Interface Catheter Solutions unveils an automated balloon inspection system

Interface Catheter Solutions recently announced that its new Auto-i 360 balloon visual and dimensional inspection system upgrades significantly reduce cycle times. Interface completed recent Gage R&R (repeatability and reproducibility) analyses of the Auto-i 360. Results show that the system is accurate, consistent and reliable for balloon inspection processes. Furthermore, the Auto-i 360 significantly reduces inspector-to-inspector

Cicor now prints circuits on ceramic, glass and more

Cicor Advanced Microelectronics & Substrates (AMS) division has capabilities to provide the medical market with complex printed-wiring boards (PWBs), thin-film and thick-film circuits on ceramics, glass, silicone, polyimide, liquid crystal polymer foils and more. To complete the portfolio, micro assembly is also offered, including all assembly technologies like SMT, flip chip bonding, gold, platinum and

Conair equipment simplifies cleanrooms

The Conair Group is introducing MedLine, a range of auxiliaries to help medical plastics processors select, install, commission and start up white rooms and cleanrooms faster and with less paperwork than previously possible. The company has 170 units in all for molding and extruding of medical parts. The units combine features of ISO Class 7

Teleflex Medical OEM adds balloon catheter capabilities

Teleflex Medical OEM announces the addition of balloon catheter manufacturing technologies to its extensive portfolio of in-house capabilities. New product offerings include non-compliant, semi-compliant and compliant medical balloons for a variety of peripheral, coronary and neurovascular applications. Teleflex specializes in components for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) procedures. As a

New neutral curing silicone passes USP Class VI and ISO Tests

Specially formulated for medical device applications, Master Bond presents MasterSil 912Med. MasterSil 912Med is a room temperature vulcanizing silicone system for high performance bonding, sealing and coating. This system meets both USP biocompatibility and ISO cytotoxicity standards and resists a variety of sterilization techniques such as gamma radiation, EtO and some types of liquid sterilants.

Design for Manufacturability opens doors to lower medical device costs

Engineers at Norman Noble, Inc. (NNI) say that product design contributes significantly to the overall cost of the finished medical device. Therefore, medical device OEMs that have the foresight to consider manufacturing and design issues upfront, can shorten their product development time, minimize development cost and ensure a smooth transition into production for quick time-to-market.

A Brief History of Neuromodulation Devices: How Parylene coatings improve

For over 40 years, SCS Parylene conformal coatings have provided protection to numerous medical devices and components, including those used in neuromodulation. Neuromodulation, the electric stimulation of a specific nerve or set of nerves, for an intended purpose, has been successfully used for many years to improve a wide range of medical conditions. As researchers

GW Plastics introduces in-house LSR tooling

With the benefits of in-house mold design-and-build, GW Plastics announces the expansion of in-house, liquid silicone rubber (LSR) tooling at their affiliate, GW Silicones. Shortly after founding GW Silicones, the company realized that offering in-house tooling capabilities would maximize efficiency and component quality, as well as improve responsiveness to clients. Understanding the differences and complexities of

Vention video tutorials for how to use PET heat shrink tubing

Vention Medical has created an advanced polymer that generates countless possibilities and uses within the medical device world. These five short video tutorials (just 30-90 seconds each) demonstrate how to use PET heat shrink tubing, which combines incredible strength and durability with extremely thin walls. Vention provides tip and tricks for using its PET heat shrink

ApiFix reaches another milestone in AIS treatment with its new device

ApiFix Ltd. announces that the company’s ApiFix system has now been used to correct scoliosis in 50 adolescents since the system was approved for marketing in Europe on June 15, 2015. ApiFix is a commercial-stage company that has developed the CE-marked ApiFix System, a non-fusion minimally invasive treatment alternative for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. “There is

Tegra Medical offers quick wire and hypotubing fix

Device prototyping and tests often need wire and hypotubing in short order. Providing a solution to this need, Tegra Medical presents its online store. Order for standard wire and hypotubing that are in store and inventory lengths can be shipped by 1 p.m. EST for next-day delivery. The materials available include: • Steel Wire • Nitinol

Albright Technologies introduces silicone injection molding for prototypes

Albright Technologies announced the introduction of liquid silicone injection molding services for prototype and low volume production purposes. The addition of this product offering will enhance the company’s capabilities in the silicone prototype and production molding markets. Albright has recently acquisitioned several injection molding presses for its operation. All of the presses purchased are suited

Strength reinforcing technology for next-gen resorbable orthopaedic products

Proxy Biomedical recently announced Proxy Bio-XT, a strength reinforcing technology that offers a solution to developers of next generation resorbable orthopaedic products. The proprietary processing technology optimizes the microstructure of biomaterials to enable greater than 100% strength gain in resorbable implantables using the same resorbable material grades as those used in current products. By achieving