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European Medical Device Technology, Spring 2014

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emdt.co.uk European Medical Device Technology Spring 2014 | 57 Visit www.microlumen.com to learn more. One Microlumen Way Oldsmar, FL 34677 USA Phone: 813-886-1200 Fax: 813-886-3262 Visit us at MEDTEC Europe Stand 5F59 nonkinking torque and a flexible distal end for navigation of tortuous pathways. With this construction, the pitch of the coiled catheter can be as tight as 1.2× in the tightly wound region without affecting the lamination, and relaxed to between 3:1 and 5:1 on the proximal end to provide kink resistance while maximising tensile strength. Potential applications include graft or valve delivery, as well as any medical device application requiring a combination of resistance to ovalisation on the distal end and high tensile strength on the proximal end. Telefex Medical OEM Stand 5C40 Infusion therapy stopcocks The Discofix line of three-way stopcocks for infusion therapy, available from B. Braun Melsungen AG, includes the basic model, the drug-resistant Discofix C with rotating adapter, and the Discofix C with Safeflow, a version of the drug-resistant model with an integrated swabbable valve. Three-way stopcocks enable a variety of infusions to be connected at one time and allow for injection or aspiration. Because the drug-resistant versions of these stopcocks are not susceptible to damage from the presence of such potent drugs as anaesthetics, cytostatics or antibiotics, they help keep patients safe from risks of underdosage, air embolism and microbial contamination. In addition, leakproof connections can be effected easily and quickly and are sustained during long-term applications. A tactile response at every 45° turn gives the user assurance that the proper setting has been achieved. B. Braun Melsungen AG Stand 5D23 Electronics manufacturing services The contract design and manufacture of medical electronics is the speciality of Swisstronics Contract Manufacturing AG, a subsidiary of the electronic solutions segment of Cicor Technologies Ltd and the global Cicor Group. The company is technically equipped to devise and produce highly complex devices, and is capable of applying such innovations as 3-D moulded- interconnect-device (3D-MID) technology to respond to increasing requirements for miniaturisation. The 3D-MID technique optimises the integration of components such as radio-frequency antennas within a small injection-moulded thermoplastic part, thereby giving medical device OEMs enhanced design flexibility, product safety and production economy. A significant component of the outsourcing service provider's partnership arrangement with the medical device manufacturer is an explanation of how a device incorporating this moulding technology will look and must be developed. Cicor Technologies Ltd Stand 7A16 Fibres for cardiovascular surgery DSM, which specialises in ultra- high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) biomedical fibre technology has added Dyneema Purity 10dtex fibre to its portfolio of strong, small-profile Dyneema Purity fibres for implantable device and cardiovascular surgery applications. This soft, pliable fibre is as thin as high-strength, medical-grade UHMWPE fibres on the market and is available in colour options of blue and white. Offered as an alternative to PET fibres and a way to further miniaturise devices, it is four times as strong as polyester. Initial applications should be ES433905_EMDT1405_057.pgs 05.02.2014 14:05 UBM black yellow magenta cyan

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