Breaking the hold on single-source suppliers creates a less costly and more sustainable material supply chain for medical device manufacturers
Today, many medical device manufacturers are relatively “cemented in” using one material provider. Oftentimes, they are not aware of the full scope of materials available on the market that might fill an application.
Freudenberg Medical Achieves Break-through in Measurement Technology for Silicone Tubes with Helix iMC™
New inline process provides precise geometric measure of inner diameter
In a worldwide first, Freudenberg Medical introduces a ground-breaking new technology to continuously measure the inner geometry of silicone tubes. The new technology significantly increases product quality for high precision applications such as pacemaker lead insulation and dramatically cuts down on material usage and process time.
New Catheter Based Devices And Procedures Driving Hemostasis Valve Innovation
The viability of new interventions depend on more robust componentry
Today’s hemostasis valves are a vexingly difficult engineering challenge. Beyond the minimum requirements per ISO11070 and ISO10555 for pressure and vacuum decay, emergent invasive catheter therapies are demanding much more from the introducer componentry, especially the hemostasis valve. In this article, we review some of the factors rendering older valves inadequate, and some things to consider when choosing a device development partner.