Spotlight on Leadership: Merit Medical continues its history of innovation

“One of the company’s areas of strength is our OEM division. Merit Medical OEM is a preferred supplier for some of the largest and most well-known medical device manufacturers around the world. The company sells finished devices and components to manufacturers for use in their finished devices and kits. Our OEM customers have the benefit […]

COMPOSITE REINFORCED COATINGS
The future of medical device coatings

By Billy McKee, Manufacturing Engineering Manager at Merit Medical Since the advent of Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) free coating materials,1 the medical device industry as a whole has observed increased levels of coating-related issues.2 Underlying these issues is the concern that PFOA- free coating materials demonstrate reduced levels of fluoropolymer layer adhesion and cohesion, resulting in […]

Customization Case Study: One-Way Stopcock on a Hemostasis Valve Adapter Assembly

The Merit Medical OEM Hemostasis Valve Adapter assembly comes standard with a three-way stopcock, as offered on our website and in our catalog. Recently, a customer requested that we replace the three-way stopcock with a one-way barbed stopcock as a custom order. We were able to successfully complete this custom project and provide this customer with options for colors for the stopcock handle and cap. Merit Medical OEM can customize most products featured on our website and in our catalog, saving customers the time and money involved in starting a new project from the ground with a contract manufacturer. In addition, products sold by Merit OEM are already proven in the field through direct sales by Merit Medical Systems. To learn about customization options, please contact us.

Merit Convert App Version 1.4

screen568x568An updated version of Merit Medical’s popular Convert App was just launched with the release of the iPhone 6 and IOS8! The Merit Convert App Version 1.4 contains minor design updates and bug fixes. To update the App if it’s already on your iPhone or to download the App for the first time, please visit the App Store on your iPhone.    

Enhancement to the Merit Advance Needle

AdvanceNeedArrow Merit Medical is pleased to announce an improvement to our Advance® Needles, used to facilitate entry into tissue and vessel walls during interventional procedures. Advance Needle hubs have always featured a small bump to indicate the position of the needle bevel. Beginning in June 2014, the ergonomically designed hub on each Merit Advance Needle will now contain a printed arrow to visually indicate the position of the bevel. The addition of the arrow now gives doctors both a visual and tactile indicator to use to determine the position of the bevel. needlechart

Merit Convert v1.2 iPhone App Now Available

Merit Convert iPhone AppWe’re proud to announce the launch of version 1.2 of the Merit Convert iPhone app. Merit Convert is a Conversion Utility for the Medical Device industry. Version 1.2 includes four new modules: Area Mass Time Flow Rate These four new modules join the French Size and Needle Gauge Charts, the unit conversion modules for volume, length, pressure, or temperature, and a handy work week calendar. You can download the app from the Apple iTunes store.