Editor in chief of PlasticsToday since 2015, Norbert Sparrow has more than 20 years of editorial experience in business-to-business media. He studied journalism at the Centre Universitaire d'Etudes du Journalisme in Strasbourg, France, where he earned a master's degree.
While Hurricane Maria dealt a devastating blow to the island’s medical device industry, analysts say that it didn’t create but merely exacerbated the shortage of IV bags that is hitting mainland hospitals.
The wearable devices market is exploding, with double-digit growth projected through 2021. Developing a look and feel for your wearable device that delight users begins with a keen understanding of the materials selection process.
Materials suppliers API (Mussolente, Italy) and EMS-Grivory (Domat/Ems, Switzerland) have entered into a partnership to develop eyewear with a lower environmental impact than currently available products.
The Bioengineering Department of Imperial College London has received a million-dollar grant to explore new plastic-based implants that won’t trigger an inflammatory response and be rejected by the body.
PLASTICS President and CEO William Carteaux praises the reduction in the corporate tax rate and preservation of the research and development tax credit, among other provisions in the GOP tax reform proposal.
The hit Netflix series "Stranger Things" is steeped in 1980s nostalgia, from the retro-synth soundtrack and garish yellow wall telephones to kids on bikes. But it took a decidedly contemporary technology—3D printing—to bring to life the Demogorgon monster.
Contract molder MMD Medical (Brooklyn Park, MN) invites MD&M/PLASTEC Minneapolis attendees to take its challenge—yes, it involves Silly Putty—at booth 1911 and compete for two front-row tickets to a Minnesota Wild or Minnesota Timberwolves game.
The agency’s Medical Device Development Tools program invites developers, medical device manufacturers and others in the medtech ecosystem to submit tools for evaluation and, possibly, FDA-sanctioned qualification.