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James Bastable

Photo etching component supplier Precision Micro has received ISO 13485 certification – the internationally recognised quality management system for medical device manufacturers. Read more

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said that more work needs to be done when it comes to further enhancing patient safety in regard to materials used in medical devices and implants. Read more

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The CÚRAM Medical Devices Centre is one of the institutions taking part in a European programme to help high-risk medtech get to market, according to the Galway Daily. Read more

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The European Commission has revamped its medical device section on its website to include a portal that presents the new regulatory requirements targeted at impacted actors. Read more

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The COCIR has written an open letter to the European Commission and National Competent Authorities for Medical Devices over concerns surrounding a potential no-deal Brexit. Read more

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To celebrate International Women’s Day, we have compiled a few names that are among the most influential female voices in femtech, medtech and digital health. Read more

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Medical stitching has not changed since the times of Ancient Egypt. The manual process is slow and puts millions of healthcare practitioners around the world at risk of HIV, Hepatitis B and C through accidental puncturing of the skin. Read more

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The Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott Gottlieb has tendered his resignation, meaning he will leave his post next month. Read more

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Camstent, which develops proprietary bacteria-phobic polymers to apply to medical devices, has successfully closed fundraising at £600,000. Read more

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The entire medical technology value chain will be represented at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg for the international MedtecLive exhibition and the MedTech Summit Congress from 21-23 May. Read more

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Global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) specialist Chemigraphic has successfully transitioned to the new 2016 version of the medical device manufacturing standard, ISO 13485. Read more

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Organ preservation university spin-out OrganOx has signed a five-year manufacturing contract with ITL Group for its portable, performance-critical medical device, metra, a normothermic perfusion system. Read more

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Medical device manufacturer Medtronic is to close its Crospon operation in Galway, the Irish Times reports. Read more

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Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon has reached an agreement to acquire robotics technology developer Auris Health for approximately $3.4 billion. Read more

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Dordan Manufacturing, a Woodstock, Illinois-based custom thermoform designer and manufacturer, is currently building an onsite and fully enclosed hardwall construction ISO Class 8 Cleanroom, signalling an expansion into medical device packaging. Read more

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Industrial Internet of Things connectivity company Real-Time Innovations has added new capabilities to its software RTI Connext DDS, with the aim of advancing the development of complex medical systems. Read more

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The 3D printed medical devices market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 18.1% for the period between 2017-2027, according to analysis from Future Market Insights. Read more

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Medical device manufacturers are facing ‘unprecedented’ challenges because of the relationship between opportunity and risk in the connected world, according to software specialists at product development consultancy Sagentia. Read more

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A historical lack of transparency in the UK’s medical devices industry has led to debilitating consequences for patients, the government admitted this week. Read more

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Technology company Synopsys has released its new ScanIP Medical edition, designed for those working with 3D imaging to create medical devices for pre-clinical workflows such as implant design and patient-specific planning. Read more

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