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Perspectives on New Materials, Part II

March 23, 2010 9:59 am | Pexco, LLC | Articles | Comments

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.

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Perspectives on New Materials, Part I

March 23, 2010 9:59 am | Memry Corp. | Articles | Comments

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.

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Simplified Pump for Catheter Washing and Cooling Applications

March 23, 2010 9:59 am | Watson Marlow Pumps Group | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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Digital Pump Drives Are Easy to Use

March 23, 2010 9:59 am | Cole-Parmer | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Cartridge Valves are Perfect for Air and Liquid Applications

March 23, 2010 9:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Brushless DC Pump Is Small and Lightweight

March 23, 2010 9:59 am | Gardner Denver | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Dual Fluting and Wrapping Equipment for Balloon Catheters Can Be Custom Designed

March 23, 2010 9:59 am | Interface Catheter Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Low Profile, Isolated 15/30 W Converters Offer Parallel Function

March 23, 2010 9:59 am | Tdk - Lambda Americas | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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Metallization Offers Opportunities for Miniaturization, Cost Savings, Improved Reliability

March 23, 2010 9:59 am | Selectconnect Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Low Leakage Current AC/DC Power Supply is Ultra Quiet

March 23, 2010 9:59 am | Daitron, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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.

PolyOne's Custom TPEs Help Eldon James Create RoHS-Compliant Medical Tubing and Fittings

March 23, 2010 9:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

PolyOne's GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers – a business within the Specialty Engineered Materials

UltraSafe Passive Needle Guard Utilizes High-productivity Medical Grade of Polycarbonate Resin

March 23, 2010 9:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Adhesive Ushers Intelligent, Transdermal Drug Delivery

March 23, 2010 9:58 am | by Shirley Monte | Articles | Comments

The Challenge: An adhesive that would adhere to the body for three to seven days was needed for a transdermal drug delivery patch.

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The Quest to Replace Plasticized PVC Tubes

March 23, 2010 9:58 am | by Kyle Rhodes, Nadine Blaesing, and Rory Wolf | Dymax Corporation | Articles | Comments

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.

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Building Efficient and Effective Graphical User Interfaces for Medical Devices

March 23, 2010 9:58 am | Aubrey Group, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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