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Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Abbott to acquire mitral valve device maker Cephea Valve Tech

January 16, 2019

Via: Mass Device

Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said today that it plans to acquire mitral heart valve replacement tech developer Cephea Valve Technologies for an undisclosed amount. The Chicago-area healthcare giant backed the Santa Clara, Calif.-based valve company in July 2015 and secured an option […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

FDA approves Teva’s digital COPD, asthma inhaler

December 26, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Teva (NYSE:TEVA) said this week that the FDA approved its ProAir Digihaler device – a digital inhaler that uses sensors to connect to a companion mobile app for people with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The company’s device features […]


Design &Planning, Process, Production

Key Infrastructure Success Factors for Food and Beverage Manufacturers

November 8, 2018

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

Managing FSMA compliance requirements while ensuring quality and improving performance are critical priorities for all Food and Beverage (F&B) manufacturers. Ensuring FSMA compliance without sacrificing performance or product quality requires: Standardized processes across the enterprise for consistency and control. Visibility […]


Logistics, Process

GE Healthcare’s Q3 profits tick up despite flat sales

October 30, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Profits for the healthcare business at GE rose despite flat sales growth for the third quarter, as the parent company posted a swing to red ink on a -$22 billion charge. The Boston-based industrial conglomerate reported healthcare profits of $861 […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Inovio touts intradermal delivery of HIV vaccine

October 26, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:INO) reported today that its synthetic HIV vaccine, Pennvax-GP, demonstrated durable antibody and T cell immune responses throughout a Phase I trial. The company found that Pennvax-GP plasmids delivered intradermally with Inovio’s Cellectra device triggered equivalent or superior […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

FDA to review Xeris’ glucagon rescue pen auto-injector

October 24, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Xeris Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:XERS) said today that the FDA accepted its new drug application for a ready-to-use liquid glucagon rescue pen device. The company’s product is designed to treat severe hypoglycemia in people with diabetes. The FDA is slated to make […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Philips slides on Q3 misses

October 22, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) shares took hits in New York and London today after it reported lower-than-forecast sales and earnings figures. The Dutch healthcare conglomerate posted profits of €292 million, or €0.33 per share, on sales of €4.31 billion for the […]


Process, Production

China’s Steel Production Hits New Highs

October 19, 2018

Via: Industry Week

China’s steelmakers pushed production rates to record levels last month, underscoring a broadly bullish picture for mills in the world’s biggest market as prices rally again. Output of crude steel rose 7.5% on year to 80.85 million metric tons, according […]


Design &Planning, Process, Quality Control

Cybersecurity a Hot Topic on the Show Floor

October 18, 2018

Via: Automation World

Tony Baker, Portfolio Manager, Security at Rockwell Automation, presented recommendations on best practices and actionable steps industrial companies can take with reference to network security and standards within the industry during PACK EXPO International 2018 at The Innovation Stage. Baker […]


Design &Planning, Process

Questions About Blockchain in Industry

October 17, 2018

Via: Automation World

A technology once thought of principally as a means of securing cryptocurrency transactions appears ready to move into manufacturing and supply chain. Over the past couple of years, we’ve covered announcements related to: blockchain offerings designed to improve industrial process […]