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  • Qioptiq to build new plant in Germany

    Qioptiq announced today that it has begun construction on a new factory in Germany. A subsidiary of Excelitas Technologies, Qioptiq will invest about $27 million in the project. Located in the Göttingen Science Park industrial estate, the new site has an initial acreage of approximately 193,750 sq. ft. and will house state-of-the-art ISO 5 cleanrooms…

  • Pioneer Metal Finishing launches surface tech resource

    Pioneer Metal Finishing (Green Bay, Wis.) recently announced the launch of Surface Engineering Academy (SEA), an expert-level resource for surface engineering and modification advancement. SEA’s focus on surface engineering and modification stems from the company’s goal to further develop and apply optimized product surfaces. Legacy technologies such as anodizing, plating, adhesives and coatings continue to…

  • Texas-based team seeks EUA for 3D printed emergency ventilator

    A team of physicians and engineers developed a hands-free resuscitator bag compression device that can be utilized as an emergency ventilator during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic goes on and a shortage of vital equipment, including ventilators, continues, a number of companies and research teams from all over have worked to create alternative options. One…

  • Webinar: When is medical power backup essential?

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2 p.m. Eastern time / 11 a.m. Pacific time     When it comes to medical devices, backup power is arguably more important than ever before as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches hospital resources to the breaking point. Our life sciences executive editor Chris Newmarker hosts experts from Astrodyne TDI as we explore…

  • MIT researchers may have invented a safer way of splitting ventilators

    MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers say they have a way of splitting ventilators which could address many of the safety concerns — potentially boosting the supply of ventilators amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They have demonstrated their concept’s effectiveness in the lab — but they still caution it should be used only as a…

  • What is a pulse oximeter — and how does it work?

    If you’re recovering from a respiratory problem — including COVID-19 — chances are you may have had your oxygen levels checked with a pulse oximeter. Pulse oximetry is the non-invasive measurement of oxygen saturation (SpO2). Oxygen saturation is defined as the amount of oxygen dissolved in the blood, based on the detection of Hemoglobin, Hb,…

  • Tegra Medical CEO to retire

    Tegra Medical announced today that CEO J. Mark King will retire on Aug. 1, 2020. King is also retiring from his position as head of the medical division within the SFS Group, which acquired Tegra in 2016. King joined Tegra in 2012 as chief operating officer with more than 20 years of operations, sales, engineering…

  • Steris wins second EUA to decontaminate up to 30m respirators per day

    Steris (NYSE:STE) has won an FDA emergency use authorization (EUA) for a new steam sterilization method to decontaminate used N95 respirators. The EUA covers the new Steris Steam Decon cycle to decontaminate 3M 1860, 3M 1860S, and 3M 1804 NIOSH-approved N95 respirators that are or might be contaminated with SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogenic microorganisms. The FDA…

  • Raumedic supplies adhesive for production of thousands of ventilators

    When the federal government tapped Hamilton Medical to produce tens of thousands of ventilators for COVID-19 patients, the company turned to its long-term partner Raumedic for a special silicone adhesive. The adhesive is solvent- and plasticizer-free, easy to use and bonds silicones to each other and to other materials, such as metal or plastics, according…

  • FDA signals PPE shortage, issues EUA for more

    The FDA has issued a call for manufacturers to produce more non-surgical gowns and other personal protective equipment (PPE) as the coronavirus pandemic makes its way across the country. The emergency use authorization issued Friday also listed conductive shoes and shoe covers, operating room shoes and shoe covers, surgical helmets and caps and other surgical accessories. The…

  • Ga. warehouse workers sue Sterigenics, ConMed over EtO exposure

    Fifty-three people who worked in an Atlanta-area warehouse that stored medical devices sterilized by ethylene oxide (EtO) filed suit this week against Sterigenics and its parent company over exposure to the gas. The plaintiffs or their families claim that long-term EtO exposure to the sterilized devices, which they unloaded, handled, warehoused and distributed, caused multiple…

  • Source: massdevice.com

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