Medical device manufacturer Becton Dickinson (BD; Franklin Lakes, NJ) has agreed to divest two of its product lines and related assets to Merit Medical (South Jordan, UT) contingent on the closing of BD’s proposed $24-billion acquisition of CR Bard Inc.
The addition of Shore Plastic Technologies (Millville, NJ) to its portfolio caps a year of robust investments by Comar (Buena, NJ) designed to help customers respond to a competitive business environment.
With all Houston-area petrochemical plants affected by Hurricane Harvey finally fully operational or well on their way, the spot resin markets have reverted to a more typical environment, at least for the moment.
DiFusion Technologies (Austin, TX) chose Zeniva ZA-500 polyetheretherketone as the base polymer for its ZFUZE osteo-conductive PEEK composite for spinal implants. The compound exhibited large areas of new bone formation on all bone implant surfaces.