TouchMark Blog

October 27, 2017

Small Changes; FDA and the 510(k)

Tom Waits once sang of a character named Small Change, who apparently “got rained on with his own .38,” and device makers might sometimes have felt as though small changes to their devices didn’t always work out so well, either.
June 12, 2017

5 ongoing challenges for UDI

Many of FDA’s Unique Device Identification requirements have already phased in. The labels and packages of Class III and Class II medical devices
May 11, 2017

Pad Printing On Textured Surfaces

Textures vary according to their individual depth, the degree of draft on the sidewalls, and the frequency of peaks and valleys for a given surface area. Some textures are more difficult to print successfully than others, and there are certain textures that are simply impossible to cover completely.
April 11, 2017

The RX Factor – Medical Plastics And Adhesion

Although polymers have suffered through some tough media disparagement as of late (biodegradability issues) it is highly unlikely that these polymers are replaceable for medical device manufacturing. These specialized materials are indispensible for providing low cost but effective vehicles for delivering everything from successful operating techniques to therapeutic medicines.
March 11, 2017

Tubing’s Constant Evolution

Medical tubing has evolved to be a complex, sophisticated product combining various materials, technologies and processes
November 30, 2016

Tubings Constant Evolution

Medical tubing has evolved to be a complex, sophisticated product combining various materials, technologies and processes.  
September 22, 2016

The Importance of Medical Grade Ink

Medical grade inks used to mark medical devices should meet important safety standards. The United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) 30, NF 25, 2007 standard also known as Class VI is widely used to comply with stringent FDA rules for products that come in contact with the human body.
April 30, 2016

Plasma Treatment for Medical Grade Plastics

Many medical devices are made from medical grade plastics that typically have low surface energy.  It is often necessary to modify the surface energy in order to guarantee the adhesion of any permanent markings as well as to improve device performance.  By altering the surface properties, critical markings on devices such as catheters adhere better and they can slide and maneuver more easily within the body.
November 7, 2018

Once Again, Delphon Is One Of The Best & Brightest Companies To Work For In The San Francisco Bay Area

Delphon was specifically recognized for creating a diverse, happy, and productive environment for their employees…
November 7, 2018

Delphon To Showcase Custom Polymer Films For Printed, Flexible And Hybrid Electronic At Printed Electronics 2018

The rapid growth of the printed electronics industry over the last several years has demonstrated…
November 7, 2018

Delphon Will Be Exhibiting At Biomedevice In San Jose CA – DEC. 5-6, 2018!

Delphon is an innovative manufacturer of polymer and adhesive solutions for medical and electronic applications.  The company will be showcasing its Gel-Pak®, E-Film™, UltraTape®, and TouchMark brands.
April 10, 2018

Jeanne Beacham Receives STEP AHEAD Award

Hayward, CA March 1, 2018: The Manufacturing Institute announced they will award Jeanne Beacham with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the factory-floor to the C suite. “The women who we are celebrating represent the exciting career opportunities available in manufacturing,” said Natalie Schilling, 2018 Chair of STEP Ahead and Vice President of Human Resources at Arconic. “The STEP Ahead Award honors successful women in this industry for their significant […]
January 12, 2018

Delphon Announces PWP Growth Equity Investment

Delphon Industries (“Delphon” or “the Company”), a sophisticated manufacturer of device protection and adhesive products, announced that it has received an equity investment from PWP Growth Equity. PWP Growth Equity is the middle market private equity group of Perella Weinberg Partners, investing in leading, growth-oriented, lower middle market companies. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.
October 27, 2017

Small Changes; FDA and the 510(k)

Tom Waits once sang of a character named Small Change, who apparently “got rained on with his own .38,” and device makers might sometimes have felt as though small changes to their devices didn’t always work out so well, either.