About Innovations and
Techniques in Medical Tubing Manufacturing
Different processing options have
led to ground-breaking ways of producing tubing in order to
optimize the performance and usability of medical devices. It
helps to improve patientsí quality of life with better function
and integrity, and by enabling the incorporation of APIs.
Some of such Tubing technologies
include the following:
High-precision, microextrusion, and
thin-walled tubing for minimally invasive surgical devices.
Platinum-cured silicone for use in
Multi component extrusion featuring radiopaque stripes for visibility in an x-ray or fluoroscope.
Reinforced and kink-resistant tubing
used to keep fluid paths open.
Extruded ribbon and film used in
diaphragms to support seals in devices such as pacemaker generator
Jacketed wires and cables used to
power implantable heart pumps.
Twisted extrusions for applications
in which implanted power or sensing cables require strain relief
from repeated flexing and bending, as with pacemaker leads.
Custom profiles used to seal housing
assemblies and repair heart valves.
Bump tubing applied to plastics and elastomers, including silicone.
Bonded or overmolded stops typically
added to peristaltic pumps for infusion, internal feeding,
laboratory equipment, diagnostic equipment, and fluid transfer.
Formed extrusions used to fit
tortuous anatomy or spiral shapes that might be used to soften
contact within the bladder.
Multilumen extrusion for catheters,
electric medical devices, analytical equipment, fluid transfer,
drug delivery, and medical instrumentation.
Geometric transitioning extrusion
applied to custom applications with precision tolerances.
Geometric transitioning single lumen
for custom-end assemblies, such as accommodation of connectors,
fittings, and peristaltic pumps.
Drug-eluting silicone extrusions
that help prevent infection.
Foam extrusion that provide
additional cushion space.
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