04/06/16 The term “micro molding” is a cutting edge niche in the medical and pharmaceutical fields these days, and at Micro Engineering Solutions (MES), we strive at keeping on top of all the new developments, and in many instances we are the fore runners leading the way!!
Almost everything in every industry is now being developed smaller and smaller. This increases the demand to decrease the size of the components in these new devices. At this day and age, that size is called MICRO. Micro-sized components are in high demand and the different fields that MICRO has creeped into has become enormous. Due to this high demand MES excels at keeping on top of cutting edge technologies, specializing in the medical and pharmaceutical fields.
The desire to make smaller incisions during surgery, the need for more comfortable wearable medical devices and the longing to decrease the # of invasive surgeries are all frontline when it comes to medical and pharmaceutical R&D. We have recently worked on designing and manufacturing micro sized components for devices that sit in the human eye. It goes without saying that when it comes to putting something in our eyes, the smaller the better! Even a small piece of dust that gets in our eye is painful and irritable. Therefore when designing an ophthalmic component, working in the size of microns means everything.
We have assisted medical device companies with products that are smaller, therefore less invasive, when surgery is needed. Working on micro-sized components for these medical devices has been challenging, successful and very rewarding. And in the case of opting not to have surgery, we have been involved in swallowable dissolvable device research and development. In this field, new concepts allow for a human to swallow something in pill form that will examine the insides of the human body and give the results via wifi to the doctors. This reduces the amount of invasive exploratory surgery currently being done today.
The pharmaceutical and medical industries have formed to develop drug delivery via micro component devices, swallowables and dissolvables. We have been involved in many of these research products. We have also written many interesting blogs and articles on cutting edge breakthroughs and advances in these fields.
At MES we work extremely closely with numerous medical device OEMs, and we have an intimate understanding of the technologies that fall under the micro manufacturing umbrella. We appreciate the fact that micro molding is a disruptive technology. It clearly breaks down preconceived barriers restricting product design and cost-effective manufacturability. So for many OEMs, it represents a key part of the solution when grappling with new concepts and an attempt to remain profitable and competitive. We enjoy working in this cutting edge field and invite you to read more about what we do on our website and give us a call with any design questions you may have.