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Supplier Stories for the Week of March 31

Here’s what was new in the world of medical device suppliers during the week of March 31.

  • Unicep has expanded its services to include refined custom design and quick turn prototype capabilities for creating custom shapes and sizes of single-use packaging solutions. These services will be available with Unicep’s single-use Modified Blow-Fill-Seal product line. The company offers custom blending and manufacturing, contract filling, and blow-fill-seal single-use packaging. 

    With the ability to go from concept to production prototype in as few as eight weeks, Unicep enables creative design without the cost or wait time of traditional processes. The faster time-to-production readiness and affordability represent the evolution of Unicep’s custom manufacturing platform to allow for market-ready customer solutions at best-in-class turn times, the company reported. 

    [Image courtesy of UNICEP]

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  • Scapa Healthcare introduces Scapa Soft-Pro Hydrocolloid Gen II, a proprietary breathable, absorbent, and repositionable adhesive for ostomy and medical device fixation, advanced wound care, and first aid applications. 

    The acrylic chemistry of Scapa Soft-Pro Hydrocolloid Gen II results in a highly breathable adhesive, allowing the device to stay on the skin for several days, the company reported in a news release. Its high absorption properties suit it for ostomy, wound care, and consumer applications where the adhesive comes in contact with fluids. The latex-free technology is made of non-animal derived ingredients.  It can be removed and reapplied multiple times without losing adhesion properties. 

    “Scapa Healthcare continues to innovate its portfolio of skin friendly solutions to address unmet customer needs,” said Nohora Cardenas, director, strategic marketing, ScapaHealthcare, in the release. “Hydrocolloid adhesives continue to be a highly recommended technology for advanced wound care, ostomy, and fixation applications. Scapa Soft-Pro Hydrocolloid Gen II provides unique features not offered by traditional hydrocolloids and we are excited to deliver this differentiating technology to our customers.”

    [Image courtesy of SCAPA HEALTHCARE]

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  • Qosina stocks a wide selection of single-use hand instruments in an assortment of lengths, colors, and distinctive style tips. Suited for packing into kits, these tools can be used for several applications and industries. They are constructed of high-quality plastics and stainless steel and are designed to perform under tough conditions, the company shared in a news release.

    These single-use hand instruments are cost effective because they eliminate maintenance, repair, sterilization, or reprocessing fees. They also can reduce the risk of cross-contamination.

    Qosina offers free samples of most items, low minimum order requirements, just-in-time delivery, modification of existing molds, and new product design and development. The company is ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and ISO 14001 certified and maintains a 95,000-sq-ft facility with an ISO Class 8 cleanroom.

    [Image of QOSINA]

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  • Reed Technology and Information Services Inc. (Reed Tech), a provider of data management and analytic services and solutions, has launched Reed Tech SingleSource for Medical Devices. SingleSource for Medical Devices manages and reports regulatory Unique Device Identification (UDI) information to health authorities worldwide and publishes commercial product information to trading partners from a centralized platform.

    "We are seeing a tsunami of medical device UDI regulations being enacted around the globe, and our customers have asked how we can help. We do the heavy lifting of constantly monitoring UDI-related regulations and we pore through the detailed technical specs and feed that knowledge into our system design so our customers can focus on doing their core jobs without feeling overwhelmed," said Arshad Rahman, general manager of the Reed Tech Life Sciences division, in a news release. "In an increasingly complex world, our SingleSource for Medical Devices provides an affordable, scalable, global solution that helps our customers manage and distribute valid product information to global UDI data recipients."

    The SingleSource system is a Reed Tech-hosted, online repository with governance and controls for data quality, data integrity, and data security. This global solution allows medical device manufacturers to confidently and efficiently distribute accurate product UDI data to multiple regulatory agencies and commercial partners throughout the world, each with different regional requirements, or it can integrate with existing PIM/MDM systems and provide the "last mile" support, the company reported.

    Building on its experience as a UDI information supplier to FDA (submitting close to one-quarter of all industry UDI records), Reed Tech designed the SingleSource for Medical Devices system to manage UDI data throughout the product lifecycle in a compliant SaaS environment and included scalability for additional volume and data channels. 

    [Logo courtesy of REED TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATION SERVICES]

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  • Protolabs has been recognized by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) as a Manufacturing Leadership Awards winner for its achievement in engineering and production technology. The digital manufacturer produces custom parts and assemblies through automated 3D printing, CNC machining, sheet metal fabrication, and injection molding processes. This is the fifth consecutive year in which the company has received a Manufacturing Leadership Award.

    Protolab's winning project involved a multi-toolpath engine that helped automate programming efforts in order to reduce customer lead times and lower production costs, the company reported in a news release. The team developed toolpath generation software that achieved extremely smooth surface finishes for injection molds without increasing the milling time. The automation led to a significant decrease in production costs while providing customers with better quality surface finishes and shorter lead times. 

    “We’re honored to be recognized for this project,” stated Vicki Holt, president and CEO of Protolabs, in the release. “We are committed to helping product developers from an array of industries succeed in bringing products to market quickly, and to do that, it’s necessary for us to place strong emphasis on continuous improvement, and more specifically, digitization of workflows and processes. The Multi-toolpath Engine project is a good example of how the fruits of those efforts ultimately benefit our customers.” 

    Protolabs was previously recognized for Manufacturing Leadership Award categories including Innovation Process Leadership, Customer Value Leadership, Operational Excellence, and Manufacturer of the Year. 

    Protolabs will be recognized at the 15th Annual Manufacturing Leadership Awards Gala held during the Manufacturing Leadership Summit in June.

    [Image courtesy of PROTOLABS]

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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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