New developments in material technology are critical to innovations across all industries, including medical device technology. Therefore, it is crucial for designers to stay abreast of the most recent advances that could benefit their upcoming products.
Due to its precision machined components and spring loaded track, this pump can achieve pressures up to 90 psi, or flow rates up to 100 ml/min. All fluid being pumped is completely contained within the tubing, so cleaning the pump is as simple as replacing a disposable tube-set.
These digital pump drives offer a high-contrast graphical LCD showing four operating modes (continuous run, timed dispense, copy dispense, and volume dispense), allowing users to view pump performance continually.
This line of manifold mount cartridge valves offers an innovative and simplified alternative to solenoid operators and stud mount valves. This product is part of a family of direct-acting solenoid valves for air and liquid (including light oil) applications.
This brushless DC air compressor has been designed for medical applications requiring a compact, lightweight pump with variable output. The pump is 3.8 in. high by 2.64 in. wide by 3.63 in long, and weighs 1.2 pounds.
A high density, cost-effective, DC-DC converter family has been launched with the introduction of these ultra compact, fully isolated converters that feature wide range DC inputs (24 or 48 V nominal). Available with output voltages of 3.
This innovative metallization process selectively plates injection molded parts with copper and nickel in order to create three-dimensional connections with multiple points of contact.
Designed for noise sensitive applications, this AC to DC 50 W switching power supply product offers high efficiency, low leakage current with a less than 10 mVp-p range of output noise. It also meets the EMI class B requirements.
Dual fluting and wrapping equipment provides a minimal profile wrapped balloon for catheter manufacturing. This product has a top-loading, pivoting catheter platform to precisely control positioning of the catheter for both fluting and wrapping operation.
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To manufacture its UltraSafe Passive Needle Guards, Safety Syringes Inc. needed to find a material that was not only robust and transparent, but also offered improved flow, lubricity, and easy release characteristics.
The Challenge: An adhesive that would adhere to the body for three to seven days was needed for a transdermal drug delivery patch.
There is a growing interest within the medical device community to replace plasticized PVC tubing with more environmentally friendly and less potentially harmful alternatives. However, bonding these different materials for traditional applications can prove challenging.
Proper design of the physical medical device itself is obviously important to its success. The design of the user interface for that device, however, can be equally critical.
By Mark Paulsen Examples of miniature silicone combination products Combination products are a rapidly growing segment of the healthcare market that has attracted the interest of a growing number of medical device manufacturers.