5 Questions for OEM Medical Device Injection Molding

Complex Injection MoldingInjection molding is a manufacturing process that produces plastic injection molds from both thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers. Over the past several decades the method has proven to be the most cost-effective and best way for mass production of high-quality products with complicated shapes and is ideally suited for the production of medical devices.

Precision-machined injection molds constructed of metal alloys are ideal for producing high volumes of plastic parts. Injection molding offers high tolerances, mass duplication, material selection, low labor costs, minimal scrap losses, and finished parts with little or no assembly.

Nevertheless, there are many considerations and a more than a few questions that companies and inventors alike should ponder and ask in selecting an OEM for your medical device. Here are 5 to consider:

Is my medical device part moldable?

In a nutshell, “Yes!” BMP invests in its capital equipment and infrastructure constantly, to offer our customers advanced, state-of-the-art technology for the injection molding of plastic medical parts. Plastic has a low melting point, is highly malleable, and can be molded easily into basic or complex forms. That malleability also increases the fabrication and production of parts and pieces. The size of the parts, high strength-to-weight ratio, limited post-treatment processes, and the durability, combine to make cost-effective high-quality medical devices. However, as advanced as our injection molding technology is, it’s only as good as the mold design itself. Often times the part design does not lend itself to a product that is easily molded, and that is where our engineers can step in and provide advice on how to maintain functionality of the part and in many cases, make improvements on the design.

What if the design I need is custom?

In many regards, as an OEM, all medical device parts produced at BMP are custom injection molds or dies, to be specific. The injection molding dies must be custom designed and built to withstand the rigorous output and production schedule for tens of thousands of pieces over the life of the product. Most molds are made of pre-hardened metal alloys such as steel or aluminum. BMP’s engineering team has expert Mold-Masters 1 and 2 to assist our customers. We provide medical device design consultation from concept to final product.

Can the OEM manufacturer meet tight deadlines?

Innovation and information are the keys to staying ahead of the competition in the production of medical devices. To be sure, there are no corners to be cut in the manufacture of medical devices. BMP has the expertise of OEM medical processes and equipment to make the transition from concept to manufacturing easily and quickly. Once the validation process for your product is successfully completed, we have the internal capabilities and expertise to ensure rapid transition. We use state of the art injection molding machines and advanced robotics. The finished product is a high-quality medical component. As technology improves and advances, we stay current, move forward with the latest equipment, and provide our customers with productive, cost-effective, and efficient high-speed manufacturing.

Who makes the mold and the molding parts?

BMP has decades of experience in injection molded medical devices. We have Mold Master 1 and 2 levels of expertise, as well as expert tool makers and mechanics, on our engineering staff. We apply methods, strategies, and techniques of injection molding and utilize decoupled molding processes to achieve greater process capacity for our customers. Our engineering team works hand-in-glove with our customers at every stage to ensure the mold design meets their expectation and satisfaction.

What is the right price for OEM medical device injection molding?

BMP is an experienced and seasoned OEM that delivers high-quality manufactured medical devices for our customers. In order to stay ahead of the competition, we are well aware that getting the right price for your medical device within the right timeframe is not only a primary concern of our customers, but a motivating factor in choosing us as their medical device OEM. We strive to meet those expectations and want to be that OEM. Nevertheless, we also adhere to the old adage, “You get what you pay for.” When it comes to offering our customers the “right” price, our philosophy is straightforward: innovative and advanced medical device manufacturing is more than a process. It’s a sound investment in the present and future success of your company and ours.

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Plastic Products Catalog

BMP Medical is a quality manufacturer of plastic consumables and plastic products for research and medical diagnostic laboratories. Our products are manufactured to the highest quality standards. We offer a wide selection of products sold through the world’s premier laboratory distributors.

Non-Sterile and Sterile Centrifuge Bottles

  • Available with standard caps for low-speed work and sealing caps for high-speed applications
  • Caps have a built-in gripper to facilitate removal from the rotor
  • Extra thick walls for durability-resistant to most chemicals
  • Wide mouth design makes filling and decanting easier
These precision molded centrifuge bottles are available in polycarbonate or polypropylene. For low speed applications the bottles provide excellent value for large volume/large batch centrifugation procedures. For high-speed work, the easy-to-use Noryl® (Noryl® is a registered trademark of General Electric Company) sealing caps with silicone O-rings enable leak-free processing at high centrifugal forces over long durations. Bottles must be filled to 80% of capacity. Centrifuge bottles may be autoclaved at 121ºC at 15 psi for 20 minutes. Caps should be placed on the bottles without engaging the threads. Bottles are qualified to the rated g-forces using Sorvall® (Sorvall® is a registered trademark of Kendro Laboratory Products) and Fiberlite® (Fiberlite® is a registered trademark of Piramoon Technologies Inc.) high-speed rotors, tested at 20ºC, with bottles filled to 80% of capacity. Failure to use the correct rotor cushion or adapter will shorten the life of the bottle and may prevent achievement of the maximum rated RCF and/or bottle failure. Prolonged autoclaving and reuse may cause stress cracks, crazing or bottle discoloration.
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Sterile Centrifuge Bottles 
 
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Non-sterile Centrifuge Bottles

Cytology Funnels Category

BMP Medical Cytology Funnels for the Shandon CytoSpin® Centrifuge BMP Medical Cytology Funnels are the functional equivalent of the Thermo Shandon CytoFunnel®. Fully compatible with the Shandon CytoSpin Centrifuge, BMP Medical Cytology Funnels can be used to deposit a thin layer of cells in a clearly defined area of a microscope slide. The filter card absorbs any excess fluid. Operation is identical to those supplied by Shandon and easy-to-follow instructions are included in each pack. All products sold in case quantities only.


 

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Metal Cytology
Funnel Clips

Double Cytology Funnels

Double Cytology Funnels

Single Cytology Funnels

Single Cytology Funnels

Hemodrop Blood Dispenser

The Hemodrop is designed to reduce the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens in the Hematology laboratory. To prepare a manual differential smear, a drop of blood needs to be dispensed onto a glass slide from the specimen tube. Simply puncture the rubber stopper with the Hemodrop, and then invert and press gently onto the slide. A single drop of blood will be dispensed and the slide is ready. No more removing the stopper and manually putting a drop on the slide to test blood.  
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Hemodrop

Multipurpose Containers

These high-quality non-graduated lab containers are designed for the collection, transport, and storage of specimens and samples. Tight fitting lids prevent leaks and odors. Ideal for storing biologically hazardous samples for terminal autoclaving before disposal. Molded from various materials. The stackable containers are resistant to freezing and boiling.


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Translucent Multipurpose
Containers

Polypropylene Beakers

Resistant to most commonly used laboratory reagents, including a variety of strong acids, bases, and organic solvents, these high quality polypropylene beakers are the premier choice for scientific laboratory applications. All beakers are transparent for clear content visibility and graduated for easily estimating volumes. Molded-in pouring spouts, and a rolled lip, for a dripless working environment. Autoclavable to 121ºC ( 248ºF).
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Polypropylene Beaker

Specimen Collection

For specimen collection and transport, this system provides disposable products for the convenient collection, delivery, and testing of urine specimens. A plastic cup is provided for specimen collection and the pressure sensitive patient identification labels have ample writing space. The lightweight transport rack is small and easy to carry yet provides space for up to 20 tubes with labels and caps. The tubes are made of sturdy polystyrene and are safe for centrifuging. The flared top permits the use of a midget urinometer ensuring a tight cap fit. 

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Commode Specimen
Collection Systems

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24 Hour Urine Containers

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24 Hour Urine Containers with Spout

Tissue & Ultra Tissue Grinders

We offer two lines of tissue grinders for the clinical lab and research lab. The standard product is all plastic and is designed to grind softer tissues such as liver and spleen. The Ultra tissue grinder line has a vitrified tip and is designed for tougher material such as muscle or bone. Both lines are delivered sterile sealed Tyvek® (Tyvek® is a registered trademark of DuPont) package.

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Tissue Grinders

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Ultra Tissue
Grinders

Urine Sedimentation System

BMP Medical, a manufacturer of diagnostic products, has a full line of urinalysis disposables. We offer the components separately, or in various kit sizes and configurations. The line is built around our 10-chambered Decislide which is made out of optically clear acrylic. It can take 10 individual samples on the same slide eliminating the need for a new slide for each sample.

 

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Urine Sedimentation
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