Press Release Summary:
Able to tolerate temperatures to 137Â°C, medical battery packs are impermeable to 30 psi of superheated steam and suited for powering handheld drills and saws used in orthopedic surgery. Products are designed to survive autoclave conditions, exhibiting minimal performance deterioration of NiMH cells. Plastic housing is glass blend, pack is sealed together with gasket and screws, and included valve allows pack to vent.
Original Press Release:
Micro Power Offers Medical Battery Pack that Withstands Autoclave Sterilization
Beaverton, Ore., April 24, 2007 - Micro Power Electronics, Inc., the global leader in portable power solutions for mission-critical equipment, today announced it designed and built one of the industry's most advanced medical battery packs that can withstand autoclave sterilization. These medical battery packs, which tolerate temperatures up to 137 degrees Celsius and are impermeable to 30 PSI of superheated steam, allow a portable surgical tool manufacturer to offer the run time and power to complete major orthopedic surgeries. "We are pleased to offer our medical device customers battery packs that are safe and durable for sterile surgical environments, bringing another element of efficiency and reliability to surgeons during complex procedures," said Jeffrey VanZwol, marketing manager for Micro Power. The battery pack components are specially designed to survive the unique extreme conditions of an autoclave with minimal performance deterioration for the Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) cells. The plastic housing is a glass blend that helps to withstand the heat and the pack is sealed together with a gasket and screws. The interior glue and thermistor are specified for high temperature use, and a valve allows the pack to vent. The battery pack powers handheld surgical drills and saws used in orthopedic surgery. Micro Power focuses on one of the electronics industry's fastest growing sectors - power solutions for portable, handheld devices. The company's battery systems power close to 70 percent of all portable Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in the market today. Micro Power is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) registered supplier of custom portable power systems (including battery packs, chargers and docking stations) for portable medical equipment. The company also serves the portable medical, handheld Automatic Identification and Data Collection (AIDC), and commercial military markets. About Micro Power Electronics, Inc. Micro Power Electronics, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2000 certified and FDA registered supplier of custom battery systems for the portable medical, handheld Automatic Identification and Data Collection (AIDC) and commercial military markets. As a pioneer in the development of Lithium battery systems, smart battery packs, chargers and docking stations, with more than 20 years of experience developing battery solutions, Micro Power is capable of meeting the most challenging power requirements. With a proven track record of technical excellence, quality solutions and award-winning service, Micro Power has become the fastest growing supplier of custom battery systems in North America. For more information, please visit www.micro-power.com or call 800-576-6177.