As a result of 10 years of research and applications engineering and production, Micropen has developed special expertise in three major medical device categories:
- Endotracheal Tubes requiring sensors (e.g. for measurement of patient vital signs, temperature, chemical, or for nerve monitoring and/or stimulation). Micropen Medical has core competencies for the printing of biocompatible materials onto flexible, inflatable, three-dimensional balloons and tubes. Our features are integrated into the tube creating a very low profile device that enables nerve monitoring or stimulation, measurement of patient vital signs, temperature, and pH. Our approach increases flexibility, eases insertion and placement, is ready to use and results in better patient comfort. Cuff and non-cuff printed tubes are available now. Multi-lumen tubes and pediatric tubes are under development and will available 1st qtr. 2013.
- Electrosurgical Devices (bi-polar and mono-polar) can be provided on a fast track basis. Our expertise in printing precious metals (i.e. platinum, gold, silver) results in less waste. Our ability to print on complex geometries allows for better control and efficient energy delivery.
- Catheter Balloons – Micropen has conducted product development work on catheters for numerous leading medical device companies. Micropen Medical’s expertise extends to the emerging areas of:• Neurostimulation
• Vocal Cord Paralysis
• Stomach Motility
• Congestive Heart Failure