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Community college molds students for careers in medical manufacturing

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 | Permalink

All Sites Given that national unemployment still hovers around 7%, it can be disconcerting to learn that many job openings are going unfilled because the companies cannot find qualified personnel. The skills gap is real, and companies in central Massachusetts, which has a long tradition in medical device manufacturing, are experiencing this, writes Daniel M. Asquino, President, Mount Wachusett Community College, in a piece published on www.telegram.com . read more

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Device tax could cost 165,000 jobs, according to medtech survey

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 | Permalink

The medical device excise tax has already cost approximately 33,000 jobs and ultimately could eliminate as many as 165,000 jobs, according to a new survey conducted by US medtech lobbying association AdvaMed . Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Media and Associations read more

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Laser’s edge in micromachining medical plastic parts

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 | Permalink

As the medical device industry adjusts to a new business paradigm that is all about containing costs and proving not just the clinical but the economic value of new technologies, it needs to question an array of ingrained practices, starting with how it manufactures its products. From that perspective, and depending on the application, industry would do well to take a closer look at laser-based manufacturing processes, says Glenn Ogura, Executive Vice President of Business Development at laser micromachining systems supplier Resonetics (Nashua, NH). Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Medical Polymers read more

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Braunform starts construction of new plastics & pharma plant

Thursday, September 26th, 2013 | Permalink

While medical device manufacturers trim back captive operations, plastics contract manufacturers continue to expand globally. One recent American example is in Massachusetts, where Nypro, a unit of Jabil Circuit, plans to build a 200,000 square foot manufacturing planmt close to its flagship plant in Clinton, MA. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Braunform Engel K2013 injection molding read more

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Covidien will step up outsourcing, offshoring

Friday, September 20th, 2013 | Permalink

Major medical device manufacturers continue to ramp up outsourcing as they face growing pressures to rein in costs of medical care. In a recent example, Covidien this week filed notice of a restructuring plan with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Covidien offshoring read more

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