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Tiny Medical Devices – Designing for Success (part 2)

VALIDATION Picture this – your medical device is designed and you’re ready to validate the tiniest component – the technology piece that enables your intellectual property. You dive in head first, knowing your part has +/- 5 micron tolerances on a plastic part. You start like any engineer would start – with a solid stack-up [...]

Micro Expert to Speak at Upcoming Conference

Medtech notable Donna Bibber, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Isometric Micro Molding Inc., will be the keynote speaker at the medical extrusion conference. A University of Massachusetts-Lowell graduate with 25 years of experience in micro manufacturing, Bibber has published technical papers on micro and ultra-precision manufacturing topics worldwide. She was named one of [...]

Futuristic, State-Of-The-Art Micro Manufacturing

Devices that fit on the end of a common pin head sounds as futuristic as it gets, but micro molding technology is enabling new products and intellectual property in intraocular, cardiovascular, neurology, and other specialized market segments. Donna Bibber, VP of Business Development at Isometric Micro Molding, will be a keynote speaker and presenting this [...]

The Merging of Medical Device Manufacturers and the Pharmaceutical Industry

As product technology advances and the general demand for healthcare expands, the industry line between medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies are being blurred as innovative products continue to emerge. Manufacturers are exploring new technologies that adhere to better patient compliance, improve product safety and utilize unique drug delivery methods. These new technologies include: - [...]

Medtronic Executive Joins Isometric

Isometric Micro Molding, Inc. announced today the hiring of Scott Robinson as Engineering Manager-Development. Mr. Robinson most recently served as a Program Manager and Engineering Manager for Polymer & Feedthrough Development at Medtronic Energy & Component Center (MECC) in Minneapolis, leading large development projects. Scott’s career spans over 20 years in medical device development where [...]

Miniaturized medicine on the rise

It doesn’t take a brain surgeon (wait, yes it does) to understand the need for tiny devices that can maneuver in delicate tissue, tiny arteries, rigid ligaments, or membrane-like scaffolds. The trend continues and corresponding need for micro components and assemblies that enable devices across all medical and drug delivery market segments. Some of these [...]

Secrets of Success in Micro Molding – part 2

Micro Molding: High Aspect Ratio, Thin-Wall Micro Molded Devices The smallest components in a medical device or drug delivery device are often times the enabling components to the device. Examples of these devices are: Polymeric needles, catheter sheaths, microfluidic channels, endoscopic links, and PCR wells. As the components of these devices get smaller, the tolerances [...]

Secrets of Success in Micro Molding – part 1

Medical-device, electronics, and biopharmaceutical manufacturers need new micro-molded products to create tinier, less invasive, and/or space-saving micro devices. Micro-molded components can be as small as dust specks and/or have features that small. State-of-the-art micro parts can have molded features such as dimples around 3 microns in depth and diameter—more than 80 million of them across [...]