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Dielectrics is able to apply its decades of experience and broad range of capabilities, products and services to partner with many of the industry’s most successful medical device suppliers. We work with large companies, as well as start-ups, to produce components across a wide range of major medical device and other product categories and markets. We’re committed to helping our customers drive the highest standards of care and take great pride in playing a role in improving the lives and well-being of patients who depend on these products.

Biotechnology . . .

Examples of biotechnology medical devices can include products like disposable tubing for cell separation, a technique used particularly within the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine communities. Development of biotechnology devices can feature capabilities that include RF welding and complex fluid circuit assembly.

Cardiovascular . . .

Examples of cardiovascular medical device products include compression devices to treat patients’ haemostasis needs. Development of cardiovascular devices can feature capabilities that include RF welding, PSA integration, vacuum forming, complex assembly, and pack out and sterilization.

First Responder . . .

Examples of first responder medical device products include automatic resuscitation devices and inflatable CPR masks. These complex disposables are built to tight tolerances with "can't fail" designs as they are literally ripped out of their packages for quick deployment. First responder and emergency devices must undergo stringent testing to ensure that they will hold up to extreme storage and usage conditions.

Laparoscopic Surgical Instruments . . .

Dielectrics has been working on LSI devices for over two decades and has helped launch some of the more influential instruments on the market today. Examples of laparoscopic devices include inflatable dissection balloons and instruments for single port surgery, a technique that involves introducing all the instruments necessary for specific surgical intervention into the abdomen through a single port at the navel. Development of laparoscopic surgical instruments can feature capabilities that include UV assembly, gel over molding, RF/Impulse welding, final pack-out, and sterilization.

Medical Waste Management . . .

Examples of medical waste management products include devices for fluid containment. These products protect healthcare workers from exposure to pathogenic bacteria and viruses associated with liquid and solid medical waste. Development of waste management devices can feature capabilities that include RF welding, hot stamping, and hydrophobic filter integration.

Sleep Surface and Support . . .

Examples of sleep surface and support medical devices include products such as pneumatic cells, devices commonly used to customize sleep surfaces. Pneumatic cells can prevent injuries frequently associated with long-term bed rest and are engineered to endure contact with bodily fluid, excessive loading from bariatric patients, excessive cycling, caustic washing chemicals, and even needle sticks. To hold up to this abuse, Dielectrics designs customized multi-layer laminates with resistant materials and robust welding technology.

Radiology . . .

Examples of radiology medical device products can include rectal balloons that immobilize the prostate during procedures such as intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) prostate treatment. Development of these devices can feature capabilities that include radio opaque marker, multi-lumen tube assembly, tube punching, printing, tipping and drilling, as well as labeling and packaging.

Respiratory . . .

Examples of respiratory medical devices can include products like sterile plastic sleeves that are used to protect pulmonary artery catheters (PAC) to decrease the risk of infection. Development of respiratory devices can feature capabilities that include thin film welding and feathered weld edges.

Temperature Management . . .

Examples of temperature management medical products include devices for controlled hypothermia after cardiac arrest or to treat newborns with perinatal asphyxia. These devices deliberately reduce core body temperatures to a range of 32° to 34° C. Development of temperature management devices can feature capabilities that include large format RF welding, impulse welding, and multi-layer air and water circuits.

Therapeutics . . .

Examples of therapeutic medical device products include chest compression systems and vests to treat conditions like Cystic Fibrosis, or CPAP masks to treat breathing conditions like sleep apnea. These are often wearable applications that require highly engineered body contact surfaces and meet specifications such as custom contours, inflation, gels, pressure relief, washable, and wicking.

Wound Care . . .

Wound care covers a wide range of treatments and technologies. Examples of wound care products can include negative pressure therapy, a treatment for acute and chronic wounds. This treatment requires a vacuum source to create a continuous or intermittent form of negative pressure inside the wound to remove fluid, exudates, and infectious materials which may promote wound healing and closure. Development of wound care products can feature capabilities that include impulse welding, vacuum forming, silver infused materials, and dissimilar material welding.

Wound Prevention . . .

Examples of wound prevention devices include products like adjustable wheelchair cushions. These devices utilize air, fluid, foam, gel, and water to distribute pressure and reduce friction and shear forces for patients at risk for pressure ulcers or who have an existing wound. Development of wound prevention products can feature capabilities that include RF welding, silk screening, integrated pump technology, and multi-layer air cell technology.