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Advanced Technologies for Medical Devices

MicroCare Medical is the world leader in critical cleaning, coating and lubricating of medical devices. Most of these answers involve the deployment of high-performance, nonflammable, non-aqueous cleaning fluids. These can be tailored by combining with other ingredients to achieve the client’s operational goals.

The critical cleaning products from MicroCare Medical offer many advantages over water-based cleaners in medical device applications. Perhaps their most unique and useful advantage is that these fluids are hostile to pyrogens, which simplifies cleaning and sterilizing and minimizes any bioburden. On a broader level, the MicroCare cleaners generally will out-perform aqueous cleaning with faster cleaning times, fewer process steps, reduced energy usage, improved cleaning, smaller footprints and simplified waste disposal, to name just some of the benefits. The parts come out clean, dry and near room temperature, eliminating the risk of parts carrying water into further processes.

These high-performance fluids have other applications, as well. The most common is as a carrier agent for medical-grade lubricants which enable device performance unobtainable using any other technology. These fluids also can be used to swell silicone or polyurethane tubing, which speeds device assembly and lowers production costs.

Microcare is an ISO 9001-registered company and the Duraglide dry film lubricants are ISO 10993 registered.

 

Dry Lubricant Coatings

MicroCare Medical offers the Duraglide® family of dry lubricant coatings for medical devices. These lubricants speed device assembly or improve the functionality of the device. These products produce a thin, dry, non-migrating lubricant across the surface of a part or assembly. The coatings are compatible with all sterilization processes and can be  calibrated for optimal results.  Typical applications include catheters, cutting tools, staplers, hypo tubes and other “surface to surface” assemblies that slide, pivot, rock or twist. Available in numerous concentrations and packages.

Swelling Fluids

MicroCare Medical offers the unique Swellex® fluids. These fluids utilize proprietary solvent technology to swell molded thermoelaster materials. These fluids usually are deployed by clients to  speed manual assembly, such as when connecting silicone tubing over a barbed fitting.

Analytical Tools

MicroCare Medical offers the unique Swellex® fluids. These fluids utilize proprietary solvent technology to swell molded thermoelaster materials. These fluids usually are deployed by clients to  speed manual assembly, such as when connecting silicone tubing over a barbed fitting.

Carrier Fluids

MicroCare Medical features nonflammable carrier fluids that are not water-based. These usually are custom-formulated and optimized to apply medical-grade polydimethylsiloxane liquids on to medical devices. These formulas provide a safe, reliable and nonflammable alternative to flammable solvents such as hexane or toluene.

Precision Cleaning Fluids

MicroCare Medical offers the Tergo™ line of critical cleaning fluids, as well as other high-performance cleaning products. Because MicroCare has enormously deep expertise in critical cleaning, MicroCare can deliver processes and results unavailable from other vendors. Unlike with aqueous cleaning, no solvent residues ever are left on the devices. This enables an impressive degree of consistency and reliability in the cleaning process.