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.
The Project: To improve catheter and rotary pumps used by patients waiting for a heart transplant. The Solution: Use analysis software to see inside the pump and minimize potential blood-flow problems.
A new four-page brochure, “Focusing on Pharmaceuticals and Medical Applications,” reviews applications for hydrogen peroxide, organic and inorganic fluorides, caprolactones, precipitated calcium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, and barium and strontium carbonates.
ControlAir Inc. has released a short form catalog which includes new products and industry approvals to its line of precision air pressure regulators and relays. Regulators and relays are ideal for any pneumatic control system that requires precise regulation of air pressure in pipes and vessels.
Microfabrica Inc. and MOSIS have introduced EFAB Access—a 3-D micromanufacturing service offering MEMS and microdevices via multi-project runs through MOSIS. EFAB Access offers easy, low-cost access to Microfabrica's EFAB process.
The Upchurch Scientific/Rheodyne 2005 Catalog of Chromatography and Fluid Transfer Components is available. For the first time, the annual catalog includes valves, pumps, and accessories from sister IDEX Corporation Precision Flow Products business units Rheodyne, Ismatec, and Micropump.
Readers can create a safer, more productive work environment with products from the 2005 Cole-Parmer Environmental Health & Safety Catalog. Inside, find 96 pages packed with a broad selection of safety instrumentation, plus facility safety and personal protection products.
A. Routsis Associates, Inc., a training service provider for the plastics industry, has launched its new and improved website. Featured on the site are free training tools, including a downloadable demonstration.
Wireless data communication is just one area of expertise shown in a new 64-page full-color data communications catalog/magazine.
In order to capitalize on the high-performance products of tomorrow, medical device companies must identify the latest, cutting-edge technologies of today.
The TX40 is an extremely fast, six-axis robot with a 450 mm work envelope and 2.3 kg maximum payload. It offers new integration possibilities through its compact design and ultra lightweight.
Using automated process software in the design, manufacture, and quality control of your device implies that you should validate it to be FDA compliant.
This one component, optically clear, non-yellowing UV curable polymer called YV15-7 does not contain any solvents or other volatiles. When exposed to a source of UV light of adequate wave length and intensity, it cures almost instantaneously. It is not inhibited by air and cures at room temperature.
Precision UV laser micromachining services with micron-scale features and sub-micron tolerances are offered for a variety of medical device applications.