Medical devices must meet the highest standards in terms of quality and reliability. Doctors, nurses, and patients benefit daily from applications in the field of medical technology that are getting smarter by the day. The use of proven Sensirion sensor solutions contributes to this and offers the possibility of making applications safer, more reliable, and more convenient. Our many years of experience in the field of medical technology make us the preferred experts for leading medical-technology companies.
With the SFM3xxx flow platform, Sensirion offers its customers the right sensor for all flow measurements and underscores its worldwide expertise in the field of medical ventilation. The platform consists of multiple flow sensors with comprehensive capabilities for a diverse range of medical applications. All the sensors of the SFM3xxx platform share characteristics such as high precision and robustness. All are fully calibrated and temperature-compensated sensors and measure the flow rates of air and other non-corrosive gases bidirectionally and accurately. They also impress with very low pressure drop and fast signal processing times.
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Use Cases in Ventilation
As a partner of leading medical device manufacturers for more than 15 years, Sensirion built a broad portfolio of sensor solutions for ventilation and anesthesia, ranging from gas mixing to inspiratory, expiratory and proximal flow solutions.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
Our Expertise - Your Benefit
Response times are a decisive performance factor in the medical sector. Our unique CMOSens® Technology allows your applications to be controlled with shorter response times than with conventional systems. The response time of a CMOSens® mass flow meter, for example, is less than 1 millisecond, which can be a decisive advantage in a variety of medical applications.
No matter what the application, we know where and how to integrate our sensors for the best results. Our experience with a wide variety of applications in the medical field ensures that the sensors will be implemented properly. Tell us what you need, and we will provide you with optimum sensors.
Our many years of experience in the medical sector make us a valuable partner, offering optimum support for every project in all stages – from the initial concept through the design stage to series production – thanks to our sensor expertise. Ideally you involve us in your project right from the start.
Long-Term Stability, Sensitivity, and Reliability
Our sensors achieve long-term stability, precision, and reliability that are unparalleled on the market. These characteristics are crucial in medical applications, and are fundamental to your and your products’ success.
Economy of Scale
As a standard process for semiconductor manufacturing, CMOS has been optimized for reliable mass production. Through their high-volume production, sensors using CMOSens® Technology based on this standard process enable optimum cost-effectiveness – naturally without compromising reliability nor precision.
Challenges in Personalized Medicine
Modern medicine has been able to drastically improve the quality of life of the global population. Diseases such as polio, syphilis, tuberculosis or the plague have been almost eradicated and are successfully treatable or curable. The next milestone for modern medicine is personalized medicine. This novel discipline does not target the broad population, but focuses on the individual for the diagnosis and beyond. Personalized medicine takes the individual’s disease pattern, the patient’s constitution and gender and the resulting implications for the therapies and medicines into account. The overall goal is to create a therapy tailored to the individual that can, if necessary, be adjusted and fine-tuned according to the disease progression.
Yet Another Technical Gap Closed: Measuring Lowest Flow Rates in Medical Therapies
Medical procedures and therapies are often faced by the same challenge: accurately measuring and controlling lowest flow rates down to the microliter per hour range. In most of these cases the outcome of the therapy, as well as the well-being or even the survival of the patient strongly rely on the reliable and continuous drug administration in such low flow regimes. While various countermeasures have been evaluated and introduced, there is still room for improvement and for new technologies to be established. One novel development with tremendous potential is a single-use liquid flow sensor that is able to measure lowest flow rates and detect common failure modes quickly and reliably.