This manual contains valuable information about working with silicone vs. thermoplastics, silicone use for medical applications, choosing the right silicone for the intended purpose, molding and tooling issues and much more.
Editor’s Note: This article is written by David Bach from BST-Bach Solutions & Technology, LLC. Accurate dispensing affects a great deal of drug development and delivery. For instance, leading-edge pharmaceuticals, bio-tech “designer molecules” and high-potency compounds are tremendously expensive and come with difficult safety concerns that require accurate dispensing and aspirations. Many of these compounds […]
Swiss-style machine makers are improving designs to expand applications for medical device manufacturing. Advances in Swiss-style machining include hybrid technology, improvements to CAM software, and multi-axis machining capabilities. In particular, hybrid technologies, multi-tool and multi-axis machines are making inroads to improve manufacturability of medical parts. For example, Tsugami Rem Sales (Windsor, Conn.) offers advanced machines […]
Editor’s Note: This article is written by Stewart Eisenhart, a senior regulatory analyst for Emergo Group. If the title of this article sounds pessimistic, it’s for a reason. Compared to the highly evolved medical device markets in the U.S., Europe and Japan, the growing BRIC markets–Brazil, Russia, India and China–continue to perplex new entrants. The […]
Dave Hudson | President and CEO | Joining Technologies The healthcare industry is being transformed by the accelerated introduction of smaller and more effective medical devices developed over the past generation. An important factor in this ongoing medical device revolution has been the availability of better and less costly lasers. Advances in laser technology have, in turn, […]
B. Braun’s OEM Division has expanded its selection of bags for solutions as part of its complete medical device contracting manufacturing capabilities. The newly available bags are available in both standard and custom configurations in sizes ranging from 100 ml – 4000 ml. They are fabricated from biocompatible materials (either EVA white or yellow) in […]
CPC (Colder Products Company), the leading provider of quick disconnect couplings and fittings for plastic tubing, announces the addition of the DPC Series Couplings to its quick disconnect product offering. Designed specifically for use with dual fluid lines, the DPC Series couplings offer intuitive, simultaneous connections and disconnections with a single thumb latch. “By adapting […]
Norman Noble, Inc. introduces SynchroFlash, a new machining capability that synchronizes Swiss turning & milling and laser machining into one, highly efficient and cost- effective operation. SynchroFlash machining provides cost savings, faster production, better quality and higher yields versus competing manufacturing methods, which require multiple, separate processes. SynchroFlash, is currently available for use by medical […]
Banner Engineering’s industry-recognized Q4X laser distance sensor is now available in models exclusively designed for clear object detection. Featuring a default clear object detection mode setting, the Q4X clear object model eliminates two-point, dynamic, foreground and background suppression mode. Without requiring a retro-reflector, the Q4X sensor combines window thresholds on both target distance and target reflected intensity, allowing […]
Hospi Corporation, a patient-centric medical device company, today announced that it has received CE Mark approval— Conformité Européenne, which is required for sale of medical products in the EU and other international countries—for the company’s flagship product, the Macy Catheter. Hospi also received ISO 13485 Certification, demonstrating that its quality systems conform to world-class standards. […]
Qosina is pleased to announce the addition of a new breakable male luer lock connector, which is in stock and ready for immediate delivery. A clear polycarbonate body and tip allows for a transparent view of fluid. The connector is E-Beam, EtO and Gamma sterilization compatible, with a 0.262 in. (6.65 mm) OD port. Breakable […]
Mott Corporation has developed a technology that controls the flow rate of a liquid or drug in devices over extended periods of time. This technology can be configured for passive or diffusional flow and can also manage flow rates in powered devices. When used for diffusional flow, Mott’s porous metal components can be configured to […]
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