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Jarden Plastics Solutions (JPS), a moulder of medical, healthcare and consumer products based in Christchurch, has achieved the ISO 13485:2003 medical device standard. 18 February 2014
PRW.com is today launching an e-bulletin containing the features that appear in the magazine every fortnight. 31 January 2014
An injection of biodegradable polymer can help a mouse recover from a heart attack, researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois have discovered. 21 January 2014
A device that enables dentists to locate decay with violet light has been develop that uses a coloured polycarbonate filter made from Bayer MaterialScience’s Makrolon LQ3187. 13 January 2014
Parx Plastics of the Netherlands, has developed a way of making biocompatible plastics with antibacterial properties. The company says the technology offers a non-toxic alternative to products such as nano-silver and triclosan. 13 January 2014
Husky has completed the acquisition of Switzerland’s Schöttli Group, a mould maker for the medical and closures markets. 20 December 2013
EuPC, the European group of plastics converters, has launched a new sector group: MedPharmPlast Europe. Focussing on the medical and pharmaceutical sector, the group has emerged from a need identified at a conference held in Brussels in October. 20 December 2013
Novartis Consumer Health UK has been alerted to a potential manufacturing fault with the tamper seal on some Tixylix liquid medicines, which might result in small pieces of plastic being found in the bottles. 16 December 2013
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Germany's Gerresheimer, a manufacturer of medical supplies, has withdrawn from a possible purchase of Rexam’s healthcare packaging division, according to reports in the German newspaper Handelsblatt. 5 December 2013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


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