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24
Jul

Open for Business – Millstone’s New Fall River, MA Facility Expansion

Open for Business – Millstone’s New Fall River, MA Facility Expansion Millstone Medical Outsourcing is pleased to announce the completion of construction on its new Fall River, Massachusetts facility expansion. The state-of-the-art building adds 60,000 square feet to Millstone’s Headquarter Campus, bringing the total to 120,000 square feet. Replacing an older, smaller building, the expansion increases the footprint dedicated to

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17
Apr

A Millstone Update: Giving, Caring, and Preparing During COVID-19

Giving, Caring and Preparing During COVID-19 For the last few weeks, as the COVID-19 emergency has unfolded nationwide, we at Millstone have sought ways to respond that can support and express solidarity for our colleagues in the medical industry. We have focused on the safety and wellbeing of our staff in Fall River, MA and Olive Branch, MS. We have

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24
Mar

Three Ways Outsourcing Benefits the Bottom Line While Reducing Risk

Three Ways Outsourcing Benefits the Bottom Line While Reducing Risk As the global market for medical product manufacturing grows, so does the market size for associated outsourcing services. While there are several influences at work, the main drivers for market growth are ever-increasing device complexity, the evolving regulatory oversight environment, and the intense competitive pressure on OEMs to get to

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12
Mar

Performing Continuous Risk Management for the Full Product Lifecycle

Performing Continuous Risk Management for the Full Product Lifecycle  Risk assessment and management is an integral part of any successful medical device manufacturer’s strategy. Failure to do so can jeopardize your products’ effectiveness, reliability, quality, and safety. Yet unfortunately risk management is sometimes viewed through the single vantage point of fulfilling regulatory requirements rather than a broader strategic process woven

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31
Jan

Balancing Your Focus on Innovation with Your Legacy Production

Balancing Your Focus on Innovation with Your Legacy Production Balancing Your Focus on Innovation with Your Legacy Production Over the last 18 to 24 months, a new wave of innovation has crested over the orthopedics market, and OEMs are actively bringing more new products to market. Innovation, of course, is essential to progress, especially in the medical device industry. The

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18
Jan

The Benefits of Being More Strategic in Instrument Set Building

The Benefits of Being More Strategic in Instrument Set Building During your most recent product launch, when did your team focus in on set building? Early on, sometime in the middle, or quite late in the planning process? Set building, of course, is the process of creating the instrument sets needed by surgeons to perform surgery. Many OEMs focus intensely

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23
Dec

Four Benefits of Simplifying Nationwide Pharmaceutical Distribution

Four Benefits of Simplifying Nationwide Pharmaceutical Distribution Finished goods distribution, whether for medical devices or pharmaceutical products, can present significant administrative challenges. These can include the complexities of coordinating inbound supply, packaging, maintaining regulatory compliance, and getting finished goods where they are needed quickly and safely. Pharmaceutical product distribution, though, involves an extra layer of administration in the form of

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7
Dec

VAWD Accreditation for a Safer Supply Chain: A Closer Look

VAWD Accreditation for a Safer Supply Chain: A Closer Look Most supply chains involve some degree of complexity, whether it results from inbound supplier coordination or the difficulties of matching supply and demand on the market. The pharmaceutical supply chain, though, involves a level of complexity that puts it in a class by itself. The factors amplifying this supply chain

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30
Nov

A Closer Look at State-of-the-Art Clean Room Packaging & Assembly

A Closer Look at State-of-the-Art Clean Room Packaging & Assembly Risk. In the medical device industry, it’s the topic on everyone’s minds, at all times. And for good reason: risk affects patients and outcomes, supply chain and productivity, manufacturers’ reputations, and companies’ bottom lines. Risk can take many forms, one of them being the risk inherent in designing and validating

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16
Nov

Navigating Converting Your Product Lines to Sterile Packaging

Navigating Converting Your Product Lines to Sterile Packaging In spring 2017, the European Parliament approved and formally adopted the EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR). In brief, the MDR is a regulatory push to increase medical device safety in the EU market. It specifies that devices delivered in a sterile state should be designed, manufactured, and packaged with appropriate quality-controlled procedures,

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