Heraeus Medical Components announced this week that it has acquired Pulse Systems, a precision laser processor and manufacturer of nitinol and other metal-based implants and delivery systems. A key reason for the acquisition is the increasing importance of vascular access and delivery systems to enable new therapies, according to Peter Reimer, … [Read more...] about Heraeus Medical Components acquires Pulse Systems
Olympus today announced it commercially launched its Hanarostent esophagus TTS self-expanding metal stents. The through-the-scope esophageal stent helps with luminal patency in a variety of clinical applications. It is designed for use in the palliative treatment of esophageal stricture or trachea-esophageal fistula caused by malignant … [Read more...] about Olympus launches esophagus through-the-scope stent
Nitinol’s unique properties have made it the darling of the medical device industry. A novel technique for mechanically joining nitinol to other metal tubing could reduce cost and mitigate risk. Mark Broadley, Viant Nitinol has revolutionized the medical device industry. With its flexible superelasticity, shape memory and … [Read more...] about What’s next for nitinol tubing?
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
Stainless steel tubing outfit Accu-Tube announced today that it has acquired Mercury Tube, another metal tube manufacturer in its home base of Englewood, Colo. Mercury Tube, which makes high-precision stainless steel and high nickel alloy tubing, will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accu-Tube. Financial terms of the deal were not … [Read more...] about Accu-Tube acquires Mercury Tube
MD&M West — set for Feb. 11-13, 2020 — is billed as the largest medical device manufacturing event in the world. Now in its 35th year, it showcases hundreds of industry suppliers and attracts thousands of medical device industry insiders. Strolling around the show floor at the Anaheim Convention Center, in Anaheim, Calif., visitors will see … [Read more...] about MD&M West exhibitors you need to know
Micro announced this month that it has opened a new 15,000-square-foot R&D center in a recently purchased building next to its present facilities in Somerset, N.J. The acquired 50,000-square-foot building will also serve as Micro's headquarters offices, allowing the company to optimize manufacturing in the two other locations next … [Read more...] about Micro expands in New Jersey
Metal injection molding (MIM) works well for high-volume production of small, complex medical device parts of consistent quality. Steve Santoro, Micro Demand for small, lightweight, high-strength, complex-shaped components is growing across industries today, from automotive, consumer electronics, aerospace and defense to orthodontics and … [Read more...] about Metal injection molding vs. machining: When MIM is best