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Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) offers alternative to nylon in components for single-use systems
The global supply chains for many raw materials and finished goods are experiencing unprecedented shortages and supply interruptions, in particular, the supply of plastic resins...
Everything You Need to Know about Creating a Secure Hose Barb Connection
Mechanical hose barb connections, which consist of the hose barb, tubing and retention device, are ubiquitous in single-use systems (SuS). They look deceptively simple, but the process of bringing all three elements...
5 Key Considerations to Supplier Risk Evaluation
The Covid-19 pandemic exposed major vulnerabilities in global supply chains, causing uncertainty, shortages and long lead times. These events challenged supplier relationships, with status quo partnerships in...
Five ways Qosina can help speed your time to market when designing medical devices
It’s no secret getting your medical device to market in a timely fashion gives you a competitive advantage. Being the first to debut a cutting-edge product can help you bring in new customers who are eager to...
Error Proofing Single-Use Systems: Adopting Three Strategies from the Medical Device Industry
In a typical hospital setting, patients often have numerous lines connected to them to deliver a variety of medicines, gases and nutrients, as well as suction and drainage lines. Many of those devices and systems utilize universal luer lock connectors...
How to Minimize Supply Chain Disruption in Regulated Industries
The challenges of managing supply chain disruption are complicated and can have serious consequences. When news about sea freight and shipping containers...
The evolution of single-use systems for the bioprocess industry and the emergence of unmet needs
Single-use bioprocessing was born in the early 1990s with two main players: HyClone Laboratories and Stedim. HyClone, a supplier of serum and cell culture media, began to use “bio” bags for packaging...
Qosina Commemorates Women's History Month
March is Women’s History Month, where we commemorate and celebrate the vital role of women in American history.
2021 Respiratory Device Market Trends & COVID-19 Impact

The impact of COVID-19, which was designated a global pandemic by the World Health Organization in March 2020, has been tremendous — particularly on the...

Increased Production of 3D-Printed Swabs Essential to COVID Testing
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began earlier this year, medical testing facilities have struggled to obtain enough test swabs to test the millions of people requiring COVID tests each week. Currently, there are approximately two million COVID tests administered each week in the U.S. According to some sources, that number should rise to 20 to 30 million each week in the next six to 18 months.
Operating during the pandemic: Steps for ensuring employee safety

As an essential business, Qosina has operated continuously during the time that state and government mandates forced non-essential businesses to shut down. For safety reasons, most of our...

Single-use systems for bioprocessing
Global health challenges like COVID-19 provide a new perspective on single-use systems. During such crises, single-use systems, which offer significantly...
Consulting and Safety: Minimizing Risk from the Start

In a highly regulated space like medical device design and manufacturing, safety standards are frequently updated and changed to stay in step with innovation and minimize risk for patients. The reality is: it’s difficult...

Connecting the Dots: ISO 80369-3 for Enteral Applications

Industry organizations, regulatory agencies, manufacturers and healthcare facilities have the responsibility to eliminate misconnections that can cause serious injury for patients. The ISO 80369 series of standards were designed to prevent misconnections...

Misconnections: What is ISO 80369 and how does it affect you?

Healthcare facilities depend on a slew of catheters, tubing and delivery devices in all levels of chronic and emergency care management. The ISO 80369 standards are the result of 10 years of design-driven work towards prevention of misconnections...