Thanks, mom! Medtech leaders reflect on Mother’s Day

[Photo from Aditya Romansa on Unsplash]Everyone has a story about how they got into medtech, and it’s no surprise that many of those stories start with how we were raised.

As Mother’s Day approaches, Medical Design & Outsourcing asked medtech leaders to share some thoughts about how their moms inspired their careers, the products they make and the companies they’ve built.

We can never say “thanks” often enough to truly show our gratitude – but one more time can’t hurt.

Get the full story at our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing.

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Qosina expands pinch clamp offerings

Qosina now offers more than 125 pinch clamp options. [Image courtesy of Qosina]

Qosina (Ronkonkoma, New York) announced today that it has a new selection of pinch clamps made from polybutylene terephthalate.

PBT is an alternative to the nylon used in many types of single-use medical device components, according to Qosina.

The 0.75 in. (19 mm) pinch clamps are now available in white (No. 25659), red (No. 25154), yellow (No. 25152), blue (No. 25156) and black (No. 25153) for use in color-coded sets.

The clamps have easy, one-handed closure — no tools needed, according to Qosina. The materials in the clamps meet USP Class VI and ISO 10993 criteria. They’re tamper-evident and zip-tie compatible — and gamma and autoclave compatible. They audibly click when securely connected, and they’re color-coded to distinguish between different fluid lines.

Qosina has doubled its portfolio of pin…

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Qosina announces new luer lock connectors amid nylon shortage

Qosina (Ronkonkoma, New York) announced today that it is adding to its luer lock connector product line to address a global Zytel nylon shortage.

The new selection of luer lock connectors is made of high-performance Vydyne that the company has in stock. As a result, the connectors are ready for immediate shipment. In addition, the connectors are REACH and RoHS compliant and come with regulatory documentation, CAD drawings and validation test data.

“We proactively assess the supply chain for our products for any potential issues and take steps to mitigate the risks of interruption,” Qosina CEO Scott Herskovitz said in a news release. “In the case of a resin supply issue, Qosina evaluates and sources compatible alternatives, ensuring our ongoing commitment to business continuity.”

Vydyne 21SPF is a general-purpose, lubricated PA66 resin with an enhanced crystallization temperature, according to Qosina. The product has been designed primarily for fast cycle…

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Qosina CEO takes over for founder as board chairperson

Scott Herskovitz is the president, CEO and chairperson of Qosina [Photo courtesy of Qosina]

Qosina President and CEO Scott Herskovitz is now also the chairperson of the board of directors, the company said today.

Herskovitz replaces his father, Qosina founder Stuart Herskovitz, who will retain his seat on the board and serve as chairperson emeritus. He “continues to be fully involved in business development for the company,” Qosina said in a news release.

The younger Herskovitz took over for his father as president and CEO in 2018.

Founded in 1980, Ronkonkoma, New York-based Qosina is a global supplier of OEM single-use components for the medical and pharmaceutical industries.

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Qosina’s founder and chair to be honored for work with developmentally disabled

Qosina founder and chair Stuart Herskovitz [Image courtesy of Qosina]

The AHRC Foundation in Nassau County, N.Y. is honoring Qosina founder and chair Stuart Herskovitz.

Herskovitz will be the AHRC Foundation’s Leadership Award Recipient at its 71st Annual Rose Ball Gala on Oct. 21, 2021 at The Mansion at Oyster Bay.

The foundation seeks to benefit people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

Herskovitz has advocated for the employment of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He’s promoted a neurodiverse workforce within his own company. On a personal level, he’s also shown devotion to his brother, Michael, according to the company.

Qosina (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) has supplied OEM components to the medical device and pharmaceutical industries for more than 40 years.

 

 

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Qosina inks distribution agreement with Nordson Medical

Qosina announced today that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Nordson Medical, a maker and supplier of components to the bioprocess and medical device industries.

The deal will enable Nordson Medical customers who wish to purchase lower quantities of medtech and bioprocess components to place the orders directly with Qosina at www.qosina.com.

Qosina (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) has supplied OEM components to the medical device and pharmaceutical industries for more than 40 years.

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Qosina adds single-use bioprocessing devices

Qosina this week launched its product line for the single-use bioprocess industry.

The new product line includes tube-to-tube bard connectors, luer fittings, check valves, tubing pinch clamps, tubing, steam thru connectors and more.

Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Tubing + Extrusion.

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Qosina CEO elected at-large board director of the Bio-Process Systems Alliance

Medtech and pharma components supplier Qosina announced that CEO Scott Herskovitz has been elected as an at-large board director of the Bio-Process Systems Alliance (BPSA).

The BPSA, an affiliated organization of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA), is an international industry association dedicated to encouraging and accelerating the adoption of single-use manufacturing technologies used in the production of biopharmaceuticals and vaccines. BPSA board members serve staggered two-year terms.

“I am honored to be elected as a BPSA board member and work alongside this highly respected group of industry leaders,” Herskovitz said in a news release out yesterday. “As a global supplier of single-use medical components, Qosina is committed to supporting the BPSA and their focus on the essential and safe utilization of single-use bioprocessing systems for the production of biopharmaceuticals and critical vaccines.”

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Qosina adds 12 new fluid and gas filters

OEM single-use component supplier Qosina announced earlier this month that it added 12 new filter options for fluid and gas applications.

Ronkonkoma, N.Y.-based Qosina’s filter product line includes offerings across a range of hydrophilic and hydrophobic filters, transducer protectors and an assortment of NRFit filters that are compliant with the ISO 80369-6 standard, according to a news release.

The company offers more than 50 filters that are available across a variety of styles, sizes, materials and colors. Its hydrophilic and hydrophobic options range between 0.1 micron and 5 micron for precise particle filtration, while its transducer protectors feature various inlet and outlet combinations, the company said.

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Qosina launches device assembly adhesive

Qosina has partnered up with medical adhesive manufacturer H.B. Fuller to launch an off-the-shelf instant adhesive for medical device assemblies.

The adhesive is a UV-curable cyanoacrylate adhesive for bonding medical device assemblies.

Qosina currently offers adhesive solutions that are designed to adhere to many different types of materials. The adhesives feature low bloom and low odor qualities with varying degrees of viscosity, shear strength and fixture time.

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Qosina touts prototyping tubing

Qosina is touting tubing for prototyping and large-seal production requirements.

The tubing is medical-grade, high quality and packaged in small or large coils. They are available in a diverse range of materials, including PVC, DEHP-free PVC, silicone, FEP and HDPE.

Qosina’s custom tubing comes in multilayer, universal bubble, single lumen and dispensing tubing types. The company says the small coil lengths are perfect for prototyping and it can provide free samples for in-house testing and evaluation.

Qosina’s custom tubing is in-stock and available in exact specifications with cut-to-length configurations with customer durometers, sizes, colors and materials.

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