Supplier Stories for the Week of November 4

Here’s what was new in the world of medical device suppliers during the week of November 4.

  • This is a compilation of the latest news from suppliers in the medical device industry.

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

    [Image courtesy of STUART MILES/FREEDIGITALPHOTOS.NET]

  • CleanCut Technologies announced its newest packaging solution, the Quick Tray with Pop ‘N Lock Technology. The HDPE pouch card features reinforced side rails, offering strength, rigidity, and stability without using rigid packaging materials.

    Shipped flat to save costs and space, the Quick Tray can be assembled by popping up the side rails and securing them in place. The tray can then be loaded with devices.

    The Quick Tray can be manufactured in lengths up to 74” in. or longer, with various rail heights and in various gauges and colors. The pouch cards are made in CleanCut’s ISO Certified Class 8 cleanroom and transported into ISO Certified Class 7 cleanroom for assembly, cleaning, inspection, double poly bagging, and labeling. 

    [Image courtesy of CLEANCUT TECHNOLOGIES LLC]

  • MRPC, a single-source provider of medical device components and assemblies, has hired Carl L. Lider as chief operating officer. Lider will manage the manufacturing, engineering, and quality operations across MRPC’s three manufacturing facilities located in Butler, WI (headquarters); Largo, FL; and Hudson, NH. The company specializes in cleanroom molding with a focus on silicone molding, two-material molding, and micro-molding.

    “Carl’s extensive manufacturing background, coupled with his overall ability to focus on organizational development are well-suited for the mission and vision of MRPC,” stated Greg Riemer, president & CEO of MRPC, in a news release. “We’ve experienced significant growth over the past several years and plan to continue on that trajectory. That type of growth requires additional systems integration procedures and the future-forward focus that Carl possesses.”

    “MRPC’s demonstrated expertise in the medical molding market along with the institutionalized processes and focus on scientific molding principles highlight the commitment they have to their clients and employees,” stated Lider in the release. “MRPC is poised for continued growth and I look forward to supporting this vision and delighting our clients every step of the way.”

    Lider has more than 25 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, with 20 of those years spent in molding and assembly.

    [Image courtesy of MRPC]

  • Qosina is introducing five new bonded, off-the-shelf extension lines, each designed with a combination of components. Preassembled, the lines help reduce time to market in the development and production phases. Designed to be easy to use and cost effective, the extension lines provide added flexibility to gravity and infusion sets, Qosina reported in a news release.

    Four of the subassemblies include both female and male luer locks, and one contains a stopcock. All are assembled with female and male caps and various tubing lengths. Other components include a slide clamp, pinch clamp, or hydrophilic filter.

    The company also offers bonded, high-pressure, insert-molded, and high-durometer extension lines and can provide custom configurations to meet exact specifications.

    Qosina will be showcasing its new extension lines and more at Compamed Booth 8AL16 November 12-15. The company is ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and ISO 14001 registered and operates in a 95,000-sq-ft facility with an ISO Class 8 cleanroom. 

    [Image courtesy of QOSINA]

  • Dow Silicones Corp. and DuPont, subsidiaries of the Specialty Products Division of DowDuPont, will launch a high-performance soft skin adhesive at Compamed 2018 in Hall 8a, Stand M27. At the show the companies will be highlighting their portfolio of medical-grade specialty polymers and silicone technologies. 

    For instance, Dow Silicones will showcase its DOW CORNING-brand medical silicones, which includes silicone elastomers, solutions for siliconization and device adhesion, and liquid silicone rubber. Included will be the new soft skin adhesive featuring extended wear properties for skin-adhered medical devices. 

    DuPont will spotlight high-quality thermoplastics for applications such as drug delivery devices, wearables, prosthetics, and wound care. These include DuPont Hytrel, Delrin, Zytel, and Crastin grades for applications such as diabetes pump connectors, insulin pens, and surgical retractors. 

    Compamed will be held November 12-15, 2018. 

    [Image courtesy of DOW SILICONES CORP. and DUPONT, SUBSIDIARIES OF THE SPECIALTY PRODUCTS DIVISION OF DOWDUPONT]

  • Fujipoly offers both standard and custom-sized molded Sarcon Cases. Open on one end, the thermally conductive, box-shaped components are designed to ease installation over transistors and other heat-generating components, the company reported. Once installed, the silicone-based materials efficiently remove excess heat to the surrounding environment or nearby heatsinks.

    The cases can provide a thermal conductivity from 1.1 to 1.7 W/mK with a thermal resistance ranging from 0.62 to 1.35°C in2/W, depending upon thickness and the selected Sarcon TR or HR material. Each cover provides additional benefits including electrical insulation and vibration/impact protection. The company currently offers 10 standard size cases from inventory with custom sizes available for any application.

    [Image courtesy of FUJIPOLY AMERICA CORP.]

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 packaging, labeling, manufacturing, and regulatory issues as well as pharmaceutical packaging 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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