Supplier Stories for the Week of April 7

Here’s what was new in the world of medical device suppliers during the week of April 7.

  • Bedford, NH-based Bold Laser Automation reported a laser tool for domestic laser materials processing of the critical application for filtration, inkjet, and precision drug delivery.

    Designated the LPD1200 Laser Precision Drill platform, the laser system provides a cost-effective solution for U.S. domestic filtration, inkjet, and medical device manufacturers who want to add tools for new opportunities in such applications as pulmonary drug delivery, atomization, filtration, inkjet nozzles, and other critical drug delivery applications.

    LPD1200 can be configured with various laser technologies to meet specific material processing requirements. Outfitted with precision galvanometer scanner with 150mmx150mm field size and X-Y table configurations up to 30”x30”. Other material handling including roll to roll and bowl feeding are available. 

    LPD1200 provides modular process heads that shift the tool from drilling holes down to 1.25 micron and upwards to >0.5 mm. 

    [Image Credit: Bold Laser Automation]

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  • London, England-based Element has been named the Most Trusted Medical Device Testing Partner 2019 – Midwest USA’ at this year’s Private HealthCare Awards. The award, presented by international publication, Global Health & Pharma, recognizes Element for its outstanding service and commitment to improving health and wellness.

    Element’s testing facilities in North America and Europe support medical device development in cardiovascular, diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, orthopedic, and pharmaceutical industries. Element partners with medical manufacturers to ensure the products are safe, quality, compliant, and fit for purpose.

    "The award is a testament to our leadership in the medical device field and our ability to support and solve testing challenges for medical device manufacturers," said Rick Sluiters, executive vice president at Element. “With advances in surgical robotics, additive manufacturing, and implantables, our experts are at the forefront of the medical device testing industry, evaluating these devices to ensure compliance, while saving our customers time and money."

    The network of laboratories performing medical device testing includes capabilities for biological, chemical, metallurgical, mechanical, product electrical safety, EMC/EMI, regulatory, and pharmaceutical testing.

    [Image Credit: Element]

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  • MICRO has expanded to a third building in Somerset, NJ, bringing its total square feet in Somerset to 176,500. Approximately half of that space is devoted to manufacturing, quality labs, and prototype and development facilities.

    MICRO continues to expand its footprint in precision machining, which the company calls a key competency for the robotic surgery market. In 2018, it added two more Willemin-Macodel high-precision 5-axis mill turning machines to its expanding machining footprint.

    The new location, a 50,000-sq-ft building located at 130 Belmont Drive, Somerset, NJ, is between company-owned buildings 100 and 140 Belmont Drive. MICRO has plans to devote 35,000 square feet of the new building to office space, which will free up more manufacturing space in the other two buildings. Staff has already begun moving into their new offices. 

    In June, MICRO will open a state-of-the-art 15,000-sq-ft R&D center inside the new building to showcase its cutting-edge development capabilities.

    [Image courtesy of MICRO]

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  • Accu-Seal, a subsidiary of SencorpWhite, launched its 6300P Series.

    The seal lengths/width are 15, 20, and 25 inches/0.375 inches. The series features heavy-duty linear pneumatic seal actuation and high strength stiffened seal bar construction. A digital high-speed PLC controller is included with an LCD touchscreen. Optionally, users can choose to have a data acquisition system with the sealer. This would include seal parameter collection and reporting, as well as peripheral interface capability such as a barcode scanner.

    This series benefits from rugged 304 stainless steel construction, selectable and programmable seal modes, and external calibration verification ports for seal temperature, time, and pressure.

    [Image Credit: SyncorpWhite]

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  • Teklynx International, a barcode and RFID labeling software developer and solutions provider, launched an enterprise labeling software solutions Teklynx Central CFR 5.0 and Teklynx Central GHS 5.0. 

    These enterprise label management solutions offer companies of all sizes a centralized solution for label design, security and traceability, print automation, and regulatory compliance to support next-generation digital labeling transformation. The releases include access to the latest version of the company's Codesoft label design, Sentinel print automation, Label Archive label storage and traceability software, and a browser-based printing interface.

    [Image Credit: Teklynx International]

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  • West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. has expanded its presence in the Asia Pacific region with a new sales office in Korea—West Pharmaceutical Services Korea. The new office is the result of West's purchase of the distribution business of GIS Korea, a privately owned medical device and healthcare products distributor serving the Korean market, which previously served as West's distributor in the region since 2003. 

    "We are excited to build upon the strong foundation that our distributor has established in Korea, as this is an important market for West and our customers," said Karen Flynn, senior vice president and chief commercial officer, West, in a news release. "By combining the local insight of the GIS Korea Team with West's global manufacturing reach and market-leading technical support team, we will be able to better serve our customers and position ourselves to grow our business in this region."

    Added Kwon Dong-Oh, managing director for West Korea and former managing director for GIS Korea: "Korean pharmaceutical and biotech companies are making great strides to bring new medicines to market, and our team has been working by their side with West's products and services to help them package and deliver their products, so they are delivered safely and effectively to patients. We are excited to join West and to be a part of a global team that is working to improve patient lives." 

    To serve Asia Pacific region, West has offices in Singapore, China, India, and Australia and works with its partner Daikyo Seiko Ltd. in Japan. 

    [Image courtesy of WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES KOREA LTD.]

    Correction: An incorrect image was originally published and has been replaced with the correct image. We sincerely regret the error.

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