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Infection-resistant coating suitable for medical devices

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Infection-resistant coating suitable for medical devices

An "actively sterile" infection-resistant coating for medical device components can be applied to the surfaces of metal, polymer, or ceramic devices. The deposition process, known as ion beam—assisted deposition, combines metal evaporation with state-of-the-art ion beam technologies. The result is a permanent, adherent thin film that is effective against a variety of nosocomial bacteria. In addition to being infection resistant, the SPI-Argent minimally-leaching coating provides a slick surface that prevents biodeposit and thrombosis attachment while reducing mucosal irritation. Spire Corp., One Patriots Park, Bedford, MA 01730. Ph: 617/275-6000.

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Endoscopes provide flexibility and small diameters

Medical endoscope products are available for use in a variety of microinvasive surgical and diagnostic procedures. The products offer high image resolution, small diameters, flexibility and steerability, and good optical performance. The company's proprietary micro-optics enable physicians to visualize patients' anatomy with the resolution and light efficiency of larger, more costly, more invasive devices. Galileo Corp., P.O. Box 550, Sturbridge, MA 01566. Ph: 800/648-1800.

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Bearings and assemblies meet strict requirements

A company provides miniature ball bearings and mechanical assemblies to medical device manufacturers. An in-house machine shop is equipped with high-precision CNC machine tools. Products can be assembled in Class 10,000 cleanrooms with Class 100 benches if required. Components are tested and inspected to ±0.0001-in. tolerances; detailed and traceable production records are maintained for all assemblies. Dynaroll Corp., 551A Fifth St., San Fernando, CA 91340. Ph: 800/235-1235.

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