Every organization that is regulated by the FDA must consider sources of contamination and cross-contamination in their manufacturing operations. A robust personnel hygiene program is an important element for good manufacturing practices (GMPs) necessary to prevent contamination and cross-contamination, in order to ensure the safety of medicinal products.
Partnering with an experienced micromolder who can offer design input and has advanced equipment and tooling capabilities can help manufacturers create innovative and complex optical-based components for medical instruments.
Inhalers and nebulizers are the most common way to deliver drugs to asthmatic lungs. Recently, many more types of drugs are being delivered with inhalation technologies due to the discovery that these medications readily absorb through the alveolar region directly into blood circulation.
Increased GDP and greater income per capita in developing countries means patients are becoming more proactive about their health. As a result, they can afford higher quality treatment plans and devices.
Problem solving is what drives the medical device industry. For OEMs to successfully produce medical solutions, they often need to overcome manufacturing challenges. Whether manufacturing a micro component in-house or working with another molding supplier, sometimes OEMs hit roadblocks.
When autoclave sterilization procedures are used, it is important to have components that are able to repeatedly survive the harsh process. The arrival of autoclavable LEDs bring the light source directly to treatment sites while being able to withstand the heat and moisture of the autoclave.