Special Report

  • CSR Stands for Corporate Social Responsibility and Commercial Success Requirement
    As investors, customers and rating agencies inquire about CSR programmes, giving back is more than a moral obligation—it is becoming a market differentiator. By Camilla Andersson
    (October, 2013)
  • Academia-Industry Partnerships: A Thin Line between Lasting Relationships and Sudden Breakups
    As partnerships between universities and businesses become more common, both parties must learn to work together. By Camilla Andersson
    (August, 2013)
  • Inside the A&D Medical NFC-Enabled Blood Pressure Monitor
    Connectivity relies on near field communication technology, which is rarely used in medical applications.
    (May, 2013)
  • Keeping Your IP Fit and Healthy
    To achieve maximum competitiveness medical device companies should review their intellectual property on a regular basis.
    (March, 2013)
  • Re-engineering Medical Technology from Top to Bottom Line
    Teleporting into meetings, collaborating with economists, learning frugal engineering . . . welcome to the future of medtech development and manufacturing.
    (June, 2012)
  • Close Up: XL-Faserplatte für digitale Röntgenanwendungen ermöglicht hochaufgelöste Bilder
    Eine XL-Faserplatte für digitale Röntgenanwendungen ermöglicht erstmals eine hoch- auflösende Bildübertragung im Format 430 × 430 mm und größer. Das neuartige faseroptische Material erlaubt nicht nur die Herstellung in größeren Abmessungen, sonder...
    (February, 2010)
  • Close Up: Schaffhauser MedTech-Kompetenz unter einem Dach
    Wie bereits in den vergangenen zwei Jahren begleiten die Wirtschaftsförderung des Kantons Schaffhausen und das ITS Industrie- und Technozentrum Schaffhausen auch in diesem Jahr einen Gemeinschaftsstand für 13 Schaffhauser Unternehmen. So präsentieren sich verschiedene Firmen aus der R...
    (February, 2010)
  • Close Up: Nichenspezialisten am MedTech-Standort Österreich
    Um Österreich als Life Science Standort zu stärken und die Forschungskapazitäten in der Wirtschaft durch Forcierung des Technologietransfers zu steigern, wurde das Programm Life Science Austria – LISA – ins Leben gerufen. LISA ist ein Schwerpunktprogramm im Bereich Life Sc...
    (February, 2010)
  • Produkte und Dienstleistungen
    Leistungsfähige Vakuum-Spanntechnik Ein neues Vakuum-Spannsystem mit einer integrierten Venturidüse kann ohne zusätzliche externe Venturidüse sowohl mit Druckluft als auch mit einer externen Pumpe betrieben werden. Bis zu neun Ansaugstellen ermöglichen flexible Feldein...
    (February, 2010)
  • Hessen: Regional Focus
    Overshadowed by Frankfurt’s financial might, the life sciences sector also has a rich and varied presence in Germany’s central region
    (November, 2009)
  • Reevaluating Thermoplastics
    How good is PEEK, really, for aesthetic and long-term structural applications?
    (March, 2009)
  • RFID in Healthcare: The Next Generation
    Radio-frequency identification technology is not the answer to every logistics challenge, but under the right circumstances, it can add tremendous value to a business process
    (January, 2009)
  • Stama Cited Among Germany’s “Hot 100”
      SPECIAL REPORT     Germany’s most-innovative companies were honoured this summer in Düsseldorf, where they were awarded the Top 100 seal of quality. Stama Maschinenfabrik GmbH (Schlierbach, Germany; www.stama.de) was among the select group of 100 small- and medium-siz...
    (November, 2008)
  • Cendres+Métaux Named Regional Enterprise of the Year
    SPECIAL REPORT Cendres+Métaux (Biel/Bienne, Switzerland; www.cmsa.ch) took top honours at this year’s Entrepreneur Espace Mittelland competition. The regional event rewards the most dynamic companies from the west-central (Mitt...
    (November, 2008)
  • ODU’s Innovative Spirit Connects with Business Awards Judges
    SPECIAL REPORT ODU Steckverbindungssysteme GmbH & Co. KG (Mühldorf, Germany; www.odu.de) was one of three companies applauded for its accomplishments in 2008 by the Bavarian Medium-Sized-Business Awards. Organized by the German Assoc...
    (November, 2008)
  • Rewarding Achievements
    SPECIAL REPORT As 2008 draws to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to salute the achievements of some of the companies whose products and services we routinely cover in our publication. From connectors supplier ODU, which was honoured for embracing creativity, to maker...
    (November, 2008)
  • Lumera Laser Earns Finalist Slot for Innovation Award
    SPECIAL REPORT A new generation of high-power, high-repetition-rate picosecond (ps) lasers sufficiently dazzled judges at the Innovation Award Laser Technology 2008 to place Lumera Laser (Kaiserslautern, Germany; www.lumera-laser.com) among the three finalists at Innovation Awa...
    (November, 2008)
  • Global Consultancy Honours Wireless Monitoring Technology and Compliance Software
      SPECIAL REPORT     A sensor technology platform that enables wireless monitoring of vital signs, and compliance and quality management software designed for the life sciences industry were honoured...
    (November, 2008)
  • Western Switzerland
    What makes western Switzerland tick? Watchmaking continues to make the economy turn, but medical technology is playing an increasingly important role.
    (October, 2008)
  • Rapid Medical Advances Challenge the Tooling Industry
    The requirement for greater performance in smaller spaces has increased demands for product and process innovation in tubing and other medical products. In turn, these developments have placed greater demands on the producers of the advanced tooling for these products. Tooling manufacturers must now...
    (May, 2008)
  • Redefining Drug Delivery
    Developments in microelectronics and nanotechnology are fueling advances in drug delivery
    (May, 2008)
  • Winning Ways in Design and Engineering
    The 33 winners of the 2008 Medical Design Excellence Awards have been announced. Their innovative products display outstanding design and engineering achievements. A selection of them is described here. For details of all the winners go to www.mdeawards.com
    (May, 2008)
  • The Greening of the Med-Tech Industry
    The new international standard IEC 60601-1-9 shows medical device designers how to help the planet while continuing to heal patients.
    (January, 2008)
  • Developments in Medical-Grade Materials
    Medical device designers can choose materials based on information in a powerful new database or adopt innovative formulations with a variety of desirable properties.
    (October, 2007)
  • Recent Developmants in Materials, Equipment, and Services for Med-Tech Packaging
    The med-tech industry historically has favoured destructive methods to test packaging. But there are some sound reasons to take a second look at nondestructive package testing systems.
    (September, 2007)