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Supplier Stories for the Week of September 24

Here’s what was new in the world of medical device suppliers during the week of September 24.

  • 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.”

  • Clippard Instrument Laboratory Inc. has launched its new DVP series proportional solenoid valves. The next-generation two-way valves for air or gas flow control can be used for a wide variety of applications. According to the company, the valves offer a life of over one billion cycles, high flow rates, quick response, and more benefits.

    Read the press release for more.


  • Morgan Advanced Materials announced that it is opening a Metals and Joining Center of Excellence in Hayward, CA. The facility is part of the company’s increasing dedication to research and development. The Center of Excellence will be launched on October 5. One of the first projects at the Center is focused on forming brittle braze alloys into flexible wire.

    “Continuous investment in our technological capability is at the heart of our continued success as a business,” Pete Raby, CEO of Morgan Advanced Materials, said in a press release. “It is of vital importance that we develop the infrastructure to support closer collaboration with our customers and external innovation partners, which include universities and government agencies. The new Metals and Joining Center of Excellence provides exactly this, and with a number of exciting developments already in the pipeline, we are confident the center will play an important part in helping us to meet the future needs of multiple markets.”

    Read the press release for more.

    [Image courtesy of MORGAN ADVANCED MATERIALS]

  • RFPi, Inc., makers of the iCertainty portable blood perfusion imaging device, announced that Nipro Corporation has taken a 15% ownership stake in RFPi and will be the exclusive distributor of iCertainty in Japan. The agreement includes an equity payment for RFPi, profit sharing on gross revenues of the product, and RFPI will work with Nipro to find more applications for the intraoperative perfusion imaging device.

    “We are extremely pleased to partner with a company with Nipro’s leading reputation in the medical device field,” Jeff Basham, CEO of RFPi, said in a press release. “Nipro’s level of expertise and forward thinking is truly unmatched. We greatly appreciate the support of the Nipro team for helping advance RFPi technology and bring tangible benefits to surgeons, patients, hospitals, and third-party payers alike.”

    [Image courtesy of RFPi]

  • Superior Controls, Inc., a company focused on biotech automation projects, announced that it will be recruiting new automation engineers at the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Product Show and Career Fair in Foxborough, MA on October 4.

    “Superior Controls has had a phenomenal year in 2017 in terms of both the growth of our engineering staff and the backlog of projects,” Rick Pierro, cofounder and president of Superior Controls, said in a press release. “Our merger with Banks Integration and a wildly successful summer have put us in the position to continue actively recruiting additional engineering staff.”

    The company will be at Table W11 at the Products Show and Table C33 at the Career Fair. Read the press release for more.


  • Xcentric Mold & Engineering Inc. announced that it will offer a broader range of 3-D services starting in October. The company’s 3-D printing services will include ColorJet Printing, Fused Deposition Modeling, Markforged, MultiJet Printing, PolyJet Printing, Selective Laser Sintering, and Stereolithography.

    “Expanding these services in our product mix enhances our existing service offerings to customer seeking prototyping, injection molding for quick turn low volume production services and CNC parts,” Brendan Weaver, founder and executive vice president of Xcentric Mold & Engineering, said in a press release. “Xcentric Mold & Engineering is a different kind of manufacturing company, providing quick-turn, low-cost molding and machining services for a wide variety of plastic and metal custom parts. No matter the industry, and no matter how complex the part, we deliver parts in as fast as 1–15 days.”


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