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5 Questions from the Booth: Parker Precision Fluidics

By MPO Staff | 11.12.17

Parker offers miniature fluidic components and system solutions integral to medical and analytical instrumentation.

The editorial team of Medical Product Outsourcing reached out to several companies who were exhibiting at Medica or Compamed in case you’re unable to see them at the event or are not headed to Germany this year. Review the following questions we served up to John Masciola, division engineering manager of Parker Precision Fluidics and see if the company is a potential manufacturing partner for you.

MPO: What technology or service are you emphasizing at Medica this year?
John Masciola: Parker Precision Fluidics is emphasizing its portfolio breadth available for life science segments and applications including point-of-care testing, in-vitro diagnostics, respiratory and anesthesia, patient monitoring, and patient therapy. Our booth features Miniature Diaphragm Pumps and Miniature Liquid and Gas Valves. Our featured products this year are the VSO LowPro, VSO MAX HP, and Series MX.
 
MPO: What’s the most common challenge customers inquire about and how do you address it?
Masciola: Our customers’ applications requirements vary in scope; therefore, so do their solutions. Some have size limitations and high pressure demands. They also may need integrated fluid solutions. By offering a breadth of valves, pumps, and integrated system solutions, we are prepared to address our customer’s total fluidic control needs. Our application engineers work to understand both the application and fluidic needs and assess options available through standard components. If we do not have a standard solution readily available, we work closely with the OEM to develop a custom unique solution from concept to full production.
 
MPO: If you could give one piece of advice to companies seeking a manufacturing partner before they make a decision, what would it be?
Masciola: Find a partner with a depth of fluidic experience, a range of solutions they can draw upon to meet their requirements, and who engages their engineers to develop the best solution.
 
MPO: What are the forces driving medical device manufacturers to seek your technology/services over doing it in-house?
Masciola: Medical device manufactures operate more effectively when they focus on their core competencies in medical science, chemistries, software, etc., and many prefer to outsource fluidic sub-system design and operations. Parker is able to offer fully tested plug-and-play fluidic solutions designed and manufactured in a ISO 13485 certified facility, allowing our customers to stay focused on their core technologies.
 
MPO: In what ways is your company able to aid in getting a product (project) to market faster?
Masciola: Parker Precision Fluidics is unique in our ability to offer pumps, valves, and system solutions from one engineering team. This approach allows our customers to efficiently collaborate with one Parker engineering team for the complete fluidic system. We provide insight and suggestions from brainstorming to production, and this affords our customers the opportunity to reduce the time spent on their project.

If you're interested in following up with Parker Precision Fluidics at the event, you’ll find them in Compamed at hall/booth 8A/M15.