Qosina touts new bioprocessing components

Qosina recently announced that it has a line of bioprocessing components that are in stock and ready for shipment. The new bioprocessing accessories include Pharmafluor tubing, barbed connectors and flanges, sanitary flanges, press-in barbed plugs and compression fittings. The accessories also include tube and flange clamps in a variety of sizes and colors that can be

How glass-sealed connectors increase medical device longevity

As medical instruments and technologies grow more sophisticated and complex, it is increasingly important to guard sensitive components from the autoclaving process while supporting their longevity. Glass offers a solution. Jochen Herzberg, Schott Electronic Packaging In today’s era of rapid technological advancement, medical devices have become more complex and capable than ever thanks to the

Qosina offering plastisol Y connectors

Qosina is touting the variety of Y connectors it stocks that are made from plastisol, a material used to make flexible components. Plastisol, also known as liquid polyvinyl chloride (PVC), offers great flexibility, according to Qosina. The material is Class VI approved and BPA- and latex-free. The Y connectors are made through dip molding rather than traditional injection

Qosina touts new connectors and caps

Qosina recently added eight new NRFit connectors and caps to its product line. The new connectors and caps, #40050-#40057, are ISO 80369-6 standard compliant. With the same design look as luers with a tapered seal connection, NRFit connectors are slightly smaller to prevent misconnection to male and female luers, as per ISO 594 standards. The

How adaptable accessory power systems can open new markets

An adaptable accessory power system provides a way to avoid stocking different electrical cords for the country to which the device will be exported. Ralph Bright, Interpower Although most companies would like to market their products in more countries, adapting the products to local codes requires different power cords, circuit protection and electromagnetic compatibility. It’s no

TE Connectivity acquires MicroGroup

TE Connectivity has acquired MicroGroup, a Medway, Mass.–based provider of precision metal shafts for medical devices. The deal, which TE Medical SVP and general manager Paraic Curtis announced in a message to customers on May 1, is but the latest in a number of acquisitions TE has made in recent years to strengthen its medical device

Qosina expands ENFit product line

Qosina has added a number of components to its extensive ENFit connectors product line, including male and female connectors and caps, low dose syringes, spikes, adapters and Y connectors. ENFit is a brand of enteral feeding connectors that meet the ISO 80369-3 standard, which was developed to improve patient safety and reduce the risk of small-bore

AVX adds medical device development facility to headquarters

AVX Corp., a maker and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, recently announced that it has added a new medical device development facility to its corporate headquarters, located in Fountain Inn, S.C. The new facility, announced April 18, has more than 2,500 square ft of cleanrooms and support space for device fabrication, biological analysis

TE Connectivity Identification Solutions Catalog provides complete resource guide for identification products

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, released its new Identification Solutions Catalog to provide customers easy access to the full range of TE identification products and solutions. The comprehensive catalog includes identification solutions in the following product families: Printable tubing manage marker system and include the TMS System Six products that ensure

Injectech adds new Y-connectors

Injectech (Fort Collins, Coloroado) has announced new barbed Y-connectors. These products will join Injectech’s already established line of tube-to-tube connectors in 2017. Injectech will be debuting the Y-Connectors at the upcoming MD&M West trade show in Anaheim, Calif., Feb. 7–9. Injectech will be at Booth 4079. Injectech will be at Booth 4079 and invites attendees

A touch of the lips now adjusts the microscope during brain surgery

Chris Newmarker, Managing Editor, Medical Design and Outsourcing Custom cable and connectors from Germany-based ODU played a significant role in the development of a surgical microscope system that brain surgeons can adjust with their lips rather than their hands.  Removing brain tumors can be a tricky business. In Russia, the operation involves looking through a microscope

Qosina adds new Y connector hemostasis valves

Qosina has announced the addition of four new Y connector hemostasis valves (#80300-#80303) to its product line. Each hemostasis valve is equipped with a rotating male luer lock or male luer slip and a female luer lock sideport. The Y connector gives the valve an ergonomic design for comfortable handling. The housing is made from

TE Connectivity announces housing for low profile Positive Lock receptacles

TE Connectivity (TE) has introduced a longer, single position, low profile housing for use with the 110 series low profile Positive Lock receptacle and gas igniters. Electronic gas igniters are used on gas cooking ranges, gas grills and similar applications where a gas flame must be ignited. Gas igniter designs are not standardized across manufacturers,

Qosina adds new barbed Kynar connectors to its product line

Qosina announced the addition of new barbed Kynar connectors, in stock and ready for immediate delivery. Configurations include straight connectors, elbow connectors, T connectors and reducers, which are constructed to fit a variety of both flexible and rigid tubing sizes, including 1/16, 3/32 and 1/8 inch ID. These BPA- and latex-free connectors are Reach and

What guidelines will help select a best medical connector?

Hank Mancini/Marketing Manager/Affinity Medical Technologies, a Molex Company When designing medical devices, engineers face challenging conditions and complex choices not found in many other industries. The devices need to provide durability and reliability in harsh conditions with fluids, sterilization, and physical and electromagnetic interference. High mating cycles also play a role. These medical devices rely heavily on the