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Hypertronics Introduces ImplanTac(TM) for IS-1 and draft IS-4 Form Factors

Saturday, September 19, 2009 General News J E 4
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HUDSON, Mass., July 15 Hypertronics Corporation, a Smiths Interconnect business and world-leading provider of high performance interconnect solutions for the most demanding applications, announced today the release of their ImplanTac contacts for the IS-1 and draft IS-4 form factors as set forth by the International Organization of Standards (ISO). These high-reliability contacts are also available for 1.27mm probe diameters as well as custom sizes and configurations. They are designed for implantable medical devices where reliability, dependability and ease-of-use are critical. ImplanTac is designed for use in pacemakers, ICDs (internal cardiac defibrillators, or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators), neurostimulators, metabolic controls, circulation pumps, bone growth simulators, and pain management devices, which all will gain from this advanced technology. Hypertronics Corporation maintains ISO 13485 certification which confirms their comprehension and compliance to medical device industry standards.

The Hypertronics ImplanTac contact is based on their low-force, low-resistance, Hypertac(R) contact technology, composed of bio-compatible materials and designed to prevent faulty connections and high risk factors that may have been an issue in the past. The ImplanTac biocompatible contact solution offers surgeons the ability to easily mate implanted leads into devices without misalignment, damage to the system, or risk to the patient. Using the ImplanTac solution minimizes the number of set screw connections required and helps doctors eliminate the risks associated with these procedures.

Typically the devices are encapsulated into a housing structure, then implanted into the body cavity. The leads are connected to the device during the surgical procedure. These leads monitor and apply electrical energy based on sensory inputs. The connection must be of the ultimate reliability since failure could be life threatening, thus the need for Hypertronics ImplanTac technology.

"ImplanTac contacts solve many of the interconnect design challenges for life critical implantable devices demanding the utmost reliability," Vadim Radunsky, President, stated. "We're pleased to now offer a range of implantable contacts to address industry standard probes, as well as the custom solutions needed by medical device manufacturers worldwide."

SOURCE Hypertronics Corporation
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