A notable trend in the medical device market is miniaturization. Smaller medical devices make for less invasive procedural techniques, less trauma during surgeries, and shorter recovery times. Not only does this help patients return to their normal lives much sooner, but it takes considerable strain off healthcare infrastructure that is being stretched by a growing number of patients with long-term health needs.
Likewise, the COVID-19 pandemic opened the door for “smart” medicine. We all got forced into telehealth, which made the use of at-home smart health devices acceptable in general. While devices such as continuous glucose monitors first allowed patients to take charge of their own health, there is a trend in other medical devices to provide patients with the same level of control. The medical device of the future is wireless, and app based.
The miniaturization of medical devices and making them “smart” requires ultra-fine wire components. Achieving this demands precision cutting and wire grinding capabilities beyond which many medical device manufacturers have in-house.
In this webinar Dr Cacie McDorman, Engineering Manager at Alleima, Dr Bernd Vogel, Founder of Endosmart / Global Technology and Innovation Manager at Alleima and Jerry Blanton, Sales and Marketing Manager at Alleima, will give a presentation about how Alleima’s medical unit is leading a team of engineers thinking outside the box to develop the automated processes that are needed to manufacture small-scale components repeatedly but also how they make it possible to implement more capabilities out of the same final product dimensions. These products are as small as roughly one-tenth of a milligram in weight and barely visible.
By acquiring Endosmart in the end of December Alleima also got expertise in processing nitinol for small components. The presenters will also look into the future and how the company’s ability to make ultra-fine wire and wire-components used for sensing and transmitting signals inside and outside the human body can be combined with nitinol’s smart and flexible features.
Alleima is expert in materials development and have over 160 years’ experience in developing products of the future and are now leading the way in medical wire innovation. Take the opportunity to listen in to this webinar and how Alleima’s medical team contributes to this trending area.
Key Learning Objectives:
- Alleima with its history as Sandvik Materials Technology has over 160 years’ experience in advanced materials development.
- What is required to produce the small wire-based components
- What does more capabilities out of the same final product dimensions mean
- Nitinol and sensor wire combined in the medtech devices of the future