Solvay, a supplier of advanced materials and specialty chemicals, announced a pair of advances that it hopes will help it expand its healthcare business. Speaking yesterday at Solvay’s booth (#2414) at MD&M West, the company’s healthcare sales development manager Rose Catherin said the new materials will help improve the performance of … [Read more...] about Solvay expands advanced materials offerings in the medical tubing space
Applied Plastics (Norwood, Mass.) — maker of PTFE-coated products for advanced catheter systems — announced today that it is rebranding to improve its customer interface and support continued growth. The rebranding includes a new website, online store and refreshed brand identity. The company this week is showing off the new look and its online … [Read more...] about Applied Plastics has a new website, online store
Biocoat officials say their Hydak coatings deliver competitive durability and lubricity — and they’re made out of a naturally occurring substance. Biocoat (Horsham, Pa.) this year has been touting internal studies in which its Hydak coatings demonstrated durability and lubricity that matched or exceeded other hydrophilic coatings, additives, … [Read more...] about Could Biocoat’s hydrophilic coating promote vascular catheter innovation?
Medical device innovation doesn’t just come from startups or big corporate R&D departments. Contract manufacturers and suppliers are increasingly playing a role, too. Long gone are the days when medical device industry suppliers simply produced or manufactured according to specifications. Companies are increasingly coming up with their own … [Read more...] about 8 medical device industry supplier innovations you need to know
Resonetics (Nashua, N.H.) today announced that it is making an additional equity investment in and providing debt financing to Medibrane. The company took minority ownership of Israel-based Medibrane as part of its acquisition of STI Laser in November 2018. "Having worked with the founders at Medibrane for the past six months, we've grown … [Read more...] about Resonetics expands Medibrane investment
BIOMEDevice Boston is one of the largest medical device manufacturing tradeshows in New England The annual event— held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, May 15–16 — provides an opportunity for more than 4,000 engineers and executives and 400 suppliers in the region's design and manufacturing industry to connect and network. Hundreds … [Read more...] about 8 BIOMEDevice exhibitors you should know
Biocoat (Horsham, Pa.) announced today that is has received a certification of registration for the ISO 13485:2016 quality management system. Company officials described the certification as reflecting an ongoing commitment to quality. Biocoat specializes in supplying lubricious hydrophilic coatings for medical devices used in a range of … [Read more...] about Biocoat achieves ISO 13485:2016 certification
Biocoat – a Horsham, Pa.–based maker of lubricious hydrophilic coatings for medical devices – said today that healthcare investment firm 1315 Capital has bought it. The deal closed Dec. 20, 2018. Financial terms were not disclosed. Philadelphia-based 1315 Capital provides expansion and growth capital to commercial-stage healthcare services, … [Read more...] about Biocoat acquired by 1315 Capital