Monthly Archives: March 2013

Profitability of Private Label

What is private-label and why should you be selling it? Private-label is a brand that’s manufactured exclusively for the wholesaler. When you shop at a grocery store and they have their own house-brand of everything—that’s private-label. Private-label is the same … Continue reading

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V-Chip for fast point-of-care diagnostics from a drop of blood

Researchers from The Methodist Hospital Research Institute and MD Anderson Cancer Center developed and tested a new microfluidic device that can rapidly perform a blood screening for up to 50 biomarkers in one go. Tests can be done for protein … Continue reading

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India… An important emerging medical device market

The medical device market in India was worth an estimated $3.2 billion in 2011, trailing only Japan, China and South Korea in Asia. The medical device market is currently about 6% of the overall $68 billion Indian healthcare market. It … Continue reading

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Success factors for strategic supplier partnerships

For strategic supplier partnerships to be successful, factors to improve internal collaboration have to be taken into consideration. These include full support by top management and cross-functional teamwork. Top management support. Having the support from top management boosts the motivation … Continue reading

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FDA issues warning about powdered gloves

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Recommended Warning for Surgeon’s Gloves and Patient Examination Gloves that Use Powder. This draft guidance recommends use of a warning statement on labels for powdered medical gloves, specifically surgeon’s gloves (21 … Continue reading

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Five Critical Factors of Team Success

Critical team success factors consist of specific elements that are particularly valued for obtaining the best results possible. These tend to reflect five major key areas that include team leadership, shared vision, attitudes and commitment, mutual trust, and team collaboration. … Continue reading

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The silk railroad of China-Europe trade

Multinationals operating in China have been setting up factories deep in the interior in search of affordable labor. These plants can be more than a thousand kilometers (621 miles) from the coast. For companies exporting to Europe—still one of the … Continue reading

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