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Scientists at Hatzövf University in Germany have developed what they believe could be a cure for baldness using polymer-based technology. more

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Gerresheimer and Chase Scientific Glass are to sell their joint venture, Kimble Chase to Duran Group, a portfolio company of One Equity Partners. more

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A contact lens containing a polymer film has been designed to deliver medication to the eye more

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Foster Corporation, a provider of custom polymers for medical devices, has introduced a new line of colour concentrates using FDA 21CFR 73 subpart D pigments for medical device applications more

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North American shipments of plastics machinery registered a strong year-over-year increase in Q1 of 2016 according to statistics compiled and reported by the SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES) more

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Life sciences technologies company Surmodics has announced the creation of 100 new medtech jobs following the company’s acquisition of Creagh Medical in Ballinasloe, Galway in November 2015 more

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At the American Diabetes Association’s 76th Scientific Sessions this week, data is being presented from three studies that evaluated the accuracy and usability of blood glucose monitoring systems from Ascensia Diabetes Care more

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The world market for connected healthcare is expected to reach £95.85bn ($136.8bn) by 2021, according to a report published by Allied Market Research more

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Rachel Gordon, technology analyst at IDTechEx discusses how advancements in electronics technology are enabling medical electronic equipment designed for faster diagnosis, improved patient quality of life and new drug-based therapies more

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New therapy uses plasma and electrodes to promote wound healing more

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Primasil and Mobile Onboard, an on-bus technology developer, have collaborated on a silicone rubber wearable device that vibrates and flashes to tell visually or hearing impaired passengers when their stop is approaching more

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Royal Philips has launched of a new handheld blood test, the Minicare I-20 system, for rapid diagnosis of a heart attack at the point of care more

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Members of congress have introduced a package of bills to reform the review process for medical devices and increase access to legal recourse for patients effected by unsafe devices more

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The global needle free drug delivery devices market is expected to reach £10bn ($14.6bn) by 2024, according to a new report published by Grand View Research The increasing prevalence of chronic diseases such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and AIDS due more

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Compamed 2016 will be offering over 800 companies the chance to exhibit innovative and tailored solutions for suppliers of the medical technology industry on 14-17 November at Messe Düsseldorf more

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Zimmer Biomet Holdings (Zimmer Biomet) is to acquire LDR Holding Corporation (LDR) for £25.60 ($37) per share which equates to a total transaction value of £691m ($1bn) more

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Davis-Standard will highlight the company’s latest medical tubing capabilities at booth #567 during MD&M East in New York City on June 14-16 more

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Noel Edmonds has caused controversy in the medtech world this week when the celebrity claimed that the EMPpad can tackle cancer more

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Kevin Grygiel, Prisym ID, examines the past years’ labelling compliance challenges surrounding UDI implementation more

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Vodafone will be connecting the world’s first and only exoskeleton that is FDA cleared for use by both stroke patients and spinal cord injuries more

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