Fistula catheters

Fistula catheters

Nordic Medcom AB develops and sells products in the medical areas of blood purification, vessel catheters, and systems for different types of dialysis treatments. Chalmers Industriteknik has participated in the development of a new generation of fistula catheters which have improved functions and usability, and which are based on that the sharp needle is removed after insertion and instead leaves a softer plastic catheter in the vessel during dialysis treatment. The picture above shows a prototype of the product.

Chalmers Industriteknik has been involved since the beginning and performed tasks related to technical-, material oriented-, and regulatory aspects of the process. Chalmers Industriteknik has for instance done flow simulations. The resulting data has been used to optimize the design, ensure that the right materials are used in each part of the product, and that its function is in accordance with the original intention. Chalmers Industriteknik is also contributing to the work revolving around CE marking and meeting the requirements set forth by MMD 93/42/EEC.

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