Michael McAlpine from the University of Minnesota will discuss the role of 3D printing and imaging in the development of multifunctional devices; Phil Magney, an advisor on autonomous vehicle technologies, will explore the future of automated driving.
Braid- and coil-reinforced delivery systems will be developed and manufactured at the Adam Spence facility in Wall, NJ, and Biocoat will apply and test its Hydak topcoat at the nearby Horsham, PA, plant.
The American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, DC) unsuccessfully lobbied the Trump administration to exempt Chinese imports of chemicals and plastics from tariffs that went into effect today. That will weaken U.S. chemicals industry and possibly damage supply chains, says ACC.
The acquisition of Citation Clinical Labeling Systems (Hauppauge, NY) strengthens the commitment of AWT (Minneapolis, MN) to the global healthcare labeling market and will allow it to leverage growth opportunities in the clinical trial label markets, said the company in a news release.
Equipment is a minor expense compared with materials, as articulated in the 6-1-2-1 rule of cost distribution: 60% materials, 10% equipment, 20% direct labor and 10% everything else, including power, packaging and insurance.
The initiatives include a new process for reporting device malfunctions, a proposed list of device accessories suitable for re-classification to the lowest-risk category and draft guidance on the issuance of Certificates to Foreign Government.