MedAccred gives first PCBA accreditation in Mexico

NEWS RELEASE: Jabil Mexico achieves MedAccred accreditation for printed circuit board assembly at Chihuahua facility

[Photo courtesy of Jabil]

Jabil’s site in Chihuahua, Mexico, has earned the prestigious MedAccred Accreditation for Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) after meeting the stringent audit requirements set by MedAccred subscribing members – including Baxter, BD, Boston Scientific, Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic, Philips, Roche Diagnostics and Stryker. It is the only site in Mexico to currently hold MedAccred PCBA Accreditation.

The MedAccred audit and accreditation program is unique as the sole industry-managed supply chain oversight program for key critical manufacturing processes in the medical device industry. The accreditation assures that critical manufacturing processes meet industry consensus requirements, leading to the production of high-quality end products, ultimately enhancing patient…

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Q&A with John Mazzola, Vicarious Surgical’s first chief operations officer

Vicarious Surgical Chief Operating Officer John Mazzola [Photo courtesy of Vicarious Surgical]

Capping off a medtech career spanning more than three decades, John Mazzola had only been retired from Becton Dickinson for about a week when Vicarious Surgical co-founder and CEO Adam Sachs hired him to lead strategic manufacturing planning.

One year later, the surgical robotics developer has promoted Mazzola to the newly created position of chief operating officer, covering product development, manufacturing, supply chain, quality, clinical, regulatory, IT, people and culture.

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Mazzola spoke with Medical Design & Outsourcing about the latest from Waltham, Massachusetts-based Vicarous Surgical (NYSE: RBOT), its plans for manufacturing and outsourcing, the company’s recent layoffs and lessons learned about developing and launching …

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6 drug delivery innovations you need to know

From wearable insulin delivery devices to drug-eluting implants and everything in between, drug delivery innovation never stops.

Vaccines, life-saving therapeutics, vision-correcting drugs and more are being developed and marketed for delivery with all kinds of technologies.

More than a year ago, we compiled a list of eight drug delivery innovations you need to know. With some updates on some of those technologies, plus introductions to others, here are some more impressive developments you should keep an eye on:

1. Needle-free delivery

Vaccines have become a major talking point over the past couple of years amid the COVID-19 pandemic and a number of companies are working on ways to deliver them, as well as other forms of medication, through different avenues.

A major speed bump in vaccine hesitancy can be fear of needles, so the introduction of needle-free drug delivery could make big waves in the space.

Two companies pushing forward with …

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Jabil launches Qfinity reusable auto-injector

Jabil’s (NYSE:JBL) Jabil Healthcare division announced today that it launched its Qfinity auto-injector platform.

St. Petersburg, Florida-based Jabil Healthcare designed the reusable Qfinity platform for simple subcutaneous drug self-administration at a lower cost than market alternatives.

Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.

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