Medical device manufacturing takes place in clean room environments with strict requirements for atmospheric control.
Cleanrooms with rigorous regulations for atmospheric control facilitate medical device manufacturing and assembly to ensure high quality standards. Considering the generally very complex production processes required, in most cases standard heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment cannot provide a stable and precise enough outcome to create the environment necessary for successful product design.
Due to constant industry research and comparisons of different conditions to optimize Nortec’s products and services constantly, we have been able to help manufacturers improve their yields on products such as stents, sutures, blood glucose sensors and medical dressings.
The reasons humidification control is needed in these environments vary. Some materials used in the process may be moisture sensitive and therefore any slight change in moisture content would ultimately affect their composition. The result could be a dimensional change, a chemical imbalance or simply a drying of an aqueous based element.
Optimizing humidification in a production facility decreases static and can be used to eliminate dust and airborne particles. It is also used as an activating agent. For instance, ethylene oxide can be used as a sterilizing agent but only becomes active at 70%RH or above.
- Abbott Vascular, Eire
- Beckman Coulter, USA
- Boston Scientific, Eire
- Johnson & Johnson Medical, UK
- Phoenix Medical, USA
- RTI Surgical, USA
- Smith & Nephew Medical, UK
- Lifescan Scotland, UK
- Alcon Laboratories, Eire
- Medtronic, France & UK
- Johnson & Johnson Depuy, Eire