Black Tubing, a UV blocking extrusion, honored at Senetics Innovation Awards

Carpinteria, California April 2, 2013 – Helix Medical, LLC, a global manufacturer for the medical device, pharmaceutical, and IVD industries, received the bronze award last month for “best innovative product already on the market” for the healthcare sector at the Senetics Innovation Awards. The company received the honor for its Black-jacketed Tubing, a custom silicone extrusion with an opaque exterior layer which blocks all light.  The pharmaceutical tubing is ideal for use with photo-sensitive drugs or light sensitive fluids.  The annual Senetics Innovation Awards was held in Bayreuth, Germany on March 20th; over 240 applicants from all over Europe were entered into the competition.  René Heilmann, Director of Marketing at Helix Medical Europe, accepted the award on behalf of Helix Medical.

Black-jacketed Tubing is a custom extrusion manufactured to a clients’ exact specifications including ID/OD sizing and packaging format.  The tubing is available with a choice of USP Class VI silicones; select from Dow Corning, Wacker, Nusil, Momentive, and Blue Star.  Material certification and lot traceability is included with every package.  Black-jacketed Tubing is part of the HelixMark® line of platinum-cured silicone tubing and fluid handling components used in the pharmaceutical, bioprocessing, and IVD markets.

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About Helix Medical
Helix Medical, a division of the Freudenberg Group, is a global custom manufacturer for the medical device and healthcare industries with 10 manufacturing operations worldwide. Medical manufacturing capabilities include design and development, silicone and thermoplastic molding and extrusion, complex catheter systems including hypotubes, assembly, packaging, and engineering services.  Helix Medical operates FDA-registered medical device facilities, certified ISO 13485 with Class 7 & 8 cleanrooms.  Established in 1984, Helix Medical currently manufactures in California, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Costa Rica, Germany, Ireland, and China.


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