The FDA is evaluating the risk of exposure to toxic chemicals from silicone tubing used in Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE: FMS) hemodialysis machines. The investigation concerns three models of Fresenius hemodialysis machines: the 2008T, 2008K2, and 2008K. The chemicals — non-dioxin-like (NDL) polychlorinated biphenyl acids (PCBAs) and NDL … [Read more...] about FDA warns of potential toxic risk from Fresenius hemodialysis machines
The FDA is evaluating the risk of Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) silicone-based electromyogram (EMG) endotracheal tubes following reports of deaths and serious adverse events. The FDA issued the warning last week in a letter to healthcare providers concerning the Medtronic NIM Standard Reinforced EMG Endotracheal Tubes and Medtronic NIM Contact Reinforced … [Read more...] about FDA warns of risk from Medtronic silicone-based EMG endotracheal tubes
Freudenberg Medical announced today that it has completed construction of a new medical manufacturing operation in Beverly, Mass. The new building will serve as Freudenberg Medical's global headquarters and will manufacture medical devices and components in medical and implant-grade silicones and high-performance plastics. The 36,000 ft2 … [Read more...] about Freudenberg Medical opens new HQ in larger Mass. factory
Freudenberg Medical (Carpinteria, Calif.) today touted extractables testing performed on its PharmaFocus Premium silicone tubing used in biopharma fluid processing and single-use applications. Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories conducted the independent extractables testing for Freudenberg Medical, drawing on BPOG and USP 665 protocols. “We … [Read more...] about Freudenberg Medical completes extractables testing for its PharmaFocus Premium tubing
Medical tubing allows clinicians to administer fluid and or even devices — as well as potentially allow for gas flow. And that's just the beginning. Common applications of medical tubing include ventilators and IVs, but tubing also finds uses supporting access devices and as a delivery method for other devices. For example, tubing can be used to … [Read more...] about What is medical tubing used for?
The medical tubing market is expected to be worth $11.9 billion by 2025, according to an analysis from Grand View Research. Grand View Research suggests the industry will expand at a revenue-based consumer annual growth rate of 9.2% over the next five years. Increased health expenditures from individuals and increased emphasis on healthcare by … [Read more...] about Medical tubing market to be worth $12 billion in 2025
Device designers have to investigate application parameters while also dealing with the product’s regulatory and compliance requirements to choose the right tubing. Here is the process for selecting the right tubing product and supplier for a given application. Alex Kakad, for NewAge Industries When selecting a tubing material for your … [Read more...] about What is the best tubing for medical device applications?
Tekni-Plex plans to tout its latest medical tubing offerings during Medtec China, Sept. 25–27 in Shanghai. Even as the U.S.-China trade war shows no signs of ending, American medical device companies are increasingly manufacturing in China for China as the country’s middle class expands and demands higher-quality healthcare. Tekni-Plex (Wayne, … [Read more...] about Tekni-Plex touting latest medical tubing offerings in growing China market
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
GW Plastics has broken ground on a 30,000-square-foot expansion of its manufacturing and technology center in Royalton, Vt. The $10 million expansion, announced last week, is meant to accommodate the ongoing growth of GW's thermoplastic injection molding and medical device contract assembly business. The project marks the second expansion in … [Read more...] about GW Plastics spending $10 million on new Vermont expansion