, as well as offering multi-component injection moulding. more

Technology

Paul Brooks, Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS), discusses the impact of European Medical Device Regulation on currently marketed medical devices and offers guidance for manufacturers. more

Opinion

Lee Dockstader, HP 3D Printing Business, explains how 3D printing is reshaping foot orthotics. more

Opinion

With the news that over 800 women with vaginal mesh implants were planning to take legal action against the NHS and medical device manufacturers such as Johnson & Johnson Lu Rahman looks at some of the issues issues surrounding this product. more

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

Opinion

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A new advance in 3D printing from the University of Florida (UF) promises significantly quicker implantation of devices that are stronger, less expensive, more flexible and more comfortable than more

Technology

Speciality chemical company Clariant and security provider SICPA discuss how they are working together to help fight counterfeiting within the medical device and pharmaceutical industry. more

Technology

Emily Mitzel and Paul Littley, Nelson Labs, look at the justifications and validations for third-party reprocessing of single-use medical devices. more

Opinion