Enterprise Europe Network (Profile: TRSE20191128001)
A Swedish start-up company developing biosensors for medical devices is looking for manufacturer and experts in the field of electrode wires. Specifically, they look for someone that can strengthen, align and cut micrometer thin Platinum/Iridium electrode wires to be used in a medical device implanted in the brain. Partners are sought that are able to strengthen, "de-curve", align and cut the wire automatically and that are interested in a technical cooperation and/or manufacturing agreement.
The company is a start-up company in the medical technology area. The market is Parkinson patients who are no longer answering to their medicine. For these patients the remaining option is Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) where deep structures in the brain is stimulated.
The electrode wires (90% Platinum and 10% Iridium), to be straightened (de-curved) and cut into 100 mm pieces, are used in a new type of DBS probe for Parkinson's disease. Several electrode wires are built into a biodegradable carrier and implanted in the brain. In order to achieve optimum quality, the electrode wires must be very straight (very small curvature) in the manufacturing.
The electrode wires are supplied on reels and have remaining curvature. This curvature is currently removed in a manual process which is time consuming followed by manual cutting.
The expertise sought is a company that can straighten these electrode wires (from reel) to a maximum "bow" of 1 mm per 100 mm cut pieces automatically. Partners are sought for a technical cooperation or manufacturing agreement.
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