Meet 5 companies developing novel drug-delivery devices

  • Integer posts street-beating Q3

    Integer today posted third quarter earnings that beat expectations on Wall Street. The Frisco, Texas-based company posted profits of $13.7 million, of 43¢ per share, on sales of $363.3 million for the 3 months ended September 29, seeing bottom-line growth of 19.5% while sales grew 4.8% compared to the same period last year. Adjusted to […]

  • Flex posts Q2 FY2018 earnings beat

    Flex today posted second quarter 2018 earnings results that met expectations on Wall Street. The San Jose, Calif.-based company posted profits of $205.1 million, or 38¢ per share, on sales of $6.3 billion for the 3 months ended September 30, seeing the bottom line swing from $2.5 million in the red while sales grew 4.4% […]

  • Validation and testing: What you need to know

    James Woods, Senior Research Scientist, Jordi Labs In an increasingly competitive medical device industry, it’s still important that validation and testing is done right. Here are four things to keep in mind. Medical device industry leaders these days are driving results at an ever-increasing pace. Amid patent limitations, intense competition and acute regulatory scrutiny, there’s […]

  • Raumedic to present polymer solutions at Compamed and Medica

    Raumedic will be presenting its polymer solutions for medical and pharmaceutical applications at Compamed and Medica on Nov. 13-16 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The company is showcasing its highly flexible, high-pressure tubing that is used for angiography as well as its disposable cartridges for wearable drug delivery systems. High-pressure tubing for angioplasty needs to have optimal […]

  • Navigating the FDA for connected devices

    Aiden Petrie, Chief Innovation Officer, Emeritus, Ximedica As connectivity features become increasingly prevalent, developers are tasked with accounting for regulatory implications in increasingly long-term plans. Let’s imagine a product that dispenses a drug for eczema. At its most basic, the dispenser is little more than a package for the primary drug container and so falls […]

  • Tegra Medical touts toolmaker apprentice program

    Tegra Medical is touting its toolmaker apprentice program to help build its skilled manufacturing workforce. The apprentice program is a four-year program that requires participants to be enrolled in a local engineering program. Tegra Medical will pay their tuition and salary in return. The opportunity allows for apprentices to start their careers in toolmaking. Nick […]

  • Icon shares rise on Q3 beat-and-raise

    Shares in Icon rose today after the company beat expectations on Wall Street with its third quarter earnings results. The Dublin, Ireland-based company posted profits of $74.2 million, or $1.35 per share, on sales of $440.3 million for the 3 months ended September 30, seeing bottom-line growth of 10% while sales grew 4.8% compared with […]

  • The top 10 medical disruptors of 2018

    Each year the Cleveland Clinic determines what the top 10 disruptors in healthcare will be for the following year. The criteria to be considered a disruptor is that it has to be so innovative that it could change healthcare in a significant way in the next year. Approximately 150 to 200 Cleveland Clinic physicians from […]

  • Proto Labs gains on Q3 sales, earnings beats

    Shares in Proto Labs (NSDQ:PRLB) are up today after the contract manufacturer beat the consensus forecast on Wall Street for its third-quarter sales and earnings. Maple Plain, Minn.-based Proto Labs posted profits of $13.2 million, or 49¢ per share, on sales of $88.1 million for the three months ended Sept. 30, for a bottom-line gain […]

  • Factory CRO acquires MileStone Research Organization

    Factory CRO announced that it has acquired MileStone Research Organization. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. “The merger with MileStone is an important step in building Factory’s operational strength and service range in North America,” Dirk Meijer, Factory CRO’s CEO, said. “MileStone is an excellent fit therapeutically, as well as culturally, and […]

  • Overmolding silicone onto thermoplastics: what you need for success

    David Mulera, VP, Engineering, MedPlast Overmolding silicone onto thermoplastics can be challenging, but offers advantages over TPEs that include chemical resistance, tensile strength, and compression set. Here are some best practices to maximize your success. Overmolding has become a fundamental technique for medical component manufacturers in recent years. It reduces assembly costs, improves quality and […]