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Supplier Stories for the Week of November 5

Here’s what was new in the world of medical device suppliers during the week of November 5.

  • 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.”


  • Photonics company Excelitas Technologies Corp. is showcasing its new APOLED customizable single-chip LED package at COMPAMED in Düsseldorf, Germany, November 13–16. The APOLED LED package is used to customize surgical and dental lighting, enabling color correlated temperature from 3300–6000K and high color rendering index.

    “Customizable design is a unique feature of the Excelitas APOLED LED package,” Mark Gaston, SSL Product Manager at Excelitas Technologies, said in a press release. “These single-chip LEDs allow excellent visualization with the best white LEDs available in the market. Its high CRI and tunable CCT will enable surgeons and dentists to select the optimal white color for their needs.”

    Read the press release for more.

    [Image courtesy of EXCELITAS TECHNOLOGIES]

  • Gerresheimer Medical Systems will be COMPAMED in Düsseldorf, Germany, November 13–16, highlighting its diversity of products, including inhalers, pen injectors, lancets, point-of-care tests, auto-injectors, medical devices, and more.

    “Medical technology systems are subject to increasingly stringent requirements in terms of material, design, function, and quality,” Peter Wallrabe, Global Director Product Design Medical Systems at Gerresheimer, said in a press release. “We support our customers from the initial product idea through to further product development.”

    Read the press release for more.


  • Maetrics is releasing a new whitepaper on the new European Medical Device Regulation (MDR) that was implemented earlier this year. The paper focuses on the financial benefit for medtech companies that proactively work toward early compliance ahead of the 2020 MDR deadline.

    Maetrics will also be participating in the Medica 2017 trade fair, November 13–16, in Düsseldorf, Germany. Find the consulting firm at Stand F18-5, Hall 16 during the event.

    “We are delighted to exhibit at this year’s Medica and look forward to presenting our extensive knowledge of the medical devices regulatory landscape,” Peter Rose, Managing Director for Europe at Maetrics, said in a press release. “There are significant changes taking place that widely affect the industry—including the MDR in Europe, the new international Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) and ISO 13485:2016.”

    Read the press release for more.

    [Image courtesy of KULINETTO/PIXABAY.COM]

  • Sterigenics International LLC is now called Sotera Health LLC. The new name for the parent company of Nelson Labs™, Nordion®, and Sterigenics® is a reference to Soteria, the Greek goddess of safety, according to a press release.

    “Safeguarding Global Health™ is the cornerstone of our new brand and guides us in what we do each and every day,” CEO Michael B. Petras Jr., said in a press release. “It speaks to the breadth of our business and our ability to partner with our customers across their entire product-development lifecycle.”

    Read the press release for more.

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    [Image courtesy of SOTERA HEALTH LLC]

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