3 Ways Advances in Cleaning and Coatings Drive Medical Device Innovation

Jay Tourigny of MicroCare Medical says that advances in medical devices come with many benefits but also bring new challenges related to cleaning and coatings.

Jay Tourigny, senior vice president of MicroCare Medical, says that advances in medical devices come with many benefits but also bring new challenges related to cleaning and coatings. He discusses how advances in cleaning and coatings are driving medical device innovation in an article he wrote for the Medical Design and Outsourcing website.

“Innovative thinking around medical device design helps move the industry forward and create new devices that address more health issues than ever before,” He writes. “This innovation is driven not only on the manufacturers’ side, but on the patients’ side. For example, patient demand for more portable and lightweight devices is driving a trend toward smaller, wireless devices. Touchscreens are replacing hardware controls and wearable devices are increasingly popular. As with most innovation, these advances come with many benefits, but they also bring new cleaning and coating challenges—and therefore, a need for new solutions.”

The three ways cleaning and coating advances are helping medical device designers are:

  • Overcoming complex cleaning challenges
  • Overcoming stacked tolerances
  • Overcoming lubricant application challenges

Read the article HERE.