Advances in semiconductor assembly and fabrication are offering medical device designers new options for smaller, more compact and more sophisticated designs.
Modern surgical devices require a small non-intrusive footprint. Often with on-board chips, rigid or flexible substrates and 3D stacked components. And there is often a requirement for integrated optical components and precision placement within plus or minus 5-microns on a 3-axis mount. And the entire apparatus needs to be sterilizable and hermetic.
Medical device manufacturing is characterized by a few key factors: being able to operate in a tight regulatory environment, lifetime bill-of-material and process documentation requirements. And demanding layout and size control involving mixed assembly processes and the development of stable, automated processes. And once such a process has been fully developed and properly documented it remains unchanged for the life of the product due to the costs associated with making any modifications.
Below is a short (4-min) discussion of how these advances are re-shaping medical device design:
Here’s a downloadable version (.pdf) of the presentation in the video:Advances-in-Medical-Device-Design
At Promex, we specialize in the fabrication of complex semiconductor assemblies for the medical device industry. We understand the regulatory processes and the unique engineering demands required for medical devices and can bring a wide range of capabilities to help clients turn designs into manufactured assemblies that meet the client’s technical, regulatory, and economic constraints.
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