Northwire Contributes to the USP Class VI National Discussion Surrounding Medical Equipment Manufacturing in Medical Design Briefs

Press Release from Northwire Inc.

OSCEOLA, WI. – September 16, 2014 – Cable engineering company, Northwire, Inc., (NWI) leverages its strong TEAM of experienced Subject Matter Experts and 42+ years of innovation within the life science market to contribute to national discussions on medical cable quality, biocompatibility testing, and medical device design in a recent article on USP Class VI for Medical Design Briefs Magazine.

A recognized international design and manufacturer of technical wire and cable, custom cable, retractable cords, cable assemblies, connectors and harnesses, the contract manufacturing company shares key insights into the meticulous world of medical device testing. With a full range of cutting-edge testing capabilities and extensive industry and agency certifications, Northwire is well-equipped to handle requests for medical wire requiring FDA approvals, RoHS2 and REACH compliant, or food grade materials. In addition to conflict free mineral adherence, the cable manufacturer offers USP Class VI tested materials, the subject of the Medical Design Briefs article available online here.

In the article, Northwire examines the intricacies of USP Class VI testing, one of the most rigorous certification levels available for plastic materials used in medical devices. Appropriate for components in hospital or surgical equipment that may come in contact with a patient, USP Class VI is widely accepted in medical manufacturing. NWI’s life science experts expounded on the values of testing to this standard, methods to determine if a medical device needs to meet the stringent requirements, and tactics that assist purchasing professional to ensure they are proactive and thorough with suppliers.

Field-proven for more than four decades, Northwire’s deep knowledge and engagement within the medical device contract manufacturing market enables them to accelerate in design engineering of custom cable solutions for a wide scope of applications. Consult with a NWI expert for:

New Medical Device Design

Leveraging almost 1,200 years of tenured expertise, Northwire designs and manufacturers cable/wire components from Concept to Completion. From initial research and development to rapid prototyping and clinical trials, NWI Lab360 delivers contract engineering excellence from low volume to high volume production.

Exacting Performance Standards

In addition to options that cover nearly limitless biocompatibility requirements, find customization that addresses both project-specific and day-to-day needs including continuous flex, toxin and irritant free materials, internal ruggedization and strength members, miniaturization, RFI and EMI shielding, private labeling, and more.

Reliable, Trusted Solutions

It is vital for medical devices and hospital equipment to be dependable and consistent. Certified to ISO 13485:2003, ISO 9001:2008, AS9100:2009 and ISO 17025 as qualified by CSA International, Northwire is trusted by its valued customers and strategic partners for over four decades as a quality contract manufacturing and cable supply company.

An established leader in the medical manufacturing industry, choose Northwire for demanding, challenging, or time-critical projects. Offering quotes in less than 24 hours, same-day custom cable, and rapid cable prototyping, NWI ensures a personalized solution with personalized service excellence.

Find out more about Northwire’s media presence and medical cable capabilities by contacting Customer Care at 800.468.1516, [email protected] or through Live Chat.

About Northwire

Cable manufacturer, Northwire, Inc., celebrating over 42 years of innovation, has corporate headquarters and manufacturing in Osceola, Wisconsin and engineering and manufacturing in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. The cable engineering company is the premier partner for the design, manufacture and contract services of custom technical products including wire and cable, retractable cable, cable assemblies, connectors, harnesses, injection molding, over-molding and contract engineering and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) for diverse applications in life sciences, energy, mil spec, industrial, machine vision, architectural lighting, underwater, and more. In addition to ISO13485:2003, ISO9001:2008, AS9100C:2009 certifications and qualification to ISO17025:2005, Northwire is a member of NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association), NCMA (National Contract Management Association), RIA (Robotics Industries Association), AIA (Automated Imaging Association), Fieldbus Foundation, ODVA (Open DeviceNet Vendors Associations) and WAI (Wire Association International), among others.

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