Wireless data collected directly from patients during normal physical activities could enable the development of better knee implants
May 7, 2007
Originally Published MPMN May 2007
A company designs and manufactures a complete line of disposable integrated cable assemblies that mate with many connectors. The firm also custom designs connectors for any application. All products are fully overmolded for high durability and are manufactured to withstand stringent sterilization protocols. Bioburden is minimized by producing all products in a Class 100,000 cleanroom and ISO 13485–certified facility. A patented dual-insert molding process in the connector bezel allows for customization of insertion and extraction forces and tactile feel by incorporating a variety of materials specified by the customer. Custom colors, logos, and inserts are available.
Source One Technologies, Los Gatos, CA
Black dual-spiral swabs
A maker of stock components offers new spiral or spiral cotton tip, 3-in.-long swabs for cleaning many surfaces. The dual black tips show removed debris, and are tightly wound to prevent fibers from being left behind. Dust and dirt are grabbed by the multiple spirals, and the swabs feature biodegradable black paper handles. Each perforated sleeve packages 10 swabs (two-sleeve sheet). The company also offers foam-tip applicators, brushes, wipes, and other types of swabs.
Qosina, Edgewood, NY
Serving a range of functions, medical balloons are suited for angioplasty procedures, drug delivery, and stent deployment. A supplier offers the Spectral line of medical balloons for such applications as occlusion, sizing, fixation, dilatation, and drug and stent delivery. Clear and durable, the products are offered in low- or high-pressure forms, and performance characteristics include noncompliant, semicompliant, and compliant. Moreover, the company offers custom construction of the balloons, which can entail surface-mounted active components, laminated constructions, and reinforced structures.
Via Biomedical, Maple Grove, MN
Precision ceramic parts
The molding of precision parts made from ceramics is the specialty of an ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004–certified company. Materials are 99.9%, 99.7%, and 96% alumina, YTZP zirconia, ZTA, and ATZ. Molding ceramic near to shape makes the process suitable for the production of high-volume insulators, blades, and various other parts used in disposable medical devices. Materials are inert and resistant to wear, heat, and aggressive solvents. They are also biocompatible and meet the ISO requirements for implantable devices.
Ceramaret, Bôle, Switzerland
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