Robin Healthcare Division in the Operating Room…
The healthcare market continues to expand as doctors and clinics offer more solutions for improved health and well-being. Patients present a broad range of needs, from immediate ER assistance, often lifesaving, to improvements for an individual’s quality of life, such as orthopedic joint replacement or cataract surgery. The products produced in our healthcare facility all play a vital role in these medical procedures, and our investment into our Robin Healthcare Division supports the healthcare market growth.
One of the projects recently manufactured in our Healthcare Division began in 2017. Robin was approached by two entrepreneurs with an opportunity to manufacture a device for improved Operating Room (O.R.) safety.
The start-up recognized a gap in O.R. safety for common Light Cables used in various surgical procedures. The light cables used in many lifesaving procedures can expose patients and operating staff to danger as emitted light intensities can reach an external temperature up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit. These heats inside the O.R. bring an inherent risk of burning the patient or igniting accidental fires during procedures. The device that was developed by Robin engineers reduces complexity for surgeons and nurses, while mitigating the risk of surgical complications due to an unplanned burn or fire.
Utilizing our Development Center’s design expertise, we partnered with our customer to successfully design and prototype a Silicone O.R. Light Cable safety application that eliminated potential hazards. While doing so, we also designed for optimal full-scale manufacturing, which allowed for a successful, planned, transition from the prototype phase into higher volume production at our Healthcare Division.
Robin’s technical expertise and our continuing, substantial, investment in modern healthcare manufacturing allows us to partner with customers in an ever expanding and increasingly complex medical device market to support patients with improved lifesaving applications.