Sensirion AG (Switzerland), the leading manufacturer of digital microsensors, has won the DeviceMed OEM-Components innovation prize at the Compamed 2014 exhibition. The disposable liquid flow sensor LD20-2000T for medical devices con-vinced the jury due to the integration of a thermical sensor element in a microchip. It is based on Sensirion’s CMOSens® technology and has the size of a pinhead. The use of intelligent, compact and cost-effective disposable liquid flow sensors will enable safer, more reliable and more mobile solutions for care in the hospital and at home.
The disposable liquid flow sensor LD20-2000T provides liquid flow measurement capability from inside medical tubing, such as an infusion set or a catheter, in a low cost sensor, suitable for disposable applications. Now drug delivery from an infusion set, an infusion pump or other medical devices can be measured precisely and in real time. Treatments will become more effective, as they become easier to monitor and control. Patient’s safety is improved by the automatic detection of failure modes like clogging, free flow, air bubbles, or leaks in the tubing connection.
Inside the disposable liquid flow sensor, a microchip measures the flow inside a fluidic channel. Flow rates from 0 to 420 ml/h and beyond are measured with a typical accuracy of 5% of the measured value. Inert medical-grade wetted materials ensure sterile operation with no contamination of the fluid. The straight, open flow channel with no moving parts guarantees an excellent reliability of our measurement technology. The miniature size of the sensor chip results in very fast and highly repeatable measurements from our chip. Using Sensirion’s CMOSens® technology, the fully calibrated signal is processed and linearized on the chip with a footprint of only 7.4mm2. The LD20-2000T disposable liquid flow sensor enables manufacturers of medical devices to innovate new solutions using a ground-breaking technology which only now has become available. Sensirion has vast experience in the medical field and Sensirion’s liquid flow sensors are already being used in numerous applications in challenging fields, from diagnostic instruments to process control in the semiconductor industry.
For more information, please visit: www.sensirion.com/ld20-2000T
Sensirion AG, headquartered in Staefa, Switzerland, is the world's leading manufacturer of digital microsensors and systems. The product range includes humidity and temperature sensors, mass flow controllers, gas and liquid flow sensors, and differ-ential pressure sensors. An international network with sales offices in the USA, Germany, China, Japan and Korea supplies international OEM customers with tailor-made sensor system solutions for a vast range of applications. Among other things, these include analytical instruments, consumer goods and automobiles, as well as the medical and HVAC industries. One of the hallmark features of Sensirion products is the use of patented CMOSens® Technology. CMOS-based sensor elements and systems permit intelligent system integration, including calibration and a digital interface. Sensirion's credentials as a reliable OEM supplier are underscored by its ISO/TS 16949 certification.
Contact: www.sensirion.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel. +41 44 306 40 00, Fax +41 44 306 40 30
Sensirion AG, 8712 Staefa, Switzerland