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Issue 47

Queen's University Belfast has invested in a 3D bioprinter from GeSiM for research into the manufacture of medical devices and drug delivery systems. Read more

News

Ole Grøndahl Hansen, project manager of PVCMed Alliance, discusses how plastics have paved the way for significantly longer lives, and why recycling is key for medical plastics in the future. Read more

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Lucy Pamment, a supply chain technology specialist for Access Group, believes the recent Implant Files scandal will put further pressure on medical device manufacturers to build transparency into their processes. Read more

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Vistamed, part of Freudenberg Medical, highlights the importance of extrusion in catheter development. Read more

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Compounding Solutions, a specialist in medical extrusions, highlights technologies such as ReZilok which it believes address some of the current needs of the medtech sector. Read more

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The organisers acknowledge the importance packaging has to play in the medtech sector at this year’s Med-Tech Innovation Expo. Read more

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Jeanette Kusel, director for NICE scientific advice discusses the launch of a new module of the META tool and the changing face of the digital health technology landscape in the UK. Read more

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Brian Reilly, business development director, biomaterials for NuSil, highlights the options for reducing friction when using silicone elastomers. Read more

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New disposable Luer lock connector reduces production times and saves money with in-house production. Read more

Devices

Med-Tech Innovation Expo is back for 2019, bigger and more diverse than ever before. This year’s Expo will demonstrate the best-in-class solutions to address these new challenges. Read more

News

Northwestern University discusses its research on wireless sensors it has developed for monitoring babies in neonatal intensive care units. Read more

Devices

Medical Plastics News Group Editor Dave Gray sat down with Brian Lambton, Corin’s global professional education manager, to discuss Corin’s entrance in to the orthopaedic, robotic market following its acquisition of US surgical robotic firm OMNI. Read more

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Steve Duckworth discusses the membership of MedPharmPlast Europe, and how the expansion hopes to provide a more informed and unified voice in Europe. Read more

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Camstent’s CE marked polymer coated catheter which prevents biofilm attachment, receives positive results for its first in-human pilot study. Read more

Devices

Medical Plastics News web content editor Ian Bolland spoke to Dr Colin Grant, an SPM sales & applications specialist at Hitachi’s scanning electron microscope lab, to find out how the firm’s technology can benefit medical device manufacturers. Read more

Technology

At Pharmapack 2019, the interplay between pharma and medtech was more evident than ever. Regular contributor Reece Armstrong caught up with Silvia Forroova, event director of Pharmapack to find out why. Read more

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The European Commission announces its new portal which aims to aid the transition to new regulations regarding medical devices. Read more

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Stephanie Steichen, technical service and development specialist, DuPont explains the challenges associated with medical wearable technologies. Read more

Devices

Laura Hughes discusses patient involvement in healthcare. Read more

Opinion