Materials & components

Special attention must be paid to material quality when manufacturing medical devices, in order to avoid component failure caused by adverse material combinations. In biomedical engineering in particular, it is essential to ensure that the materials and components used are biocompatible and comply with regulatory requirements.

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#customercentricity or: What serves my customer?

Früh Verpackungstechnik AG sets standards in individual solutions for medical and pharmaceutical products, thus helping to optimize costs and promote sustainability.

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Customized packaging solutions for medical technology and pharmaceutical products

Perfect packaging solutions, tailored to your individual requirements, for optimum protection of your high-quality medical and pharmaceutical products. Our experienced team will support you from the concept to the final design of your packaging.

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Environmentally friendly non-stick-coating replaces PFAS

PFAS are used as coatings in medical products. Due to known risks, the EU is planning a universal ban on their production and use. With PLASLON® technology, Fraunhofer IFAM has now developed a PFAS-free non-stick coating that can be used immediately.

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Wound healing of the future: Empa researchers develop bio-bandage

Scientists at Empa, the ETH Domain's interdisciplinary research institute for materials science and technology development, are developing a dressing containing lactic acid bacteria. The lactobacilli are intended to promote the healing of chronic wounds by destroying stubborn biofilms.

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Interview

Interview on the PFAS ban: "Companies and associations should participate in the consultation"

PFAS are often indispensable for medical technology due to their biocompatibility and durability. The planned ban poses problems for the industry. We took the situation as an opportunity to ask Frauke Averbeck from the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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Interview on sustainability: "Non-sustainable products disappear from the market in the long term"

The "Alliance for Sustainable Medical Technology", which was founded at MedtecLIVE in 2023, is dedicated to reducing the CO2 footprint. One of the founding fathers is Ralf Kindervater, Managing Director of BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg. We wanted to know from him where the leverage is to be applied.

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Start-up series: To the top of the world market with bioplastics?

Sustainability in medical technology is more important than ever. Biovox from Darmstadt has caught the right moment. The start-up is the first supplier of recyclable bioplastics approved for use in medical technology. We present Biovox in our series on young companies.

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Market & Industry

PFAS ban: Economics ministers call for return to risk-based approach

The industry association Spectaris welcomes the decision of the Conference of Economics Ministers not to abandon a risk-based approach to the planned PFAS ban and to consider a classification as "substances of low concern" for fluoropolymers, for example.

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Certified: New biocompatible ball bearing material for medical technology

The plastics manufacturer igus is expanding its range for medical technology with Xirodur MT180, a material for lightweight, lubrication-free and hygienic xiros deep groove ball bearings - certified according to USP Class VI and DIN EN ISO 10993.

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Silicone overmolded system solutions for optimum hygiene in the medical industry

To meet the hygienic and medical requirements for applications in the medical industry, ODU, a provider of connector systems, wants to offer a solution in which the industry benefits from a combination of the best feel, hygiene and resistance.