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Category: Medical


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Bayer To Invest $200M In Pharmaceutical Plant In Costa Rica

October 7, 2021

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

Bayer will invest $200 million in a new pharmaceutical plant for the production of long-acting reversible contraceptives in Costa Rica, which will provide access to family planning for more women in low- and middle-income countries. Located in the Coyol Free […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

Johnson & Johnson Asks FDA to Authorize Covid-19 Booster

October 5, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Johnson & Johnson has asked U.S. health regulators to authorize a booster dose for its Covid-19 vaccine, citing studies showing it improved protection among adults who previously received a single shot. The Food and Drug Administration could decide on J&J’s […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

3D printed vaccine patch offers vaccination without a shot

September 28, 2021

Via: Today's Medical Developments

Scientists at Stanford University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have created a 3D-printed vaccine patch that provides greater protection than a typical vaccine shot. The trick is applying the vaccine patch directly to the skin, which […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

MedTech Innovator finalists vie for $500K in 9th annual competition

September 24, 2021

Via: Today's Medical Developments

MedTech Innovator, the largest accelerator of medical devices in the world, announced that Alva Health, BioDevek, Caretaker Medical, Cooler Heads Care, and Nutromics have been selected as finalists out of 1,100 applicants to compete for the title of MedTech Innovator […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Pressure Grows on U.S. Companies to Share Covid Vaccine Technology

September 22, 2021

Via: The New York Times

As President Biden convenes heads of state for a Covid-19 summit on Wednesday, pressure is growing on American drug companies — particularly Moderna, the upstart biotech firm that developed its coronavirus vaccine with billions of dollars in taxpayer money — […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

MedTech Europe calls for urgent clarification of EU artificial intelligence proposal

September 13, 2021

Via: MedTech Dive

MedTech Europe has called for the urgent clarification of a proposed artificial intelligence regulation because it uses an overly broad definition and is misaligned with existing regulatory frameworks. The European Commission outlined its plans to regulate AI, including medical devices […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Process, Production

Ford to Close Plants in India, a Tough Market for Auto Giants

September 10, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Ford Motor Co. ’s decision to stop making cars in India deals a blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s domestic manufacturing drive while highlighting the difficulty foreign auto makers have gaining a foothold in the market. On Thursday, Ford said […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Apple Plans Blood-Pressure Measure, Wrist Thermometer in Watch

September 1, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Apple Inc. is working on new health-related features for its smartwatch, including a tool to tell users when their blood pressure is increasing and a thermometer to help with fertility planning, according to people familiar with the plans and internal […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Developing a way to inject drugs without needles

September 1, 2021

Via: Today's Medical Developments

Squirting a jet of water through a drop of liquid may sound like idle fun, but if done precisely, and understood thoroughly, the splashy exercise could help scientists identify ways to inject fluids such as vaccines through skin without using […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Process, R & D

Need the Perfect Medical Device or a New Bone? Try 3D Printing

August 30, 2021

Via: Design News

From hearing aids to customized prosthetics and face shields, 3D printing has changed the medical industry for the better. Not only is 3D printing accelerating the development of medical devices, but additive manufacturing has also enabled the customization of medical […]