Global leader in motion and control technologies has created medical grade polyurethane that demonstrates expanded resistance to environmental stress cracking, as well as characteristic polycarbonate resistance to oxidation and swelling
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UK manufacturer C-Major is gearing up to being a range of retracting sharps medical devices to market with the potential to significantly reduce needle injuries and prevent the spread of diseases
Accenture, the global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company has produced an infographic to illustrate the findings of its recent study of the pharmaceutical industry
Researchers at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine have developed a bedside electronic device capable of successfully determining whether a patient has suffered a stroke or something less severe
A combination of robotic systems, RFID and computer vision technology is hoped to bring manufacturing efficiency to surgical tool packaging, delivery and sterilisation
Researchers from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have had a breakthrough in laser cooling technology which could lead to a host of future innovations such as slim-lined MRI machines and self-cooling computer chips
Manufacturers are being warned they could face unlimited fines or even prison if they fail to adhere to the requirements of a European Regulation regarding the restriction or banning of certain hazardous substances
Carolyn Kidd explains the difference between 'Inherent' Flame Resistant (FR) clothing and 'Treated' FR clothing, something which could save yours or your employees' lives
The findings from a national American survey have revealed that nearly nine out of 10 organisations (87 percent) have tangibly felt the benefits of worksite wellness
The region's pharmaceutical industry has come together to share an investment scheme it thinks could provide the health boost Australian industry so desperately needs
Researchers from the University of Oxford have created a groundbreaking 3D system to measure and characterise diabetic wounds, saving millions in medical bills and improving the lives of those living with the disease
To enable its customers to better understand its products, a world leader in medical and safety technologies, Draeger Safety UK has truly thought outside the box, hosting a unique and innovative event which has gone down a storm
A leading manufacturer of custom medical polymers, Foster Corporation has announced industry interest in implantable medical device applications is booming
American researchers have developed a new form of electronics technology enabling devices to dissolve in water, a property which could lead to host of potential future applications
After months of hard work, a team of apprentices from BAE Systems has been crowned winners of the Make it in Great Britain Challenge with their innovative invention - BedFleX
This year's Paralympic Games doesn't just provide the perfect showcase for the ability and dynamism of the athletes, but that of the technical support staff as well
A team of scientists have created the world's first light-activated skeletal muscle enabling robots of the future to be stronger and importantly, vastly more flexible
By guiding the placement of post-surgery sutures, the handheld FastStitch can save patients from potential infection, herniation and evisceration
A team of researchers have discovered a new class of polymers that are resistant to bacterial attachment, and could lead to a marked reduction in hospital infections and medical device failures
Collaboration between research from the Academic Surgery Unit at University Hospital of South Manchester and Lancaster University has resulted in an innovative medical device to provide real-time analysis of heart patients
The complex, yet necessary task of clearing blood clots from the brain could become a lot easier for surgeons and much safer for patients thanks to the application of micro-robotic technology in creating the Neuroglide
Almost a year after being officially launched, Sony has announced that it's PVM-2551 MD, an OLED medical display, has finally been approved by the US FDA (Food & Drink Association), which has the potential to translate into huge sales for the Japanese electronics behemoth
The preliminary figures, released by the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE), show workplace-related fatalities have fallen in the last year for most industries, but risen for manufacturing
American researchers have developed a unique method for creating medical electronic implants capable of behaving like a "rubber band"
Recycled UK has formed a partnership with IMR (Industrial Material Recycling) to develop vision imaging software which could save NHS Healthcare Trusts hundreds of thousands of pounds every year from the disposal of time expired X-ray films
Research firm Cambashi have launched a survey in the hope of creating a better understanding of the medical device manufacturing industry
Using a commercially-available 3D printer and open-source design software, researchers at the University of Glasgow have developed a process that could transform they way prescription drugs are manufactured and administered
A microchip implant, which delivers regular doses of drugs to patients, has been successfully tested in its first clinical trial with human subjects
World Health Organisation says that 11 developing country manufacturers will join fight to prevent influenza
Pfizer has announced the closure of its leading UK research centre, Sandwich, which has been responsible for the discovery of many successful products. These include impotence pill Viagra, heart drug Norvasc and HIV/AIDS medicine Celsentri.
The British Heart Foundation has launched a 50 million pound ($80 million) research project into the potential of stem cells to regenerate heart tissue and "mend broken hearts". The pill, which could be available in as little as seven years, tricks the heart into healing itself and make the recovery from a heart attack as simple as mending a broken leg.
European regulators are close to licensing a breakthrough pill, which could help Multiple Sclerosis sufferers. If they succeed, it will be the first daily MS pill on the market to be available in the EU. MS is the most common disabling neurological condition. Every week 50 young people are diagnosed with the disease. It affects almost 100,000 Britons.
Studies have shown that for many people it is the sound of the drill that causes the most anxiety about visiting the dentist. This could soon be a thing of the past with a new innovative device which cancels out the noise of the dental drill.
Scientists are carrying out the final stages of clinical trials of a drug that contains theobromine, an ingredient found in chocolate and cocoa. The drug, called BC1036, is being developed by the private UK company SEEK.
The UK's largest drug maker, GlaxoSmithKline, has signed an agreement with Impax Pharmaceuticals for development and commercialisation rights to Impax's Parkinson's combination drug IPX066. Impax says IPX066 has the potential to control Parkinson’s symptoms, such as the reduction in “off time” throughout the day.
Scientists are developing a jet leg pill that could relieve millions of long-haul passengers from sleepless nights and mid-afternoon drowsiness. The pill is made from a natural chemical, dubbed ‘longdaysin’, which has been proven to dramatically slow down the body’s biological clock, allowing it to catch up with the local time.
Smell something funny? If you’ve got a bottle of the Tylenol 8 Hour Caplet 50 at home, that moldy odor might be coming from the pills.
Three strikes of two hours over pensions changes will be staged on 8 September, followed by three further four hour walkouts on 15 September, the GMB union announced. A week later, members will strike for 24 hours from 0600 BST on 22 September. AstraZeneca said it was “disappointed” at the news.
GMB said that dates for industrial action were not yet confirmed but will be set later this week unless the pharmaceuticals giant reopens negotiations over planned changes to its pension scheme.
Over 600 GMB members employed by AstraZeneca, the giant multi-national drugs company, at its manufacturing site at Macclesfield in Cheshire, are holding a strike ballot over changes to their pension scheme.
In an effort to improve operational efficiencies and standardize delivery models, Bristol-Myers Squibb has selected Johnson Controls as its outsourcing partner to manage multiple facilities throughout North America.
The $100 million investment, will help it continue to “set the standard” for the manufacture of high-quality, safe and environmentally sustainable nutritional products for infants and children, Pfizer said in a statement.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), the government agency responsible for economic growth and development, have jointly awarded funding for eight research projects based in Singapore aimed at growing local capabilities and talent in green and sustainable manufacturing, GSK has announced.
Pfizer will close eight plants in the U.S., Ireland and Puerto Rico by 2015 as part of measures designed to “reconfigure” its global plant network. The world’s biggest drugmaker is “reconfiguring”, or restructuring, manufacturing following its acquisition of smaller rival Wyeth last year.
The deal is worth 73.9 million pounds and is proof that, as sales stall in Western markets, emerging markets are the new battleground for the world’s top drugmakers. Dong-A Pharmaceuticals is the leading pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter medicines company in South Korea, a market expected to grow around 10 percent a year through 2012.
Merck, the world’s third largest drugmaker, earned $298.8 million, or 9 cents a share, after earning $1.43 billion, or 67 cents a share, in the prior year period. Revenue at the firm more than doubled to $11.42 billion from $5.39 billion.
Boston-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology company Charles River Laboratories, announced plans to buy leading Chinese pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device firm WuXi PharmaTech in one of the largest M&
Contract manufacturer SMC Ltd. has expanded its silicone injection molding facility, bringing the dedicated manufacturing space to more than 7,000 sq ft. The addition of presses, work cells, and automation will allow the company to increase its capabilities in the medical device silicone molding sector.
VIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the development of compounds for the treatment of cardiovascular and metabolic disease, has today announced a strategic restructuring and financing aimed at focusing the company’s resources on research and development related to its pipeline of drug candidates.
Novartis International, the Swiss pharmaceuticals group, has launched one of Europe's biggest ever takeovers, with a $40 billion offer for Alcon, a leading maker of eye care products. Novartis bought 25 percent of Alcon in April 2008 and has exercised its option to buy another 52 percent of the firm.