FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif.--()--With a new podcast and a recent cover story in Medical Design Briefs Magazine, Bal Seal Engineering, Inc., a maker of custom sealing, connecting, conducting and EMI shielding solutions, is giving engineers a preview of the technology it will feature in its exhibit at next week’s BIOMEDevice show.
“Sequana was able to introduce its innovative pump because they looked at their challenge holistically, made important design changes and chose a custom-engineered Bal Seal to protect their motor. These steps led to a 40% reduction in power consumption and a 20% increase in battery life.”
In advance of the BIOMEDevice 2012 event, held December 4-5 at the San Jose Convention Center, Bal Seal has produced a new installment of its Engineering Talk podcast series. Titled “The Sequana Sealing Challenge,” the podcast contains an interview with Bal Seal Global Market Project Manager Analisa Tolentino, and it examines the role of the company’s Bal Seal® Spring-energized Seal in Swiss device manufacturer Sequana Medical’s quest to improve performance and battery life in its ALFApump® implantable pump. The podcast can be found at http://www.balseal.com/media/podcasts, or through iTunes.
Bal Seal’s work with Sequana on the ALFApump, which is used to treat a condition known as ascites, also inspired an article published in the November issue of Medical Design Briefs Magazine. The pump and seal are featured on the cover, and a two-page article in the “Applications” section details the pump’s development. The article can also be viewed online at http://www.medicaldesignbriefs.com.
Tolentino, who is also a mechanical engineer, says the article and podcast are a “perfect complement” to her company’s exhibit at BIOMEDevice 2012, because they underscore the importance of a collaborative engineering relationship between a device manufacturer and component supplier.
“The ALFApump is a prime example of how the right kind of partnership can lead to industry-changing technology,” says Tolentino. “Sequana was able to introduce its innovative pump because they looked at their challenge holistically, made important design changes and chose a custom-engineered Bal Seal to protect their motor. These steps led to a 40% reduction in power consumption and a 20% increase in battery life.”
According to Bal Seal, the same type of spring-energized seals used in the ALFApump – along with Bal Seal Canted Coil Springs®, Bal Conn™ electrical contacts and other solutions for medical devices – will be showcased in its booth, #1400, at BIOMEDevice in San Jose.
For more information about BIOMEDevice 2012, visit the official event site at: http://www.canontradeshows.com//expo/biomed12/index.html
About Bal Seal Engineering, Inc.
Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. is a leading global provider of custom-engineered sealing, connecting, conducting and EMI/RFI shielding and grounding solutions. The company’s products employ unique Bal Seal Canted Coil Spring® technology for enhanced equipment performance and reliability. For the latest news and information about Bal Seal, visit http://www.balseal.com/media, call 800.366.1006, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.