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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
Perouse Medical, the French medical equipment maker, has chosen grades of Mediprene thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) from Elasto Sweden for its Seal One radial compression device. 15 January 2014
Bayer MaterialScience of Germany demonstrated its “complete product range for modern wound care” at the trade show Compamed 2013 in Düsseldorf last November. 15 January 2014
Austrian injection moulding machine maker, Engel, is to exhibit at the Swiss Plastics trade fair in Lucerne, Switzerland from 21st to 23rd January 2014. 8 January 2014
EuPC, the European group of plastics converters, has launched a new sector group: MedPharmPlast Europe. Focussing on the medical and pharmaceutical sector, the group has emerged from a need identified at a conference dedicated to plastics converters in the medical devices industry and pharmaceutical packaging held in Brussels in October. 18 December 2013
Phillips-Medisize has expanded its pharmaceutical moulding facility in Kontiolahti, Finland. It has started production and is ramping up output. 5 December 2013
Medical device manufacturer Covidien plans to open a new production facility in Hillsborough County, Florida, in the US, state officials announced. 26 November 2013
Packaging groups in the US and Germany are eyeing up Rexam’s healthcare division, according to sources. 18 November 2013
Plastics distribution group Nexeo Solutions has signed a European distribution agreement for antibacterial polymers produced by Parx Plastics. 14 November 2013
Sealed Air Corp is exiting the rigid medical packaging market. The firm announced on 13 November that it has agreed to sell the business to private equity firm Mason Wells Buyout Fund III in the US. Sealed Air plans the divestiture because the business is no longer strategic, said company spokesman Ken Aurichio in a phone interview. 14 November 2013
Husky Injection Molding Systems continues to build its mould-making stable, purchasing Schöttli Group, a Swiss maker of moulds for medical parts such as syringes, closures and food packaging, the companies announced on 1 November. The acquisition adds to Husky's purchase of KTW Group of Austria in 2011. 4 November 2013
Medical packaging specialist Gerresheimer will consider cutting 20-30 managerial roles worldwide as part of reorganisation plans. One board member, Stefan Grote, has already left the company 3 October 2013

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