► Instruments manufacturing process :
- Choice of raw material
- Heat treatment
- Quality Control
► Design : customized instruments
► Maintenance and repair of instruments
► Marking datamatrix on your instruments
► Marking of graduations on your forceps
► Custom stainless steel boxes for autoclave
Production process of our surgical instruments :
Choice of raw material
The materials used to manufacture our instruments comply with the FDA regulations and the French Standardization Norms.
Materials, whether steel or titanium, must be carefully chosen because the PH as well as the ionic conditions in the human body constitute a harmful environment for metals provoking the acceleration of the corrosion process.
Therefore, surgical steel must contain a percentage of Nickel to resist corrosion.
Furthermore, the corrosion resistance of surgical steel depends greatly on its surface finish.
Indeed, a rough surface state, which contains roughness, retains the bacteria while a smooth and well polished surface ensures the fact that they do not cling and facilitates the decontamination.
In order to guarantee that the raw material we use comply with the FDA regulations, we require an authenticity certificate from our suppliers. In addition, we conduct a rigorous tracking of the raw materials we use, starting from their arrival to the finished products. This is accomplished through a computerized tracking system that allows us to identify all manufacturing steps and materials used by issuing a lot number to the instrument.
Heat treatment includes a number of specialized engineering techniques and processes that improve the characteristics of metals and alloys while
extending the life of the components; this is one of the most important steps in our manufacturing process.
That's why we outsource it to Bodycote, the world's leading provider of heat treatment services.
Hardness tests are carried out for each quenching process, and listed in our traceability monitoring.
We conduct a quality control during all the production process to ensure that the instruments meet the quality standards as well as the dimensions required.
Once the production is finished we reexamine the instrument to detect any flaws that hadn’t been noticed before. If the instrument does not respect one of check points, it is stored in non-conformity zone.
Passivation is the removal of iron compounds from the surface of steel, by means of chemical treatment which removes any surface contamination and forms a very thin protective passive layer. The latter greatly increases the corrosion resistance of steel, which means that the instruments last longer and can withstand regular cleaning and reprocessing.
Creation of customized instruments
Our know-how and experience enable us to cooperate with surgeons to design, develop and manufacture new surgical instruments.
The combination of our know-how and your ideas allows us to create tailor-made instruments for you.
Maintenance and repair of instruments
Maintenance and repair of instruments service
This maintenance program guarantees the durability of your instruments. Thus, avoiding you to replace them because of a defect, a shock, etc..
NB: It is necessary to sterilize used instruments before sending them (a sterilization sheet must be attached to the instruments). Upon receipt of instruments requiring maintenance, we carry out the inspection and evaluation and we then send you an repair estimate.
Once it has been validated, the procedure is as follows:
1 - Cleaning and lubrification
2 - Replacing the worn or missing part (screw, broken spring, active part of the instrument, etc.)
3 - Restoration and polishing
4 - Final adjustment to ensure the instrument is working properly
5 - Passivation
This maintenance program aims to guarantee the longevity of your instruments and to save you from replacing them after a failure.
Marking datamatrix on your instruments
Datamatrix on request
Datamatrix is a coded text that contains an important amount of quality information on a small surface.
Some medical establishments use them for traceability, in particular for sterilization.
At your request, we can mark a data matrix code on your instruments.
Marking of graduations on your forceps
Order your forceps with its measuring graduations!
According to Dr Serge Zaluski, adding graduations for measurments is a very useful feature because it permits to measure easily the diameter of the rhexis.
Details about Capsulorhexis forceps, 2.2 mm incision, high precision handling, titanium-stainless steel F142V measuring graduations of 5mm, 5.5mm and 6mm
Custom stainless steel boxes for autoclave
CUSTOMIZED STAINLESS STEEL AUTOCLAVE TRAYS
Our stainless steel sterilization trays are equipped with silicon instruments holders or silicone mats,
on your request.
Silicone holders keep the instruments tightly in place during the sterilization process. Therefore, once your surgical instruments are plugged in the silicon holders, you will be able to immerse the sterilization trays directly in the decontamination container.
Consequently, you will not just sterilize your instruments safely but you will also protect them against deteriorations that may happen during your manipulations following the surgery.
Silicone holders are designed and engineered according to the instruments you would like inside your tray.