Custom Medical Cable
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Industry Background & Client Information
The multifaceted medical industry is continually evolving and addressing the needs of patients. With advances in the field, new medical devices and equipment that require specialty cable solutions are continually developed. CMA provides custom cable assemblies for the medical field, helping customers meet the rigorous standards and guidelines of the industry.
CMA was approached by a startup medical device company to find a creative cable solution for securing a handheld medication dispenser. The system delivers potent, addictive pain medication during in-patient care and required a security tether to prevent the device’s removal.
During patient-controlled analgesia (PCA), where a person administers their own pain relief, medical providers are held to the highest standards of oversight. Besides monitoring how much medication the individual uses, medical professionals must ensure that substances are properly secured.
When the startup medical company approached CMA for a security tether that was both functional and aesthetically appealing, we knew that a custom solution was possible to address their unique requirements.
The company’s device for self-administered pain medication needed secured within close proximity to the patient. Since the medication dispenser is reusable, the cable also had to be a sterilizable security tether that mounted the device to the patient’s bed and could only be removed by medical personnel.
CMA worked seamlessly with the customer to develop their custom cable assembly. We addressed the customer’s request for aesthetics and effective sterilization by encapsulating the cable’s metal components. The stainless steel strand was sealed with an outer layer of protection through a coating and overmolding process.
Our engineers ensured that the security tether was reliable against any illegal attempts to remove the medication. The high-strength cable is impervious to liquid passing through and withstands excessive loads that could cause breakage. Common hospital instruments, such as knives or shears, are unable to sever the cable. For heightened security, the tether electronically locks into the medication dispenser with an approved code, guaranteeing that only medical personnel can install or remove the device.
Throughout the entire process, our team provided detailed documentation and government approvals for all product testing and development. CMA’s top-rated cable design and development led to a successful international product launch for the customer.