R.S. Hughes knows innovation is the key to keeping your competitive edge. Medical device manufacturing evolves at an extremely rapid pace and we are committed to supporting your product needs in order to stay ahead. We've brought together resources to assist in opening avenues of ideas for any manufacturing phase. From research & development to production and distribution, stay ahead of the competition with our Medical Device Manufacturing marketplace.

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  • 3M Announces Assembly Solutions
  • 3/1/2016 - R.S. Hughes, in collaboration with 3M, today announces their 3M Assembly Solutions Campaign giving customers the opportunity to change the way they think about industrial assembly. With the launch of the R.S. Hughes Assembly Solution Site, customers now have a one stop location for education on how 3M industrial products can produce stronger, longer lasting assemblies while saving material and production costs. Click to Learn More.
  • 10 Henkel Medical Industry Case Studies
  • Henkel Loctite has brought to market a broad range of adhesives and sealants designed to meet and exceed the challenges faced within the medical equipment manufacturing industry. Whether construction of medical imaging cameras or bonding medical tube sets, Henkel provides a solution that provide speed production, decrease cost and increase quality of production. The 10 case studies represent many solutions Henkel has provided that have sped production, solved material bonding issues and applied flexibility or strength where needed.
  • Brady Releases "3 Roads to GHS Labels" Video
  • Brady, a global leader in product and facility identification solutions, today announced a new video: 3 Ways to GHS Labels. This video provides useful information on how to comply with OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard and the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) by effectively labeling chemical containers.
  • Brady Announces a New GHS Label Guide
  • Brady, a global leader in product and facility identification solutions, today announced its GHS Label Guide. To align chemical container labeling with OSHA's updated Hazard Communication (HazCom) Standard and the Globally Harmonized System (GHS), this guide includes explanations of label components, an example of an accurate label, and pictogram uses and meanings.
  • Brady Debuts "Evolve Your Lab in 4 Steps" Guidebook
  • Brady, a global leader in product and facility identification solutions, today released its Evolve Your Lab in 4 Steps Guidebook. This guide provides useful information on rethinking sample-handling processes, four steps to improving sample management and preparing the lab for success.
  • Brady Releases "The Streamlined Guide to GHS"
  • Brady, a global leader in product and facility identification solutions, today released The Streamlined Guide to GHS. With the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) aligning the Hazard Communication (HazCom) standard with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS), this guidebook is a complete resource on GHS that clarifies the elements needed for compliance.
  • Brady Debuts New GHS FAQ Page on BradyID.com
  • Brady, a global leader in product and facility identification solutions, today announced a new webpage: Frequently Asked Questions about the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). This page provides answers from the experts on some of the most frequently asked questions around OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) and GHS. This page will be updated throughout the year to include new questions, answers and important HazCom/GHS information.
  • Brady Whitepaper: Lab Error Reduction
  • The 21st century promises to be the century of biology, with advances in our understanding of the living world leading to dramatic changes in the way we diagnose, treat, and cure disease. Along with those advances come a rising tide of samples. Scientists in all kinds of labs are now facing the possibility and even the likelihood that their existing methods of identifying, tracking, and reporting on those samples may be insufficient to the task ahead ....
  • 3M Health Care Announces Assignment of HCPCS Codes for 3M Coban 2 Layer Lite Compression System

  • 3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions Division announced today that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has assigned product-specific Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes for the 3M™ Coban™ 2 Layer Lite Compression System (Cat #2794). The innovative Coban 2 Layer Lite Compression System is a compression bandaging system containing two rolls - a comfort layer and compression layer ....
  • 3M ESPE Unveils Filtek™ Bulk Fill Posterior Restorative

  • With approximately 70 percent of restorations placed in the posterior, dentists everywhere are seeking solutions to help them perform faster and easier procedures without compromising patient care. Now, new 3M™ ESPE™ Filtek™ Bulk Fill Posterior Restorative meets this need as a one-step placement bulk fill material that delivers stress relief, excellent wear resistance, and the ability to place up to 5 mm in one increment. By eliminating expensive dispensing devices, additional layers and multiple steps, Filtek Bulk Fill posterior restorative outshines competitors to give dentists a fast and easy option for direct restorations ....
  • Evidence Mounting for 3M Skin and Nasal Antiseptic Preoperative Skin Preparation

  • In 2010, 3M Skin and Nasal Antiseptic was launched to help address the rising concern about surgical site infections (SSI) caused by Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). During the last three years, a growing body of evidence has proven the positive outcomes of utilizing this intervention as part of preoperative nasal preparation to reduce the risk of surgical site infection (SSI) ....
  • 3M Partners with Premier, Inc. on Purchasing Agreement for Catheter Securement and Stability Products

  • 3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions today announces that it has reached a group purchasing agreement with health care alliance company Premier, Inc. for multiple catheter securement and stability products. In a move aimed at bringing greater economic efficiencies to Premier's more than 100,000 health care provider members, the new agreement allows them to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier. The purchasing contract covers products including Tegaderm™ CHG Chlorhexidine Gluconate I.V. Securement Dressings and Tegaderm™ I.V. Advanced Securement Dressings as well as the 3M™ PICC/ CVC Securement Device + Tegaderm™ I.V. Advanced Securement Dressing, a sutureless securement system ....
  • Henkel Unveils First Hybrid Adhesive

  • Henkel has introduced Loctite 4090, an innovative hybrid adhesive that combines the key features of structural and instant adhesives – bond strength and speed. This powerful combination provides high impact resistance, high strength bonding on a variety of substrates, and high temperature resistance, making it versatile enough to solve a wide range of design and assembly challenges.

    Loctite 4090 adhesive greatly expands the capabilities of traditional adhesives and opens the door to new applications and new solutions. This is the first hybrid adhesive, it delivers the speed of a cyanoacrylate and the strength of an epoxy.

    "The industry is under pressure to be more competitive, to reduce manufacturing costs and to look for new design and assembly solutions," said Henkel's Mike Quail, Vice President Marketing, General Industry. "Loctite 4090 has been designed to reach beyond conventional industry approaches. It is the first adhesive of its kind. Never before has there been a hybrid adhesive designed to tackle the most challenging situations." ....
  • Medical Adhesives for Medical Device Assembly

  • Medical device adhesives, which are adhesives formulated for the assembly of components in a medical device, can be used for a number of device categories. They are most commonly used in four types of medical devices: sterile disposables, sterile reusables, sterile resposables, and non-sterile reusables. All Loctite medical device adhesives are tested to the industry's most ....
  • Precision Cleaning for Medical Devices

  • 3M Novec Engineered Fluids are advanced precision cleaning solvents that offer a number of important advantages for manufacturers of medical devices and equipment. Their low surface tension, low vapor diffusion rates and high liquid densities make Novec fluids ideal for use in vapor degreasing equipment ....
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