1. Articles in category: Medical Devices

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    1. Western Mass. manufacturing firms innovate and diversify to keep

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 8 2014)

      Western Mass. manufacturing firms innovate and diversify to keep

      Smaller than a pencil tip, the titanium set screw cradled in the palm of machinist David Ruest's hand is the most complicated part he makes. It's full, he said, of odd angles and bevels not to mention the tiny little Allen-wrench slot that goes at the tip. Even the ridges of the threads have to be shaped just so, or the screw won't fit into the equally tiny part where it serves to hold a slightly larger screw in place. He runs a computer-controlled machine tool at Detector Technology Inc. in Palmer, an expanding company that makes ...

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield Armory

    2. Zebrafish embryos – Toxicology testing

      Explore microtestlabs.com (Jan 10 2014)

      Zebrafish embryos – Toxicology testing

      Microtest has confirmed and implemented the application of zebrafish embryos (Danio rerio) in screening a variety of materials for toxicity. With the company's new in-vitro toxicology tests, medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies can screen thousands of materials in less than a week — yielding significant economic value in terms of time and expense.

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      Mentions:   Microtest

    3. One-stop shop: Detector Technology in Palmer looks to create 'manufacturing mall'

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 6 2014)

      One-stop shop: Detector Technology in Palmer looks to create 'manufacturing mall'

      Jay Ray, president and CEO of Detector Technology Inc., likens his company's expansion project to a manufacturing mall. Think of storefronts, he said, lining the perimeter of a precision machine shop. Each storefront, each distinct physical space in the plant, run by and representing a critical step or aspect of manufacturing, development and assembling highly technical products.

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Holyoke

    4. Hosting Italian Medical Device Company

      Explore From the EDC (Jan 2 2014)

      Hosting Italian Medical Device Company

      The EDC is always appreciative of the support that we receive from the western Mass business and hospitality community when we entertain guests from outside the region and sometimes from outside the country. We expect more visits from the 20+ companies we met at Medica

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Baystate Health   Springfield

    5. Savage Arms in Westfield, Cirtec Medical in East Longmeadow, get training grants

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 21 2013)

      Savage Arms in Westfield, Cirtec Medical in East Longmeadow, get training grants

      Manufacturers Savage Arms of Westfield  and Cirtec Medical in East Longmeadow, a maker of medical devices, have both been awarded grants from the state's Workforce Training Fund to expand their work forces and train people in efficient lean manufacturing.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    6. Pioneer Valley Planning Commission paints positive, yet fragile, picture of the local economy

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 14 2013)

      Pioneer Valley Planning Commission paints positive, yet fragile, picture of the local economy

      It's not on the list, but Brennan pointed to the May grand opening of   Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.'s 125,000-square-foot , $23-million maintenance hangar at Westfield Barnes Regional Airport. That facility, designed to service the next generation of larger corporate jets, meant about 100 added jobs in Westfield.

      "People don't realize there are private companies making investments and adding jobs," Brennan said. "It's going on all over the valley. People just don't always see it."

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   MassMutual   Springfield

    7. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Awards $100 Million in Grants to Western Mass

      Explore From the EDC (Jul 31 2013)

      Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Awards $100 Million in Grants to Western Mass

      On June 6, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced two
      grants made by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to the University of
      Massachusetts (“UMass”) and Baystate Health that total over $100 million.

      The UMass grant will fit out a new science building with
      three research centers:

      • Personalized Health Monitoring, focused on
        developing nanotechnology and large dataset management to improve health care
        through low-cost, wearable, wireless sensors that analyze patient data
        continuously in real time. Biomanufacturing firms, medical device makers, big
        data analysts and other health care industry partners will produce prototypes,
        test them and assess manufacturing feasibility.
      • Bioactive Delivery, focused on ...
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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    8. Holyoke Community College to toast distinguished alumni Steven Richter and Michael Kane

      Explore masslive.com (May 24 2013)

      Holyoke Community College to toast distinguished alumni Steven Richter and Michael Kane

      Honorees will be Steven G. Richter, president and CEO of Microtest Labs in Agawam, and Michael F. Kane, former state representative and now director of government relations for Columbia Gas of Massachusetts.

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      Mentions:   American International College   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College

    9. Mass. groups emphasize international collaboration with new programs - Boston Business Journal

      Explore The Business Journals (Apr 23 2013)

      Mass. groups emphasize international collaboration with new programs - Boston Business Journal

      From the floor of the 2013 BIO International Convention in Chicago, the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) said Monday it was launching a new International Collaborative Industry Program (ICIP) to enable the group to partner with other nations to award funding to support R&D in Massachusetts and in the partnering nations. The international program will promote collaboration between life sciences companies and to increase the development of new products for commercialization.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    10. EDC to Sponsor Medical Device Conference

      Explore From the EDC (Mar 29 2013)

      EDC to Sponsor Medical Device Conference

      The EDC is a Supporting Sponsor of the 2013 Plastics in Medical Devices Conference
      coming up in May in Waltham.

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      Mentions:   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    11. Baystate Medical Center in Springfield teams up with entrepreneurs to improve medical devices

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 20 2013)

      Baystate Medical Center in Springfield teams up with entrepreneurs to improve medical devices

      DeBusk, a trauma surgeon at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, is participating in a new program that will allow certain entrepreneurs to "shadow" physicians as they work in a hospital. The entrepreneurs will be seeking to develop new or improved medical devices or possibly startup companies in the field.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   MassMedic

    12. International Prospect Activity Increasing

      Explore From the EDC (Mar 14 2013)

      International Prospect Activity Increasing

      The EDC has maintained an international business development
      initiative focused on western Europe. We initially focused on inbound FDI and,
      while that remains a core objective, we are currently managing more requests
      for trans-Atlantic partnerships, joint ventures and contract manufacturing for
      the North America market. We sell the region’s companies and industry sectors
      as much as we sell the region as a strategic location. With risk sentiment
      still running high on both sides of the Atlantic, classic Greenfield FDI (and
      Greenfield investment inside the US, for that matter) is limited. But our
      pipeline has been filling with opportunistic European ...

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      Mentions:   Greenfield   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    13. The EDC on the Road

      Explore From the EDC (Mar 14 2013)

      The EDC on the Road

      EDC Senior VP Mike Graney will represent western
      Massachusetts at several conferences and trade shows during 2013. Please
      contact Mike at 413-755-1300 or m.graney@westernmassedc.com
      if you want to discuss our Shared Service Center initiative, international
      business development opportunities or any other interest in western
      Massachusetts. Of course, we are always pleased to host companies and consultants
      in Springfield, too.

      April 14-16                 Consultants Forum FDI               St. Louis

      April 22-25               BIO International Convention     Chicago

      May 13-15                  Plastics in Medical Devices        Boston (Waltham)

      June 17-21                 Paris Air Show

      September 23-26    Adva Med                                     Washington

      November 20-22     Medica                                          Düsseldorf

      December 2-4 ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    14. Editorial: State grants offer seeds for future development

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 5 2013)

      Editorial: State grants offer seeds for future development

      Much of the funding will go to the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, as part of a $1 billion investment over 10 years in the state’s life sciences industry. The grants also include $3.8 million to Holyoke Community College for the creation of a Center for Life Sciences there. That space will be devoted to training a new generation of workers for the pharmaceutical, and medical devices industry and the emerging field of bio-infomatics.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Holyoke Community College

    15. American International College physical therapy students lend a hand to industry with mechanical support arm

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 26 2012)

      American International College physical therapy students lend a hand to industry with mechanical support arm

      Three students in the physical therapy department at American International College have created an arm support device for factory workers, which they hope will help reduce injuries, decrease costs in the workplace and increase productivity.

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      Mentions:   American International College   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield

    16. European Business Development Mission 2012

      Explore From the EDC (Nov 28 2012)

      European Business Development Mission 2012

      I spent the previous two weeks in Europe on my annual business development mission to solicit inbound investment to western Massachusetts and/or partnerships with firms in our region. I spent three days in Düsseldorf attending Medica, the largest medical device trade show in the world (over 130,000 attendees), and four days in The Netherlands. I met with executives from 22 companies in the medical device, IT, defense, diagnostics, plastics, glass and sports medicine industries, and even a producer who wants to shoot a film in Massachusetts.

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      Mentions:   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    17. Tax incentives for life science companies announced - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Jul 23 2012)

      Companies have until Oct. 25 to submit applications, which can be be submitted online. Information sessions will be held over the summer in various locations for
      potential applicants, with dates and locations on the MLSC website.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    18. Growth Sector Series Continues on July 17

      Explore From the EDC (Jul 10 2012)

      Here is a link to the invitation to the Medical Device event in the EDC’s GrowthSector series presented by First Niagara Bank -- http://www.westernmassedc.com/medicaldevice2012/-- The session will be held on Tuesday, July 17 from 4:00-6:30 PM at the Baystate Health Conference Center at 361 Whitney Avenue in Holyoke. Please RSVP to Karen Tetreault at 413-233-9851 or k.tetreault@westernmasssedc.com if you plan to attend. Tom Merle, General Manager and Chief Development Officer of Continuum, will provide the keynote address on The Challenges of Medical Device Development. Panelists will address the role of SME ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    19. Mass Life Sciences Center launches new accelerator - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Jul 9 2012)

      Mass Life Sciences Center launches new accelerator - Mass High Tech Business News

      MLSC launched the program in 2009 as a way to help startup businesses who need
      working capital or funding to pay for capital assets. A loan of up to $1 million
      per company is provided, an increase from the maximum amount of $750,000 offered
      in the past.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    20. Medical Device Session Announced for EDC Growth Sector Series

      Explore From the EDC (Jun 28 2012)

      Please Save The Date – July 17, 2012 -- for the third installment of the EDC’s Growth Sector Series, New Product Opportunities for the Medical Device industry, presented by First Niagara Bank.The event will feature keynote speaker Tom Merle from Continuum Advanced Systems discussing the challenges of medical device development and a panel of industry experts speaking to relevant opportunities, followed by a networking reception.

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      Mentions:   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts   First Niagara Bank

    21. Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray hails Microtest Laboratories in Agawam as example of growth in life science industry

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 15 2012)

      Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray hails Microtest Laboratories in Agawam as example of growth in life science industry

      Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray this week hailed Microtest Laboratories Inc. as an example of the growth that is possible for life science businesses in West Massachusetts after taking a tour of its facilities.  “What struck me is the potential for growth,” Murray said.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Holyoke Community College

    22. Covidien reports strong growth in Q2

      Explore Molecular Imaging Insight (May 3 2012)

      Finally, its medical supplies unit’s second quarter sales of $434 million were unchanged from the comparable quarter of 2011, as increased sales of medical surgical and OEM products were offset by lower sales of nursing care and SharpSafety products.

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      Mentions:   Covidien

    23. National Science Foundation (NSF) News - Researchers 'Print' Polymers That Bend Into 3-D Shapes

      Explore nsf.gov (Mar 13 2012)

      National Science Foundation (NSF) News - Researchers 'Print' Polymers That Bend Into 3-D Shapes

      Christian Santangelo, Ryan Hayward and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently employed photographic techniques and polymer science to develop a new technique for printing two-dimensional sheets of polymers that can fold into three-dimensional shapes when water is added. The technique may lead to wide ranging practical applications from medicine to robotics

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    24. Gecko feet inspire UMass Amherst’s super-adhesive

      Explore masshightech.com (Feb 17 2012)

      Gecko feet inspire UMass Amherst’s super-adhesive

      Mimicking the suction of gecko feet, UMass Amherst scientists have invented a super-adhesive material called Geckskin that they claim can firmly attach flat-screen TVs, medical devices, and objects as heavy as 700 pounds to a smooth surface.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

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