Helmbrechts/Düsseldorf - When Compamed opens its doors from November 13 to 16 in Düsseldorf, medical device manufacturer Raumedic will again be there. With the trade fair motto, “All from one source”, the company will present the trade audience its polymer solutions for a range of medical and pharmaceutical applications from its location in hall 8a, stand F28. This year, the plastics specialist is focusing on its unique selling proposition as a single-source provider. Two focal points from the exhibit will highlight this approach. These include highly flexible, high-pressure tubing used in angiography, for one. Secondly, Raumedic will reveal disposable cartridges for wearable drug delivery systems.
All from one source
Raumedic has proven for years that its exhibition motto can be taken in the literal sense. This can be seen in how the company accompanies its customers on the path from initial idea to individual solution – because searching for off-the-shelf products at Raumedic is wasted time. It is also evident in how customer ideas are turned into specification-based series products thanks to the involvement of numerous players at the polymer specialist: chemists, applications technology specialists, product designers, engineers, commercial staff, quality managers and production staff make the product wishes of the medical and pharmaceutical industry a reality.
From research to series production
Raumedic conducts ongoing, basic research in collaboration with well-known institutes and universities. Only the most highly suitable materials, formulations and components will find their way into the solutions. But transforming the ideas of the customer into market-oriented medical devices requires something more: Only a company that knows the market and the current legal requirements can pass on cost advantages during development. In addition, Raumedic supports its customers in all subsequent steps: From product concept to design, from prototype construction to series production, the manufacturer takes over all of the key processes of product lifecycle management.
High-pressure tubing for angiography
Even for special tubing geometry such as is required for high-pressure applications, Raumedic is the partner of choice. In angiography, medical high-pressure tubing has to ensure optimal imaging – and to do so, it has to withstand the forceful injection of the contrast medium, stay very flexible and kink-resistant at the same time. Raumedic uses an extrusion method to combine these opposing requirements and manufactures medical high-pressure tubing in a braided and coextruded design. Visitors to Compamed will be able to have a close look at both versions at the manufacturers stand.
Disposable cartridges for patch pumps
Using a major development project as an example, Raumedic will also showcase its bundled expertise in production technologies of extrusion, injection molding and assembly. The product of the development is a complex disposable cartridge, a core component of what is known as large volume wearable injectors.
“Today, patch pumps worn on the body can control the supply of insulin in diabetes therapy. We are also noticing a growing number of approved drugs for self-medication,” says Thomas Knechtel, Director of Business Unit Systems at Raumedic, and adds: “We therefore see strong opportunities for growth in these types of drug injection devices and are excited to see the reactions from visitors to our stand.”
Good to know
The portfolio of the Raumedic company unit Clinic is on display at the medical trade fair Medica – held in Düsseldorf at the same time – in hall 11, stand G42.