We are excited to have the opportunity to showcase our capabilities at the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) conference and exposition in Minneapolis, November 1–3, 2011. The event is expected to draw more than 7,500 attendees, primarily from the 700+ medical companies in the Twin Cities area with more than 23,000 employees.
As described on the event’s web site:
Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis is the most comprehensive resource for every aspect of medical device development. It gathers medtech professionals and leading medical OEM suppliers together to provide you with immediate hands-on access to the tools you need to accelerate your new device to market, all in one convenient location.
Kaysun will be showcasing not only the line of pulse oximeters that we developed for Smiths Medical, but also other complex-molded and handheld products that demonstrate our ability to solve difficult design and production challenges.
The expo offers an early-bird discount if registered by Friday, September 30, up to $200. Group, academic, government, and exhibitor discount rates are also available. Call 310-996-9435 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
We hope to see you there to discuss your product challenges and what we can do to help you create a timely, cost-effective solution!
While attending the Medtrade show this spring, it was very evident that there is a continuing trend toward smaller and more personalized medical devices and equipment, reducing both size and weight for just about everything. Pulse oximeters are now made so small that they fit on your finger. Oxygen concentrators now weigh as little as four pounds.
Devices are also becoming much more personalized, offering a wide range of colors and options. A device that previously would be used only in a medical office and made in white may now be available for home use in a rainbow of colors and patterns.
There is a continuing trend toward home patient care and patient mobility. Home CPAP equipment was very prevalent throughout the show. For many procedures an overnight hospital stay is no longer necessary. With the trend toward home patient care, devices are becoming much easier to use and operate. Some companies are focusing on capturing data from home monitoring equipment and making it remotely accessible to doctors and nurses for evaluation.
Mobility products also had a prominent presence throughout the show. The expectation is that mobility products will continue to grow rapidly.
Check out Kaysun Corporation's Medical Device Manufacturing capabilities and contact us today to learn more. With our Certified Clean Room we are ready to help your company bring a medical device project to life.
Free White Paper on Complex Injection Molding for a Competitive Advantage in Medical Devices.
“Ruggedization” continues to be a hot trend not only in the defense and medical device markets – as shown by the rugged handhelds Kaysun manufactures for customers Rockwell Collins and Smiths Medical – but also in a growing number of consumer markets, such as phones, laptops, cameras and audio equipment. Check out the following blog post on Mashable to see their list of “10 Rugged Gadgets That Will Go the Distance” – and be sure to contact Kaysun if you need help designing and manufacturing rugged products for your markets!
Take a look at this video on new shape-memory polymers
developed at MIT, which may have applicability for future medical devices. The video is posted on the QMED (Qualified Suppliers to the Medical Device Industry) portal, which is attached to Medical Product Manufacturing News
Check out the article by Kaysun’s vice president of engineering Dave Robinson on “Complex Injection Molding for Competitive Advantage” that just appeared in the premiere issue of “Molding Technologies” magazine, which is published by the staff of Canon Communications’ “Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry” magazine. Dave’s article is a great primer on the benefits of complex injection molding, as well as its unique requirements for part design. mold design, materials selection and process control.
Give us an opportunity to apply Kaysun’s unique experience with complex injection molding to help your company create competitive advantage!
Check out the Kaysun coverage in Design World
magazine, detailing our use of advanced materials from Sabic to solve unique design and manufacturing challenges for a family of handheld medical devices. Let us put our expertise to work for you!
Interesting article on the Medical Products Manufacturing News blog about college students at Rice University designing a functioning centrifuge from a plastic salad spinner and yogurt containers, all for less than $30 total. What a great reminder of American genius and creativity — the kind of innovation in product design that is not only critical to advancing medicine but also to driving our entire economy!
And for us at Kaysun, it’s also a reminder of our start more than 60 years ago – as a hobby venture at the founder’s kitchen table. Today we have the privilege of helping leading medical device suppliers such as Smiths Medical design and manufacture innovative and economical products. Clickhere to read about Smiths Medical. Three cheers for innovation. We thrive on it.
Check out the article in the May issue of Medical Design magazine on Kaysun’s work with a leading medical device manufacturer, “Lean effort yields single platform for eight devices.” Here’s an excerpt: “Kaysun leveraged its plastic part design expertise to produce ‘manufacturing-ready’ drawings and models for every part, with the company’s engineers working alongside the client team to analyze and test each new design for functionality and manufacturability. The production of eight different patient monitoring devices were consolidated onto a single platform of case backs, fronts and attachments shared by three product families.”
Very interesting article
in Medical Products Outsourcing
magazine asks the provocative question above. And true to form, MPO
takes an in-depth and informative look at this topic. Our experience has shown that medical devices are becoming more complex and often more compact, meaning higher demands for tight-tolerance parts and absolute precision and consistency. But more OEMs are finding they can achieve machine-like finishes without the time and cost of machined metal parts – by replacing them with precision injection-molded plastic parts. And they are benefitting from lower costs, speedier production time, with the highest levels of precision and consistency. Highly engineered plastics can make the difference in the intense competition to be first-to-market with the latest medical equipment. Click here
to read the entire MPO
Kaysun will be at the Plastics in Medical Devices conference
in Cleveland April 12-14. Sponsored by Plastics News
, this event will provide a forum for pharmaceutical companies and device designers to lay out their requirements for plastics in the medical sector. It will also offer workshops on “Plastics processing for the medical market” and “Polymer considerations in medical device design.” Watch this space for a show report.