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Disposable Medical Products: How Plastic Adds Value to the Medical Industry

Posted: Apr 6, 2018 4:26:20 PM

Many times, medical devices are built to last for a long life-cycle. However, for plenty of other medical devices, a long life-cycle is not at all a concern. Disposable medical products play a crucial role in the medical industry, offering a number of unique advantages. In this article, we'll take a look at the benefits of plastic disposable medical products as well as the role that precision balls and pins play in these supplies.

Benefits of Disposable Medical Products

One of the biggest benefits of disposable medical products has to do with sanitation. Any non-disposable product that comes into contact with a patient's body must be thoroughly sanitized before it can be used again. With disposable products, though, this is not a concern, allowing nurses and physicians to avoid having to sanitize a product every time it is used and giving patients the peace of mind that comes with seeing a brand new product being taken out of its package before use.

Disposable medical products are also often more affordable than their non-disposable counterparts. Since there are costs associated with sending a product to the autoclave facility each time it needs to be sanitized and since the upfront cost of a non-disposable product is higher, the cost of using a non-disposable product can quickly exceed the cost of using a disposable one.

Types of Disposable Medical Products

There is a wide range of disposable medical products available today, ranging from things as simple as cotton swabs to more complicated hand tools such as a disposable suture gun. Other common disposable medical products include disposable, retractable scalpels, disposable scissors, disposable cautery pens, and many more.

Designing a Disposable Medical Product

There are a number of reasons why you may want to consider designing and manufacturing a medical product that is disposable. For one, many nurses and physicians have come to prefer disposable products for their ease of use and affordability. Disposable products are also cheaper and easier to manufacture than products that must be built to last over a long life-cycle.

If you do decide to design a disposable medical product, there are a few important considerations to make. One of the most important of those considerations is the components that you plan to use. Many disposable medical products must be outfitted with quality precision pins and bearings in order to function. These precision pins and bearings must be affordable enough to justify placing them inside a disposable product, and at the same time, they must be high-quality enough to ensure the product works exactly as intended.

At Hartford Technologies, we specialize in producing a wide range of precision pins and bearings that offer both unparalleled value and industry-leading quality. If you would like to learn more about outfitting your disposable medical product with high-quality components from Hartford Technologies, we invite you to contact us today.

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