W.L. Gore announced this week that it is investing in PhysioLogic Devices, a startup developing an implantable intraperitoneal insulin delivery system. The size of the investment was not disclosed. But it was part of Gore's Micro-Equity Investment (MEI) program, which provides investments of up to $500,000. W.L. Gore officials think the … [Read more...] about W.L. Gore officials think they can spur insulin delivery system innovation
Developing innovative catheters and minimally invasive surgical devices is hard. These strategies spur inventive solutions and unlock the path to success. Don Baumgarten, Product Creation Studio Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) offers compelling benefits compared to traditional open surgery, such as faster patient recovery, reduced risk of … [Read more...] about How to develop catheters and minimally invasive surgical devices
Biocoat officials say their Hydak coatings deliver competitive durability and lubricity — and they’re made out of a naturally occurring substance. Biocoat (Horsham, Pa.) this year has been touting internal studies in which its Hydak coatings demonstrated durability and lubricity that matched or exceeded other hydrophilic coatings, additives, … [Read more...] about Could Biocoat’s hydrophilic coating promote vascular catheter innovation?
Syneo (West Palm Beach, Fla.) recently announced the release of its Accu-Drill DC402C system, which integrates hole drilling with cutting to precision lengths. Accu-Drill DC402C system combines features of Syneo's Accu-Cut 202L and Accu-Drill SD402C. The result, according to Syneo, is less catheter component manufacturing costs, increased … [Read more...] about This new Syneo system combines catheter drilling and cutting processes
MD&M Minneapolis — held Oct. 23–24 this year — is one of the largest medical device manufacturing events in the Midwest, showcasing hundreds of industry suppliers. Thousands of medical device industry insiders, many based in the area, attend the show. Strolling around the show floor at the Minneapolis Convention Center, one gains an … [Read more...] about MD&M Minneapolis exhibitors you need to know
Junkosha will use MD&M Minneapolis next week to launch its Multi-Filar fine wire and cable for catheters. The new technology could enable smaller, more flexible and higher-data-capacity catheters, according to the Tokyo-based company, which has U.S. offices in Irvine, Calif. and Kennett Square, Pa. The new cables have a capacity of up to … [Read more...] about Junkosha launching new fine wire and cable for catheters
Medtech companies have demanded increasingly complex geometries in medical tubing. Here's a rundown of five manufacturing processes that could help them get there. Dan Sanchez, Trelleborg Healthcare & Medical Here are several tubing processes that may be of interest to medical device designers: Geometric transition extrusion With … [Read more...] about 5 medical tubing manufacturing processes to achieve complex geometries
Raumedic (Helmbrechts, Germany) has been increasing its focus on developing PVC-free plastics for medical tubing, the company announced today. Raumedic, which has its U.S. headquarters in Mills River, N.C., has alternative materials without plasticizers that can be used in components used in applications including transfusions, pumps, gravity … [Read more...] about Raumedic focusing on PVC-free medical tubing
Complex extrusions open up design, quality and performance possibilities for medical tubing products, such as catheters, wound drains and hemodialysis tubing. Dan Sanchez, Trelleborg Healthcare & Medical Many medical tubing designers are increasingly looking to geometric transition extrusions manufactured of high consistency rubber (HCR) … [Read more...] about How geometric transition extrusion can reduce medical tubing risk
Medical tubing makers need to carefully control and tune their extrusion tooling to very tight tolerances in a cost-efficient manner. Flow channel geometry plays a critical role. Denis Finn, Guill Tool & Engineering The extrusion process brings with it several challenges, and a frontrunner is product quality, especially when it comes to … [Read more...] about How do flow dynamics work with extrusion tooling?