EMDT_European Medical Device Technology

European Medical Device Technology, Spring 2014

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emdt.co.uk European Medical Device Technology Spring 2014 | 59 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 quality and dimensional tolerance requirements can be met. Eichenberger Gewinde AG Stand 5B35 Validatable bag sealers Validatable bag sealers in the Saxon line of industrial sealing machines are available from Fischbein Deutschland GmbH. These bag sealers have been designed for use in the medical device, pharmaceutical and other manufacturing sectors in which a validatable and calibrated seal may be required. This validation capacity can be applied on all hot-air or band-type sealers for the sealing of open-mouth polypropylene bags, polyethylene bags, paper bags with polypropylene and polyethylene liners, and laminated and gusseted bags. For purposes of product traceability, users of these machines are able to record onto a data logger all set parameters relating to sealing of a bag in accordance with the international standard ISO 116072, Part 2; these include seal temperature setting (and reading), speed setting (and reading), pressure setting, heater-block pressure setting, and pressure- wheel pressure setting, and calibration point for independent verification of temperature. Among the process events recorded are alarms, episodes of band break or heater failure, and authorised parameter changes. Fischbein Deutschland GmbH Stand 7G51 Heat- and light-stabilised copolymers Foster Corp., a supplier of custom polymers for medical devices, offers the HLS family of heat- and light-stabilised polyether block amide (PEBA) copolymers, which resist oxidation and degradation during storage. The manufacturer formulates these materials from medical- grade polymers and USP Class VI– approved additives for use in such medical devices as vascular catheters. Incorporating a targeted stabiliser system that can decompose and neutralise free radicals created by exposure to oxygen, heat or ultraviolet light, the copolymers thus are less susceptible to loss of polymeric properties and ensure longer-term reliable functionality of devices constructed from them. Tensile strength, in particular, was shown through in-house studies to exhibit trivial degradation following months of exposure to multisource indoor light and 32 weeks of exposure to a temperature of 55°C to simulate ageing for five years at 25°C. Stabilised polymer formulations based on all of the supplier's medical- grade PEBA materials and radiopaque compounds are available. Foster Corp. Stand 5E04 Disposable components The latest product catalogue from Qosina Corp., listing an extensive range of OEM disposable components the company stocks, is streamlined to improve the customer browsing experience. The redesign features product categorisation based on function, an index that facilitates access to component entries by application or keyword, and user-friendly tables. Medical device components such as connectors, luers, clamps, adapters, clips, valves, needle hubs, stopcocks, haemostasis valves, Tuohy-Borst adapters, swabs and spikes are presented in life-size images. The supplier offers design engineers and purchasing agents working for medical OEMs and kit packers free samples, low minimums and just-in-time shipment from an ISO 9001–certified facility. Qosina Corp. Stand 5F41 Stent coating system Sono-Tek Corp. offers the MediCoat DES4000 tabletop stent coater, a system that uses a precision 180-kHz ultrasonic ES433903_EMDT1405_059.pgs 05.02.2014 14:05 UBM black yellow magenta cyan

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