From invoking their business continuity plans to marshaling their pandemic teams, medical device contract manufacturers are finding ways to keep business going during the coronavirus pandemic. Medical Design & Outsourcing conducted an informal survey of manufacturers and other companies that serve the medtech industry. Here’s some of what we … [Read more...] about How medtech contract manufacturers are managing during the coronavirus pandemic
Spectrum Plastics Group said today that it has begun to offer value-added overmolding at its Apollo Medical operation in Sandy, Utah. The Alpharetta, Ga.-based company added four new injection molding machines ranging from 11 to 55 tons, at Apollo. The machines are suitable for injection molding of highly precise products, including dilator and … [Read more...] about Spectrum Plastics adds overmolding at Utah plant
When designing a co-extruded multi-layer tube for an intravascular application, the final physical properties of the polymers used are not the only factor. For optimal extrusion, it is also important to consider the effects of the viscosity, the polymers’ melt temperatures, and their placement in the structure. Steve Maxson, Spectrum Plastics … [Read more...] about How to ensure the structural integrity of multi-layer polymer tubing
Charles Darwin wrote, "In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed." Medical device companies get the credit for many innovations, but many need the ingenuity and commitment of contract manufacturers who design and produce the components that make those … [Read more...] about How’d they do that? 7 innovations from medical device contract manufacturers
This webinar was presented live on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Click below to watch on demand. Polyvinylchloride (PVC) has long been a go-to material for medical device tubing and other healthcare products. But medtech companies need to think twice about its use now that the European Union is cracking down on the use of PVCs … [Read more...] about Webinar: What can you do about PVCs in medical devices?
Spectrum Plastics Group said today that it has completed its acquisition of Fermatex Vascular Technologies, which is going back to its old Adam Spence name. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The soon-to-be Adam Spence Vascular Technologies has roughly 100 people working out of two adjoining manufacturing facilities encompassing … [Read more...] about Spectrum Plastics Group acquires soon-to-be Adam Spence
Count Spectrum Plastics Group (Alpharetta, Ga.) among the medical device industry suppliers adding capabilities and expertise in order to add value to what they provide their customers. Long gone are the days when medtech contract manufacturers simply made orders to spec. As four recent case studies out of Spectrum highlight, it's all about … [Read more...] about 4 ways medical device industry suppliers can save their clients money
Spectrum Plastics Group today announced three fundamental medical business platforms as it seeks to better explain the breadth of services the new company can provide the medical device industry. Spectrum (Alpharetta, Ga.) is just six months old – formed from the merger of Pexco and PPC Industries. "From component manufacturing to packaging and … [Read more...] about Spectrum Plastics announced fundamental business platforms