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Find the latest news and technical briefs related to custom and contract medical manufacturing. Review how companies are outsourcing the creation of medical devices and medical device components; product concept and development; process validation and verification; and manufacturing and packaging.

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White Papers: Medical
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Manufacturing Transfers for Medtech Innovators Part 4: Matching Technical Expertise in Equipment and Software Applications

The seamless transition of production from an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to a contract manufacturing...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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Manufacturing Transfers for Medtech Innovators Part 3: Making a Move

For medical device companies seeking to optimize their operations, manufacturing transfers bring a unique set of challenges and opportunities. Continuous investment in...

News: Materials

Cadence, Inc., a provider of design, development, and contract manufacturing services to the medical device, drug-delivery, and diagnostics markets, has acquired the Florida location...

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Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The experience of technology providers in developing minimally invasive surgical instruments and RAS systems assembly offers significant advantages for the leading manufacturers of robot-assisted surgical systems.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Additive fusion technology opens doors to more sustainable manufacturing options that can help lower cost and reduce weight and waste, all while maintaining the integrity and strength required of geometrically complex and small parts subjected to harsh environments.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
As the medical device manufacturing industry continues to innovate in the form of improved tolerance requirements and an increased usage of advanced materials, manufacturers should consider the merits of a nonconventional material removal process like PECM.
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News: Medical

Sterling Medical Devices and RBC Medical Innovations has rebranded the combined company as Vantage MedTech. According to the company, leveraging decades of...

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News: Medical

Critical Manufacturing, a developer of manufacturing execution systems (MES) for global, multi-site operations, has expanded into Mexico, reinforcing its commitment to...

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News: Regulations/Standards

TÜV SÜD has received approval as a UK Approved Body (UKAB) for medical devices. With this approval, medical device manufacturers can implement UKCA certification for the UK market and...

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Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
With all the benefits implantable systems offer therapy developers, clinicians, and patients, it is easy to see why market projections for this segment are on the rise.
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Briefs: Medical
The Intracellular Drug Delivery Centre will help predict the stability, efficacy, performance, and any potential adverse reactions of RNA vaccines and therapeutics.
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Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
In this Expert Insight, Nadia Hajjar, Category Manager for Life Sciences at Porex, provides perspective on the ins and outs of designing custom components, including leveraging customization to decrease device complexity and reduce component costs.
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White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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Manufacturing Transfers for Medtech Innovators Part 2: Coordinating Transfer Planning with a Medtech Contract Manufacturing Organization

When creating plans for a manufacturing transfer, medtech original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and...

Inside Story: Medical
To find out more about selecting and implementing automation solutions, MDB recently spoke with Dave McMorrow, Technical Director, MMT Automation and Michael Wall, Technical Director, Somex Automation, an MMT company.
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Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The challenge for pharma is how to extend the commercial life of mature products while keeping maintenance costs low and ensuring they adhere to everchanging regulations across the globe — all while juggling the innovation for new products.
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Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
OEMs in the medical device market are taking a close look at all their suppliers and making changes. Demand for more affordable and accessible medical devices is forcing OEMs to control costs by consolidating supply chains and outsourcing more tasks.
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Supplements: Medical
In our summer edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
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News: Medical

The MedAccred program continues to provide value to medical device manufacturers that have been awarded its prestigious accreditation for critical manufacturing processes,...

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News: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Teleflex Incorporated, a global provider of medical technologies, has broken ground to launch an expansion project for its Teleflex Medical OEM facility in Jaffrey, NH....

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News: Medical

The Performance Review Institute (PRI) has expanded its management systems certification portfolio through the acquisition of SRI Quality System Registrar. SRI is...

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Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
If the race to meet short-term milestones is run blindly, it can forever hamstring a medical device timeline.
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INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

BioInteractions launched an expanded Product Pathway Partnership service incorporating bespoke coatings, optimized application and tooling, testing, regulatory support and...

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Features: Design
In its most general sense, DfM for medical devices means the design of parts sympathetic to the production process being used in order to make optimized outcomes in a timely fashion.
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Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Here, the ways that RTPs can help optimize product-handling operations in the life science industries.
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Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
See the new products and services from Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West, including a leak test instrument, a brushless DC motor, and more.
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Supplements: Robotics, Automation & Control
Learn about the medical manufacturers and cutting-edge applications that stood out in 2021.
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News: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Cadence, Inc., a contract manufacturer of medical and drug-delivery devices and specialty commercial products, has acquired Utitec, Inc., a manufacturer specializing in miniature, deep...

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News: Manufacturing & Prototyping

OKAY Industries, New Britain, CT, a contract manufacturer of metal and plastic overmolded components and subassemblies for global medical device original equipment...

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Ask the Expert

Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components
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Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.

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Inside Story: Establishing Safe EO Sterilization for Medical Devices
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To find out more about the expertise required to establish a safe and effective EO Sterilization for medical devices, MDB recently spoke with Elizabeth Sydnor, director of microbiology for Eurofins Medical Device Testing (Lancaster, PA).

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