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OFS Medical

 

OFS is a world leader in the design and production of medical-grade optical fibers cables and assemblies. Our comprehensive Medical Brochure tells more about what we offer for medical applications and environments.


OFS Facilities for Medical Manufacturing

OFS offers vertically integrated facilities with over 100,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space for the design, fabrication, customization, and packaging of medical product.

• fiber draw towers equipped with in-line coating, cladding, proof-testing, measurement
• on-site testing labs to ensure fibers are made to specification
• cable extrusion lines
• monitored and controlled low-bio-burden assembly rooms

Medical and Quality Certifications

OFS is certified to ISO 13485; provides environmentally controlled, low-bio-burden rooms for hygienic manufacturing; and builds product to meet USP class VI standards.  OFS quality systems includes the creation and maintenance of device history records and adheres to other components of FDA Current good Manufacturing Practices.

What should I order?

OFS has a dedicated engineering team that designs and manufactures USP Class VI nontoxic fiber, cable and assemblies. In addition, OFS is able to develop products to be either disposable or withstand ­Autoclave or ETO sterilization. Because many medical applications use high laser powers to deliver light, cut, or coagulate tissue, OFS has designed specialty fibers specifically for these applications and resist loss and breakage under higher powers.

  • HCXtreme® Optical Fibers
    HCXtreme optical fibers are optimized for high powers in tight bends down to a 2.5 mm radius
  • HCS® Low OH 0.37 NA Fibers in core sizes from 125 to 1500 for medical lasers, nuclear plasma ­diagnostics, high-power laser ­delivery and other medical applications
  • UltraSil® Fibers
    including our popular 272 core size selection with blue buffer, especially recommended for near-IR spectroscopy and laser ­delivery
  • Custom Assemblies
    any of our medical-grade fibers can be paired with a connector or custom probe assembly for a turnkey, sterilizable ­­sub-assembly, ready to plug in to your application

 

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  Temperature Range Chemical Resistance Abrasion Resistance Radiation Resistance UV Resistance Flame Retardance
Material            
PFA -200 to 260 °C Excellent Very Good Good Excellent Excellent
FEP -100 to 200 °C Excellent Very Good Good Excellent Excellent
ETFE -125 to 150 °C Excellent Excellent Very Good Excellent Excellent
PVDF -50 to 150 °C Excellent Excellent Very Good Very Good Excellent
PEEK -55 to 240 °C Excellent Excellent Good N/R Excellent
Thermoplastic Elastomer -50 to 120 °C Good Good N/R Excellent Very Good
PVC -40 to 105 °C N/R N/R N/R N/R Very Good
Nylon -65 to 105 °C N/R Very Good N/R N/R N/R

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