DuPont today announced that it will invest an unspecified amount in tubing manufacturing improvements at its healthcare industries materials site in Hemlock, Mich. Upgrades include extrusion capacity expansion for tubing, a new ISO 7 cleanroom, and ongoing elastomer capacity expansions with new mixing equipment for liquid silicone rubber (LSR) … [Read more...] about DuPont boosts tubing manufacturing at Michigan plant
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) said it is recalling specific lots/batches of its Hurricane RX biliary balloon dilation catheters. Marlborough, Mass.-based Boston Scientific, which issued a warning letter from its international location in France, said the removal comes in response to an increase in complaints of the RX tunnel component (black … [Read more...] about Boston Scientific warns on Hurricane RX biliary balloon dilatation catheter
Saint-Gobain Life Sciences announced today that it is acquiring MS Techniques and Transluminal to expand its medical components capabilities. Pompey, France-based MS Techniques, a 137-person company, offers experience in high-precision thermoplastic extrusion and design expertise for minimally invasive catheter solutions centered around the … [Read more...] about Saint-Gobain Life Sciences buys MS Techniques and Transluminal
Freudenberg Medical today said it has acquired Merit Medical's hypotube manufacturing business for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will be absorbed by Freudenberg Medical's Cambus Medical in Galway, Ireland. Cambus Medical is a hypotube manufacturer for the minimally invasive industry. It develops and manufactures hypotubes, specialty … [Read more...] about Freudenberg Medical acquires Merit Medical’s hypotubing business
Nordson Corporation recently announced that it acquired Fluortek for an undisclosed amount. Fluortek is a precision plastic extrusion manufacturer that works with the medical device industry to create custom dimensioned tubing. "As Nordson Medical continues to expand its differentiated product offerings, the acquisition of Fluortek enhances … [Read more...] about Nordson acquires Fluortek
Hospitals' need for single-use surgical instruments may spike as they resume elective procedures following the worst of COVID-19. Outsourcing with a credible tubing partner allows OEMs to focus on core competencies internally and free up other resources for maximum competitive advantage. Jim Jock, Micro As elective surgeries resume during … [Read more...] about How the resumption of elective surgery may spur demand for high-volume surgical instruments
Tegra Medical announced today that it has purchased an additional building across the street from its Franklin, Mass., headquarters and will expand its space in Hernando, Miss. Together, these moves will increase the company’s worldwide square footage by more than 53% to 356,000 ft2. The new building in Franklin, Mass., has 120,000 ft2 of … [Read more...] about Tegra Medical announces major expansions in Massachusetts and Mississippi
Coextrusion is the process of pressing two or more materials into a single piece of tubing. Coextruded tubing is commonly used in the packaging and medical device industries. For example, multi-layered extruded tubing can be used for drug delivery applications, including insulin delivery, angiography and pain therapy. Coextruded tubing can … [Read more...] about What is coextrusion?
Sahajanand Medical Technologies recently received full reimbursement confirmation in France for its Supraflex Cruz heart stent. The Ministry of Health and Public Affairs of France conducted a scientific review for reimbursement. The clinical data the heart stent was evaluated for safety and applicability to France's population. Reimbursement … [Read more...] about SMT receives France national reimbursement for heart 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?