News from Arrotek

New Machine Investment Enhances Our Capabilities to Manufacture Thin-Walled Catheters

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
At Arrotek, we constantly seek to improve our capabilities in the design and production of innovative medical device products. Our latest machine investment will enable us to manufacture thin-walled reinforced tubing-based catheters. This means catheters with walls less than 0.1mm thick. The new Rothgreaves 4000 Series Coil Winding Machine is now up and running in our medical device production facility in Sligo. It uses high-speed CNC servo motors and a precise linear actuator to wind coils, adding reinforcement to the catheter products we manufacture. It can manufacture coils in various lengths and pitches. Mark Pugh, Director at Arrotek said: “The...

Getting Started with Your Idea for a Medical Device

by Mark Pugh
You have an idea for a new medical device. What do you do now? What are the next steps you should take? Each medical device development project is different, but there are common steps regarded as best practices in the industry. You might have already gone through some of the points below, but this will give an overview of the first stages of the medical device design and development process. Ideation As you already have an idea for a new medical device, you are likely to be part of the way through this stage. It’s helpful to review what ideation...

Arrotek Exhibiting at Virtual MedtecLIVE

by Arrotek
Update: Arrotek Technical Sales Manager Ronan Scott will be giving at talk at Virtual MedtecLIVE 2020 on the 6 Step Design Process for Medical Development. Get a ticket and find out more. This year's MedtecLIVE event is going virtual, and Arrotek will be there as an exhibitor. MedtecLIVE is an annual event that brings together all parts of the medical device industry. Last year, there were over 400 exhibitors with over 4,500 MedTech industry and medical industry professionals in attendance. With the COVID-19 emergency, however, this year's MedtecLIVE event in Germany had to be cancelled. There will still be a...

Virtual Bingo – Just One of the Ways Arrotek Has Adapted to the COVID-19 Lockdown

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
Dealing with a changed work environment as we do our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 isn't just about homeworking and holding meetings on Zoom. Those things are important, of course, but what about those spur of the moment trips to the local cafe to grab lunch together, heading to the pub after work on a Friday for a few drinks, or chatting over a cup of coffee on a Monday morning about what you did at the weekend? These things are also important in the work environment, but how do you maintain a connection with colleagues in...

COVID-19: Mask Production to Start at Previous Arrotek Facility in Sligo

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
Last month, we put out a message on our website and on social media about our previous premises, a building we moved out of last year. It has 2,000 ft² of cleanroom space as well as other facilities suitable for medical device production. We offered this building free of charge to anyone who could use it to help Ireland's fight against COVID-19. A new company took up the offer and the facility will soon be operational, manufacturing facemasks. This enhanced domestic production of masks will reduce Ireland's reliance on imports. Ger O’Carroll, Director at Arrotek, said: “It is fantastic that...

Arrotek Part of Collaborative Effort to Enhance Protection From COVID-19 for Frontline Healthcare Staff

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
We’ve heard a lot in the news recently about PPE for healthcare staff – the equipment that protects them from COVID-19 infection. Arrotek is currently contributing to a project that aims to add an additional level of protection for those working on the hospital frontline. The Problem and the Solution Clinicians and other hospital workers are at a high risk of infection from COVID-19 during respiratory tract procedures such as intubation and extubation, i.e. the procedures required to put patients on ventilators. This applies even when PPE is worn. The new product being developed will allow clinicians to perform respiratory...