8. April 2021
The virtual MedtecLIVE & SUMMIT is the leading gathering of the European medical technology community in the first half of the year. The event will take place from 20 to 22 April, a good month before the European Medical Device Regulation (MDR) becomes binding on 26 May 2021.
18. March 2021
T4M – Technology for Medical Devices will not take place in 2021. Travel restrictions and quarantine regulations make the idea of holding an in-person trade fair for the medical technology industry in June unrealistic. Next regular trade fair to be held 2022 at Messe Stuttgart.
28. January 2021
Hamilton Medical AG manufactures ventilation solutions for seriously ill patients. Using computed tomography, the company has been able to analyse and optimise the welding geometries of its flow sensors, resulting in a significant reduction in production waste.
13. January 2021
Many medical devices consist of several components and are exposed to cyclical loads during use. Resulting micromovements can generate abrasion particles. To prove the safety of a product, it is often necessary to determine the type, quantity and size of the wear particles.
29. December 2020
FOBA's 16-page whitepaper provides a comprehensive overview of the applications of plastics in medical technology and the automotive industry. It focuses on the specifics of laser marking methods and processes and the material requirements of plastics.
21. December 2020
FOBA continuously offers new webinars on laser marking topics free of charge. For example, watch the UDI Expert Talk "Automation of Laser Marking" as a webinar recording.
17. December 2020
Using several FOBA M3000-P laser marking systems, the company marks thousands of medical instruments and implants with permanent UDI codes. Thanks to the implementation of robotic automation, add'n solutions has achieved increased throughput and marking efficiency.
FOBA Titus™ is the smallest laser marking head in the world. It ensures not only really easy, fast and error-free laser installation and job setup, but also fast service and product changeover - in production lines, OEM machines and complex installations.
4. November 2020
The laws, regulations and standards hang like a sword of Damocles over the heads of medtech companies, especially medtech start-ups. The topic of "overregulation" seems to have become a daily mantra. But do regulations really slow down innovation?
19. August 2020
In its 90 year history, Büetiger AG has specialized in the design, printing and finishing of instruction manuals and package inserts. As a long-standing supplier to the medical technology industry, Büetiger AG has now acquired membership of Swiss Medtech.
The quality and safety requirements for medical devices are becoming increasingly stringent. For this reason, the cleanliness of medical devices is being examined more closely.
11. August 2020
Traceability is at the heart of quality assurance and is the basis of risk management for medical devices. Read this whitepaper to learn how you can significantly improve the process.
16. July 2020
Having been obliged to postpone its 2020 edition to September due to Covid-19, the largest annual trade fair in Switzerland will in fact take place this year in Geneva to contribute to the recovery of all the high-precision sectors.
10. June 2020
Surface structure and roughness play an important role in a variety of applications. In dental and orthopaedic implants, for example, the microstructure is decisive for the ingrowth of the bone. Learn how to reliably measure roughness and topography.
14. May 2020
Good leadership skills as part of a modern corporate culture form the basis for success. In an interview, we asked Andy Tonazzi directly: What skills are required of management personnel and what role do employees themselves play in terms of leadership culture?
7. May 2020
sinaSCOPE is the new, compact 3D digital microscopy platform from Solectrix. With this system, all optical, eyepiece-based stereomicroscopes can be expanded to a digital microscope with two 4K cameras and a 3D monitor. The optical properties of the microscope remain unchanged.
4. May 2020
helpfulETH is an initiative by the ETH Domain and Swiss academia. Its aim is to place the expertise of Swiss academia and Swiss industrial partners at the disposal of the Swiss healthcare system in order to offer as much support as possible to tackle COVID-19.
29. April 2020
Rapid provision, uncomplicated financing models and extended service make it easier to cope with production peaks during the corona crisis. Laser marking of products ensures appropriate traceability and increases patient safety.
27. April 2020
This e-book presents the top six challenges facing medical device manufacturers and the technologies and implementation strategies that are critical for meeting these challenges.
2. April 2020
A special grid structure made of Ti6Al4V was deposited on a bar using additive manufacturing (AM). There were small metallic droplets on the surface. Fatigue tests resulted in early failures because of the higher hardness of the AM-structures and the interface compared to the bulk material.
28. January 2020
Our society is developing rapidly. People are getting older, medical care is becoming more expensive, diseases are becoming more complex. Find out why it is worthwhile to push technological development and how you can establish the Internet of Medical Things sustainably.
23. January 2020
Whether IFU, package insert, patient information or instructions for use: we are experts in all aspects of creating, printing and folding your package inserts.
10. December 2019
How to imagine today the product of tomorrow? The speech of Laetitia Florin at Swiss Medtech Expo will introduce you to the designers’ creative mindset and explain how it is essential in an innovation project.
Disruptive technology is well on the way to replacing the more than 100-year-old method of measuring blood pressure: Optical blood pressure measurement for continuous measurement without pressure cuff. Mathieu Lemay, Head Signal Processing & Control CSEM, explains how this was achieved.
Manufacturers of medical devices are subject to a growing number of regulations that require more documentation. Learn from Karl Larsson, Managing Director Aligned AG, how Tecan dramatically reduced its effort with a modular documentation approach.
9. December 2019
Michael Boyman, Founder and CEO of Rebus Labs, presents a system that allows companies to manage cold chains and refrigeration more easily. Furthermore, the system generates customized reports and statistics that facilitate future audits.
25. November 2019
Low-cost airlines base their success on their capacity utilization. The same principle goes in the machinery industry. Still, about 45 % of the time the machining process is inefficient. At the SMTE Loic Moreau, ESPI, shows how the profitability in the manufacturing process can be maximized instead.
19. November 2019
Whether you need a redesign of your company brochure, a package insert, a user manual or even a web shop: You have an idea - we accompany your project from A to Z and deliver the desired result.
12. November 2019
CUTISS grows human skin in the lab for patients that suffer from skin defects. At the Swiss Medtech Expo, Daniela Marino, CEO CUTISS, explains how the start-up is able to produce personalized, bio-engineered dermo-epidermal skin grafts.
22. October 2019
At the Swiss Medtech Expo Philip Oris, SLS Solutions, addressed the technical development of the selective laser melting technology. By doing so, he demonstrated how SLM enables the fabrication of patient-friendly titanium implants. URMA is the exclusive partner in Switzerland for SLM Solutions.
8. October 2019
Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) means connecting devices to the Internet and making them accessible via the Internet connection. But what added value does this technology provide patients? And what challenges does IoMT present to manufacturers and suppliers of medical technology?
30. September 2019
At the SMTE Philip Oris, SLS Solutions Group AG, addresses the technical development of selective laser melting technology. He shows how SLM enables the fabrication of patient-friendly titanium implants.
6. September 2019
Digitalization is affecting every industry, displacing market leaders and creating new business opportunities. Surviving in an age of disruption demands that manufacturers rethink every aspect of their business and become digital enterprises.
21. August 2019
Selective laser melting is increasingly used as a manufacturing process for various types of implants. In Urma you will find a competent partner to produce mass-produced, patient-friendly and tailor-made implants with this technique.
14. August 2019
Since 1969, the tool and machine manufacturer FOBA has developed from a metal processing company for mould making to an internationally leading supplier of system solutions for laser marking. As a Swiss representative, teltec celebrates its anniversary and takes a look at FOBA's company history.
6. August 2019
In a difficult market environment, Iftest is a reliable partner for PCB layout, prototype production and high-volume SMT and THT assembly. Iftest delivers consistently high quality and is able to react flexibly to your needs, even when demand fluctuates greatly.
The SCHUNK 2-finger parallel gripper grips upper parts of inhalers from the workpiece carrier and palletizes them. No retooling is necessary and the workpieces are not deformed by the very sensitive gripping (min. 5 N).
24. July 2019
CorFlow Therapeutics AG is developing a novel therapy that reduces complications resulting from heart attacks. konplan systemhaus AG assisted with the creation of a minimally viable console, supporting all phases, from rapid prototyping to documentation, resulting in successful clinical validation.
22. July 2019
Researchers at the University of Bern use highly sensitive force-torque sensors from robotics to train Swiss squad shooters. What has already led to valuable findings for the perfect shot in top-class sport is now to be used increasingly in medicine and rehabilitation technology.
8. July 2019
Extensive Service and Support Portfolio for Your FOBA Laser Marking and Engraving Equipment
We care for you. Take advantage of FOBA‘s certified expert service.
UDI-marking with laser technology: FOBA's White paper provides you with all the information about the requirements, deadlines, secure labeling
according to FDA (USA) and MDR (Europe)
Most of the global players and many small and medium-sized manufacturers of implants, instruments and medical devices rely on us when installing a UDI-compliant marking process. Our commitment to total customer satisfaction as well as worldwide service ensure your sustainable success.
2. July 2019
GAES, a manufacturer of hearing aids, is always working to make them smaller, more discreet and more powerful. By investing in a VF-2SS CNC machining centre from HAAS, he can speed up the machining of complex precision parts and ensure more consistent quality.
18. June 2019
The MDR presents new challenges to medical device manufacturers: How should they map PMS? Which solutions support risk management? With Teamcenter, the PLM system that connects people and processes, the medical device manufacturer Julius Zorn has found a solution.
14. June 2019
A list of 6 nominees driving innovation!
The jury of experts of the 2019 EPHJ-EPMT-SMT Trade Fair has selected six highly innovative projects for the Exhibitors’ Grand Prix to be voted on by the exhibitors to select the winner.
5. June 2019
Speed, flexibility, and agility are critical success factors in the market. For companies, this means high time pressure in development projects. This field report shows you the opportunities and risks of agile development methods using the example of medical device development.
3. June 2019
Small-Footprint, High-Performance Mill for Production and Prototyping - A full-featured, compact CNC perfect for the watch, jewelry, medical, and dental industries.
Teamcenter is one of the most widely used technologies for Digital Product Lifecycle Management. The specialized "Medical Device Solution" module for Teamcenter simplifies collaboration and digital communication between technical, commercial and creative departments.
Particulate impurities in the medical device used endanger the safety of the patient. A tailor-made method was developed for the manufacturer of an abdominal dressing set to identify the particulate impurities and evaluate them toxicologically.
The need for marking of medical devices leads to questions about their resistance. For a manufacturer of orthopaedic implants, RMS tested the corrosion resistance of laser markings with the EC-Pen, which enabled the resistance of medical products to be specifically optimized.
2. May 2019
Innovative ideas for mobile devices can be directly and easily realized with the new Mobile Device Kit from Solectrix (MDK). In addition to hardware and software, the MDK also includes a flexible housing concept, offering numerous design and functional options.
25. April 2019
From electronic design and smart IoT solutions to the development of modules and devices: Iftest continuously refines the corresponding processes. The company has a broad track record in the successful implementation of electronics development projects.
16. April 2019
Demanding materials and geometries of small micromechanical parts: Swiss watch manufacturer uses complete system with automatic process control for ultrasonic cleaning including condensation drying.
4. April 2019
The Innovation and Research Center (IFC) Tuttlingen of the Hochschule Furtwangen University of Applied Sciences (HFU) and FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving have officially launched their innovation cooperation for medical technology. A modern laser marking system is now available for research and demo.
RUDOLF Medical GmbH was on the lookout for the most suitable technology in the course of the dispute with the UDI regulations. In this example, you will learn which solution the company is using to set the laser as the standard of the future and is optimally positioned for UDI and MDR.
2. April 2019
Camstar is the modern MES of choice for Medical Device manufacturers. It automates the control of the 5Ms, creates a paperless manufacturing environment across batch and discrete operations, delivers a self-auditing eDHR and eBR, enforces regulatory compliance.
1. April 2019
The Camstar Medical Device Suite is a leading manufacturing execution solution in the medical device and diagnostics industry. The solution enables fail-safe processes, paperless manufacturing and electronic device history (eDHR) as well as electronic batch records (eBR).
7. March 2019
Ultrasonic-assisted cleaning is a very effective and gentle method of cleaning all types of materials intensively in the shortest possible time without damage. Industrial cleaning in particular, which requires several ultrasonic frequencies, is a domain of KKS Ultraschall AG.
28. February 2019
The fully automatic KKS etching systems are specially developed for acid etching of dental implants. The modular design allows the individual combination of different process steps, e.g., pre-cleaning, etching, rinsing and drying.
21. February 2019
This system concept is the ideal solution for cleaning small parts with complicated shapes. The compact single-chamber cleaning system with KKS ultrasonic technology offers maximum flexibility in a minimum of space and guarantees problem-free and reproducible fine cleaning.
14. February 2019
FOBA Mosaic™, a highly effective function which enables operators to place to-be-marked parts in any orientation within the marking field without product fixtures.
Severe criticism against manufacturers of medical devices and related supervision processes occurred in November 2018 and questioned the reliability of implants. In this context, FOBA considers UDI-codes, firmly applied on medical implants, to be a key-factor for safe traceability of implants.
29. January 2019
ICP-MS is an extremely sensitive technique that allows simultaneous quantification of 70 elements down to trace levels in the μg/L or sub-μg/L range, and can therefore handle a large variety of analytical challenges.
9. January 2019
For stand-alone operation in laser class 1, we offer turnkey-ready and custom laser processing machines in the form of manual workstations or special machines. Our laser marking machines adapt with various lasers and powers (fiber- or UV-lasers).
17. December 2018
You would like to extend your medical devices with sensors and transfer the acquired data to the Internet? We help you with the entire implementation of this embedded system and make sure it works perfectly.
13. December 2018
We support you on the way from the idea to the product. Our team analyses the actual need for technology and know-how and not only offers the hardware and software components, but is also actively involved in the development of the new process chains.
11. December 2018
The perfect package for medicine, orthopaedics, industrial design and more. Artec Eva and Space Spider are the ideal 3D scanners for professional applications. With their unbeatable scan quality, they enable fast, high-resolution scanning and are easy to use.
PRECISE. ORGANIC. PRODUCTION-READY. Geomagic Freeform uses the best current geometric representations to help you overcome the limitations of traditional CAD systems and turn your visions into reality.
4. December 2018
Modern medicine needs powerful systems for the acquisition and playback of video and measurement data. SX proFRAME, the video and data grabber system from Solectrix, offers a modular solution for demanding, image-based applications from the automotive sector to medical technology.
19. November 2018
You hope for a successful, smooth implementation of your products and solutions in the medical industry? To ensure this, sovereign project management is indispensable. We offer you support with the help of sound advice from an interdisciplinary team.
Many functions and product innovations in the medical industry can only be realized with the right software. However, the high requirements for safety and conformity are always a major challenge. Our experts are therefore happy to support you in software engineering.
You are a company in the medtech industry and have been dealing with the new EU regulations for European medical devices for some time? We explain which changes you will have to make and what needs to be taken into account.
25. October 2018
May we introduce ourselves? - The MEDIPACK-Team
In the meantime we are 191 employees. Together, we are responsible for delivering high quality products to our customers.
11. October 2018
The revolutionary mosquito repellent wearable Nopixgo® offers lasting protection through portable thunderstorms - instead of chemicals. NopixGlobal is partnering with Iftest for the production of the wearable electronics in high volumes.
19. September 2018
With our solution, specially tailored to the needs of our customers, package inserts can be compiled and then banded.
Mit unserer, jeweils speziell auf die Bedürfnisse unserer Kunden zugeschnittenen Lösung können Beipackzettel zusammengetragen und anschliessend banderoliert werden.
17. September 2018
More than 170 exhibitors highlighted areas where medical technology holds potential and how new designs, materials, technologies and processes can be turned into innovations. 1600 visitors also found inspiration for their own projects in 36 speeches delivered at the Innovation Symposium.
From the idea to product development? The SXoM Starter Kit enables fast, low-risk and high-performance entry into product development with System-on-Modules.
Discover real and innovative application examples presented by exhibitors online and at the Medtech Expo. Exhibitors use showcases to demonstrate their skills and competencies on the basis of successfully implemented projects.
Your personal to-do list enables you to prepare the perfect visit to the Medtech Expo. Make a note of the exhibitors, speeches, showcases and product/service highlights to ensure that you don’t overlook or miss out on anything at the exhibition.
The Innovation Symposium is an ideal source of inspiration for your own projects and innovations. This is where exhibitors deliver concise presentations of their most inspiring showcases.
7. August 2018
When determining the mechanical seal strength according to ASTM F2824, the force required to pull off the blister lid at exactly 45° is determined. The results serve for quality assurance of the packaging and help to assess the uniformity of the sealing seam.
For the approval of the TiN-coated dental implant, our customer had to prove that the titanium nitride coating can withstand scratching with pointed instruments. The measurement results were generated in our laboratory in a specially developed worst-case scratch test.
19. July 2018
The new, patented process enables the subsequent forming of a blister pack. The product is fixed in the packaging and is attractively presented. On the video you see a moulding machine Typ MEDIPACKER FFS.
We use our many years of experience to make your product look as good as possible. We help you to develop packaging and come up with professional and individual packaging solutions within a short time.
MEDIPACK produce thermoform films for high-quality blister packaging for the medical and pharmaceutical industry. Manufactured under controlled conditions in a cleanroom cubicle.
Would you like to pack your medical devices quick, reliable and low-germ? We can offer you this service and package your products in a cleanroom class no. 7 (ISO 14644-1).
12. July 2018
Dive into a stress-free world of the new MDR:
For all those who want to find out about the new Medical Devices Regulation and its consequences for your company. The training provides a brief and practical introduction to the new regulatory requirements for the medical device industry.
28. March 2018
OncoBeta offers a novel therapy for white skin cancer. In contrast to the usual procedure, the treatment is not surgical or thermal, but by means of a beta radiator. GBN Systems was OncoBeta's one-stop shop from initial ideas to approval as a medical product.
20. March 2018
Many applications in industry and medtech require a display and control module which meets highest standards of quality and robustness. A decisive criteria for many many customers is the possibility to achieve a fast time-to-market.
23. February 2018
Designed specifically for the medical industry, we have developed clean room-compliant packaging machines that provide the best mix of price and performance. The range of machines offers a large variety of options and the tool can changed rapidely.
Our challenge is to create medical blisters that meet the most stringent of demands. We specialise in producing high quality medical blisters at economical rates, in quantities ranging from short runs to large series.
12. January 2018
Sie möchten einen anschaulichen Eindruck von der Oberflächenkompetenz der KH-Group bekommen und die verschiedenen Fertigungsstandorte mit eigenen Augen sehen...
8. September 2017
Ultrasonic cleaning is a very effective and gentle process to thoroughly clean all types of materials, as well as fine-structured, porous, open-pore surfaces and the most complicated geometries, without the need for additional manual work or damage.
If hard and scratch-resistant surfaces are required for implants and instruments made from titanium and titanium alloys, our customers use the dark anodizing process TioDark™
The actual issue with 3D-printed devices in the medical device industry is the presence of metal powder remains on the device itself. KKS developed a wet process for the removal of these particles.
The School of Life Sciences of FHNW operates a qualified Selective Laser Melting process to manufacture medical products in titanium grade 2. Such implants are approved for the use in humans already today.
20. July 2017
Compact ultrasonic solutions for highest levels of cleanliness and flexibility. In the dental lab, the dentist's office or with the hearing aid specialist: The KKS Basic Line table top devices are the ideal solution for small to medium business professionals applications!
In-house facilities and processes for surface finishing of implants and other medtech products are expensiv. Get to know how the KKS Medical Surface Center represents an interesting economic alternative.
2. May 2017
MagnebotiX launches first series of its micro robotic systems through 3D printing. Using 3D printing for bridge manufacturing enables a faster product launches and prevents high investments.
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