Date Archive - September 2023

Complete Rewrite of ISO 10993-1 Creates Industry Buzz

Biological evaluation for all medical devices is conducted using guidance provided in ISO 10993-1, the overarching standard for this process. It is the document that gives the general framework for risk assessment and assists in the selection of appropriate biological endpoints for evaluation. It also describes how available information should be applied to determine the need for further testing. ISO 10993-1 is an important reference document for all medical devices…

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MGS Breaks Ground on Innovation Center

MGS, a contract manufacturer offering end-to-end services for global medical device and life science OEMs, recently broke ground on a state-of-the-art Innovation Center on the company’s Germantown, WI, campus. The expansion brings an additional 120,000 square feet to company headquarters and represents ongoing investments in growth and expansion to meet customer needs in the pharma, diagnostics, and medtech sectors, said MGS. The MGS Innovation Center will feature collaborative workspaces dedicated…

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Tessy Plastics Picks Insider for New President

Global contract manufacturer Tessy Plastics Corp. has tapped company insider Stafford Frearson as its next president. Frearson joined Tessy in 1997 after graduating from the UK’s North Devon Community College. During his education, Frearson worked as a part-time mold maker. Upon relocating to Syracuse, NY, he began learning more facets of the plastics industry and taking on more management responsibilities. As president, Frearson will manage day-to-day operations at Tessy Plastics’ 13…

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Plastics from Thin Air: The Carbon Dioxide-Based Polymers Market

Big problems call for big ideas. One of the biggest challenges from a wide-angle environmental view is figuring out what to do about carbon dioxide, which accounts for 76% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Current methods include prevention, for example growing more trees and increasing use of low-emission vehicles such as electric vehicles. Another method is carbon capture. However, what if something useful could be made from carbon dioxide, and…

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Today’s Lesson: The Key Principles of Extrusion

School has started again, so it’s quieter at home most of the day, and dogs can get some sleep. Not everywhere, though, as more people are working from home. Most places in the USA are now without COVID restrictions, so more young people are more comfortable, but they can still catch the virus and pass it on to us vulnerables. Therefore, we should get our knowledge out to the young’uns…

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Tennessee-based Compounder Expands Capabilities with 18-mm Extrusion Line

Insight Polymers & Compounding has expanded capabilities to accelerate collaborative development programs with the installation of a new 18-mm extrusion line. It will showcase the additional performance and sustainability benefits of the new line, as well as its range of extrusion and compounding capabilities, in booth A110 at Compounding World Expo North America on Nov. 15 and 16 in Cleveland, OH. The Leistritz twin-screw extrusion line continues the expansion of…

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