The world has developed at a phenomenal rate in the last three decades. These developments have also come at the cost of the health of people, since people live a sedentary lifestyle. This has led to the rise in demand for medical microsensors which are used to perform medical investigations. Physicians use these sensors to perform medical investigations in areas where other medical devices are not able to reach. Doctors can also use these micro-sensors in cancer treatment by either freezing or heating cancer tumors.
These micro-sensors are also responsible for prolonging people’s lifespans when they are used in monitoring and controlling the heartbeat. There has been an increase in demand for these micro-sensors. However, there are very few specialized manufactures in the world. Despite this fact, the demand in these devices has brought about extensive awareness leading to exponential growth. Many new medical device designers are joining these fields.
How does a manufacturer join the production of medical micro-sensors?
To become a micro-sensor manufacturer, a person needs to prove they have the capability to produce and insulate fine micro-wires. Manufacturers using advanced and unique machinery can produce micro-sensors that are about five to ten times thinner than a human hair.
A manufacturer has to be in a position to create innovative solutions to connectivity issues. When heat is introduced to micro-wires, it causes a variety of issues such as oxidation, degradation, and poor conductivity. The production of micro-sensors requires that a manufacturer develops technology that has the capacity to perform the thermos-pressure binding. Using thermos-pressure binding technology guarantees the manufacturer that their sensor will be free of corrosion and strain, while also producing reliable and cost-effective medical microsensor devices.
What are the requirements for the production of micro-sensors?
- Manufacturers need to design and produce advanced and unique machinery to produce medical micro-sensors.
- Manufacturers need to use a material that is traceable in creating the sensors.
- The medical sensors produced should be traceable in terms of date produced, the worker who produced the sensor, and the manufacturer involved.
- The manufacturing facility should ISO 13485 approved and subject to client inspection.
- The manufacturer must have high quality standards.
By adhering to these requirements, manufacturers of medical micro sensors will stand a chance of capturing a huge market share.