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Danish healthcare sector compounder Melitek has completed a major capacity expansion and unveiled a new polymer and elastomer (TPE) compounding line at its plant near Alslev, Denmark. 29 September 2014
Surgical products manufacturer Teleflex Medical has plans to invest in the expansion of its production operation in the Czech Republic. 24 September 2014
Nolato Medical has extended its controlled environment options to include a white room at its Nolato Contour plant in Baldwin, the US. 19 September 2014
Sabic has announced the use of its new polypropylene medical grade Sabic PP PCGR40 in a ultra clear PP liquid medicine dosage delivery system launched by pharmaceutical packaging company Bormioli Rocco. Sabic states that the new plastic will be mainly used by Bormioli Rocco to produce dosing cups that are more transparent and stronger than previous versions. 17 September 2014
Global technical moulder Nolato confirmed it plans to continue its policy of expanding its medical products business through organic growth and by acquisition. 6 August 2014
A new cheap way to run tests on medical and environmental samples has been developed using the plastic packaging staple – bubble wrap. George Whitesides at Harvard University, US, and his team conceived the idea when visiting labs in developing countries where they could not afford even basic equipment. 28 July 2014
Nolato Contour is expanding its multi-shot injection moulding capacity to meet growing demand in the medical market for multi-material devices. 26 June 2014
Austrian disposable health care products manufacturer Greiner Bio-One International is considering expanding its production facilities in Hungary. 25 June 2014
Medtronic will acquire Covidien to create a medical device and supplies company with $27bn (€19.9bn) in global sales. Minneapolis-based Medtronic — already the world's largest stand-alone medical device maker — announced its plans 15 June to buy Covidien based in Dublin, for $42.9bn (€31.6bn).  17 June 2014
As part of a restructuring at parent medical device maker Teleflex, Arrow International will move more than 600 jobs from North Carolina and California to Mexico and the Czech Republic during the next three years. 4 June 2014
UK-based safety and environmental technology group, Halma, has acquired Plasticspritzerei, an injection moulding company based in Switzerland. 16 May 2014
German medical products manufacturer B.Braun Medical is investing more than €55m on a project to expand its pharmaceuticals plant in Penang, Malaysia. The Melsungen, Germany-based group launched the latest project of its Malaysian subsidiary B. Braun Medical Industries this month. 24 February 2014
Phillips-Medisize, leading global outsource provider of design and manufacturing services to the medical device and diagnostics, drug delivery, and commercial markets, has signed a significant supply deal with leading diabetes treatment company Sanofi. 4 February 2014
OrthoSensor has developed Verasense, a sterile, disposable device for gauging the correct orientation and loading of knee replacements. Bayer MaterialScience’s Makrolon polycarbonate is used in its manufacture. 21 January 2014
Wacker, the Germany-based chemical group, launched a silicone film for medical applications at Compamed 2013. Silpuran Film can be used as a flexible wound dressing, as a breathable membrane or as a dielectric elastomer in sensors and artificial muscles. 16 January 2014

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