4 ways to select the best medical fluid connectors

Choosing the right fluid connectors can improve patient safety and user convenience while maximizing sealing and flow performance. The connector selection process can be broken down into four decision-making steps. Download the Colder Products ebook to learn more.

TT Electonics wraps up acquisition of Stadium Group

TT Electronics (Woking, U.K.) said today that it has completed its purchase of Stadium Group, a Reading, U.K.–based supplier of connectivity products and services, power supplies, human-machine interface (HMI) and electronic assemblies. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Stadium products are used in applications including medical equipment, smart home, industrial robotics and aircraft cabin controls

What is a connector and how does it work?

What is a connector? A connector provides interconnection routes in medical electronic systems, giving a power pack or supply to multiple modules in an instrument, according to Bob Stanton, director of technology at Omnetics Connector Corp., based outside Minneapolis. Different units inside equipment do different work, which means they require different current and voltage levels to

How to protect medical cables and connectors from electromagnetic interference

Cable and connector experience from military and satellite systems could help pave the way for safer electromagnetic interference control in the medical device industry. Robert Stanton, Omnetics Connector Corp. Today’s medical treatment suites are crowded with increasingly complex electronic devices designed to monitor, display, assist and alarm the staff involved in patient services. The newest

Covestro releases new polycarbonate with resistance to solvents, cleaning agents

Covestro has released Makrolon Rx3440, a material designed to withstand solvents found in oncology treatments — as well as cleaning agents. The medical polycarbonate offers durability and chemical resistance to help prevent cracking so that healthcare professionals can more safely deliver oncology drugs to patients. Cancer treatments are hard on plastics, noted Lauren Zetts, North America

Lemo redesigns outer shell of S Series connectors

Lemo announced today that it has redesigned the outer shell of its S Series connectors with the company’s iconic “chocolate block” look. The new S Series uses the half-moon insert configuration. It’s fully compatible with the existing S Series connectors on the market since the early 1960’s. Both the straight plug and free receptacle now

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