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Protomatic - Precision CNC Machining and Custom Components Manufacturing for Medical Devices

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Protomatic is a CNC precision machine shop specialising in CNC precision machining as well as prototype and short-run production. We are capable of three, four and five-axis micro-machining, laser engraving, engineering services, and many other technical processes which set us apart from the typical run-of-the-mill CNC precision job shops with which you may be more familiar.


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SPECIALITY: In vitro Diagnostic

Protomatic is a CNC precision machine shop specialising in CNC precision machining as well as prototype and short-run production. We are capable of three, four and five-axis micro-machining, laser engraving, engineering services, and many other technical processes which set us apart from the typical run-of-the-mill CNC precision job shops with which you may be more familiar.

We offer design support for your prototyping applications or manufacturing for your precision milling and multi-axis turning applications. Protomatic manufactures components and assemblies for a variety of industries, focusing mainly on medical and aerospace applications.

CNC milling and CNC turning

In February 1971, William Wetzel founded Protomatic as a high-quality prototype and short-run production machining operation. The company is located in a modern 30,500 square foot facility in Dexter, Michigan – west of Ann Arbor. With well over three decades of operation and hundreds of years of combined experience in materials, Protomatic excels in engineering, CNC milling, CNC Turning, with manufacturing and assembly of custom OEM parts and products.

Elemental materials and superalloys

One of the most discerning characteristics of Protomatic in comparison to our competitors is our familiarity with a vast range of materials. We work with rubbers, metals, and plastics, of course, but our experience with the engineering of elemental materials and superalloys sets us apart from the competition.

CNC precision machining components

Through our large facilities, diverse capabilities, vast equipment resources, and conservative, steadfast business practices, we at Protomatic have been able to supply fast, efficient service to countless satisfied customers for nearly four decades. We have become a leading contract manufacturer of CNC precision machining components, high-precision prototypes, and short-run machine components and assembly. Our standards of quality are ensured through a complete process of testing and state-of-the-art quality inspection.

Protomatic has a highly qualified and experienced team of employees who are committed to on-time delivery of high quality parts at competitive pricing. High standards are ensured through a complete process of testing and state-of-the-art quality inspection. Protomatic is an ISO 9001:2008 registered company and is compliant with AS 9100B:2004, ISO 13485:2003, DFARS, and ITAR export licenses.

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2125 Bishop Circle West
Dexter, MI 48130
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Tel: (734) 426-3655
Fax: (734) 426-2725
sales@protomatic.com
www.protomatic.com

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Protomatic has long been involved in the medical industry, providing CNC precision machining and custom components manufacturing for lab equipment, surgical tools, and operating equipment within the medical industry as well as many additional components for the optical and dental fields.

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The Art of a Prototyping Machine Shop

All businesses when developing or enhancing a new product are limited by their available or assigned resources. Startup companies typically do not have enough staff or cannot afford a full time staff of experienced multi-disciplined engineers. One of the best techniques to bring your product to market is to work with a good Machine Shop to supply your mechanical engineering tasks and early production needs.

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The Board of Directors has appointed Christine R. Schneider, 45, as Chief Financial Officer of Cendres+Métaux Group.

SHL Highlights the Importance of Scalable Manufacturing Capabilities

As demand for self-injection devices such as auto injectors and pen injectors continues to rise, drug delivery device suppliers must design manufacturing operations that are scalable - especially for key capabilities such as molding and material handling systems. SHL, a leader in this field, has strived to ensure that capacity is always available to adapt to the changing demands of the market and to satisfy the risk mitigation requirements of our clients.

Smith & Nephew – running smoothly

Going from a start-up company via mergers to one of the leading manufacturers of artificial joints – that is the history of medical technology company Smith & Nephew in the canton of Aargau. As part of the global concern, the company supplies artificial joints around the world.

Phoenix From the Ashes – Software Development and Positive Signs

When the development division shut down, they were initially afraid about losing their jobs but then saw the opportunity: Company Medivation AG was founded in July 2009 and brought together the best brains of this development division. “Its closure was a stroke of luck”, CEO Jan Stifter stresses today.

Dentistry-revolution from Aargau/Switzerland

Caries is the main cause of tooth decay – and still treated by conventional drilling and filling techniques. Now the Swiss product CurodontTM Repair is revolutionizing dentistry. The product stops early caries and enables in-depth mineralisation of early tooth decay.

Sorin CRM Names DYCONEX as the 2012 Supplier of the Year

The Sorin Group Cardiac Rhythm Management Business Unit (Sorin CRM) has honored DYCONEX as the best supplier for printed circuit boards in 2012. The prize was handed over in mid June 2013 as part of the annual supplier event in Clamart, France.

Pharmaceutical Packaging & Labelling 2013

Pharmaceutical Packaging & Labelling has established itself as an industry leader for over a decade providing insight, strategies and informative presentations on the most current and pressing issues impacting the packaging & labelling of Pharmaceutical products.

DYCONEX Implements Electronic Failure Catalog (EFC) with Customer Login

The newly implemented electronic failure catalog enables DYCONEX and its customers to use the same criteria for visual inspection of PCBs, either during in-process or final inspection at DYCONEX, or during incoming inspection at its customers' facilities. The goal is to synchronise inspection processes and outcomes for specific products, with the intention of achieving dock-to-stock delivery.

SHL Group invests in new KraussMaffei molding machines for medical device production

As SHL Group expands to provide customers with readily available services and production capabilities, the company insists on investing in high quality molding machines like those from KraussMaffei. SHL has been manufacturing with KraussMaffei high precision molding machines for years to produce the company's medical device products (such as auto injectors and pen injectors), and have purchased 10 more CX series machines following the company's recent expansion.

SHL attends the 2013 Japan PDA

SHL once again had the honor of being invited to participate and speak at the PDA Japan 2013, which took place May 21st - 22nd in Tokyo, Japan. Over 150 attendees from the industry attended the event and many established experts from the parenteral drug industry also spoke on various hot topics.

CROMSOURCE Announces Industry Leading Timeline and Budget Guarantee

CROMSOURCE, an international full service contract research organization (CRO), today announced a unique alternative to the routine delays and budget escalations which characterise the delivery of clinical trials. CROMSOURCE now offers clients the industry's only End-to-End Guarantee. Within this pledge CROMSOURCE assures clients that their projects will be delivered according to the contracted timelines and to the price written on the contract.

CROMSOURCE Further Expands Polish Operations

CROMSOURCE, an international full service contract research organization (CRO) today announced the completion and opening of a new office building in Warsaw, Poland and the movement of key company services to this location.

CROMSOURCE upgrades to the new Oracle Clinical Release 4.6.4

CROMSOURCE, a high quality ISO-certified international provider of outsourced services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, specialized in clinical development and staffing solutions today announced successful completion of a project to upgrade their data management system to the new Oracle Clinical Release 4.6.4 (replacing version 4.5.3.).

CROMSOURCE Appoints Dr Christian Milla As Global Head of Medical Division

CROMSOURCE, an international full service contract research organization (CRO) today announced the appointment of Dr Christian Milla as Global Head of the Medical Division with immediate effect. Dr Milla will also take responsibility for CROMSOURCE operations in France as Country Manager.

CROMSOURCE Acquires Pleiad Inc – Expands US coverage

CROMSOURCE, an international full service contract research organisation (CRO) today announced the acquisition of Pleiad, an established international CRO with offices in the US (Cambridge, Mass.) and UK (Stirling, Scotland).

CROMSOURCE Adds Early Phase Research Unit to its Portfolio

CROMSOURCE srl, an international full service contract research organisation (CRO) today announced the completion of an innovative private-public deal with Centro Ricerche Cliniche di Verona (CRC), a modern early phase clinical research unit, founded in 2005.

CROMSOURCE Acquires MSOURCE

CROM acquires MSOURCE, a mid-size European Clinical Research Organisation (CRO) Specializing in Staffing Solutions and Medical Device Trials, creating CROMSOURCE.

India Regulatory Update

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), the national regulatory body governing pharmaceuticals and medical devices in India, issued draft guidelines earlier this year designed to ensure the quality and identity of pharmaceutical products throughout the distribution process.

New EU GDP Guideline

After almost two years of review, an updated GDP guideline for EU distribution of medicinal products for human use was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on March 7, 2013. This new guideline replaces existing directives (94/C 63/03) that have been in effect since 1994. Compliance with the 2013 EU Guideline (2013/C 68/01) becomes mandatory six months after date of publication, or on September 7, 2013.

SHL to invest 40 Million USD in 2013 to Significantly Expand Production Facilities

SHL announced plans this week to expand production facilities in Taiwan. A leader in the field of drug delivery devices such as auto injectors and pen injectors, SHL has continued to invest heavily in facilities, advanced machinery and R&D. With the rapid growth of the biologic injectable market, device suppliers are under pressure to broaden the range of services that they can provide. SHL has responded by making significant capital investments such as the 40 Million USD that will be spent this year alone.

SHL to present & exhibit at 10th Annual BIO Asia International Conference

SHL will be presenting and exhibiting at the upcoming 10th Annual BIO Asia International Conference from January 29-30th in Tokyo, Japan. BIO Asia is the longest running Asian partnering event designed specifically to facilitate collaboration between biopharmaceutical companies and suppliers.

DNV Nemko Presafe acquires DGM

By acquiring DGM, Presafe will significantly strengthen its position in the area of certification services for the medical device industry and further build its global service offering.

Regulation

SHL’s 2012 Winter Toy & Book Drive

As a continuing effort to give back to society, this year SHL organized a Winter Toy & Book Drive, collecting 2nd hand toys and books donated from employees and giving them to World Vision Taiwan for distribution to those in need.

World Courier Opens Basel Office, 151st Globally

World Courier is pleased to announce the November 2012 opening of a new office in Basel (Switzerland) − the company's third office in that country, bolstering the company's global network to 151 offices in 52 countries.

FOBA goes Online with new Website

Selmsdorf/Lüdenscheid, September 2012: FOBA's new website is immediately available – representing the brand in its new look and feel online.

Leading producer of auto injectors SHL hires over 600 new employees

In response to increased customer orders and the signing of long-term contracts, SHL has hired more than 600 new employees over a 14 month period of time. SHL, the world's largest privately owned designer, developer and manufacturer of drug delivery devices, now has over 2,000 employees worldwide with the majority of new staff located at the manufacturing facilities in Taiwan.

Bluestar Silicones Schedules Grand Opening of New Manufacturing and R&D Center in York, S.C.

As part of its global expansion plans, Bluestar Silicones has relocated its two U.S. manufacturing facilities in Ventura, Calif. and Rock Hill, S.C. to a 226,000-sq-ft building which is situated on 21.5 acres. The move to York reaffirms the company’s commitment to the U.S. market and supports its global five-year strategic growth plan to become a leader in the silicones industry.

BFARM Dialog Meeting in Bonn

BFARM held the meeting entitled, “Clinical studies with Medical Devices – experiences with approval process and study execution.”

MEDDEV releases a newly revised version of the Medical Devices Vigilance System Guidelines (MEDDEV 2.12-1 rev 7)

A new version of the Guidelines on Medical Devices Vigilance System has been released by MEDDEV in March of 2012. The overall purpose of the Medical Device Guidelines is to promote a common approach to both medical devices Manufacturers and Notified Bodies that are responsible for the conformity assessment procedures outlined in the relevant annexes of the European Community Medical Devices Directives, as well as, those provided by the National Competent Authorities.

Taxes and the Medical Device Industry

France has raised its tax on medtech companies from 0.25% to 0.29% of sales. This tax is no longer payable to AFSAPPS (now known as ANSM) but to the national health insurance body.

SHL to Speak & Exhibit at the PDA’s Upcoming Prefilled Syringe Seminar in Japan

Auto injectors have proven to be one of the most convenient and safe methods for patients to self-administer their injections. This trend has become even more noticeable as the number of combination products coming to market continues to increase and biopharmaceutical companies seek to diversify the range of drug delivery options for their products. To support this growth, auto injectors must continue to evolve in both design and functionality.

Abrasion Resistant, Flexible Adhesive is Serviceable at Cryogenic Temperatures

Master Bond elastomer system, EP30D-10, offers the strength, flexibility, performance, and adhesive qualities traditionally associated with epoxies, along with the toughness and abrasion resistance of polyurethanes. This two component adhesive is resistant to thermal cycling and chemicals including water, inorganic salts, acids, and alkalis.

Colder Products Company Launches SnapQuik™ Connectors

In medical care situations, there are as many as 40 device connectors used with a single patient. Despite the best efforts of well-trained, highly qualified healthcare professionals, medical-tubing misconnections continue to occur due to the widespread use of standard luer connectors

Microscopy Stage with Ultrasonic Piezomotors

XY stages used for positioning samples in microscopes should be as flat as possible to make them easy to integrate and allow easy access to samples or, in the case of inverted microscopes, permit the revolving nosepiece and other elements below the stage to be reached.

SHL takes part in PharmTech.com’s ‘Pointed Debate: Expert Views on Injectables’

SHL recently had the opportunity to participate, along with various other experts in the industry, in a questionnaire held by PharmTech.com on the topic of 'Pointed Debate: Expert Views on Injectables.' The article features each participant's respective insights on the injectable industry, more specifically in the area of self-administration and related technologies.

SHL Releases Auto Injectors White Paper

SHL has launched a white paper on the topic of 'Auto Injectors: From Planning to Launch' with the goal of sharing with readers insights on how to prepare for the overall development process from different perspectives including design, regulatory and manufacturing. This press release gives an overview of the paper.

SHL Featured in BioSpectrum Asia

SHL was recently featured in an article published by BioSpectrum Asia on the topic of "The Emerging Drug Delivery Landscape." In the article, SHL is identified as an innovator of auto injectors in Asia and continues to respond to increasing demands by expanding the pipeline of devices and investing more in design expertise and R&D.

SHL Receives Great Response at 2011 PDA in Basel

SHL successfully wrapped up this year's exhibition at the PDA's 'The Universe of Pre-filled Syringes and Injection Devices' 2011 event held in Basel, Switzerland earlier last month. Great feedback was received from both visitors to the booth and those who attended the keynote session 'Insight into Development and Manufacturing of Auto Injectors' presented by SHL Medical Europe's vice president, Mats Persson and SHL Group's marketing director, Steven Kaufman.

ROFIN Newsletter – Issue Two

Welcome to the second issue of ROFIN's Medical Newsletter. This time, read about the challenges of next generation stent manufacturing, our laser welding solutions for the medical device industry and the permament exhibition "ACIG" in Germany's Medical Valley Tuttlingen.

ROFIN at CompaMED 2011

At Compamed 2011, ROFIN showcases the latest developments in laser material processing. This year the focus is on manual laser welding, high-precision cutting with ultra short pulse femto / fiber laser sources for medical device manufacturing. ROFIN presents at booth G19 in hall 8. Bringing manual laser welding to perfection - the new PERFORMANCE

SHL to Speak and Exhibit at the 2011 PDA Conference in Basel, Switzerland

SHL will be exhibiting at the 2011 Parental Drug Association (PDA) Europe Conference in Basel, Switzerland on 8-9 November at booths 44 & 49. SHL Medical Europe's vice president, Mats Persson and SHL Group's marketing director, Steven Kaufman have been invited to present at this annual event as keynote speakers on the topic of 'insight into development and manufacturing of auto injectors.'

Modulight Receives ISO 13485:2003 Certification for Medical Laser Manufacturing

Modulight, Inc. based in Tampere Finland and San Jose, CA, announced the company has received ISO 13485:2003 certification from Det Norske Veritas (DNV). ISO 13485 is an internationally recognized quality standard which states the requirements of the Quality Management System (QMS) for the design and manufacture of medical devices. The new registration comes as an addition to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certifications received by Modulight in 2002 and 2004, respectively. It assures that the company has the fundamental quality management systems in place for manufacturing lasers for a variety of application, now including also medical equipment market.

A Formula for High Power Density

Every single maxon motor clearly proves how high performance can be packed in a miniature space without efficiency and reliability falling by the wayside; for many years, every day, millionfold. How to fit 170 Watts of power in a Ø40 x 80 mm, palm-sized housing is being demonstrated by the new brushless direct current motor EC 40.

maxon motor Sets New Benchmark.

Drive systems made by maxon do their job under the most difficult conditions, such as, for example, on Mars. But not only in high altitudes or in outer space, maxon DC motors also operate in harsh ambient conditions as encountered deep underneath the earth's surface – immaculate, dependable, efficient.

Endoscopic Zoom Lens from Berliner Glas

As a quality leader for sophisticated optical, electro-optical and opto-mechanical assemblies used in endoscopic and microscopic cameras, Berliner Glas Medical Applications presents its capabilities to design and manufacture customized zoom lenses for autoclavable high resolution endoscopic cameras.

SHL receives Good Design Award for Molly Auto Injector

SHL Group is honored to have recently received certification for the Good Design Award for its revolutionary auto injector, Molly. This prestigious award, with more than 50 years of history, has dedicated itself to recognizing outstanding designs that can further advance lifestyle and industrial activity, both of which are embraced by Molly’s innovative design and related business model.

FOBA Introduces new Brand Presence

Selmsdorf/Lüdenscheid (Germany); October, 2011: FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving presents its new look and feel. At the trade shows MOTEK and SOUTH-Tec, FOBA officially unveiled its new brand appearance to a worldwide audience.

PI (Physik Instrumente) Acquires a Majority of Shares in miCos

The Karlsruhe-based company PI has recently become co-owner of miCos GmbH in Eschebach, Germany. This allows PI to supplement its extensive micro- and nanopositioning portfolio with a specialist in the field of vacuum applications and system integration. PI thereby expands its range of fast, high-precision system solutions, especially in the area of micropositioning, with air bearing technology and linear motors, for example.

Isotron to Present at Risk Management Conference

Isotron (Applied Sterilisation Technologies, Synergy Health plc) will be presenting at a conference and workshop in association with DuPont, Amcor Flexibles, Multivac and Anecto on Risk Management: the correct approach for packaging and sterilization of medical devices.

SHL to Speak and Exhibit at the World Drug Delivery Congress 2011

With the increasing number of biologics coming to market, the demand for drug delivery solutions such as auto injectors has increased significantly in recent years. This demand is projected to grow even more rapidly in the next five years. While North America and Europe have been key drivers for such devices, the trend of launching more combination products has already begun to influence other regions such as Asia. As a result, events such as The World Drug Delivery Congress 2011 in Singapore will attract the attention of biopharmaceutical companies, drug delivery device manufacturers and more

Isotron Celebrates 10 Years of Electron Beam at Daventry Site

Isotron, the Sterilization Services division of Synergy Health plc will be celebrating the10th birthday of its E-Beam at the Daventry site in July 2011. The site, based in Northamptonshire, UK, is home to both Gamma and Electron Beam and is proud to still employ 9 of the original staff.

Introducing SHL Pharma: A Greener Approach

SHL Group is proud to introduce SHL Pharma, a facility built with a greener approach providing final assembly, labelling and packaging services of drug delivery devices such as autoinjectors for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Precision without Position Sensor

Phase shifters are used in laser measurement to align optical path lengths. These move optics in the range of a wavelength, which corresponds to an adjustment range of less than one micrometer. It is crucial for the alignment to take place quickly and in a stable manner.

Low-Cost Three-Channel Controller from PI

The E-563 control electronics provides maximum resolution in three channels for classic nanopositioning systems. Although the price of this system is less than half of that of a fully digital high-end variant, the user still gets important performance features of PI (Physik Instrumente) controllers.

Infrared Thermometer Combines Minimised Electronic with Innovative LED Display

Optris GmbH introduces the new optris CSmicro series from which especially OEM customers will benefit according to the great product potential of these infrared thermometers. The improved price-performance-ratio supports the integration of the devices within OEM solutions and the simultaneous operation of the measurement devices at several infrared measuring points.

Isotron to Present at IMRP

Isotron, the irradiation specialists, are one of the sponsors of the 16th global forum of IMRP (international meeting on radiation processing), which will be held in Montreal from 13th-16th June 2011.

Isotron to Present at Sterilisation Conference

Isotron, the sterilisation specialists are to present at the 4th annual Informa Sterilisation Conference. As the Sterilisation Services division of Synergy Health, Isotron employs a number of technical experts who have an exemplary understanding of the sterilisation technologies and associated requirements.

Reliable Infrared Temperature Measurement at Metal from 50°C

Portable and stationary infrared thermometers of Optris GmbH have been established for temperature measurement within the metal processing industry. The portable devices can be used for infrequent measurements whilst the stationary devices find use for quality management and process control in diverse areas.

Modulight Release Multi-Chip Red Laser Modules for Cosmetics, Therapeutics and Fluorescence Applications

Modulight expanded FiberLight product family by releasing multi-chip red laser modules for cosmetics, therapeutics and fluorescence applications. The laser modules can host up to 4 laser diodes which are coupled to a single 200 μm core fiber with NA=0.22 and terminated with a standard SMA-905 connector. A typical configuration includes a thermistor and a TEC-element for temperature control and a photodiode for power monitoring.

Wireless Flat-Panel Detector for Mobile X-ray Imaging

Shimadzu, world-wide manufacturer of diagnostic imaging equipment, has introduced the first wireless flat-panel detector (FPD) for its mobile, fully digital X-ray system MobileDaRt Evolution. This new CXDI-70C detector generation is the next evolutionary step for mobile X-ray applications. It enables X-ray personnel to act even more independently when taking X-ray images on site – for instance in radiology, on the ward, in emergency rooms, traumatology, orthopaedics, or paediatrics. In addition, it simplifies sterilizing the detector due to the lack of any attached cables.

SHL Continues to Expand Taiwan Facilities to Support Auto Injector Production

SHL has just completed an additional expansion of its Nan Kan 6 facility located in northern Taiwan to ensure that adequate production capacity can be maintained for its OEM/ODM customers. CNC, Molding, and Automation related production have been added to the facility, expanding on our support for these key in-house capabilities. In particular, this facility will house extensive CNC lines which will be utilized by SHL Automation to support production of automated testing and assembly equipment for our medical devices. In addition, these CNC lines will be utilized by SHL Technologies to support its growing need for precision machined components and modules.

Rust Fungi Threaten Global Food

Rust fungi are among the most dangerous diseases to important crops such as wheat. If they spread unhindered, dramatic bottlenecks in the global food supply could result. In the laboratory, scientists at the Universität Hohenheim under the direction of Professor Dr. Ralf T. Vögele are researching the interaction of these fungi with their host plants and are searching for new strategies to combat them. "The influences that cause certain cycles with rust fungi can only be reproduced under these perfect conditions in the BINDER chamber and thus are the basis of our research," explains Professor Vögele, Head of Phytopathology.

BINDER Innovation Prize Awarded to Prof Dr Christian Behl by the German Society for Cell Biology

Univ Prof Dr Christian Behl, Director of the Institute for Pathobiochemistry at the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, has been awarded this year's BINDER Innovation Prize by the German Society for Cell Biology. The award is endowed by BINDER GmbH and by the German Society for Cell Biology (DGZ). The distinction comes with a 4,000 € endowment, was awarded the first time in 1998 and is given for outstanding cell biological research with a focus on cell culture or the use of cell cultures. An individual publication is not recognized, rather an innovative approach to research, in this case the study of the biochemistry of aged cells in conjunction with the course of neurodegenerative processes.

Clariant Presents Fully-Fledged Credentials to Medical Device Market

Clariant Masterbatches presents its fully-fledged credentials as a trusted and unique supplier of materials and support for the medical and pharmaceutical sectors with the announcement that its North American center of competence in Lewiston, Maine has gained ISO 13485 accreditation.

Users of Advanced Medical Polymers Gain Controlled, Consistent, Compliant Color With New Clariant MEVOPUR® Masterbatches

Manufacturers of medical devices and packaging who choose newer plastic materials like Eastman Tritan™ co-polyester and TOPAS® cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) now have readily available color options that are pretested and compliant with key standards governing materials used in medical and pharmaceutical applications. Available under the new Clariant Masterbatches brand name MEVOPUR®, these color concentrates and pre-color compounds are produced under specially controlled conditions in ISO13485 certified plants, using raw materials that have been biologically evaluated against USP parts 87 and 88 (Class VI devices) and/or the international standard ISO10993, and spectroscopically analyzed on delivery.

Medpace Announces the Addition of Samer E Kaba, MD, Medical Director, Strengthening Therapeutic Expertise in Neuroscience Drug Development Services

Medpace, Inc. today announced the addition of Samer E. Kaba, MD, as a Medical Director with therapeutic expertise in guiding global clinical trials in the area of Neuroscience. Dr. Kaba brings a wealth of clinical development expertise in the areas of neurology, psychiatry, and analgesia. As a Medpace Medical Director, Dr. Kaba will be engaged with Medpace clients in formulating clinical development plans and strategy, designing clinical trials, and providing medical oversight for clinical trials in his areas of expertise. Dr. Kaba joins an experienced neurology operations team specifically in Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, and pain.

Symbios Clinical, a Medical Device CRO and Subsidiary of Medpace Changes Name to Medpace Medical Device, Concluding Integration Activities

Medpace, Inc. a global, full-service clinical research organization (CRO) announced that it has completed integration activities with Symbios Clinical, a CRO dedicated to medical device clinical trials which Medpace acquired earlier this year. Symbios Clinical will now be known as Medpace Medical Device (MMD) and will continue to provide expertise in pre-market, post-approval and postmarket / outcomes trials.

Medpace Announces the Addition of Dr Jon Bruss, Medical Director, Adding Therapeutic Expertise in Infectious Disease, Antibiotics, Anti-Virals, Caccines, and Pediatric Medicines

Medpace, Inc. today announced the addition of Jon Bruss, MD, MSPH, MBA, FAAP, FIDSA as a Medical Director with therapeutic expertise in guiding global clinical trials in infectious disease. Dr. Bruss will combine therapeutic experience with existing Medpace clinical trial teams excellence to bring innovative anti-infective drugs to market in partnership with our sponsors.

Medpace Announces the Addition of Dan Weng, MD, PhD, MA as Vice President, Rest of World

Medpace, Inc. today announced the addition of Dan Weng, MD, PhD, MA as Vice President, Rest of World (ROW) with responsibility for Asia, Pacific Rim, Latin America, and South Africa. Dr. Weng, an experienced clinical development professional, will be charged with driving global growth for Medpace in emerging markets. Emerging markets represent the fastest growing segment for drug development and clinical trials. The addition of Dr.Weng, along with existing Medpace clinical teams, will allow Medpace to provide deeper expertise in global development services for sponsors needing on-the-ground services in global markets.

Medpace Announces the Addition of Brian Murphy, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Strengthening Medpace’s Therapeutic Expertise in Infectious Disease and Pediatric Drug Development

Medpace, Inc. today announced the addition of Brian S. Murphy, MD, MPH as Medical Director with responsibility for leading clinical drug development for infectious disease and pediatric specific agents. The addition of Dr. Murphy, along with existing clinical and medical teams, will allow Medpace to provide deeper expertise in emerging therapeutic areas to bring innovative anti-infective and pediatric drugs to market in partnership with our sponsors.

Compact Motion Controller: Nanometer Precision for Multi-Axis Piezo Systems

The performance of precision positioning systems equally depends on their mechanical systems and on the way they are controlled. Physik Instrumente (PI) from Karlsruhe, Germany, the specialist for piezo-based nanopositioning, has been relying on fully digital technology for more than 10 years now and adds the E-725 three-channel motion controller to its portfolio.

Ultra-Low-Profile Precision Rotation Stage Thanks to PILine® Technology

With just 15 mm construction height, the M-660 rotation stage from Physik Instrumente (PI) is one of the slimmest micro translation stages on the market. A new version with a higher position resolution of 4 µrad now offers further application possibilities, for example in accurate inspection tasks. The new M-660.45 stage has a clear aperture of 35 mm in diameter. Compact combinations with linear stages are possible.

Concentric Medical’s Merci Retriever Gets Japanese Approvals

Concentric Medical, a licensee of Biocoat's HYDAK® hydrophilic coatings and maker of devices for clot removal in cases of ischemic stroke reported that its Merci Retriever recently obtained product and procedure reimbursement from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare.

SHL Expands Range of Automation Solutions for Auto Injector Assembly

With an increasing number of drug delivery devices, primarily auto injectors and pen injectors, under development and soon entering mass production, SHL Automation has been steadily working towards enhancing SHL’s in-house automated sub-assembly solutions. One related development program involves the re-engineering and streamlining of component assembly for a key auto injector project.

Meet Molly – SHL’s Newest Auto Injector

SHL is introducing its first “pre-configured” auto injector to the B2B market for leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Molly is an intuitive device featuring an ultra-compact design, simplified 2-step operation and a permanently hidden needle. Thanks to collaborative efforts of SHL teams in Sweden, Taiwan and the USA, key development/design work has already been standardized to accelerate speed-to-market for customers. The compact device utilizes state-of-the-art safety and ergonomic features, and is considered by many to be SHL’s next-generation breakthrough auto injector.

SHL Establishes New Facility in the USA for Final Assembly and Packaging of Auto Injectors

SHL, a leading manufacturer of drug delivery devices, will further expand operations in the USA with the establishment of SHL Pharma Systems, a state-of-the-art final assembly and packaging operation. Located in South Florida (USA), this new facility will offer final assembly, labeling and packaging services to SHL's pharmaceutical and biotech customers. The new Florida facility is scheduled to be operational in Q4 of 2011.

Fineman GmbH is the New Distributor of ONYX Healthcare Computing Solutions in Germany

Fineman GmbH, headquartered in Ratingen close to Düsseldorf, has entered into an agreement with ONYX Healthcare Europe to become an authorized distributor of ONYX Medical PC Solutions in Germany. Fineman GmbH, a subsidiary of the Danish medical imaging distributor Fineman A/S, will take on the distribution of ONYX Healthcares Panel PC and Medical Display for OR Use. The agreement will take immediate effect.

Physik Instrumente (PI) Continues to Put its Faith in Growth

The research and development which form the basis for innovations play an immensely important role in safeguarding a company’s future. An entrepreneurial approach also means ensuring that the space available for manufacturing operations and offices can keep pace with the growth targets aimed for and that it is possible to expand – by building additional facilities close to the current location, for example. Future-oriented company management is characterised by its ability to plan ahead and, most importantly, to act with foresight.

Silver Conductive Epoxy Meets NASA Low Outgassing Standards

Master Bond EP21TDCS-LO is an electrically conductive silver-filled epoxy that passes ASTM 595 for NASA low outgassing specifications. It is widely used for demanding applications in the electronic, electrical, computer, semiconductor, aerospace and optical industries.

Sulphone Polymers

LATI's family of amorphous sulphone polymers includes: LASULF Polysulphone (PSU), LAPEX A Polyethersulphone (PES) and LAPEX R Polyphenylsulphone (PPSU).

LATISHIELD

Thermoplastics for electromagnetic-interference shielding.

LATIMASS

Controlled density thermoplastics.

LATILUB Y

Thermoplastic materials filled with Aramid Fibres.

LATIGRAY

Radiopaque thermoplastic compounds.

LARPEEK

Based on PolyEtherEtherKetone (PEEK).

LAPEX R

Based on Polyphenylsulphone (PPSU).

More Than a Simple Door Knob

For over 60 years Serrature Meroni, a well known Italian company with a large presence in the international markets as well, has produced both mechanical and electronic locks and closing systems, for use in a wide range of sectors that include not only doors and furniture, but also utilities, vending machines and special applications.

ATEX Directive 94/9/EC – The Safety in Industrial Plants and the LATI’S Role

It isn't only today that the target of technical plastic materials is to replace metals. Thanks to their performance profile and their advantages featured in part design and in processing, they offer considerable benefits in terms of innovative content, weight and maintenance reduction, as well as a concrete cost saving.

High Temperature Resistant, Toughened Structural Adhesive Cures at Room Temperature

Formulated for structural applications in extreme environments with temperatures from -80°F to +425°F, Master Bond Supreme 33 has superior resistance to thermal cycling, thermal shock and impact. This toughened, two-component epoxy offers high structural bond strength to a wide variety of substrates including metals, glass, ceramics, wood, vulcanised rubbers and many plastics. Supreme 33 also resists chemicals including water, oil and many organic solvents.

New, Smart Infrared Thermometer Optris CS LT

Optris GmbH reacts to the growing demand within the low-price market segment of infrared thermometers for non-contact temperature measurement with the enhancements of the optris CS LT.

Miniaturised IR-Thermometer combined in new product family

The Optris GmbH has consistently enhanced its product programme during the past months and introduced with its CT series a product family, which covers the most common applications within the infrared temperature measurement technology.

EMC Filters for DIN Rail Mounting

SCHURTER expands its filter product portfolio, introducing EMC filters for DIN rail mounting series FMAB-RAIL and FMBB-RAIL for one-phase systems, FMAC-RAIL for three-phase-systems and FMAD-RAIL for three-phase-systems with neutralline.

Kitron at “Norwegian Healthcare & Life Science Innovation Expo” in Shanghai, China

Kitron participated in "Norwegian Healthcare & Life Science Innovation Expo" in Shanghai from 8-19 Sep 2010. The exhibition was organised by Norwegian and Chinese authorities to develop the healthcare market in China. Eight Norwegian companies and St Olavs hospital presented their innovative products in the Nordic lighthouse, designed for the Expo Shanghai 2010.

DAVE Presents Oqtopus, the CPU Module Dedicated to Connectivity Applications

Dave, a company specialised in design, production and marketing of miniaturised embedded systems for industrial applications, launches on the market a CPU module specifically conceived for applications where connection and communication is the main requirement, even in industrial environment, thanks to the industrial specification compliance (including the extended operating temperature range from -40°C to +85°C).

Magnetically Detectable Compounds (MDT)

An injection mouldable compound, detectable by any kind of metal detector, suitable for food contact, not releasing any dust or particle and offering attractive mechanical and aesthetic properties: the brand new LATI MDT compounds meet all these requirements.

Monomer and Additives Suitable for Food Contact

In the European Community, the suitability for food contact is regulated by Regulation EC n. 1935/2004, which abrogates Directive 89/109/EEC and sets the general principles for materials intended to come into contact with foodstuffs.

Writing with Lasers on Plastic

A number of different effects occur when a laser hits a thermoplastic material, and some of these effects are not completely understood.

Precision Tolerances Go Extreme with Micro Precision’s Lapping and Grinding Capabilities

While we are known for machining the tightest of tolerances right on the machine (+/- .0002in), sometimes an additional process is needed to get the length or outside diameter to the next level of high precision. That's where lapping and grinding come in. Many of our customers who use high precision rollers, bearings or shafts in their applications find our high quality, tight tolerance screw machine parts improve their product's performance.

Multispectral Data Helps Diagnose Cancer

In endoscopy, there have been attempts for many years to show doctors important additional information live on the endoscopy video to help them with their diagnosis. Now, for the first time, there is a technology at the threshold to the medical device market capable of delivering the relevant spectral information in real time.

Innovative Radio Sensors Withstand High Radiation Exposures

CTR specialises in the development of surface acoustic waves (SAW) sensors, which are suited to particularly demanding identification and measuring tasks. Now their gamma-ray resistance has been successfully tested: they endure 500kGy (Kilogray) without performance loss. Their upper-load limit is currently unknown.

ModiQuest Research and BINDER: Successful Together

ModiQuest Research is a young and dynamic biotechnology company that is based in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. ModiQuest Research discovers, develops, and markets new tools and technologies for use in human diagnostics and therapeutics.

ELASTRON at K-Fair 2010

ELASTRON as a high quality TPE manufacturer will exhibit at K-Fair (International Trade Fair), to be held on 27 Oct - 3 Nov, 2010, in Düsseldorf, Germany. ELASTRON will introduce its latest thermoplastic elastomer materials, its services and custom made solutions at the exhibition

ELASTRON TPEs in Medical Applications

Elastron® announces a broad range of new Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) compounds for the medical industry. TPE compounds are already known to have excellent properties such as good flexibility, high heat resistance, recyclability and ease of processibility. Elastron® guarantees the highest product purity and a constant product quality with these excellent properties.

Norwegian EMS-Provider Kitron has Secured New Orders

Kitron ASA's subsidiary Kitron AS in Arendal (Norway) has received new orders within the medical equipment segment of about NOK67 million (€7.1 million). Deliveries will take place in the first half of 2011.

Planar TFEL Displays Selected by the China Ministry of Railroad

Planar Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in specialty display solutions, has been named the official display provider to Xingtai Xianfeng Ultrasonic Electronics for its ultrasonic rail-flaw detectors operating on China's entire railway network. Planar was awarded a China Ministry of Railroad contract to supply 6,000 EL320.240.36HB display components because of its proprietary thin film electroluminescent (TFEL) display technology.

Planar Showcases New Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System Family at InfoComm 2010

At InfoComm 2010, Planar Systems, Inc., is unveiling the family of products and technologies which further establish the Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System as an industry-leading solution for new video wall applications in digital signage, control room, and corporate environments. Together, these products and technologies set a new standard for LCD video wall performance, functionality, and ease of installation and service. They are being shown in Planar's InfoComm booth, #C5658.

Medisize Expands Thermal Welding Capability

Medisize, a manufacturing partner of custom-made, single use drug delivery devices, primary pharmaceutical packaging and medical and diagnostic devices, has expanded its thermal welding capabilities at its Irish based manufacturing plant.

New: IEC60601-1 Compliant Kontron PCIe Medical LAN Card

Today Kontron announced the PCIe Medical LAN Card, an IEC60601-1 compliant PCIe Gigabit Ethernet card, which can be used for the direct network connection of conventional IT equipment to medical devices. With this card, expensive medical LAN isolators, which otherwise would have to be inserted between the LAN port and a medical device, are no longer needed lowering costs and simplifying overall system design.

Lizard: The Innovative CPU Module Based on TI AM3505/AM3517 Processors

Dave, a company specialised in design, production and marketing of miniaturised embedded systems for industrial applications, launches on the market Lizard, the new CPU module based on the newly announced AM3505 and AM3517 ARM microprocessor from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI).

Wyeth Reduces Risk with Dyadem Software

Dyadem, the market leader in quality lifecycle management and risk lifecycle management solutions, has announced that Wyeth, a global leader in prescription pharmaceuticals and non-prescription consumer health care products, is using software from Dyadem to enhance and standardize its risk assessments.

Medical Device Manufacturers Turn to Dyadem for Regulatory Compliance

As medical device manufacturers come under heavier scrutiny to ensure patient safety, they are increasingly turning to Dyadem for help implementing a quality risk management platform that can identify, analyze, mitigate and monitor quality risks throughout their organisations.

Genzyme Boosts Quality Using Dyadem Quality Lifecycle Management

Dyadem, the market leader in quality lifecycle management and risk lifecycle management solutions, has announced that Genzyme Corporation, one of the world's leading biotechnology companies, is using software from Dyadem to enhance the quality of the medical devices produced in its bio-surgery division.

Schurter Introduces New USFF 1206 Fuses

Schurter introduces the new USFF 1206 fuses with super-quick-acting characteristic for low current applications. The new product extends the current range of the successful USF 1206 for lower ratings ranging from 160mA to 250mA.

BioPharm Insight Has New Licencing Agreement Content and Search

BioPharm Insight™ by Infinata, a leading provider of life science industry information and insight, today announced a significant enhancement to their BioPharm Insight online database product. The latest release of BioPharm Insight includes new licensing agreement content and a new search, enabling users to gain easy access to this content.

Significant Growth from New Fiber Laser Products Triggers Investment Across Production, Engineering and Sales in 2010

SPI Lasers, a leading designer and manufacturer of fiber lasers, announced on 22 Jan 2010 that it was increasing investment in people, machinery and sales channel following significant growth in demand for its products. This combined with further new product releases planned in each quarter of 2010 has warranted a doubling of manufacturing floor space, recruiting across operational, engineering and sales functions and investing in sales and application development facilities.

Biocoat Installs Automated Coating Equipment to Increase Coating Capacity

Biocoat, Inc., maker of lubricious HYDAK® hydrophilic coatings has completed installation of a new automated dip coating apparatus that allows increased coatings development capacity. Biocoat and DipTech Systems, Inc cooperated in 2009 to design and build the new coatings line, dubbed "Big Dipper".

Biocoat and Agion to Develop and Co-market Coatings for Medical Devices

Biocoat, Inc., maker of lubricious Hydak® hydrophilic coatings, and Agion Technologies, the worldwide leader in natural silver-based antimicrobial solutions, announced on 2 April 2009 a co-marketing agreement to develop and promote a coatings product line featuring Agion's antimicrobial protection for medical devices.

Epilog Laser Releases Zing 24 Rotary Attachment

From the ARA International Awards Market in Las Vegas, Epilog Laser, the leading producer of CO2 and fiber laser engraving, cutting and marking systems today announced the release of the Zing 24 Laser Rotary Attachment.

Objet Releases Software Enhancement for SolidWorks 2009

Objet Geometries, the innovation leader in 3D printing, has announced CADMatrix, a new add-in for SolidWorks 2009 computer-aided design (CAD) software that allows direct control of 3D model material preferences for Connex printing.

New Fanless ETX Computer Module Drives Multiple Applications (SOM-4461)

Advantech, a global leading industrial PC solution and service provider, reveals the latest in its line of ultra low power ETX Computer on Module (COM) products. The SOM-4461 is a 114mm x 95mm sized CPU module that is powered by an Intel Atom N270 processor with 945GSE chipset which utilises advanced power management technology.

Kontron Provides One-Stop-Shop for Embedded Medical Computing Technology

Medical professionals require highly reliable computing equipment that meets strict international requirements on safety and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). To meet these demands cost-effectively, Kontron provides a single source for designing and producing medical computing equipment like the mobile computer for adjusting pacemakers for the Sorin Group.

Epilog Laser Launches 64-bit Driver

Epilog Laser, the leading producer of CO2 and fiber laser systems, today announced the company's current product line is compatible with 64-bit versions of recent Windows operating systems, including the new Windows 7.

Bridging Studies

A longstanding relationship between J-CLIPNET and CHDR was formalised by signing a Memorandum of Understanding on Nov 16 2009.

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