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Supplier Stories for the Week of January 1

Here’s what was new in the world of medical device suppliers during the week of January 1.

  • This is a compilation of the latest news from suppliers in the medical device industry. If you have news you’d like to submit for potential inclusion in this weekly roundup, please send a press release and any related images to [email protected] with the subject line “Supplier Stories.”


  • Qosina Corp. has named Scott Herskovitz president and chief executive officer, entrusting him with the responsibility of developing and executing the company’s strategic plan.

    “I am very excited about the future of Qosina and look forward to continued positive growth under Scott’s leadership,” said Qosina Chairman of the Board Stuart Herskovitz in a statement. “Scott’s experience, strategic thinking, and proven ability to deliver results make him the perfect person for this role. His vision and communication style will bring a new level of engagement and performance from the employees. I enthusiastically welcome Scott as Qosina’s new leader.”

    Prior to his promotion to president and CEO, Scott worked in business development, served as vice president of marketing, and later, vice president of sales and marketing, at Qosina.

    “I am thrilled and honored to take on the role of president and CEO of Qosina,” said Scott Herskovitz in the statement. “Stuart Herskovitz had a vision 38 years ago of what he wanted the Qosina brand to be. He worked hard to build the company into the global powerhouse that it is today and a trusted partner to our customers, distributors, and vendors. Stuart is a leader of great integrity, character, and intellect. I look forward to building on the Qosina foundation and taking the company to the next level by helping our customers find, order, and receive quality medical components quickly and accurately.”

    Qosina supplies OEM single-use components to the medical and pharmaceutical industries, offering more than 5000 products. The company offers free samples of most items, low minimum order requirements, just-in-time delivery, modification of existing molds, and new product design and development. Qosina is ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and ISO 14001 registered, and it maintains a 95,000 square-foot facility with an ISO Class 8 Clean Room.

    [Image courtesy of QOSINA]

  • Canfield Connector offers the 5K connector without the integrated gasket design to promote version compatibility with the company’s MCCR (Multiple Control Connector Receptacle) and its ILW (Interposed Lighted Wafer), the company reported in a press release.

    Reported advantages include:

    • Snug and secure pin contacts on solenoid spades.
    • Use of one wire instead two from the MCCR device to the control box can reduce moisture intrusion in the box and save labor costs.
    • Available in a range of plastic housing materials for compatibility with high temperature and various chemical applications.
    • The ILW module can be plugged into a molded connector to provide a convenient indicator light.
    • A rugged “straight-line” interface/cord configuration suitable for limited-space situations.

    “The MCCR device is becoming a more popular item for us, and the new 5K product really enhances our MCCR line," states Todd Harmon, vice president of Canfield Industries. "We gain added benefits from being able to use this molded connector with our ILW module.”

    [Image courtesy CANFIELD INDUSTRIES]

  • Medical tethered caps are available in a variety of materials, ranging from plastic to silicone to vinyl. The caps from Caplugs are designed to protect tubes and ports from contamination, fitting popular 1/4-in. and 3/8-in. sizes. The tether keeps the cap with the application when not in use, easing removal and reapplication when draining fluid or other functions. Choose the MCN-TCV Series for blue vinyl caps, the MCN-TCS Series for natural-colored silicone caps, or the MCN-TCP Series for light blue plastic caps. Each of the tethered cap lines can be manufactured in different colors or specifications to meet requirements, the company reports.

    [Image courtesy of CAPLUGS]

  • Miltec UV is launching new Lithium-ion Battery UV Technology. Its new high-speed coating and curing system allows battery manufacturers to produce lithium-ion batteries at a much faster pace, with much less floor space and carbon footprint, therefore providing significant cost savings, the company reported in a press release. In addition, the new approach reportedly reduces the cost of improving the safety performance of lithium-ion battery batteries in all lithium-ion battery applications including HEV, PHEV, and EV as well as consumer electronics.

    Having just celebrated its 28th year in business, Miltec UV has been known for its standard UV equipment as well as custom-designed systems for existing or new manufacturing production lines.

    [Image courtesy of MILTEC UV]

Daphne Allen

Daphne Allen is editor-in-chief of MD+DI. She previously served as executive editor of Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News, which serves as the pharmaceutical and medical device channel of Packaging Digest. Daphne has covered medical device manufacturing, packaging, labeling, and regulatory issues as well as pharmaceutical packaging and labeling for more than 20 years. She is also a member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals's Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee. Follow her on Twitter at @daphneallen.


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