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The 3D-printing medical devices market is expected to exceed $1.7billion globally in revenue by the end of 2022, according to recent research from Fact.MR. Read more

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Medical device manufacturer Flexan has announced it has expanded its portfolio following the acquisition of IntroMED last April and Medron in 2016 by introducing a full-service concept for silicone and thermoplastic medical devices. Read more

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A national animal testing lab for medical devices in Ireland is being considered according to the Irish Times. Read more

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Health Canada has taken steps to improve “safety, effectiveness and quality” surrounding medical devices following the Implant Files Scandal. Read more

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Maik Endler, Knoell Germany, examines the challenges for start-ups gaining medical device approval. Read more

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Shorter time to market: US contract manufacturer produces high precision silicon components for in-vitro fertilisation in China. Read more

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Roger Hendrick, Specialty Products Division of DowDuPont, and Carolin Vogel, Specialty Plastics, Eastman Chemical Company, explain how new technology broadens medical device materials and design options. Read more

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Callum Little examines the on-going BPA debate. With a report landing from the National Toxicology Program, he asks when will we see the end of the BPA debate? Read more

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The Food and Drug Administration has announced it is finalising guidance on its existing Breakthrough Devices Program as well as announcing plans for a Safer Technologies Program (STeP). Read more

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Carl Mendonça, Ultrapolymers, outlines polymer choice considerations for successful plastics device components. Read more

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Academics along with entrepreneurs and community groups are joining forces in an attempt to turn Brighton and Hove into a focal point for health interventions. Read more

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Ramya Sriram, digital content manager of online platform for freelance scientists Kolabtree, highlights three new medical devices that are expected to improve the lives of patients around the world. Read more

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Four projects have been granted a total of more than £430,000 in financial support in the early stages of their product development from Medtech Accelerator. Read more

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The health secretary Matt Hancock has written to medical device and clinical consumable companies saying there could be a delay in the flow of goods for up to six months in the case of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. Read more

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The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) has responded to the ‘Implant Files’ investigation, stating the stories “overlook” the positive experiences of millions of patients. Read more

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Concerns have been raised about a number of faulty medical implants potentially harming patients, a media investigation has found. Read more

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Medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific has reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended offer to acquire BTG, which develops and commercialises products used in minimally-invasive procedures targeting cancer and vascular diseases. Read more

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Lindsay Mann, MTD Micromolding explains how to overcome roadblocks when producing a micro medical breakthrough Read more

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Smiths Group, the UK-based engineering company, has announced the decision to separate the company’s medical device business, Smiths Medical from the main Smiths Group plc. Read more

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Medical device manufacturer Healthcare 21 has completed the acquisition of medical equipment distributor Aquilant. Read more

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