Medi-Solve's technique can mask medical devices selectively, as shown by the unmasked folded balloon (above) and the masked folded balloon (below). Before lubricious coatings are applied to such medical devices as catheters and guidewires , sections of the devices must be masked to ensure the...
Instant adhesives for joining difficult-to-bond plastics, filling gaps, and assembling medical devices have been formulated to withstand service temperatures as high as 120°C. Available in a variety of viscosities, these Loctite 401, 406, and 454 adhesives are able to fix almost any assembly material in less than 5 sec.
Advanced skin-friendly technologies take advantage of the growing trend in caring for patients at home.
A manufacturer of industrial adhesive products produces a two-component, silver filled, electrically conductive epoxy for chip and substrate bonding. Polytec PT EC101 can be cured below 100°C and still have a volume resistivity of 1-2 x 10^-3 Ω-cm. The special chemistry of this epoxy also allows rapid cure cycles at higher temperatures.
A developer of innovative oligomer, adhesive, coating, dispensing, and light-curing systems for applications in medical devices has released two new adhesive selector guides for catheter assembly and needle bonding applications. These comprehensive guides provide detailed information on the company’s products and unique value proposition – The Dymax Edge. They’re intended to help device manufacturers choose the appropriate adhesive and compatible dispensing and curing equipment for their specific application.
Tabletop dispensing robots A line of automated tabletop and in-line dispensing robots from Nordson EFD is designed to precisely apply adhesives, lubricants, and other fluids used in medical device assembly processes. The robot systems are easy to program and can be set up quickly. Three- and four-...
Innovation is easy, implementation is hard. These are the challenges, opportunities and surprises (a la silly putty) that come about during the medical product development process.
A pair of epoxy products offered by Rikei are sure to make the medical device designer’s task easier. First is EPO-TEK H20E , a two-component, 100% solids silver-filled epoxy system. It’s designed specifically for chip bonding in microelectronic and optoelectronic applications. Due to its high thermal conductivity, the product is also suited for thermal-management applications. EPO-TEK H20E is also available in a single component frozen syringe.
In high volume, automated manufacturing, medical device manufacturers are looking to light cure adhesives.
This week at mddionline.com, William Meathrel and Ranjit Malik examine pressure-sensitive adhesive technologies used in in vitro diagnostics, Jim Dickinson details the gap between industry and FDA when it comes to MDUFA reauthorization, Heather Thompson has the latest on the IOM's 510(k) report, and Kay Sinclair and Natalie Scott discuss the importance of human factors.
Electrically conductive adhesives A line of electrically conductive pressure-sensitive adhesives ( PSAs ) is available from a producer of custom PSAs , tapes, coatings, specialty films, and laminates for medical device construction. Supplied by Adhesives Research to manufacturers seeking reliable...
Featuring many desirable physical properties, UV-cured adhesives are best known for being the fastest game in town
Man-made adhesives are a strong and varied bunch, and we've come up with all kinds of chemical combinations that are able to hold things together. But adhesives in the natural world—or more specifically, the ocean world—can achieve their purpose in ways that researchers are still trying to figure out.
Originally Published MPMN April 2009 SPOTLIGHT Adhesives and Dispensers Dispensing robot A series of robots are designed to improve productivity in medical device assembly processes that require repetitive deposits of adhesives, epoxies, sealants , solder pastes, and other fluids. In addition to...
Wireless data collected directly from patients during normal physical activities could enable the development of better knee implants