Advances in catheter components are paving the way for improved, more sophisticated devices. A super-thin-walled PTFE catheter base liner presents new opportunities for smaller devices. MRI-compatible LCP braiding is stronger than previous non-metal braidings and rivals the strength of some stainless steel braidings. Kevin … [Read more...] about Vascular catheter construction: Reviewing the basics and what’s new
Most small hand-held devices used for surgery include some type of tubing technology. The design engineer ultimately must decide whether drawn tubing or a rolled tube technology will best suit a particular device. Jim Jock, Micro Metal tubes are frequently used for the shafts of disposable and reusable medical instruments. The tubes can be … [Read more...] about What is metal tubing for medical devices?
Charles Darwin wrote, "In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed." Medical device companies get the credit for many innovations, but many need the ingenuity and commitment of contract manufacturers who design and produce the components that make those … [Read more...] about How’d they do that? 7 innovations from medical device contract manufacturers