Raising the Standard of Wearable Medical Technology with Rubberization

The idea of wearable technology first appeared in the 1960s, when Japanese Dr Iwao Ohya collaborated with a clock engineer to invent the step-meter. Worried that people in Japan were not active enough in the year leading up to the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Dr Ohya proposed everyone should walk 10 [...]

How Rubber Materials are Shaping the Future of Surgical Consumables

Surgical consumables like suture holders, clamp pads, and needle counters are crucial in healthcare environments, to ensure surgeries take place safely and efficiently. Rubber stands out among the various materials used to manufacture these tools for its flexibility, durability, and sterilization ab [...]

Silencing the MRI Suite: The Role of Rubber in Patient Comfort

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines are vital modern diagnostic tools. Yet, their operation is often accompanied by a loud noise, which can be unsettling for patients and challenging for medical staff. This noise, typically reaching up to 110 decibels, can have the same impact as the sound lev [...]

The Vital Role of Medical Grade Rubber in Medical Equipment Manufacturing

The medical equipment manufacturing industry stands as a testament to the advancements in healthcare and technology. As the bridge between innovative medical research and patient care, this industry plays a pivotal role in ensuring healthcare professionals have access to the best diagnosis, treatmen [...]

Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Rubber Solutions for Medical Manufacturing

Sustainability is not just a buzzword anymore. It's a crucial aspect of modern manufacturing that can't be ignored. Consumers are more conscious than ever about the environmental impact of the products they buy and are keen to put their money where their values are. In fact, Simon Kucher’s Global Su [...]

5 Ways Rubber Helps Medical Device Manufacturers Achieve Compliance

When it comes to medical devices, regulatory compliance is of utmost importance. Using reliable and safe materials is crucial in ensuring medical devices meet the necessary standards and regulations. Rubber components play a vital role in achieving regulatory compliance in medical devices. Discover [...]

Advances in Patient Transportation: Gurneys and Stretchers

Although the words “gurney” and “stretcher” are sometimes used interchangeably, they differ from each other. Stretchers are portable and tend to be used in emergency situations, such as on battlefields and in wilderness search-and-rescue operations. However, a gurney is fitted with wheels and can be [...]

The Importance of Color-Coded Equipment in Healthcare Environments

The burgeoning shortage of healthcare workers is a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic that threatens to hang around for some time. Medical staff working in these challenging environments need all the support they can get to maintain safe and effective care delivery for optimal patient outcomes. Im [...]

Top Benefits of Rotational Molding for Custom Medical Device Manufacturing

The U.S. medical device manufacturing market was valued at USD 176.7 billion in 2020 and is anticipated to achieve a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.0% by 2028. The rise in chronic diseases and the increasing geriatric population are key market drivers. This dynamic industry includes growth [...]

The Exciting History (and Future!) of PVC Medical Products

For many years, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) has been a material of choice for a number of critical medical applications. Some ways PVC medical products are used in healthcare include: endotracheal tubing and nasal cannulas, blood bags, oxygen, laryngeal and anesthetic masks, waterproof mattress covers, [...]

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