|By PR Newswire||
|February 25, 2014 04:21 PM EST||
SOLON, Ohio, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Valtronic announced today that our active implant advancement of using the Glass Encapsulation Implant Technology of mb-microtec ag was selected a winner for the Golden Mousetrap Award in the Materials and Assembly Category. The Awards celebrate the companies, products, and people who are energizing North American design, engineering, and manufacturing. The Golden Mousetrap Awards were announced at the Golden Mousetraps Ceremony February 11, 2014 in Anaheim, California.
Design News' industry leading editors worked diligently to go through the many entries received to identify the products most deserving to be on the list of finalists. The finalist entries were then sent to the entire editorial team, as well as a distinguished Advisory Board to choose the winners. Valtronic's CEO, Martin Zimmermann accepted the award on Valtronic's behalf. Valtronic's CMO, Jim Ohneck and Andreas Jenny, Head of Division at mb-microtec ag, our development partner for Glass Encapsulation also attended the Award Ceremony.
"Winning this award is a testament to the hard work and ingenuity the technical team delivered to make this technology possible," stated Martin Zimmermann. "Glass Encapsulation provides the foundation to significantly change the size of electronic implants and prolong their life resulting in less invasive procedures and improved quality of life for patients."
Glass Encapsulation has been used in other high-tech industries and is a proven technology. Hermetic Glass Encapsulation provides a totally leak-proof housing for an implant. Glass-sealed packages are used mostly in critical components and assemblies solving several problems in the development and manufacture of active implants due to its strong properties and extended life.
Active Implants are Class III electromechanical medical devices functioning in the human body. Challenges of Active Implants include: electronic autonomy, the size, its imperviousness to body fluids and biological interfaces. To address these challenges active implants require a battery or power system, miniaturization of electrodes and encapsulation of the components to protect and preserve the properties and functions of the implant.
"We are excited to be recognized by Design News," exclaimed Martin. "Glass Encapsulation has sparked significant interest among implant companies and we are excited to be working on some innovative new projects employing the technology." Andreas Jenny of mb-microtec ag added, "Working with Valtronic as a partner provides true potential to make an impact in the Medical Device market."
Read more about the Golden Mousetrap Award Finalists and Winners.
Valtronic is a full service global provider of engineering, industrialization and manufacturing for medical devices and related high reliability products from microelectronics and precision machining to complex system integration. Valtronic's customers are leading global suppliers of medical implants and devices, diagnostic imaging equipment and sensitive aerospace and industrial assemblies. For over 30 years, Valtronic has helped hundreds of companies develop and produce Class II & III medical devices and advanced miniaturized electronic assemblies from our worldwide facilities from Switzerland, the USA and Morocco.
About mb-microtec ag (MDD Division)
mb-microtec is a manufacturer of "self-illuminating" light sources with many decades of experience in the manufacturing of micro light sources. MB Microtec's wristwatch lights with their gas tight sealing glass casings are some of the world's smallest self-contained illuminations. The new Medical Device Division (MDD) of mb-microtec uses this sealing method for its advanced hermetic glass packaging for micro-components and devices. We are happy to support you in creating smart hermetic glass solutions for your market success. Contact our R&D Department: [email protected].
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