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Thermal Management Solutions for Medical Equipment

Better Thermal Outcomes Lead to Better Patient Outcomes

Aavid Thermacore is an outcomes driven company focused on creating positive business results for its customers by providing advanced thermal expertise, technologies, and services that give them a competitive advantage.  We accomplish this by enabling medical designers to overcome thermal challenges with engineered solutions that enhance the performance of their products.  As a full service supplier, Aavid Thermacore offers support from start to finish; including concept development, thermal analysis, prototyping, testing, global production services, and an exemplary Quality Management System (QMS).

The healthcare industry demands increasingly smaller, faster, and more powerful devices.  This results in concentrated heat loads which can cause performance variability, premature component failure and can even harm patients.  Aavid Thermacore's unparalleled capabilities can improve medical device accuracy, reliability, repeatability, energy efficiency, speed, and service life; while reducing size, weight, noise, and fouling concerns.  Aavid Thermacore’s specialized engineering teams can propose the ideal solution for your application, saving you development time and cost. 


Aavid Thermacore's active solutions, such as heat exchangers and pumped liquid systems, are generally used when dealing with high heat fluxes while passive solutions are more appropriate for applications with lower heat fluxes.  Passive systems can optimize the thermal efficiency of your system, thus minimizing the airflow required, which can even eliminate the need for cooling fans. This reduces system noise, packaging space, power consumption, fouling/bioburden risks, service costs, and eliminates a potential failure point.  They can also serve as heat spreaders to create uniform temperature profiles thus providing more accurate and consistent results.  Aavid Thermacore can design your thermal solutions with biocompatible materials and can even utilize materials that offer permanent antimicrobial properties to prevent fouling. 


Aavid Thermacore’s MTD Division develops, produces, tests and characterizes refractory metal alloys that improve the radiopacity of stents and other implantable devices. This improves their strength and visibility under X-ray, which allows thinner stent walls, lower radiation doses, shorter procedures, and fewer complications.

Aavid Thermacore has extensive experience with the design, manufacturing and regulatory requirements that are unique to the medical industry.  We have designed and shipped well over a million thermal solutions for class II and III medical devices.  Aavid Thermacore’s technology has helped medical designers overcome these and many other challenges which has ultimately improved the quality of life for countless patients.  Some of the  areas in which Aavid Thermacore has contributed include:


 Radiology Equipment
• CT, PET, MRI, X-Ray, SPECT, and OCT Scanners
• Radiation Therapy Equipment
• Ultrasound Machines
• Refractory Metal Alloys for Stents and Implantables   

 Bioanalysis Equipment
• PCR Thermal Cyclers (DNA Amplification)
• Blood Analyzers and  Biocharacterization
• Bioconditioning (blood warmers, cryogenics, incubation, thermal therapy, etc)

Surgical and Therapeutic Devices
• Electrosurgery Devices
• Ablation Instruments and Equipment
• Photonics (Laser and LED’s)
• Minimally Invasive and Interventional Medicine


Thermal management challenge? Take the first step towards the solution for you. Please contact an Aavid Thermacore technical representative or e-mail for more information on our thermal solution technologies.

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