The testing of any medical device is critical to the overall design and development cycle in order to ensure its safety and effective performance. As such, companies need to be certain that the methods they use to perform these tests are as accurate and reliable as possible.
Medical device manufacturers are coming to realize the potential advantages of three technologies traditionally used in the semiconductor industry. Micro photolithography, thin-film processing, and electroforming are all processes that can offer unique solutions for medical devices.
With the news regarding China and questions surrounding the safety of its manufacturing facilities, in addition to the constant concerns over intellectual property protection, some medical device manufacturers are looking for alternatives.
With device designers constantly seeking the next unique material that will help make their latest device a reality, it is important to stay abreast of what the material suppliers are developing.
This fiber-coupled diode laser solution—the next-generation L4 platform—leverages an innovative chip design to generate 10 W of output power. Its packaging takes up less space compared to previous designs, enabling OEMs to pack more diode lasers into a smaller space within their systems.
The company’s liquid silicone micro molding system offers the precision of an electric injection molding unit combined with a 12 mm, specially-designed LSR screw and check disc assembly and the flexibility of a tiebarless clamp design.
This PTFE-coated nitinol tube features a highly lubricious coating while maintaining the kink-resistant characteristics of the nitinol tube and can be processed in sizes from 0.002 inches O.D. up and lengths to 10 ft.
Electric Ultran High Load slides are the company’s first standard electric models. The slides offer higher positioning accuracy, smoother operation, and facility for positioning control.
Capable of sealing down to 0.015 inches OD, the ME001 connector is designed for leak testing infusion set and drug delivery devices. Its compact 0.
A broad range of tantalum capacitors are ideal for embedded control systems. Used in a wide variety of ECU (electronic control units), embedded systems operate in applications where long operation time and stability of parameters are the essential design parameters.
The R35i is provided with an industry standard 1.812 inches mounting pattern in addition to the existing 1.28 inches mounting. This feature allows for compatibility with larger encoders such as the company’s R50i, and also includes additional strain relief features for securing the cable.
NVIDIA Corp., a leader of programmable graphics processor technologies, and Planar Systems, makers of specialty displays, are cooperating closely to produce display systems that will enable doctors to more effectively screen for breast cancer.
While combination products are experiencing dramatic growth, the convergence of drug/biologics and devices brings a host of regulatory challenges. A new, free white paper, addressing these challenges is now available for download. Information: www.microtestlabs.com/combinationpaper .
Medical device OEMs must balance the need for consistent quality and conformance to product and regulatory requirements with the equally essential need to get new products to market quickly and efficiently.
The Linear Motion and Assembly Technologies group from the Bosch Rexroth Corp. is offering a free Lean Production Resource Kit for Medical Manufacturing available upon request from the company's website.