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Management Recruiters of Gastonia North help keep medical device professionals tuned to the latest industry news by providing access to the latest in technologies and breakthroughs, as well as resources for both clients and candidates.

Real Economic News

I don’t seek out “good” economic news but when it comes my way, I don’t run from it. How Does Population Impact Recovery? Population drives an economy and in NC our population, as of 2018, was 10.38 million people. Compare that to the big 3 metros; Chicago 9.9 million, Los Angeles 13.31 million, and New…

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Look for the Wringing Hands

I love med device start-ups, I always have. More years ago than I’d like to admit, I was so enamored of them that I’d chase business from anyone using the ‘start-up’ moniker but it didn’t take me long to figure out the error of that infatuation. Don’t misunderstand me, I still love start-ups. We do…

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More about COVID? Aargh!

It’s funny if you listen to news, watch it, or get all your news by reading; the variety of COVID impacts we get from that news is almost boundless. What we never hear about is how the virus effects industry at the core of their processes. And when I say industry I’m speaking, of course…

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The Impact of an Aging Population on the Med Device Space

I’m in the +65-age category and, if you’re like me, you are tired of hearing anecdotes. Here are some facts. There are roughly 331,000,000 US residents today 1 and nearly 17% of those are 65 years of age or older. This segment of the population is expected to increase at an annualized rate of 3.1%…

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Validation & Verification are never a lost art

One of my favorite sources for Technical Data specifically related to Quality is Master Control. They are prolific but their stuff is always good, very timely, and applicable to anyone in the Device world. Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot about the two V’s, Validation and Verification, and if I’m hearing a lot about it…

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Manuka honey ‘sandwiches’ used in operations to fight infection

Honey is not just tasty, it is also really useful in medicine because it has antibacterial properties, which means it can be used to kill germs. Now scientists have been looking into how honey sandwiched between layers of mesh could help people who have had operations avoid getting infections. Engineers and scientists at Newcastle and Ulster…

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IBISWorld Industry Report: Medical Device Manufacturing

Return to health: The aging population and technological advances will bolster industry growth

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Want to save your medical device as a souvenir? It’s easier than you might think

Keeping a medical device that was inside you — or even a removed body part — is actually easier than it might seem, according to a recent story in the Chicago Tribune. Just ask Barbara Brotman. Brotman is a senior assistant director of development communications for University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences and a former Tribune columnist. She…

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Will Europe’s clampdown on faulty medical devices hurt patients?

When a Californian company founded by a U.S. veteran wounded in Afghanistan sought to register a new medical device this year, it turned to Europe before the United States. The European approvals system had long been quicker, the company said, but the introduction of new rules is changing all that. “Now it has flipped,” said…

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