Products : Medical
Hemostasis Valve Y Connector

Qosina, Edgewood, NY, announces its one-handed Hemostasis Valve Y Connector (80448), which allows independent manipulation of multiple guidewires. Its lever action allows for lock and release for three positions. The rotating male luer lock minimizes tubing kinks, while the female luer lock sideport provides the...

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Variable-Pitch, Coil-Reinforced Shaft

Teleflex Medical OEM, Gurnee, IL, announces the addition of a continuously-wound, variable-pitch, coil-reinforced shaft technology with a HDPE (high-density polyethylene) liner to its portfolio of catheter shaft capabilities. The innovative technology gives original equipment manufacturers new options for...

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Robertsite Male Luer Valves

Halkey-Roberts Corporation, St. Petersburg, FL, announces that its new Robertsite® Male Luer Valves are ideal for flushing and drainage applications, IV solutions, and home healthcare. The valves are high flow and eliminate leakage when disconnected, without the need for clamping. All materials are gamma...

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Advanced Biomaterials

Secant Medical, Inc., Perkasie, PA, uses advanced polymers, metals, and resorbables to develop implantable component structures for medical devices, and partners with clients to design, develop, and manufacture biomedical structures for applications in cardiovascular, neurovascular, orthopedic, and general surgery. The...

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High-Accuracy Pressure Transducers

Gems Sensors & Controls, Plainville, CT, reports that its Gems 3100 Series and 3500 Series pressure transducers are commonly specified for critical medical gas pressure level monitoring and control. Both series feature all stainless steel wetted parts. They can reliably operate over a wide range of pressure...

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Precision Pumps and Valves

Diener Precision Pumps Ltd., Embrach, Switzerland, and Lodi, CA, introduces its gear pumps, piston pumps, and valves, certified to ISO 13485, and manufactured in an ISO class 7 cleanroom. The gear pumps are characterized by inert construction materials, the ability to withstand high temperature cleaning, and a...

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PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: Series 2280S Precision Measurement & Power Supply

Keithley Instruments, Inc., Cleveland, OH, introduces its Series 2280S Precision Measurement, Low Noise, Programmable DC Power Supplies, which are also sensitive measurement instruments with the speed and dynamic range needed for measuring standby current loads and load...

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Thin Mini-ITX Barebone System

Advantech Corp., Irvine, CA, introduces its AIMB-B12300 series, a new industrial-grade thin barebone system embedded with AIMB-230 Mini-ITX motherboard, supporting the latest Intel® Core™ i5/ Celeron processors, resulting in lower power consumption and better graphic performance. Designed with a...

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BioBarb Adapters

BioPure Technology Ltd., Waterlooville, UK, announces its BioBarb® hose tail to Tri-Clamp adaptors. Fully traceable with molded in production lot and size identification, the adapters are manufactured and packaged in an ISO Class 7 cleanroom using DMF listed polypropylene compliant with USP Class VI and European...

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Systems for Packaging

igus, Inc., East Providence, RI, presents a range of new products developed to meet stringent demands of the packaging industry. Its tribo-tape material, made from proven self-lubricating iglide® A160 material, is suited to lowering friction in a range of applications, and its DryLin® linear products...

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FAULHABER FDM0620 Stepper Motor

MICROMO, Clearwater, FL, introduces the FAULHABER FDM0620 series of small high performance stepper motors. All components fit in a housing that’s 9.7 mm x 6 mm. With a holding torque rating of 0.25 mNm and a dynamic torque of up to 0.2 mNm, these stepper motors are a great fit for applications needing high power...

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Seven-Layer Lightweight Film

Davis-Standard LLC, Pawcatuck, CT, announces a seven-layer blown film line that features next generation technology for manufacturing precise lightweight barrier films ranging from 0.80 mil to 10 mil in thickness. The seven-layer coextrusion system features in-line web-flattening capability, necessary for precise...

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Low-Loss, Flexible Cables

High Speed Interconnects, Scottsdale, AZ, announces a new range of flexible cable assemblies that outperform semi-rigid cable performance. Combining flexible, advanced coaxial cable and proprietary VP90™ expanded PTFE (ePTFE) extrusion technologies, these highly phase-stable, low-loss interconnect solutions can be...

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Biocompatible PVDF Coatings

Boyd Coatings Research Co., Inc., Hudson, MA, announces that its fully-validated, biocompatible, FDAcompliant PVDF (Polyvinylidene Difluoride) coatings are now available in 15 colors. Due to its durability, inertness, and resistance to solvents, acid, and heat, PVDF is a popular choice for marking reusable medical...

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3D Printing Services

Crescent Industries, New Freedom, PA, introduces its new 3D printing services to produce ultra-fine details for parts with complex geometries, smooth surface finishes, and thin walls. Components are produced using production grade thermoplastics so painting, gluing, sanding, drilling, and bonding with other 3D printed parts...

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Dyneema Purity Radiopaque Fiber

DSM Dyneema LLC, Stanley, NC, launched its Dyneema Purity® Radiopaque fiber, the only radiopaque ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethylene (UHMWPE) medical fiber in the world. The Purity® fiber is designed to support the development of medical devices for use in orthopedic trauma. It...

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Radial Polarization Converters

Edmund Optics®, Barrington, NJ, introduces its new Radial Polarization Converters. The S-waveplates are designed to convert linear polarization to radial or azimuthal polarization to reduce laser beam spot size.

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DELO-FLEXCAP Foil Cartridge

DELO, Windach, Germany, introduces the 10 ml DELO-FLEXCAP, a new foil cartridge that offers fast, reliable, bubble-free dispensing of adhesive with a broad range of viscosities. Adhesive is dispensed at an even, constant volume, making the cartridge ideal for applications where minute amounts of adhesive and absolute...

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Series 200W Discrete TVS Diode Arrays

Littelfuse, Inc., Chicago, IL, introduces the SPHV (unidirectional) and SPHV-C (bidirectional) Series 200W Discrete TVS Diode Arrays (SPA® Diodes), designed to protect sensitive equipment from damage due to electrostatic discharge and other overvoltage transients far better than earlier...

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Hercules Microcontrollers

Texas Instruments, Houston, TX, introduces its latest 32-bit dual-core lockstep Hercules™ RM57Lx and TMS570LCx microcontrollers (MCUs) for developers’ functional safety applications, including motors, drives, and medical equipment. These floating-point devices provide the largest available on-chip flash and RAM in...

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OmniCure UV LED Curing Systems

Excelitas Technologies (OmniCure), Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, announces its new OmniCure® AC8 Series of high power, large area UV LED curing systems, which deliver a robust, high output (>8W/cm2), air-cooled solution for curing of inks, adhesives, and coatings. With optimized optical...

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MB250NT One Part Cyanoacrylate

Master Bond Inc., Hackensack, NJ, introduces MB250NT, a single-component ethyl cyanoacrylate that cures rapidly depending upon atmospheric humidity. It can be used for a variety of applications ranging from repair to high speed production for disposable/reusable medical devices and passes ISO 10993-5 testing...

Global Innovations : Medical
Customized Imaging for Manufacturing Surface Inspection
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Quality control of component surfaces can be very complex. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics (ITWM) in Munich, Germany, say that they have...

From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor: October 2014

One of the largest design contests dollar-wise to improve healthcare in the US is focused on creating a medical diagnostic device inspired by Star Trek®. The Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE is a $10 million multi-year global competition to stimulate innovation and integration of precision diagnostic...

Mission Accomplished : Medical
Patient Simulators Train Emergency Caregivers

Medical training is one of the most important aspects of preparing astronauts for space. Every crewmember must become proficient in basic emergency skills, such as CPR, ventilation, and intubation.

Features : Tubing & Extrusion
Novel Polymer Technology Bids Farewell to Tri-layer

Modern medicine has come a long way from the reed catheters of ancient Syria or the metal tubes of Benjamin Franklin’s time. As doctors discover more and more ways to utilize minimally invasive procedures, the demand for lower profile catheters with increasingly greater applications rises....

Features : Medical
Reservoir Seals, Tubing, and LSR Make the Difference for Medical Devices

Medical science has made great strides in advancing the care and treatment of people around the globe. Thermoplastic and elastomeric materials have been an essential part in making different medical procedures and solutions safer and more cost effective. From test fit...

Features : FDA/Regulatory
Safety, Compliance, and Regulation: The Gateway for Laser-Based Products into the Marketplace

Many medical devices, both existing and new designs, are laser-based. For some time, lasers have been designed into medical devices from diagnostic, imaging, and therapeutic systems, to invasive treatment designs like those for cauterization, surgical...

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Medical Power Supply

Globtek, Inc., Northvale, NJ, announces its GTM41133-90VV-x.x-T3 Medical Power Supply is available with the following specifications: Desktop/External; Regulated Switchmode AC-DC; Input Rating: 100-240V, 50-60 Hz, IEC 60320/C14 AC Inlet Connector; Output Rating: 90 Watts, 12-24V in 0.1V increments. Approvals include: CE,...

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Custom Molded LSR Thin Walled Diaphragms

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics, Minneapolis, MN, custom designs and injection molds liquid silicone rubber (LSR) thin walled diaphragms for demanding medical device applications. Advantages of these diaphragms include heat resistance to +180°C and good flexibility down to -45°C. They also provide good...

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