The medical suction pumps from our customer Medela are known and preferred because of their longevity, quiet operation, reliability and exceptional service. The disposable collection system provides an optimal addition to the suction pumps. The collection system offers maximum safety, simple handling and great efficiency.
Carag redesigned Medela's disposable collection system completely; this included the secretion jar, disposable bag and the accessories. The aim was to optimize the manufacturing costs, safety and handling.
User safety was achieved with the implementation of a check valve, and the handling was optimized so that the disposable bag could be exchanged using just one hand. Additionally, it is designed for a quick, safe and cost saving disposal through a hospital bedpan washer. The development resulted in multiple patents for our customer.
Carag engineers managed the project through all stages of the development including acceptance tests in hospitals and the initial phase of a fully automated production line.