MD&M MIDWEST 2008: EXHIBITOR NEWS
Qosina now offers more than two dozen series of quick-disconnect couplings provided by Colder Products Co.
Qosina (Edgewood, NY) has expanded its inventory of medical components, as well as its headquarters and warehouse. In addition to a range of stock and custom connectors, valves, syringes, tubing, and related components, the supplier now offers more than two dozen series of quick-disconnect couplings provided by Colder Products Co. (St. Paul, MN). Of the Colder connector series that Qosina is offering, five connectors are made from medical-grade plastic that meets stringent MEM elution, agarose overlay, hemolysis in vitro, and USP Class VI and physicochemical test requirements.
Qosina's hemostasis valves function as seals by preventing air and fluid leakage around wires and instruments.
Qosina continues to maintain and add to a large inventory of its own medical device components. The company has released two hemostasis valves this year that function as seals by preventing air and fluid leakage around wires and instruments. Able to connect to standard catheters, luer-activated valve #33058 features an actuator cap designed to keep the slit septum in optimal condition prior to use. It is suited for high-pressure applications and is self-sealing. Valve #33057 has two channels; the straight primary channel has a silicone gasket and the secondary channel can be used for pressure monitoring and flushing. Using just one hand, a person can click the valve into an open or semi-open position and can also lock it with a thumb lever.
While broadening its product portfolio, the company has also made efforts to increase efficiency in its facilities this year. Designed to enhance workflow, an expansion project that the company undertook significantly increased the capacity of its headquarters-adjacent warehouse. The addition of more than 42,000 sq ft has brought the total area of the plant to 100,000 sq ft.