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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

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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

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

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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

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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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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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It’s always good to think about female health – its pioneers, the medtech aimed at women and made by women – particularly on International Women's Day more

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The benefits that robotic systems can bring to medical device manufacturing are well-known. Lu Rahman looks at some successful installations and some of the future developments ahead. more

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Developments within the drug delivery market are  strong. Lu Rahman looks at where the growth lies and where the some of the opportunities lie within the sector. more

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What makes a company achieve success in an export market? Lu Rahman looks at some of the ways businesses can facilitate growth overseas. more

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Scotland has much to offer the global life science sector. So why are we hearing that it’s not reaching its potential? more

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Head of content at MPN, Lu Rahman reflects on 2017, discussing the gender pay gap and where medical plastics fit into the world's plastic waste problem. more

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Head of content at MPN, Lu Rahman, looks forward into 2018 at some of medtech's biggest innovations. more

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Two experts have teamed up to create what they say are Europe’s first antimicrobial nitrile examination gloves more

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Axial3D has formed an advisory board to provide strategic guidance and solution strategy. more

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New report highlights growth of 3D printing for medical manufacture more

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It's been on the horizon for a while but 2018 looks set to be the year that femtech - the female-focussed healthech movement - hits the mainstream more

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The medical plastics and medtech line up has been impressive this year with no end of innovation and breakthrough. Picking some of the key moments was hard but as always, a pleasure, says Lu Rahman more

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Despite suggestions that the FDA isn't interested in lab-on-a-chip technology, advancements in this field are showing increasing potential for the healthcare sector, says Lu Rahman. more

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