Silicon Microstructures Inc. has launched the new IntraSense product line at the Minimally Invasive Surgery Week Conference in San Francisco this week. IntraSense features biocompatible sensors that fit into 1-French tubing. The sensors are shipped with pre-attached and pre-encapsulated wiring to simplify integration.
SMI also offers custom calibration solutions that can be designed to work with customers’ existing equipment. The company has shipped millions of 1-French sensors for minimally invasive surgery and the IntraSenseTM design has a superior performance and is also easy to implement.
The product line will benefit minimally invasive surgical procedures by allowing pressure measurements directly in many spaces throughout the anatomy. It can measure intracranial, intrauterine, endovascular, and renal pressure. Other areas where the IntraSense products can be used include glaucoma monitoring, biopsies, emergency surgery, and biliary pressure monitoring.
Owing to the unique FEA-assisted electro-mechanical design, advanced MEMS processing, captive fabrication facility, and high stability, the product guarantees an offset drift of less than 3mmHg per hour.
Provided in wire-attached die form, these sensors can be retrofitted to existing laparoscopic equipment or allow new designs with smaller design rules. Calibrated sensors, which eliminate the need for auto-zeroing or calibration by the surgeon, can be integrated into the customer’s electronics or provided as a separate plug-in board.
SMI is a member of the worldwide Elmos Semiconductor Group, offering proven solutions to a range of industries, based on application-specific ICs, sensors and complete microsystems. SMI is an ISO certified premier developer and manufacturer of MEMS-based pressure sensors for a broad range of markets, with over 25 years of experience.
SMI’s design, production and quality control processes have enabled it to develop both the most sensitive and smallest MEMS pressure sensors available on the market today.