Bal Seal Engineering Inc., a manufacturer of sealing, connecting and conducting products, has announced plans to launch what it describes as the first integrated seal and electrical contact system for active implantable devices. The Sygnus contact system can establish multiple contacts with a single set-screw holding the lead in place. The company has set a date of 13 October, 2010 for the rollout of the implantable contact system, which combines electrical contacts and isolation seals in a standardised “stack” configuration for implantable devices used in cardiac rhythm management, neuromodulation and neuro-sensing therapies.
According to Bal Seal, the Sygnus system pairs the firm’s Bal Conn electrical contact technology with pre-tested silicone seals, resulting in an “all-inclusive package” engineered to help device OEMs improve speed to market and eliminate the need for procurement and testing of individual components.
“The upcoming launch of Sygnus is our direct response to the medical device community’s demand for an integrated sealing and connecting system that incorporates an established, ultra-reliable contact in a plug-and-play platform that doesn’t compromise on performance,” Bal Seal Global Medical Electronics Account Manager Mark Russell explains. “Sygnus builds on a proven, trusted technology that’s already at work in over a million implantable devices worldwide, and it opens the door to new breakthroughs in device development that may otherwise not have been realised owing to resource and time restrictions.”
More information on the system is available from Bal Seal.
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