Northwire Showcases Biocompatible Connectivity Solutions at MEDICA/COMPAMED 2019

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October 01, 2019

Northwire Showcases Biocompatible Connectivity Solutions at MEDICA/COMPAMED 2019

OSCEOLA, WI – October 01, 2019 – Northwire, Inc. a leading designer and manufacturer of customized technical cables, coil cords, and complete interconnectivity solutions will be showcasing biocompatible connectivity solutions at MEDICA/COMPAMED 2019. Northwire will be exhibiting alongside parent company, LEMO at Hall 8A/H23 in Düsseldorf, Germany November 18-21.

Northwire, a LEMO Group Company, combines innovative materials and proven design practices to create robust solutions with USP Class VI medical-grade materials compliant to ISO 10993-5 and 10993-10. The custom cable manufacturer produces hybrid configurations for multi-physical requirements including electrical, fiber optic, fluidic, and/or pneumatic components to ensure tailored solutions for specific customer end applications.

One of those innovative materials includes BioCompatic, which was first developed by Northwire as a thermoplastic alternative to silicone to meet customer demands where biocompatibility and resilience are vital, without requiring a curing step, making it market-ready much faster than silicone. Just as flexible and soft to the touch as silicone cables, BioCompatic is much more resistant to environmental factors such as exposure to various chemicals, sterilization, abrasion, cut, and crush. To offer customers the best in safe and dependable medical cables, BioCompatic meets some of the strictest standards including optimal biocompatibility under USP Class VI and compliance to ISO 10993-5 cytotoxicity and to ISO 10993-10 irritation and skin sensitization requirements. Free of phthalates, halogens, and latex, BioCompatic is also compatible with steam, H2O2, gamma, and ETO sterilization.

Northwire PTFE, another new material well-suited for medical applications was recently released by the company. Customers benefit from a more advanced way to process the PTFE conductor insulation and overall jacket material because unlike traditional PTFE, this option from Northwire is well-suited for high volume production, will not suffer from length restrictions, features the thinnest wall on the market, and could even offer a cost savings vs. the original processing technology. Northwire’s PTFE also features a high temperature rating up to 300°C and a high dielectric strength resulting in weight and space reduction. It’s compatibility with steam, H2O2, and ETO sterilization techniques make it a great option for multiple use connectivity solutions within medical devices. Additionally, this material is well-suited for clean room applications as it does not release any volatile components.

Northwire cable design experts and LEMO connector specialists will be present to provide additional information and product samples at MEDICA/COMPAMED 2019 Hall 8A/H23. You can also contact a connectivity expert about your specific application at +1 (715) 294-2121 or by filling out a Quote Request form at

About Northwire

Cable manufacturer Northwire, Inc., a LEMO Group Company, has corporate headquarters and manufacturing in Osceola, Wisconsin and engineering and manufacturing in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. The technical cable company is your responsive partner for the development and manufacturing of customized interconnectivity solutions for a variety of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, transportation/warehousing, aerospace and defense, construction, natural resources/energy, and beyond.