Broadening User Requirements When Selecting Valves For Medical Devices

Source: B. Braun OEM Division
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Choosing the right valves for specific medical device applications can be as frustrating as the process of buying a new car. These small, highly sophisticated components are many times chosen just for their specifications, and end up not being the optimal choice for the device. The idea is to broaden the scope of requirements beyond the specifications to include considerations such as material compatibility, valve criticality, sterilization methods, what country it will be used in, and the required shelf life. Download the full article for more considerations, and what resources are available to meet more requirements.