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Supplier Stories for the Week of March 8

Here’s what was new in the world of medical device suppliers during the week of March 8.

  • Qosina

    Part of Qosina's family of enteral components for medical devices is its collection of ENFit connectors, caps and plugs, stopcocks, spikes, and syringes. These components comply with the ISO 80369-3 standard, which was developed to improve patient safety and reduce the risk of small-bore misconnections used in liquid healthcare applications, Qosina shared in a news release.

    To prevent connectivity with the common conical luer, the ENFit connector was designed using a non-traditional orientation and larger dimensions (formerly ISO 594, now ISO 80369-7). The connector has been tested using a strict validation process that includes human factors research, usability analysis, performance testing, misconnections assessment, and computer-aided design techniques, according to Qosina.

    Qosina supplies OEM single-use components to the medical and pharmaceutical industries. The company is ISO 13485, ISO 9001, ISO 22301, and ISO 14001 certified and operates in a 95,000 square-foot facility with an ISO Class 8 cleanroom. 

    [Image courtesy of QOSINA]

  • Bourns Inc.

    Bourns Inc. offers a new environmental pressure sensor model for space-constrained, 3.3 V digital systems that demand extremely sensitive and accurate readings. Offering high-accuracy, 3.3 V, and ultra-low pressure range capabilities, the Bourns Model BPS125 pressure sensors are capable of measuring pressure in the 250 to 500 Pa range producing an amplified, calibrated pressure reading that can be acquired from the digital interface. They are based on micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology and deliver precision performance in a miniature package size.

    A fully calibrated and compensated digital output helps to improve the performance and efficiency of medium/low-risk medical applications such as portable oxygen generators, nebulizers, CPAP equipment, diagnostic spirometers, and gas chromatography equipment.

    They feature a Total Error Band (TEB) of 1.5% FS over a temperature range of 0 °C to +60 °C (Six-Sigma process) and a lifetime drift of 0.5 % FS. The Model BPS125 features I2C digital output and is offered in 250 and 500 Pa calibrations that assist in minimizing system calibration requirements and help support system uptime.

    [Image courtesy of BOURNS INC.] 

  • Atlas Molded Products

    Atlas Molded Products offers DuraTherm Fold Flat, a space-saving molded polystyrene foam cooler that can fold flat for transportation, storage, and reuse. It features an interlocking hinge that allows a complete thermal seal without tape or film in a box that takes up to 61 percent less space when folded flat, the company shared in a news release.

    “Fold Flat changes the game for product manufacturers in produce, pharmaceutical, and other industries that rely on cold-chain solutions,” stated Greg Aron, national accounts director for Industrial Products at Atlas, in the release. “Fold Flat significantly reduces the space required to store or transport empty coolers. This facilitates a circular economy; product suppliers are more likely to store and reuse it and so are consumers. At the end of its lifecycle molded polystyrene is also 100 percent recyclable.”

    Fold Flat could help manufacturers support direct-to-consumer distribution opportunities including temperature-sensitive medical and biological matter for life sciences, the company reported.

    [Image courtesy of ATLAS MOLDED PRODUCTS]

  • Amada Miyachi America Inc. offers the new WL-300A laser processing workstation for nanosecond pulsed fiber laser applications such as marking of metals and certain plastics for medical, electronic components, battery, and aerospace applications. The laser workstation can handle a wide variety of mark types, including line-art graphics, shaded graphics, TrueType fonts, single point or drill object arrays, Data Matrix or QR code barcodes, MS AutoDate, MS TextMerge, serialization, and bar code marks. It can also be used to weld and cut thin metals (up to 0.010 in. {250 micron}).

    Integrated with Amada Miyachi’s LMF Fiber Lasers (10-70 W), the WL-300A units have the same GUI and interface for easy transfer from prototype to production phase. Available in bench-top or floor-standing models, the WL-300A units are available with options such as an XY table, rotary stage, cover gas module, fume extraction, bar code reader, and camera systems to tailor the machines to the specific process. They utilize a motorized Z-axis for easy focus adjustment and an optional XY table for step and repeat motion. An optional compact motorized rotary axis eases marking and welding of cylindrical parts. Lens options include F-Theta 100 mm, 160 mm, 254 mm, and 420 mm for marking a wide variety of parts and sizes.

    [Image courtesy of AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA]

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