Researchers from IBM and Singapore’s Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) have converted PET into a non-toxic and biocompatible drug delivery system designed to attack fungal infections.
9 December 2013
Germany's Gerresheimer, a manufacturer of medical supplies, has withdrawn from a possible purchase of Rexam’s healthcare packaging division, according to reports in the German newspaper Handelsblatt.
5 December 2013
BASF has donated €300,000 (£250,000) to the relief effort in the Philippines. The funds will support the disaster relief activities of two international agencies, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Unicef.
14 November 2013
Sealed Air is exiting the rigid medical packaging market. The firm has agreed to sell the business to private equity firm Mason Wells of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The business is no longer strategic, said Sealed Air spokesman Ken Aurichio.
14 November 2013
Tilly the goose, who lost part of his beak on barbed wire, has been fitted with a plastic prosthetic by a local dentist in his home town of Ilkley.
11 November 2013
UK-based medical device manufacturer Smiths Medical has launched the first phase of a new production unit in the Prerov region of the Czech Republic.
28 October 2013
MedPlast, a US-based medical moulder and contract manufacturer, has acquired UK-based Orthoplastics, which makes ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene products and components for orthopedic device implants.
15 October 2013
A group of Spanish companies, in partnership with the Aimplas plastics technology institute, claim to have created “the first 100% biodegradable bottle” for pharmaceutical applications.
25 September 2013
Dr Michael Naschke has stepped down from the role of chairman at healthcare products company Balda following an extraordinary meeting held 4 September.
13 September 2013
Flextronics International, mostly known for manufacturing electronics, is acquiring Riwisa, a 300-employee medical plastics processing company.
29 August 2013
County Leitrim-based VistaMed is growing its Carrick-on-Shannon facility in order to make room for an increase in catheter production, said the company.
27 August 2013
World demand for medical device packaging is projected to increase 5.9% annually to £16.6bn ($25.7bn) in 2017.
12 August 2013
The PVCMed, an alliance of PVC suppliers to the healthcare sector, is backing a Swedish pilot scheme that will investigate how best to establish a management system for medical plastic waste.
16 July 2013
A student-designed cartridge syringe, created for use in disaster zones, has won the 2013 Design Innovation in Plastics (DIP) award.
15 July 2013
Nypro is in the throes of establishing a €60m state-of-the-art facility in Waterford that will create 200 new jobs. The firm’s Bray facility is also set to roll-out 100 jobs in the next 18 months.
15 July 2013