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The benefits of frangible seals in diagnostic Point-of-Care testing

Published Frangible seals enable the controlled release of reagents, eliminating the need for complex fluid handling systems while lowering costs and enhancing the performance of POC test devices. Changes in healthcare economics are clearly having an impact on point-of-care (POC) diagnostic testing. Market demand for remote testing is driving companies to develop easy-to-use platforms versus […]

Converting 2-D textiles into 3-D medical devices

By Brian Buntz December 1, 2014 Published BIOMEDevice San Jose exhibitor J-Pac Medical (Somersworth, NH) has a knack for thinking outside of the box. For instance, the company managed to take blister packaging and convert it into a diagnostic product that is receiving international attention from diagnostic companies. The product is but one example of the evolution the firm has […]

Achieving cost effectiveness in Point-of-Care diagnostic devices with frangible seals

The point-of-care (POC) in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) market is continuing to grow, with speculation that IVD could become the leading niche in the medical device industry by 2020 with more than $65 billion in sales. POC testing is supported by continuous technology improvements and the recognition that rapid test results offer economic benefits and potential patient benefits […]

J-Pac Medical showcases materials expertise at MD&M East

Multiple heat-seal strengths engineered into reagent blisters To hear, J-Pac Medical’s Rick Crane, Vice President, Innovation Services Group, tell it, the company combines “automation, tooling and deep knowledge in thermoplastic materials. In a nutshell, we form, cut and assemble using heat, and those processes can be applied to packaging, medical devices and implants,” Crane told PlasticsToday from […]

Critical aspects for medical textile implant manufacturing

Rick Crane, Vice President of Innovation Services Group, J-Pac Medical Medical-grade textiles are an ideal component for implantable medical devices, largely due to the product design versatility they offer. Textiles can be developed in 2D and 3D implantable forms in any number of configurations. Taking a raw textile material, however, and transforming it into an […]