Pharmaceutical and Medical

Strategic supplier partnerships reduce medical device project timelines

Medical device companies are under extreme pressure to deliver new or improved products ahead of the competition. Brandon Steinberg, business development manager at Portescap, explains how engaging with specialist suppliers at the very earliest stages of product design can help medical OEMs maintain a competitive edge. While the overall R&D …

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STMicroelectronics works with Alifax on rapid point-of-care medical testing

STMicroelectronics and Alifax, a producer of clinical diagnostic instrumentation, have worked together on a rapid, cost-efficient portable solution that will be available from Alifax, for point-of-care molecular diagnostic detection using highly reliable real-time Polymerase Chain Reactions (PCR) to amplify genetic material (RNA and DNA) in patient samples. Leveraging technology developed …

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Water activity analyser for food and pharmaceutical applications – with live demonstration service!

The latest Series 4TE instrument from Labcell – the exclusive UK distributor of Aqualab water activity analysers, is an accurate, quick, simple and cost-effective way for food manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies to gain valuable information about gels, powders, pastes and tablets. New for customers is a live-demonstration service so that potential …

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Sensirion and TTP Ventus collaborate on high-performance microfluidics driver

Sensirion is collaborating with micropump manufacturer TTP Ventus on the design of a compact high-performance microfluidics driver. The system has been created to support laboratory prototyping and product development for a wide range of microfluidics applications, from laboratory test systems, to diagnostics and analytical instruments. The companies have made the design available online …

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Delivering fast and accurate medical diagnoses

In medieval times, medical diagnoses largely relied on the use of urine wheels — charts that corresponded urine colour with different diseases. While urology remains an important area of study, doctors now rely on a multitude of tests to diagnose patients. Slow and incorrect diagnosis delays treatment, so how can …

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Evonetix and Analog Devices collaborate on third-generation DNA synthesis platform

Evonetix has announced a collaboration with Analog Devices. The companies will work together on the advancement and commercial scale-up of Evonetix’s proprietary microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-based silicon chips and accelerate the development of Evonetix’s first product, a DNA desktop writer. Evonetix’s novel silicon chip controls the synthesis of DNA at many …

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More engineers needed to deliver high tech healthcare

The National Health Service faces a huge influx of new technology and a rise in patient numbers in coming years, but to deliver safe and affordable care there will need to be more engineers coming into the healthcare sector, according to a new report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. …

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Increased ventilator demand requires reliable and efficient welding technology

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, production of ventilators has skyrocketed, in order to support the exponential increase in demand for patients infected with the novel coronavirus. This demand exceeds the production capacity of typical ventilator manufacturers, and so manufacturers who usually produce other products have found themselves switching production …

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Four supplier solutions for ventilators now available from RS

RS Components (RS) is providing ongoing support for makers, manufacturers and engineers around the world eager to support the fight against COVID-19 through building and supplying ventilators. Ventilators are highly complex electromechanical devices, designed by experts in their field using the most optimal components. RS has collated four supplier solutions …

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Tektronix and A2LA partner on ventilator production

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, test and measurement company Tektronix has partnered with accreditation body American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) to rapidly convert and accredit Tektronix for the calibration of tools to be utilised in the ventilator production setup of a plant in Kokomo, Ind. Traditionally an electronic components manufacturing …

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