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European Medical Device Technology, Spring 2015

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36 | Spring 2015 European Medical Device Technology emdt.co.uk show preview: Medtec europe Robotic gripping modules Standardised Powerball ERB modules for mobile gripping systems, supplied by the automation technology enterprise Schunk GmbH & Co. KG, have been used in the development of a butler- like robot, showing how serviceable the lightweight, energy-efficient modules are for medical equipment, measuring and testing systems, and general industrial applications. For the robotic butler, the automation company provided the arm joint and a one-finger "hand." Integration of the arm joint module is facilitated by its compact spherical form; also, all of the arm's electronic control and regulation circuitry is integrated in the joint drives. Schunk GmbH & Co. KG Stand 7A16 Quality-management software The CAQ.Net Medical Edition modular quality management software system is designed for medical technology companies needing to satisfy internal and external product performance requirements and regulatory and legal obligations, as well as comply with official standards and guidelines. In developing the system, CAQ AG Factory Systems paid attention particularly to the GxP, US FDA and ICH medical technology regulations that are formulated in ISO 13485, 21 CFR Part 820, DIN EN ISO 14971, 21 CFR Part 11 and similar regulatory authorities, with an aim towards facilitating comprehensive compliance management. CAQ AG Factory Systems Stand 3E40 Biomedical textiles The OEM division of Cousin Biotech has expertise in textile-fibre processing that it employs in developing implantable medical devices adapted to specific customer requirements. Its implantable textiles are created from a knitted, braided, woven or nonwoven structure. The materials used come in multi- or monofilament form and are either resorbable or nonresorbable. The biomedical textiles, which are manufactured in cleanrooms, are assembled with one another or with metal components, PEEK or silicone into the final implantable device, by means of stitching, welding, gluing or splicing. Cousin Biotech Stand 3G18 Biomedical fibre Medical-grade Dyneema Purity ultra- high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre from DSM Biomedical can form the basis of innovative microstructures that allow the development and manufacture of sophisticated medical devices small enough to be introduced into patients' bodies by means of minimally invasive surgical techniques. The soft and pliable fibre is 15 times stronger than medical steel and exhibits good fatigue and abrasion resistance, which is advantageous in cardiovascular applications because risk of surgical complications is lowered when stresses are minimised. It features near-zero stretch, a characteristic that optimises the performance of noncompliant balloon catheters. Among the finest UHMWPE fibres available, this material comes in a 25-dtex version for vascular devices, and a 10-dtex variant has been introduced. DSM Biomedical Stand 5F17 Light-curable adhesives Light-curable medical-grade adhesives formulated with Encompass technology and available from Dymax Europe GmbH incorporate the company's patented See-Cure colour-change and Unimed SA Lausanne, Switzerland phone +41 21 624 21 51 fax +41 21 624 53 32 www.unimed.ch e-mail: info@unimed.ch medical devices needles and probes Unimed SA Lausanne, Switzerland phone +41 21 624 21 51 fax +41 21 624 53 32 www.unimed.ch e-mail: info@unimed.ch medical devices needles and probes

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