Medical Systems

Cost and Waste Saving Benefits of Resealable Septa for Medical Applications

In the medical industry, oftentimes it is necessary to test a single blood sample a number of times. Other times, a patient may need to be injected with multiple doses of a medicine or...
On December 28, 2016

What to Know About O-ring Cytotoxicity and the Pharmaceutical Industry

Most pharmaceutical manufacturers produce drugs in large vats of living cell cultures. For the production of these drugs, it is extremely important to ensure that these cell cultures are not exposed...
On September 14, 2016

Improved Polyisoprene Ideal for Self-Closure Medical Applications

Although polyisoprene has many physical properties that make it ideal for certain types of medical devices, it can be challenging to use for medical injection closures because of stringent guidelines...
On December 17, 2015

Healing the Woes in Pharmaceutical Transportation

Pharmaceutical manufacturing is a very precise science with little to no room for variation in the synthesis process. Companies spend millions of dollars on research and development to perfect...
On December 10, 2015

Wearables: Redefining the Potential of Healthcare Devices

From popular pedometers to life-changing glucose monitors, more and more people are adopting medical technologies they can wear. Over 20% of consumers claim to have purchased a wearable device,...
On November 5, 2015

Portable Oxygen Concentrators vs. Liquid Oxygen

Requiring oxygen can be a difficult change in a person’s life. Patients are being diagnosed with medical conditions like COPD at younger ages and are not ready to give up an active lifestyle. This is...
On October 27, 2015

Antimicrobial Compounds Combat HAIs

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), aka hospital-acquired infections are caused by viral, bacterial, and fungal pathogens. People, while receiving treatment for different medical conditions at a...
On July 1, 2015

Innovative Clean Room Production Meets Demands of Medical and Pharmaceutical Industries

Following the launch of an ultra-modern clean room cell at its Czech location in Sadská, Parker-Prädifa now has extended capabilities specifically designed to meet the exacting demands of the medical...
On June 24, 2014

Meeting FDA Expectations with Finite Element Analysis

Speed to market is a significant consideration for medical device manufacturers. Not only is it helpful for gaining a competitive advantage, it usually means the regulatory review and approval process...
On June 3, 2014

Supply Chain Vertical Integration Saves Time and Money

Every medical device manufacturer (MDM) wants to maximize quality, reduce costs and shorten time to market. This can be a challenge for engineering directors, program managers, vice presidents...
On May 30, 2014

What Qualify as Self-Sealing Septa

The self-sealing capability of a septum after multiple punctures is important in many medical applications. In hospitals and other medical institutions, it is common for medical vials that store fluid...
On May 16, 2014

Medical Polyurethanes for Life Science Applications

The use of polyurethane materials in the construction of medical devices is growing. Characteristics of polyurethane that make it ideal for use in medical devices include: Availability of a wide range...
On November 27, 2013

Press-in-Place Seals Solve Problems for Automotive Applications

Press-in-place seals are static face seals with rectangular cross sections and self-retaining features integrated into the O.D. and / or the I.D. of the seal profile. These press-in-place seals offer...
On June 27, 2013

Sealing and Shielding Technologies and Key Markets

The technology of providing tight and perfect closure. Parker engineered seals and sealing systems provide safety and enhance equipment performance.  Key markets Aerospace Chemical Processing ...
On March 2, 2013