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Site Highlights Innovative Medical Connector Technology

Originally Published MPMN June 2003


Site Highlights Innovative Medical Connector Technology
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A company that developed a novel connector interface used in minimally invasive surgical and diagnostic instruments has introduced a Web site to showcase the technology. A versatile wire termination platform, Smart Block connectors are built into the hand pieces of medical devices. By eliminating manual termination and component assembly, the technology is said to reduce assembly times, improve yield, and decrease field failures. An eight-minute video on the "21st century technology" developed by Medconx (Mountain View, CA) can be accessed at (Formerly known as EMC Component Group, the company changed its name to Medconx in January.)

Other features on the Web site include an interactive request for quotes page that allows image or CAD files to be uploaded, and an expanded product catalog showing various Smart Block configurations as well as use-limiting devices and a new family of universal disposable connector cables. Manufacturers are invited to enter into an on-line dialogue with Medconx design engineers in the product development and prototyping section.

The Smart Block connector interface was developed in 2000, when an oscillator customer asked the company to solve wire termination issues that were affecting its assembly costs and production yields. "We believe users will find the site to be informative and constructive for understanding how our technology can reduce current assembly costs and facilitate new product development," says Medconx president and CEO Michael Viguerie.

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