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Supplier Stories for the Week of October 22

Here’s what was new in the world of medical device suppliers during the week of October 22.

  • 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.”

  • Excelitas Technologies will highlight its OmniCure® UV curing systems at MD&M Minneapolis, November 8-9. Many products, including the OmniCure LX500 UV LED Spot Curing System, the OmniCure S2000 UV Spot Curing Lamp Systems, and the OmniCure AC5 Series UV LED Systems, will be shown.

    Visit Excelitas Technologies at Booth #1729 during the show.

  • Fujitsu Components America is releasing a new, 4-inch, low-voltage thermal printer that offers high speed capabilities for use in medical and other applications. According to a press release on the new FTP-64HMCL153 series, the release adds to the company’s portfolio of 2- and 3-inch printers. Very lightweight at 170 g, the printer measures just 29.1 mm x 144.6 mm x 42.5 mm.

    Read the company’s datasheet for more.

  • Guill Tool & Engineering, an extrusion tooling manufacturer, is the first company of its kind to open an in-house rheology laboratory, giving it improved testing capabilities that can be combined with its extrusion expertise. The lab includes a Differential Scanning Calorimeter, a Hybrid Rotational Rheometer, and a Thermal Conductivity Meter, according to a press release.

  • The L.S. Starrett Company is unveiling the HVR100-FLIP, a Benchtop Vision Measurement System that can be used horizontally or vertically. The product, which has a high-resolution digital video camera, was shown at The Quality Show on October 24 in Chicago.

    “We are excited to introduce the FLIP system,” Emerson Leme, head of the Metrology Equipment Division at The L.S. Starrett Company, said in a press release sent to Qmed. “With vertical or horizontal versatility, a large FOV, auto part recognition and powerful, easy-to-use measuring tools, we have taken vision technology to a new level, offering users unlimited flexibility, increase inspection throughput, and reliable, accurate results.”

  • MMD Medical will be at MD&M Minneapolis, November 8–9, showcasing its services. The medical device component maker will be running a challenge that will have expo-goers competing to solve a puzzle. The participant with the fastest time in solving the challenge will win two floor seats to a Minnesota Wild or Minnesota Timberwolves game.

    “We know that for medical device manufacturers today that pricing pressures are real, deadlines are not flexible and trust is earned,” Darren Bjork, vice president of MMD Medical, said in a press release. “Our value proposition lies in our ability to help our customers launch new, innovative, life-saving products on time. Now, we’re engaging MD&M Minneapolis attendees in a challenge that engages them in the opportunity to be problem solvers under pressure.”

    Read the announcement for more.

    Visit MMD Medical at Booth #1911 during the show.

  • Sensirion will be showcasing a variety of products at the MD&M Minneapolis Expo, November 8–9. Among the products to be highlighted at the show is the LD20 single-use flow sensor for use in medical and life science applications, as well as the company’s neonatal flow sensors and the SDP3x sensor. The LD20 liquid flow sensor is one of five products chosen for an Innovation Tour during the event.

    Visit Sensirion at Booth #2416 during the show.

  • Zeus has released the second product in its Sub-Lite-Wall® StreamLiner™ series, StreamLiner™ VT. The product, which came out on October 24 and joined the first product in the series, StreamLiner™ XT, is a very thin PTFE catheter liner with a wall thickness up to 0.025 mm and with an inner diameter size range from 0.107 mm–3.05 mm, according to a press release.

    "The market is challenging manufacturers to develop transcatheter solutions for smaller and more tortuous anatomies. Zeus's StreamLiner series is poised to answer that challenge and become the market standard," Josh Ridley, director, medical sales and marketing for Zeus, said in the release. "These PTFE liners are stronger and tougher than conventional catheter liners and don't exhibit the surface imperfections or proclivity toward flaking sometimes associated with dip-coated technology."

    Visit Zeus at Booth #1405 during MD&M Minneapolis, November 8–9.

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