TouchMark Blog

October 27, 2017

Small Changes; FDA and the 510(k)

Tom Waits once sang of a character named Small Change, who apparently “got rained on with his own .38,” and device makers might sometimes have felt as though small changes to their devices didn’t always work out so well, either.
June 12, 2017

5 ongoing challenges for UDI

Many of FDA’s Unique Device Identification requirements have already phased in. The labels and packages of Class III and Class II medical devices
May 11, 2017

Pad Printing On Textured Surfaces

Textures vary according to their individual depth, the degree of draft on the sidewalls, and the frequency of peaks and valleys for a given surface area. Some textures are more difficult to print successfully than others, and there are certain textures that are simply impossible to cover completely.
April 11, 2017

The RX Factor – Medical Plastics And Adhesion

Although polymers have suffered through some tough media disparagement as of late (biodegradability issues) it is highly unlikely that these polymers are replaceable for medical device manufacturing. These specialized materials are indispensible for providing low cost but effective vehicles for delivering everything from successful operating techniques to therapeutic medicines.
March 11, 2017

Tubing’s Constant Evolution

Medical tubing has evolved to be a complex, sophisticated product combining various materials, technologies and processes
November 30, 2016

Tubings Constant Evolution

Medical tubing has evolved to be a complex, sophisticated product combining various materials, technologies and processes.  
September 22, 2016

The Importance of Medical Grade Ink

Medical grade inks used to mark medical devices should meet important safety standards. The United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) 30, NF 25, 2007 standard also known as Class VI is widely used to comply with stringent FDA rules for products that come in contact with the human body.
April 30, 2016

Plasma Treatment for Medical Grade Plastics

Many medical devices are made from medical grade plastics that typically have low surface energy.  It is often necessary to modify the surface energy in order to guarantee the adhesion of any permanent markings as well as to improve device performance.  By altering the surface properties, critical markings on devices such as catheters adhere better and they can slide and maneuver more easily within the body.
August 6, 2018

TouchMark Featured in Medical Products Outsourcing

Multiple factors are impacting the closing, but critical, processes associated with the end of product manufacturing. Packaging and sterilization are critical stages of medical device manufacturing—lives are on the line if sterilization is compromised through packaging or sterilization failures. Both sterilization and packaging markets remain mature, relying on standard, accepted materials and methods. The most prevalent materials are legacy materials such as Tyvek and nylon. Large-scale sterilization depends on the well-established ethylene oxide (EO) and gamma radiation processes. FDA and ISO standards continue to become more stringent, especially regarding quality. OEMs focus on how to abide by these standards, which […]
April 10, 2018

Jeanne Beacham Receives STEP AHEAD Award

Hayward, CA March 1, 2018: The Manufacturing Institute announced they will award Jeanne Beacham with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the factory-floor to the C suite. “The women who we are celebrating represent the exciting career opportunities available in manufacturing,” said Natalie Schilling, 2018 Chair of STEP Ahead and Vice President of Human Resources at Arconic. “The STEP Ahead Award honors successful women in this industry for their significant […]
January 12, 2018

Delphon Announces PWP Growth Equity Investment

Delphon Industries (“Delphon” or “the Company”), a sophisticated manufacturer of device protection and adhesive products, announced that it has received an equity investment from PWP Growth Equity. PWP Growth Equity is the middle market private equity group of Perella Weinberg Partners, investing in leading, growth-oriented, lower middle market companies. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.
October 27, 2017

Small Changes; FDA and the 510(k)

Tom Waits once sang of a character named Small Change, who apparently “got rained on with his own .38,” and device makers might sometimes have felt as though small changes to their devices didn’t always work out so well, either.
October 11, 2017

Jeanne Beacham Nominated for the Manufacturing Institute’s Step Ahead Award

Delphon, a company that specializes in manufacturing polymer and adhesive solutions for the electronics and medical industries, announced today that CEO Jeanne Beacham has been nominated for The Manufacturing Institutes STEP Ahead Award.
September 19, 2017

Delphon named one of San Francisco bay area’s Best and Brightest Companies to work for

Delphon, a company that specializes in polymer and adhesive solutions for the electronics and medical industries, announced today that it has been named one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Best and Brightest Companies to work for.