BAGSVAERD, Denmark—Novo Holdings, the Danish drugmaker’s controlling shareholder, said it acquired New Jersey-based Catalent Inc. in a deal that values the contract manufacturer at $16.5 billion. Novo Nordisk, in turn, said it will acquire three manufacturing sites from Novo Holdings for $11 billion.
Makita's R&D department has produced several unique technologies. Makita then patented these, ensuring its tools would be the only ones to have them. There are dozens of these specialized technologies ingrained in the company's tools. Here are six of the most impressive technologies you can only find on Makita brand tools.
GREENE, NY—The Greene, New York, operation consists of 28 departments and over 2,900 employees who submitted at least one kaizen. More than 80% of kaizens submitted have so far been implemented. In total, 5,427 days were saved by eliminating waste and improving processes through kaizens.
LEMONT, IL—In an effort to improve medical isotope production, scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have embarked on a project that harnesses the power of computer-driven robots. The project aims to increase safety and reproducibility, while driving down cost.
KALAMAZOO, MI—Stryker recently announced that the first shoulder arthroplasty surgeries using Blueprint Mixed Reality (MR) Guidance have been successfully completed by Dr. Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, MD, PhD, Consultant and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Dr. George Athwal at St. Joseph’s Health Care London, Canada.
ATHENRY, Ireland—DexCom's new facility is expected to create more than 1,000 jobs and provide a steady supply of real-time continuous glucose monitors (rtCGM) in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).
SENDAI, Japan—A research group from Tohoku University has replicated human-like variable speed walking using a musculoskeletal model - one steered by a reflex control method reflective of the human nervous system. It's a breakthrough in biomechanics and robotics that sets a new benchmark in understanding human movement and paves the way for innovative robotic technologies.