ePTFE: A Game-Changer for Medical Device Manufacturers

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Transforming the Future of Medical Devices with ePTFE At Medical Murray, we’re pioneering the use of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) in medical device manufacturing, particularly in complex catheters, implants, and single-use devices. ePTFE plays a vital role in heart valve engineering, stent graft applications, and other innovative heart implants, shaping the exciting future of medical technology.…

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Ensuring Safety and Sterility in Medical Device Manufacturing: The Importance of Cleanrooms and Bioburden Management

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In medical device manufacturing, particularly for high-risk devices like class III implants, maintaining ultra-clean production environments is critical to ensuring product safety and sterility.  Managing bioburden – the presence of microorganisms on a product before sterilization – is essential to clean, safe manufacturing practices. Let’s explore the significance of cleanrooms and bioburden management in maintaining…

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Balancing Budget and Quality in Class III Catheter and Implant Manufacturing

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A Roadmap to Quality and Cost-Efficiency In the intricate and highly specialized sector of Class III catheter and implant manufacturing, achieving a synergy between cost-efficiency and quality is a critical goal. As a dedicated Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) for Class III medical devices, our mission is centered around the integration of cost-conscious strategies…

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How Medical Murray Designs and Forms Catheter Tips

Example components for catheter tips

Catheter tips are one of the most important components of a catheter. The tip guides the catheter through the body and toward the target area. The shape, size, and material of a catheter tip can have a significant impact on a medical device’s performance and overall outcome for the patient. This is what makes creating…

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The Art and Science of Sewing in Medical Device Assembly: Innovating with Precision and Craftsmanship

Sewing plays a vital role in medical device assembly. The process combines artistry and technical precision to create high-quality devices and materials. In this article, we’ll explore the importance of sewing in medical device manufacturing, delving deeper into the various sewing techniques employed and showcasing their significance in creating intricate and reliable products. The Art…

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Medical Device Braiding Fundamentals for Design and Manufacture

Medical implant prototype

Braiding is a critical process for manufacturing medical devices, particularly in the production of catheter shafts, stents, retrieval devices, and embolic filters. Braiding involves intertwining multiple strands resulting in a robust structure with unique attributes including torqueability, flexibility, and kink-resistance. Braided devices can also be made in more complex shapes using custom mandrels and fixtures.…

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The Next Generation of Medical Devices and Implants

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The medical device industry is constantly evolving, with new technologies and innovative solutions driving improvements in patient care and outcomes. As a contract developer and manufacturer of complex catheters and implants, Medical Murray is at the forefront of these advancements. Here are just some of the most promising market opportunities for the next generation of…

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Integrating Sensors into Catheters

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Integrating sensors into catheters is a rapidly growing areas of medical device technology that has the potential to significantly improve patient outcomes.  Catheters with sensors for temperature, pressure, flow, and other parameters are becoming increasingly common. Medical professionals can then use the information from the sensors to guide medical procedures, monitor the progress of treatment,…

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Transition from Design for Prototypes to Design for Manufacturing

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Transitioning from a design for prototypes to a robust design suitable for manufacturing processes is a crucial step in the device development process.  Effective Design for Manufacturing (DFM) of complex catheters can significantly improve manufacturing efficiency, quality, and product performance while decreasing costs and time-to-market.  How to Apply Design for Manufacturing to Complex Catheters If…

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