The Science INSIDE Webinar Series
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Best practices in venting of medical devices
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Recorded on:
Feb. 18, 2021
11:00 am ET

In this webinar designed for medical device engineers, learn from Porex’s head of healthcare markets, Kyle Harris, how to design the best venting solution for your medical device using custom-engineered porous polymers.  Not only is venting an essential function for any sealed or closed system to relieve pressure and protect the device from the external environment, “active” venting solutions can also maintain the sterility of the device or formulation, provide a bacterial barrier, minimize contamination, control odors, and much more. 

With 17 of the top 20 global medical device companies trusting POREX® venting and filtration media, Porex has decades of experience working with many types of medical devices – from infection prevention to drug delivery systems.  Using examples across multiple medical applications, Kyle will explore the relationship between pore size, back pressure, and airflow to help you identify the material that is best suited to vent your specific medical device.  Take a tour of all types of porous materials used for medical device venting – from sintered polyethylene (PE) and PTFE, to track-etched membranes – and understand the benefits and limitations of each venting solution.

When you attend this webinar, you will:

  • Understand the science behind active and passive venting specific to medical devices
  • Discover the benefits of design flexibility for venting using porous polymers (e.g. complex 3D components, adhesive vents, etc.)
  • Learn how porous materials can be used to add functionality to the device beyond “traditional” passive venting
  • Learn what questions to ask in order to find the right venting solution for your medical device
  • See the various material options in action with specific medical device examples

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Sneak Peeks

Check out some select segments of the webinar below to see if this webinar is right for you.

What is venting

Medical venting: What is venting?

Medical Venting - Adding functionality

Medical venting: Active venting

Medical Venting, Active vs. bypass

Medical venting: Venting type

Medical Venting Maintaining sterility

Medical Venting: Maintaining sterility

Medical Venting: Additive application

Medical venting: Additive application

Medical Venting: Technical Consideration

Medical Venting: Technical Consideration