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Choosing a Vent Membrane for a Medical Device

September 5, 2006 7:16 am | Millipore Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Hydrophobic polymeric membranes are widely used in medical devices to sterilize gases which pass through them or to provide sterile barriers between the atmosphere and device interiors.

LISTED UNDER: PTFE | Insert Molding | Micro Molding
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Internal Form and Finish Critical to Manufacture of Heart Pump

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

The Project: Verify that geometry and surface texture of the housing for a heart pump will facilitate smooth functioning while not adversely affecting blood. The Solution: Use extremely accurate instrumentation to measure form and surface to ensure they are compliant with specifications.

LISTED UNDER: Measurement Instruments | Biocompatibility Testing | Microbiology/Chemical 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

Silicone Elastomers for Healthcare Tubing

April 4, 2006 7:38 am | Momentive Performance Materials Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

With the variety of tubing options available to medical device manufacturers, it is often difficult to determine which type would be best suited to a particular application.

LISTED UNDER: Silicone | Vacuum | Injection Molding

Forecast Series PresentsMarket Trends Buzz

January 6, 2006 9:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

On the cover: This completely in-the-ear hearing aid is a product of miniaturization, one hot sector for medical device manufacturers in 2006.

LISTED UNDER: Injection Molding | Micro Molding | Biocompatibility Testing

Emphasis on Sterilization Validating Sterilization in a Global Market

April 1, 2005 5:17 am | Namsa | Product Releases | Comments

How should manufacturers complete validation in order to be in compliance with current standards? In this report, two experts answer some of the most frequently asked questions involving medical device testing standards and how they affect the process of validation.

LISTED UNDER: Other Contract Services | Biocompatibility Testing | Medical Device Testing

An Evolution in Coatings

February 28, 2005 7:49 am | SurModics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

What began with drug-eluting stents has progressed to coatings with multiple actions and beyond. The following article, based on interviews with leading medical device coating companies, offers insight into the latest advancements.

LISTED UNDER: Device Coating | Biocompatibility Testing | Surface Modification Coatings

Adhesives Brochure

January 6, 2005 9:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Henkel Corp., Rocky Hill, CT, has updated “Solutions That Cure: Adhesives for Medical Device Assembly,” a brochure that reviews Loctite medical device adhesive technology, products, and applications. It also provides information on a line of dispensing, curing, and process monitoring equipment.

LISTED UNDER: Epoxy | Biocompatibility Testing | Medical Device Testing

Cyclic Olefin Copolymer FindsGrowing Use in Medical Design

January 3, 2005 9:29 am | Ticona | Product Releases | Comments

The Project: Specify a polymer for high performance in a range of devices, diagnostic equipment, and packaging. The Solution: Use COC in products for hospitals, medical laboratories, and other critical settings. LabCD system from Tecan Group Ltd.

LISTED UNDER: Cyclic Olefin Copolymer (COC) | Injection Molding | Micro Molding

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