The medical device manufacturers are using modern technologies to design catheters so that
FREMONT, CA: In comparison with other industries, catheter manufacturers have to deal with a different set of issues. There are three essential factors responsible for this, like the unique challenges they have to deal with whenever a new device is introduced for manufacturing, the high level of detail necessary, and strictly enforced regulatory structures. It has become increasingly crucial for catheter manufacturers to apply technologies to remain efficient and competitive.
Here are some of the applications and technologies which the medical device manufacturers are using today to control the demanding conditions of catheter manufacturing.
A wide range of minimally invasive devices can start from simplistic designs to a finely defined mechanism. For example, the difference between a simple plastic tube urinary catheter and a minimally invasive surgical device like the therapeutic catheter.
The therapeutic catheter might consist of several moving parts, along with complicated geometry and functionality. To accomplish these detailed tasks, the manufacturers have to use specialized micro-assembly production lines. In such lines, highly professional and trained operators are used who can assemble the parts under a microscope by utilizing specialized tools. It helps to achieve an accurate fabrication of the detailed parts in a controllable and dependable manner.
Embedded Electronics in Catheters
Catheters are utilized in various applications, starting from delivery, and guide, to therapeutic operations. A catheter's functions can be increased by using screens, data recorders, sensors, and other electronics. Traditionally these systems are kept in a separate control panel where the catheter can be connected while operating.
Today, the technological trend that is utilized by the catheter manufacturers is embedded electronics. This system can operate instead of the heavy remote-control panels used in the old catheter designs. The system also helps to increase the efficiency, safety, and usability of the device. It helps the catheter operations to become more simple, efficient, and straightforward while decreasing the weight and increasing its portability.