Supplier Stories for the Week of March 3

Here’s what was new in the world of medical device suppliers during the week of March 3.

  • Qosina, a distributor of CPC quick-disconnect couplings, now carries the full line of AseptiQuik G and S Series connectors, Qosina reported in a news release. These connectors can be used for sterile connections for small-flow applications—even in non-sterile environments.

    Featuring a "genderless design," the G and S Series connectors can mate universally, simplifying system integration. Their intuitive, three-step Flip-Click-Pull function promotes reliable execution, reducing the risk of operator error, it was reported. Their construction eliminates the need for clamps, fixtures, or tube welders, and the integrated pull-tab covers maintain sterility and ensure simultaneous removal of both membranes.

    Qosina will demonstrate the AseptiQuik G and S Series connectors March 12-13 at Booth 400 during the BioProcess International Conference & Exhibition in Santa Clara, CA.

    Qosina supplies more than 5000 products and offers free samples of most items, low minimum order requirements, just-in-time delivery, modification of existing molds, and new product design and development.

    [Image courtesy of QOSINA]

    Editor's Note: If you have news you’d like to submit for potential inclusion in future weekly roundups, please send a press release and any related images to [email protected] with the subject line “Supplier Stories.”

  • 3DEO Inc., a company specializing in metal 3D printing technology, saw significant growth in 2018, printing more than 30,000 paid parts for customers in the medical, aerospace, defense, consumer, and industrial equipment industries.

    “We are very proud of what we accomplished in 2018 working hand-in-hand with end-use customers," reported Matt Petros, CEO and co-founder of 3DEO, in a news release. "We are also very excited for what’s to come in 2019. By many key manufacturing and customer metrics, 3DEO’s technology is setting the standard for serial production metal 3D printing.”

    Already this year, 3DEO has secured two additional customer production orders for 24,000 pieces and 28,000 pieces. Both orders are scheduled for delivery in 2019.

    “3DEO’s production metal 3D printing technology is proving itself to be highly scalable and robust. In order to be successful with serial production, part-to-part and machine-to-machine repeatability is paramount," added Marty McGough, COO and head of quality at 3DEO, in the release. "In many ways 3DEO’s technology is uniquely capable in the industry of metal additive manufacturing.”

    The company is more than doubling its production capabilities this quarter with its proprietary metal 3D printers. “By all measures, 3DEO is rapidly expanding to fill a large void in the market of small complex metal parts," stated Petros. "Customers are validating our technology across a variety of industries and we are either in production or quickly moving to production with many clients. Additive manufacturing is finally competing directly with traditional manufacturing, enabling significant volumes to shift over to AM. It is a very exciting time for 3DEO, metal additive manufacturing and our customers." 

    [Image courtesy of 3DEO INC.]

    Editor's Note: If you have news you’d like to submit for potential inclusion in future weekly roundups, please send a press release and any related images to [email protected] with the subject line “Supplier Stories.”

  • Clippard is offering NIV series PTFE multi-channel gradient valves featuring multiple two-way, normally closed solenoids connected around a central body, the company reported in a news release. Able to isolate fluid from a mechanical valve, these items can be used for solvent selection, stream splitting, flushing, and other automated applications. They can be used for medical devices, drug dispensing, laboratory equipment, waste water, chemical, food and beverage equipment, ceramic/glass/plastic, and bulk and solids handling.

    The valves' design offers significant reduction in internal volume with enhanced mixing capabilities. Each actuator operates independently, allowing for flow of various media to be mixed or for one media to be split into multiple streams.

    The company detailed other features such as:

    • Individually controlled flow paths.

    • Bidirectional.

    • Low power consumption.

    • Compact, lightweight design.

    • Minimal dead volume.

    • All wetted areas PTFE.

    • Compatible with corrosive and aggressive fluids.

    • Equal pressure drop, response time, and internal volumes.

    • High cycle life and fast response time.

    •Made in the USA

    [Image courtesy of CLIPPARD] 

    Editor's Note: If you have news you’d like to submit for potential inclusion in future weekly roundups, please send a press release and any related images to [email protected] with the subject line “Supplier Stories.”

  • Sterimed Infection Control and Papel Aralar have formed an exclusive partnership in which Sterimed will become the exclusive selling arm of Aralar for all its medical-grade papers, healthcare packaging solutions, cellulose-based products for infection prevention, and single-use filtration applications. The two will jointly develop and qualify packaging materials that Sterimed will market exclusively through its sales channels globally.

    Aralar is a specialty paper manufacturer active in the healthcare cellulose-based products market and has invested it its production facility for product development.

    Sterimed manufactures, converts, and sells medical packaging substrates for single-use and reusable sterile devices, offering a range of packaging and traceability products to medical device companies, medical packaging companies, and healthcare facilities globally through five manufacturing facilities and 13 sales offices.

    [Logos courtesy of STERIMED INFECTION CONTROL and PAPEL ARALAR]

    Editor's Note: If you have news you’d like to submit for potential inclusion in future weekly roundups, please send a press release and any related images to [email protected] with the subject line “Supplier Stories.”

Daphne Allen

Daphne Allen is editor-in-chief of MD+DI. She previously served as executive editor of Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News, which serves as the pharmaceutical and medical device channel of Packaging Digest. Daphne has covered medical device manufacturing, packaging, labeling, and regulatory issues as well as pharmaceutical packaging and labeling for more than 20 years. She is also a member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals's Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee. Follow her on Twitter at @daphneallen.

 

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