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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.

Lu can be reached at lu.rahman@rapidnews.com

Medical Plastics News is behind a new feature for this year’s Interplas Show at the NEC, Birmingham. more

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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

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

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

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

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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

Opinion

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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We quite often hear that the medical device sector isn’t about revolution but evolution. But does it really matter? And does that detract from some of the innovative and groundbreaking products on the market? more

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Press reports have highlighted the Series 4 Apple Watch’s new FDA-cleared features and focussed on its use a potential medical device. Lu Rahman looks at what the product offers and is somewhat sceptical of its latest labelling. more

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Lu Rahman looks at some of the latest antimicrobial offerings for medical device manufacture. more

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Lu Rahman looks at the expertise on offer from the Cost Rican medical device market more

Opinion

Lu Rahman looks at some of the issues still affecting connected devices more

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Lu Rahman discusses how even small changes in medical devices can bring about big changes to both the healthcare system and the patient. more

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Lu Rahman continues her look at the cosmetic surgery industry and examines how social media, in particular Snapchat, is playing into the rise of cosmetic procedures. more

Opinion

New technology could enable remote control of drug delivery, sensing, and other medical applications more

Technology

Lu Rahman discusses how unrealistic expectations of 'beauty' are affecting young people and why regulation may be the answer to cosmetic surgery. more

Opinion

Lu Rahman picks some of her favourite ways in which 3D printing is gaining ground in the manufacturing realm more

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The North West of the UK is a technological key driver. Lu Rahman looks at why this may benefit the UK’s uptake of Industry 4.0. more

Opinion

Lu Rahman writes about how little has changed for women within life sciences and why now is time for change. more

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With reports today highlighting the 'pitiful and patronising' lack of women at board level, Lu Rahman takes a look at where the life science sector sits on this topic more

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Lu Rahman takes a look at some of the best medical device innovations that make the standards in the sector so high. more

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The time has come to take note of the female-focussed healthtech hitting the market, says Lu Rahman. more

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As medical device design and technology offers us innovative products with increasingly sophisticated functionality, security issues are becoming key, says Lu Rahman. more

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The organiser of NPE2018  says this year’s event – which takes place on 7-11 May in Orlando, Florida ­– will allow visitors to track trends, innovation, new products and connect with industry leaders. more

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On 7 April, World Health Day, the World Health Organization marks its 70th anniversary. more

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Lu Rahman looks at the state of China's healthcare market and asks why it is growing at an unprecedented rate. more

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Head of content at Medical Plastics News, Lu Rahman, discusses the positive and negative impacts that innovation can have within the healthcare and medtech sectors. more

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