The Market Opportunity
Minimally invasive surgery and therapies are two of the fastest growing areas of medical science.
A globally growing, aging population and increasing demand for painless treatment, reduced risk and shorter recovery times, has driven rapid growth in the development of advanced catheter and endoscope-based, real-time and electronic medical devices.Case Study
The ideal Solution
Already global leader in flexible printed circuit (FPC) manufacture, Trackwise, with its patented Improved Harness Technology™ (IHT), is well positioned to respond to this demand in medical technology for the ongoing miniaturization of electronics and greater functionality within distal electronics.
Advanced FPCs are ideal for catheter construction. They have mechanical strength advantages when compared with traditional wiring techniques, reduce manufacturing time and costs, deliver greater functionality and, with their flexing characteristics, can be fed easily inside a catheter.
Ultra-thin, high precision and lightweight, a single-layer FPC can have traces as fine as 25μm and can be manufactured length-unlimited, roll-to-roll, for cost effective volume manufacture.
Our commitment to the medical devices sector is highlighted by our ongoing investments in an upgraded ISO Class 7 clean room and also in a reel-to-reel direct imaging process which is capable of supporting the very high-resolution demands of medical devices.