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 designing…

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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

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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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What is ePTFE?

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ePTFE, or expanded polytetrafluoroethylene, is a highly durable and biocompatible material that is often used in medical procedures where longevity, biocompatibility and controlled porosity is desired.  ePTFE is made from the same polymer as Teflon but expanded to create a porous structure. ePTFE can be processed with structural orientation to be very thin while maintaining…

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Development of Transcatheter Implant Systems

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Transcatheter implants are a type of medical device that can be delivered within the body through a catheter designed to access the anatomy through the smallest opening possible.  There are many types of implants that can be delivered through a catheter including: Transcatheter implants have revolutionized the way certain medical conditions are treated by providing…

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4 Ways to Speed Up Medical Device Development

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The medical device design and development process is complex and time-consuming.  It demands a wide range of expertise in engineering, regulatory compliance, and clinical testing.  However, there are several strategies that companies can use to bring safe and effective products to market more quickly. Know the Needs Your Medical Device Serves It’s critical to clearly…

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