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New medical polymer blend helps combat hospital-acquired infections

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 | Permalink

Following your treatment, you wouldn’t expect to leave the hospital with a brand new disease, but somewhere between 3.5% and 12% of patients will, according to the World Health Organization. That’s the rate of  hospital-acquired infections (HAIs)  in the developed world; the percentage is much higher in low- to middle-income countries. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Medical Polymers Injection Molding read more

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Medical Musings: What it will take to be a winner

Friday, September 20th, 2013 | Permalink

All Sites As business becomes tougher for major medical device producers, opportunities grow for injection molders and other plastics contract manufacturers. Almost weekly, a Who’s Who of companies such as Covidien, Stryker and Medtronic seem to announce dramatic plans to reduce costs through a mix of steps that usually include outsourcing of manufacturing and movement of plants to third world countries. read more

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Crowdfunding for medical devices hits Web | NCFA Canada

Monday, August 19th, 2013 | Permalink

A new Web company is taking advantage of the trend of Internet-enabled public funding of projects by offering to connect inventors of smaller medical devices from around the world with people who can give them the cash  …

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Carbon fiber plays major role in solar race car

Monday, July 29th, 2013 | Permalink

A Japanese university planning to compete in the World Solar Challenge , which will take place in Australia from October 6 to 13, has turned to carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) as a lightweighting option to maximize its chances of victory. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – July 2013 Keywords:  carbon fiber reinforced plastics Teijin read more

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3D-printed plastic splint saves baby’s life

Friday, May 24th, 2013 | Permalink

3D bioprinting recently made a dramatic move from the world of science fiction and researcher’s fantasy to the real world of saving a baby’s life at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI). Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  3D printing biomaterial read more

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