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

29 Aug 2017 13:43 News

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

20 Feb 2017 15:25 News

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

23 Feb 2016 10:27 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

16 Feb 2016 09:17 Opinion

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

10 Feb 2016 14:49 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

23 Dec 2015 10:37 Opinion

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

27 Nov 2015 15:35 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

26 Nov 2015 09:13 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

13 Nov 2015 15:59 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

4 Nov 2015 16:01 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

16 Sep 2015 16:48 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

9 Sep 2015 08:45 Opinion

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

15 Dec 2014 12:01 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

23 Sep 2014 20:51 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

21 Sep 2014 19:49 News

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

21 Sep 2014 19:32 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

21 Sep 2014 19:06 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

17 Sep 2014 15:32 News

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

17 Sep 2014 10:31 News

In the latest edition of Medical Plastics News, group editor Lu Rahman discusses issues of data security and whether we should trust connected medical devices. more

13 Nov 2017 15:45 Opinion

Lu Rahman looks at how the digital health sector is increasingly influenced by healthcare professionals and consumers and the opportunities this brings for medical device manufacturers. more

13 Nov 2017 15:30 Opinion

New neurostimulation system is a non-opioid alternative for chronic pain and offers personalised pain relief and advanced activity tracking more

6 Nov 2017 10:02 Technology

The issues surrounding plastics, recycling plastics and mainly the sheer volume of plastic that we’re throwing away on a worldwide scale, aren't going away more

1 Nov 2017 13:31 Opinion 1 Comments

Pharmapack Europe 2018 has announced the programme for its European pharmaceutical packaging and drug delivery conference and exhibition taking place on 7–8 February at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris. more

31 Oct 2017 11:17 News

Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) has become the latest health organisation in the US to have a Renishaw neuromate stereotactic robot installed more

18 Oct 2017 10:54 Devices

For many of us, digital health emerged a few years ago, but there are new opportunities on the horizon that are about to make a big difference to the market – and medical device manufacturers are first in line to benefit, says Lu Rahman. more

16 Oct 2017 09:20 Opinion

B. Braun Medical Industries is to embrace the digital manufacturing revolution with the installation of a Critical Manufacturing’s system more

10 Oct 2017 10:40 Technology

Fakuma takes place on 17-21 October in Friedrichshafen. As always the event offers plenty to excite any plastics processor more

5 Oct 2017 10:30 News

Conducting plastics found in smartphone screens can be used to trick the metabolism of pathogenic bacteria, report scientists at the Swedish Medical Nanoscience Center at Karolinska Institutet in the scientific journal npj Biofilms and Microbiomes. more

3 Oct 2017 10:45 News

Lu Rahman talks about the recent findings of plastic being found in water across the globe and what the medical plastics industry holds for future innovations. more

29 Sep 2017 11:54 Opinion

Plastic has a valuable role to play in manufacturing, particularly medical polymers. Let’s make sure the recent report on plastic fibres in global water supplies pushes us to think about how we address the way we dispose of plastic goods more

7 Sep 2017 11:39 Opinion

MPN has been flying the flag for digital health for a few years now and thanks to our sister site we report on the latest trends and technology coming out of this exciting sector. more

1 Sep 2017 09:50 Opinion


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Hearing the name Gwyneth Paltrow and medical device in the same sentence obviously caught my attention. But to discover she is under fire from a marketing watchdog for misleading product claims really was music to my ears… more

31 Aug 2017 13:47 Opinion