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Teijin expands in medical implantables

Teijin Ltd. said Jan. 24 that it acquired a controlling interest in a small company making bioresorbable medical implants.


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Clariant marking system fights medical counterfeiting

Additive and color masterbatch group Clariant has launched the Plastiward system, which uses anti-counterfeiting marker additives for polymers in medical and pharmaceutical products.


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Taiwan plastics lab is just what the doctor ordered

Construction is forging ahead on $10 million medical polymer research center that's the latest sign of Taiwan's determination to target the upscale plastics market.


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FCS, Chinese partner halt medical molding equipment JV

Changing market conditions in China have halted a planned joint venture to make medical injection molding equipment in China between Taiwan's Fu Chun Shin Machinery Manufacture Co. Ltd. and the Chinese medical device company Shengguang Medical Instrument Co. Ltd.


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EU tightens rules for implantable medical devices

Market surveillance of invasive and implantable devices will be stepped up in the European Union following a deal struck in Brussels May 26.


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Medical polymers global market tipped to reach $2.9bn by 2021

Implants are set to account for around $1.7 billion in polymer sales by 2021, according to a report by US-based industry analyst firm N-tech Research.


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GW Plastics launches biggest facility, banking on China growth

GW Plastics Inc. has completed a long-awaited expansion of its Dongguan, China, facilities.


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3-D printing and surgery a 'paradigm shift'

The genius of 3-D printing is that, unlike traditional manufacturing, complex objects are not more expensive to make; they do not require unique molds or multiple machines.


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US Congress poised to suspend medical device tax

The U.S. House and Senate are poised to suspend the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices for two years as part of a larger economic package that would extend tax breaks for businesses and keep the federal government running.


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Polymax receives approval for medical applications

Polymax Thermoplastic Elastomers Inc. announced that it has received USP Class VI approval for a new TPE material designed for use in medical and biopharmaceutical applications.


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