Industry Intelligence

  • Medtech's New Power Trio: Turkey, Indonesia and Iran
    Overshadowed by the BRIC countries, Turkey, Indonesia and Iran don’t get the attention they deserve. Here’s why they should be on the global medtech industry’s radar.
    (November, 2013)
  • Neue Technologien
    Winzige Chips retten Leben Winzig kleine Chips können zum Beispiel Patienten, die an einem Aneurysma erkrankt sind, das Leben retten. Entwickelt wird die medizintechnische Innovation zurzeit in einem der bisher größten gemeinsamen Forschungsvorhaben zwischen der TU Hamburg-Har...
    (February, 2013)
  • Branchen-News
    Engel-Branchentreff für Medizintechnik-Experten behandelt MedTech-Herausforderungen Einen Tag vor Eröffnung der MEDTEC Europe startet bei Engel der Branchentreff für Medizintechnik-Experten: Am 25. Februar 2013 findet die Engel med.con in Wurmberg statt. Kunden, Partner und In...
    (February, 2013)
  • The State of Diabetes Device Technology and Intellectual Property
    To serve a surging patient population, companies will need a robust product and intellectual property portfolio to maximise growth.
    (October, 2012)
  • Branchen-News
    Deutsche Medizintechnik-Branche wächst im Ausland: Verschärfung von Marktzugängen in der EU könnte Innovationen gefährden Die deutsche Medizintechnikindustrie setzt ihren Wachstumskurs fort. Im Zeitraum Januar bis April dieses Jahres lag der Umsatz der rund 1140 Herst...
    (October, 2012)
  • Setting Standards
    New Protocols Will Test Effects of RFID Systems on Medical Devices
    (November, 2009)
  • New Possibilities
    Video Camera Records at the Speed of Thought
    (November, 2009)
  • Probing the Mind
    Electrically Conductive Polymers Could Lead to Improved Brain Implants
    (November, 2009)
  • A Higher Power
    Small and Efficient Nuclear Battery Uses Liquid Semiconductor
    (November, 2009)
  • Change Agents
    Eucomed Forum Inventories Industry’s Challenges
    (November, 2009)
  • Israeli Firm Reportedly Develops World’s Smallest Medical Camera
    Test Medigus (Omer, Israel), a company that specialises in developing endoscopic devices and procedures, has teamed up with Tower Semiconductor (Migdal Haemek, Israel) to produce the world’s smallest medical camera, according to a report from Israel21c, a nonprofit news organisation.
    (November, 2009)
  • A Fresh Look
    Israeli Firm Reportedly Develops World’s Smallest Medical Camera
    (November, 2009)
  • PEEK Polymer Expands Orthopaedic Material Options
    Industry Intelligence: Joint venture The design of arthroscopic devices and their performance capabilities have been limited by the strength and stiffness characteristics of the metals, ceramics and polymers used in their fabrication. Now...
    (October, 2009)
  • The Dandelion Could Prove to Be Source of Hypoallergenic Latex
    Industry Intelligence: research update Scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology have genetically modified the dandelion plant, optimising it for natural latex production. Suited for large-scale rubb...
    (October, 2009)
  • Industry Intelligence: in brief
    Vulcanium Opens Service Facility in the United Kingdom   Vulcanium Metals International (Northbrook, IL, USA) has announced that a new titanium warehousing and processing facility will be fully operational in the United Kingdom by October 2009. The facility, which is located near Belfast ...
    (October, 2009)
  • Thin-Walled Tubing Maximises Interior Working Space
    Industry Intelligence: inner space New techniques in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) are placing ever-greater demands on medical tubing extruders. Putnam Plastics (Dayville, CT, USA) reports it has developed a technology for production of ...
    (October, 2009)
  • Caragh Precision Opens Innovation Centre
    Industry Intelligence: investing in the future Galway-based Caragh Precision specialises in the design and manufacture of precision machined metal and plastic components. To emphasise the great focus the company places on research and development services, it has opened an In...
    (October, 2009)
  • Orthopaedic Conference and Exhibition Launched in Europe and United States
    Finite element analysis can be a useful tool for assessing the clinical performance of a new product in addition to developing and evaluating its design. The benefits and limitations of using this technique for orthopaedic products are examined here.
    (September, 2009)
  • Fibre Laser Delivers Intense Brightness for Precise Machining Applications
    NEWS FEED Newport Corp.’s Spectra-Physics Lasers division (Mountain View, California, USA; www.newport.com) has introduced its first industrial fibre laser...
    (September, 2009)
  • Recent developments in equipment and services for med-tech machining
    Machine builders are helping implant manufacturers to minimize secondary operations and boost productivity while meeting ever-tighter tolerances
    (September, 2009)
  • Novel Pump Design Takes Inspiration from Tree Roots
    Industry Intelligence: putting down roots Researchers at the University of Rochester have created a simple metal pump that lifts liquid using the wicking process trees use to pull water from their roots to their leaves. Guo and an assistant created the novel pump using a femtos...
    (September, 2009)
  • Partnering Opportunities Abound at Invitation-Only Event in Dublin
    Industry Intelligence: Med-in-Ireland A biennial event that showcases Ireland’s innovative med-tech industry to a select group of international experts returns to Dublin in October. Med-in-Ireland will be hosted by Irish state development agency Enterprise Ireland on 20 October...
    (September, 2009)
  • Researchers Devise Bionanoelectronic Transistor
    Industry Intelligence: Reinventing Electronics Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)researchers have developed a versatile hybrid platform that uses lipid-coated nanowires to build prototype bionanoelectronic devices. Mingling b...
    (September, 2009)
  • New Edition of IEC 60601-1 May Lead to Confusion
    Industry Intelligence: RISKY BUSINESS Is the newest edition of IEC 60601-1 a perfect compliance document or does it need an update? Professional readers of the third edition of IEC 60601-1 agree that the standard's promotion of innovati...
    (September, 2009)
  • Sandvik Builds Orthopaedic Product Facility in Europe
    Finite element analysis can be a useful tool for assessing the clinical performance of a new product in addition to developing and evaluating its design. The benefits and limitations of using this technique for orthopaedic products are examined here.
    (September, 2009)