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Critical Questions of Outsourcing

September 1, 2006 4:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Medical device manufacturers’ interest in outsourcing is growing and with it come many misconceptions and questions.

LISTED UNDER: Full Service Contract Manufacturing | Prototyping | Rapid Prototyping

19 W External Power Family

August 8, 2006 12:51 pm | Product Releases | Comments

A 19-watt family of external switch-mode power supplies are the first in a family of power devices that meets with the requirements of the EPA’s Energy Star program. The PW148 series is available in desktop or wall plug-in styles with a single output of 15 to 19.

LISTED UNDER: Power Supplies | Product Design

3D Laminate

August 8, 2006 12:51 pm | Product Releases | Comments

A high-durability grade of three-dimensional laminate called Kydex HD surpasses high-pressure laminates, melamines, and rigid thermofoils in resistance to surface and edge impact.

LISTED UNDER: Surface Modification
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Vinyl Coating

August 8, 2006 12:51 pm | Caplugs | Product Releases | Comments

The ability to vinyl coat wheelchair handles, handlebar grips, and anything else that needs to have a soft, ergonomic finish molded to is available.

LISTED UNDER: Device Coating

Workbench

August 8, 2006 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Ergonomically designed, the Arlink 7000 versatile workbench system significantly improves productivity and maximizes the use of floor space. It has received Class 10,000 cleanroom compliant certification.

LISTED UNDER: Carts and Workstations | Cleanroom Assembly

Miniature Medical Connectors (3233)

August 8, 2006 12:50 pm | Omnetics Connector Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Medical connectors need to be small, lightweight, and comfortable in use, but built for rugged handling and extended performance and reliability. These miniature medical interconnects suit those needs. Standard and custom designs and shapes have been applied to catheters, probes, and instruments.

LISTED UNDER: Connectors | Prototyping

Compact Vision System

August 8, 2006 12:49 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Galileo EZ is an affordable, compact manual vision system featuring live video camera feed and automatic edge detection via the new Metronics QC300 digital readout, high quality optics, and more.

LISTED UNDER: Optical Inspection | Product R&D

Clean Is a Project

August 7, 2006 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Closely monitored project management is essential to the success of clean room manufacturing. This

LISTED UNDER: Cleanroom Assembly | Full Service Contract Manufacturing | Product Design
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Benchtop Technology Offers Solution for Testing Strength of Vascular Stents

August 4, 2006 7:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Project: Test the mechanical strength of drug-eluting, polymer fiber stents to determine their ability to be utilized in specific applications. The Solution: Use benchtop tensile testing technology to verify the strength of the flexible stents.

LISTED UNDER: Tensile/Compression Testing | Medical Device Testing | Component Testing

Clarifying the Risk Management Requirements of IEC 60601-1, Third Edition

August 4, 2006 7:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Guidelines that aid medical device manufacturers in the regulatory approval process are welcomed resources for engineers. The third edition of the IEC 60601-1 integrates risk management into the previously accepted safety standards for medical electrical equipment.

LISTED UNDER: FDA Compliance | Medical Device Testing

Designing a Cleaning Efficacy Program for Reusable Devices

August 3, 2006 12:17 pm | Namsa | Product Releases | Comments

There have been a number of changes in the last decade, which have raised questions as to how manufacturers should design cleaning and sterilization validation in order to be in compliance with new standards.

LISTED UNDER: Product Safety Compliance | Biocompatibility Testing | Microbiology/Chemical Testing

Hydrophobic Coating

July 10, 2006 10:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

A hydrophobic coating for plastics was designed to compliment the company’s proprietary diagnostic adhesive, GL-187. The coating can be successfully applied to polyester, polystyrene, vinyl, and other plastics for IVD and a variety of other medical applications.

LISTED UNDER: Device Coating | Device Coating

Liquid Silicone

July 7, 2006 8:43 am | Momentive Performance Materials Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Company continues to create customized liquid silicone solutions for the healthcare industry. Two

LISTED UNDER: Silicone | Prototyping | Rapid Prototyping

COC-Based Blister Film Solution for Tooth-Whitening Sponge Package

July 7, 2006 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

When Remedent Inc. packaged the peroxide-laden foam strips that form the basis of its tooth whitening products, it used a blister film from Tekni-Plex based on Topas COC (cyclic olefin copolymer).

LISTED UNDER: Product R&D

Are You Willing to Champion an Automation Project?

July 6, 2006 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Before an automation project can be fully realized, it takes a champion to lead the charge and rally support in order to ensure success.

LISTED UNDER: Business Planning

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