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Supplier Stories for the Week of June 17

Here’s what was new in the world of medical device suppliers during the week of June 17.

  • 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.”


  • 3M has expanded its advanced adhesives family for medical devices with the addition of 3M Single Coated Medical Extended Wear Adhesive Nonwoven Tape on Liner (3M 4077), a pressure-sensitive adhesive featuring omni-directional stretch for conformability and breathability. The thin, water-resistant tape offers excellent initial skin adhesion and a 14-day wear time, the company reported in a press release.

    “Durability is important to medical device wearers, which is why we don’t limit participants’ contact with moisture in our wear time studies,” said Marcello Napol, global business director in 3M’s Critical and Chronic Care Solutions Division, in the statement. “Now we’re able to offer a product that takes functionality to the next level – 3M 4077 is water-resistant, stretchy, breathable, and offers the longest wear time in our current portfolio.”

    Featuring an extended-wear adhesive combined with a white meltblown elastic nonwoven backing on a silicone release liner, 3M 4077 is compatible with EtO, E-beam, and gamma sterilization. It is compliant with ISO:10993 sections 5 and 10.

    Click here to learn more about 3M 4077. Design engineers can also visit to help narrow down the right adhesive for their next medical device project. 

    [Image courtesy of 3M]

  • Bluebee, a provider of software solutions and data processing algorithms intended for use in diagnostics and clinical reporting, has been awarded ISO 13485:2016 certification.  “This achievement represents our commitment to providing our clinical laboratory customers and assay kit partners with the highest quality products within an environment of continuous rigor and improvement,” states Marc Gielis, chief operations officer of Bluebee, in a press release.

    This certification adds to Bluebee’s already existing ISO/IEC 27001:2013 information security management systems certification. The company offers quality risk-based software development, regulatory compliance, quality management, and highly secured genomic data analytical workflows to clinical laboratories and diagnostic assay kit providers. The company states that this milestone may be leveraged by clinical laboratories and assay kit providers to meet their own quality assurance requirements and in obtaining CE IVD labelling.

    [Logo courtesy of BLUEBEE]

  • Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, a business unit of AMETEK Advanced Motion Solutions, has updated its Catalog and Design Guide for 2018 and added new product sections. It features a wide range of products engineered for use as building blocks in linear motion assemblies in applications such as robotics, infusion pumps in medical equipment, liquid-handling equipment used in laboratory automation, and inspection, test, dispensing and 3D printing equipment used in industrial automation. 

    The catalog is divided into three major sections: 1) Precision lead screw and nut assemblies; 2) Linear actuators and stepper motor drives; and 3) Motorized and non-motorized linear rail systems. In addition to basic product information, each section includes a brief overview of the technology behind the products, part number construction, sizing charts, and product comparison charts. The 2018 catalog and design guide can be downloaded from the Learning Zone tab at the To receive a printed copy, please contact Haydon Kerk at [email protected]

    [Image courtesy of HAYDON KERK MOTION SOLUTIONS]

  • HellermannTyton has been certified to have “no nonconformities” in a third-party audit of its adherence to ISO 14001:2015, the current international standard for an effective environmental management system (EMS), the company reported. It provides cable management and protection products, identification systems, and network connectivity solutions for OEMs, data communications, and related industries. 

    “Our ISO 14001 EMS has helped us control risk to our business, our customers and the environment,” said Environment, Health and Safety Manager Sheryl Bopp in a press release. “It’s an integral part of our corporate commitment to continual environmental performance improvement. We are proud of the results of our most recent surveillance audit.”

    The plastics manufacturer has maintained certification to ISO 14001 for 16 years.

    [Image courtesy of HELLERMANNTYTON]

  • The Paxiom Group offers the PopLok VS series for on-demand, automatic tray forming to erect self-locking corrugated and paperboard trays, with or without a lid. The economical PopLok VS Series is capable of forming 1-tuck and 2-tuck trays at speeds of up to 600 trays per hour, helping small business operations increase efficiency, eliminate repetitive motion injuries associated with manual labor, and achieve higher levels of productivity, the company reported.

    With no mandrel or tooling required, the PopLok VS Series enables a quick and easy change-over between tray blank sizes. The compact tray erector also saves floor space and minimizes risks for contamination associated with long-term storage of erected trays in production facilities.

    [Image courtesy of PAXIOM GROUP]

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