A prominent medical device company faced a critical challenge when attempting to manufacture a micro medical device using bioabsorbable material. They initially engaged a micro molding company for manufacturing, but encountered significant issues as each lot of bioabsorbable devices exhibited different mechanical properties. This variability hindered the evaluation of device functionality and jeopardized the project.
This challenge highlighted the importance of selecting a micro molder with a track record of success in similar bioabsorbable projects and sufficient experience to navigate the unique challenges associated with diverse bioabsorbable materials. The initial supplier, although equipped for micro molding, lacked experience with the specific grade of bioabsorbable material, leading to inconsistent product quality and controlled IV loss.
In this case study, examine how MTD Micro Molding applied its extensive experience in the desired material to address these challenges by executing proven protocols to deliver consistent IV loss and predictable performance. The reliability and performance delivered by MTD saved the medical device project, providing timely consistency after nine months of delays with the initial micro molder. This case underscores the complexity of bioabsorbable materials and the need for a supplier with not only micro molding expertise but also extensive experience and knowledge of the specific material.