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New Coating Services and Components

Spool to spoolMerit Medical OEM is very excited to introduce coated wire and tube components and coating services to our product offering. Earlier this year we announced that the Merit Medical Coatings division of Merit Medical Systems, Inc., is now a part of Merit OEM. And now, the PTFE and hydrophilic coating services for medical wires and tubes, as well as coated components including The Merit Hypotube and coated guide wires, will be offered through the Merit OEM sales and customer service team. The combination of the two divisions also means an expansion of our sales and service support throughout the globe, with sales offices throughout the US, Europe, China and Japan. The Merit Medical coating process was developed nearly two decades ago and ensures coating consistency and tight tolerances on our coated guide wire components and hypotubes. PFOA-free PTFE and hydrophilic coatings are applied prior to cutting and further processing, to bulk lengths of wire and tubing. This process results in consistent coatings along the full length and from one discreet length to the next. In addition, we first clean the base material and then apply coatings in thin layers, allowing for superior adhesion. We use a proprietary curing process called the Optimized Heat Treatment (OHT) process that improves the adhesion of the topcoat and makes it more consistent and more resistant to mechanically challenging processing such as wire coiling and grinding. And finally, we perform adhesion tests on each spool of wire before we further process or send to the customer for further processing. With the Merit Medical coating process, base materials are fully covered with coating and thereafter formed into a medical device (component). For more information about the Merit OEM coating process and coated components visit the Coatings section of our website

For Coatings, Versatility is the Name of the Game

Sep/Oct 2013 – Medical Product Manufacturing News (MPMN) Merit Medical Coatings’ spool-to-spool coating process was featured in the MPMN Tech Update article in the September/October 2013 issue. To download a copy of the article please click here – MPMN Sept-Oct 2013 – Tech Focus Tech-Update-Thumbnail

MD&M East 2013 Video Highlight

At MD&M East on June 18–20, 2013, Medical Product Manufacturing News (MPMN) spoke with Merit Medical Coatings about the company’s new Hypotube Center of Excellence and its range of medical device products, including hypotubes, coated guidewires, coated mandrels, and coated needles. Enjoy the following video of the conversation.

Merit Medical Engineers Present at Compamed 2013

SOUTH JORDAN, UTAH— Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MMSI), a leading manufacturer and marketer of proprietary disposable medical devices used in interventional and diagnostic procedures, particularly in cardiology, radiology and endoscopy, today announced that Merit engineers will offer solutions to engineering questions at the 2013 Compamed Trade Fair taking place at the Düsseldorf Fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany from November 20-22. Merit Medical’s Engineering Manager David Keane, based at Merit’s Hypotube Center of Excellence in Galway, Ireland, will present “A discussion about hypotube laser technology.” The 10-minute presentation will be followed by a Question and Answer session and will offer information about laser technology and how it’s used in hypotube manufacturing. The discussion will be held at the Merit Medical Booth 8AL28 on Wednesday and Thursday, November 20 and 21, at 11:00 a.m. Merit Medical’s Director of OEM Product Engineering, Dave Johnson, based in Salt Lake City, will present “Catheter Urethane Marker Bands.” The 10-minute presentation will offer information to help guide decisions about the use of urethane marker bands for catheters. The discussion will be held at the Merit Medical Booth 8AL28 on Wednesday and Thursday, November 20 and 21, at 2:00 p.m. A professional barista will serve fresh coffee and espresso at the booth for attendees of the Customer Solution presentations. Following both sessions, Merit Medical staff will be available to discuss manufacturing capabilities available at Merit’s new hypotube Center of Excellence and its catheter marker band expertise. More than 600 exhibitors from 39 countries and more than 16,000 visitors will attend Compamed 2013, an international trade show for the medical supplier industry. Compamed takes place in connection with Medica, the world‘s largest medical marketplace. Download the Full Press Release

Merit COP Syringes Deliver Dermal Filler Solutions

COP SyringeAfter developing our COP (Cyclo Olefin Polymer) Syringe to deliver Embosphere® and Hepasphere® Microspheres, Merit OEM has found it also addresses challenges faced in other areas of medicine. Dermal Fillers, also known as “injectables” or “soft tissue fillers,” are used in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures to improve the appearance of facial wrinkles, enhance the lips, and contour facial lines.  Companies that develop the chemical formulation for their Dermal Fillers invest millions in the research and marketing for their product and require a syringe capable of meeting their technical and aesthetic challenges. The Merit Medallion® COP Syringe is a leading candidate in these applications for three reasons: 1. Enhanced Moisture Barrier Versus other syringes on the market, the Merit COP Syringe protects against moisture loss from product loaded in the barrel.  This allows the syringe to be pre-filled while maintaining a long shelf life.  2. Extremely Low in Leachable Compounds Good resistance to acids, bases, and alcohols combined with combined with a certification of purity 10 times higher than other syringes, the Merit Cyclo Olefin Polymer material is the leading technology achievement in delivering percutaneous and intravascular injectables. 3. Glass Like Clarity Cosmetic procedures are all about the looks and in this industry, the product has to look as good as it performs.  Merit’s COP Syringe is as clear as glass and readily customizable to include your company’s logo and colors.  You can order sample product today by visiting our Medallion COP Syringe Product Page.  If you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, let us know and we’d be happy to discuss how we can provide customized solutions LINK:  Medallion COP Product Sheet PDF by Lawton Laurence, Marketing Manager