because lives depend on them
Doctors, nurses and rescue squad technicians should not need to worry
whether life-saving medical equipment will start up and run properly.
That is why Saft’s battery solutions for medical applications are all made to
meet the toughest standards of reliability, durability and efficiency.
With Saft battery systems, portable equipment, mobile workstations,
patient-worn devices, respirators, ventilators, electric wheels and other
medical devices will start up immediately, even after long periods of storage
or in extreme temperatures.
Whether built upon nickel, primary lithium or rechargeable lithium
technologies, Saft batteries for the medical sector are lightweight, cost
effective, and extremely durable.
Contact Saft for to discover how our battery systems can ensure your
medical staff never needs to think about whether their equipment will work
when they need it.
Non-migratory Antistatic Polymers
Foster Corporation introduced static dissipative polymer blends specifically designed for medical devices
and equipment. These blends use a non-migratory,
polyether block amide (PEBA) polymer additive that
retains continuous antistatic properties and cannot
be wiped off with medical cleaning agents. Dissipation of static electricity is critical to avoid damage
to electronic circuitry and reduce particle build-up
on medical devices and surrounding surfaces. New
devices, such as vascular imaging catheters, utilize
highly sensitive electronics for enhanced diagnosis
and treatment. Dissipation of static electricity that
can build up on surrounding surfaces is critical to
avoid damage to sensitive electronic circuitry in
these devices. In drug delivery devices, such as dry
powder inhalers, static charge can cause accumulation of drug particles on the device surface and lead
to variability in dose delivery.
Foster Corporation 610-935-1633
PVDF Copolymer for
Minimally Invasive Catheters
Arkema has introduced Kynar Rx 752 polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) copolymer for use in
minimally invasive medical catheters that are
exposed to bodily fluids for less than 30 days.
Kynar Rx 752 copolymer exhibits exceptional flexibility, very low friction, and can be melt extruded
in single or multi-layers for catheter shafts and
other performance medical tubing. The Kynar Rx
752 fluoropolymer was specifically developed for
medical catheter applications and is readily melt
processed using standard extrusion or injection
molding equipment similar to those used to process polyethylene (PE), polyvinylidene chloride
(PVC) or polypropylene (PP). This allows for continuous co-extrusion of multilayer constructions
used in advanced catheter shaft designs.
Arkema 610-205-7027 www.arkema.com
Custom Crystal Filter Product Platform
IQD has launched a new custom crystal filter
product platform. The IQXF-1000 series are a range
of band-pass filters with center frequencies from
1.4 to 200MHz based around fundamental and
third overtone mode crystals. These 2 to 12 pole
crystal filters can operate over a temperature range
of –55 to +85 degrees C with a bandwidth @3dB
from ±2kHz and with the passband ripple as low as
0.5dB and insertion loss down to 2.5dB. Proprietary
simulation software is utilized to offer prospective
customers rapid feedback on their crystal filter
application requirements. What makes the design
software a competitive advantage is the embedded
algorithm that calculates the necessary relationship
between critical resonator parameters within the
matched set of crystals used in the filter design.