Medical Device Manufacturing
In the recent years, the advancements in new materials and new applications in the medical device world have enabled the industry to produce smaller and smaller devices to offer life-saving treatment options for our aging population. In the recent years, the advancements in new materials and new applications in the medical device world have enabled the industry to produce smaller and smaller devices to treat our aging population.
These new devices are presenting new challenges for the traditional manufacturing technologies to meet the requirements of the new devices and materials. Along with these new devices and new materials is a new regulatory requirement for every implantable device and intravenous drug to have a traceable mark; this unique device and drug identification (UDI) has added to the challenges.
The market requirement for smaller features and/or smaller devices affects passive implantable devices such as:
- Cardiovascular Stents
- Bioabsorbable Devices
- Transcatheter Heart Valves
- Heart Valves
- Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
- Vena Cava Filters
- Lab on a Chip (LOC)
- Orthopedic Devices
- Bioabsorbable Stents
- Intraocular Replacement Lenses
- Dental Implants
- Cochlear Implants
- Ophthalmic implants
- Implantable Blood Glucose Monitors
- Pain Management Devices
- Intelligent Gastric/Cardiac Pacemakers
- Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
- Deep Brain Nerve and Bone Stimulators
Advanced Optowave’s complete diode-pumped solid-state laser product line is well-aligned to help you address these challenges, and with our wavelength, energy, and pulse width coverage we have the laser source and experience that will help you in your R&D efforts all the way through deployment to mass production.
Advanced Optowave’s ultra-short laser product line AOPico™ and AOFemto™ are designed to address the challenges you are experiencing with these new materials and smaller devices. One of the obstacles customers are running into is part-to-part consistency and yields. Traditional mechanical and traditional laser micro-machining methods are falling short of meeting these new challenges; the A-Thermal machining nature of the AOPico™ and AOFemto™ help remove those obstacles.
Additional Medical Device Applications are:
- Bioabsorbable Polymer Stent
- Heart Valve Frame
- Neurological Stents
- Heat Sensitive Devices
With the AOPico™ and AOFemto™ our goal is to offer our customers the ability to work with some of the exotic noble metals that are prominent in the medical device market, platinum, gold, and tantalum and achieve superior results.
Advanced Optowave Corporation prides ourselves on our consistent ability to meet the strict quality standards that most of our customers face when they are manufacturing medical device components.
Consistency in the manufacturing process and the high-quality of our lasers allow us to make sure that high precision hole drilling, small feature cutting of struts and sidewalls, high-quality crack free marking of orthopedic devices or temper-proof UDI marking of intravenous drugs containers are maintained throughout the manufacturing process and from part-to-part.
Your Medical Device Manufacturing Resource
Are you developing the next great medical device? Do your design specifications require using complex materials? We would like to hear about it. Contact us and let’s see how we can take your device to the next level.