Bentec Medical: Reinventing Silicone Fabrication in Medical Devices
JG Singh, CEO
Due to its compatibility with bodily fluids, extreme chemical inertness, durability, and low toxicity, Silicone’s popularity in medical devices has been growing. In order to mold the medical device using Silicone, one must get the right material, configuration, and manufacturing process for a device’s proper end-use. Therefore, contract manufacturers must choose the most fitting technology and customize the silicone components accordingly, in order to meet the customer’s specific needs. However, in today’s medical industry, a majority of contract manufacturers lack the bandwidth and techniques to offer all of the options in silicone fabrication. The need of the hour is an expert with all of the required disciplines that engages with customers early on in designing and developing high precision, cost-effective silicone-based products.
This is precisely what Bentec Medical brings to the table with their expertise in material science, coupled with manufacturing engineering knowhow. Being one of the few innovators in the industry, Bentec Medical possesses a full range of capabilities in silicone fabrication and understands the intricacies in designing and developing products for the medical device industry. “We specialize in servicing large medical device OEMs who require high performance silicone components for their critical applications,” begins JG Singh, CEO of Bentec Molding. “Our medical device partners benefit from our deep knowledge and experience with all the critical disciplines in silicone fabrication, including molding, extrusion, calendaring, casting and assembly.”
Bentec Medical manufactures a wide range of silicone components and medical devices such as tubing, sheeting, blocks and vents, used in various surgical applications and precision molded and cast parts like valves, patches and straps for tissue expanders and breast implants.
Other products offered by the company include complex parts for ENT surgery, biliary stents, catheters for fluid delivery and drainage, silicone blocks for prosthetics and patches for wound care. The company has also developed a unique FDA approved Silo Bag, used in treating ventral valve defects in newborns.
In its quest to deliver top quality solutions to its OEM partners, Bentec Medical follows a disciplined approach in their manufacturing and quality processes. Relying heavily on visual management, the company tracks and constantly improves its key metrics that are critical in delivering the best solutions to their clients. Bentec Medical’s team of specialists works collaboratively with the engineering departments of its OEM customers and focuses on being responsive to meet their specific needs. “With open, transparent communications across departments, we are able to seamlessly and quickly translate the engineering designs into well-formulated, quality controlled and efficient manufacturing processes, which yields high-quality products,” remarks Singh.
Besides collaborating with large OEMs, Bentec Medical supports small and upcoming medical device ventures by engaging and assisting them throughout their product development process, all the way until its launch. The company also lends its support on the regulatory side with their expertise with FDA regulations and the CE certification process.
One of the key differentiators that make Bentec Medical truly a class apart from its competition is their knowledge and expertise on the different fabricating techniques, which enables them to meet or exceed their customer’s requirements. “Our molding philosophy is to minimize secondary operations by developing the most efficient mold that yields a high performance and high quality product,” added Singh. Bentec fully engages with its customers from the very outset, in the critical phases of design development to optimize performance, manufacturability and cost.
Steering ahead, Bentec Medical hopes to expand further into the space of innovative implantable devices, functional catheters, wound care solutions, and leverage its expertise in silicone bag and balloon development for advanced medical applications and disruptive technologies in collaboration with its partners.
Description Bentec Medical specializes in the contract manufacturing of silicone medical components and devices. The company designs, manufactures and distributes specialized silicon products used in pediatrics, plastics and reconstructive surgery, ENT, interventional radiology, oncology, cardiology and urology. Bentec’s major offerings include the designing and fabrication of silicone products for medical industry OEMs that require material science expertise coupled with manufacturing engineering knowhow. Bentec offers OEMs a full-integrated array of professional services to enhance product development and speed to market, thereby resulting in successful product launches. The company possesses silicone fabrication capabilities that can be matched by only very few competitors in the industry
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