Life Sciences

The life sciences industry continues to be a growing market segment for Nordson EFD. Medical device manufacturers must meet stringent FDA and other agency regulations for quality and product consistency, making process control a critical issue.

Nordson EFD offers quality unmatched by any other dispensing equipment manufacturer. All materials and manufacturing processes are documented for complete traceability and process validation, and all molding, machining, assembly and packaging are performed in our certified silicone-free facilities.

Nordson EFD’s advanced fluid dispensing systems apply accurate, consistent amounts of UV-cure adhesives, cyanoacrylates, silicones and other fluids used in medical device assembly processes.

Benchtop dispensers make fluid application simple, fast and accurate, and can make deposits ranging from uniform dots as small as 0.004 inches in diameter to neat, controlled beads.

Pneumatically operated dispense valves combine accuracy, low maintenance and outstanding reliability. Applications include bonding medical parts, filling small containers with solutions, applying markings on catheters, dispensing lens monomers, lubricating syringes, coating stents and dispensing solutions on test strips.

Tabletop robots combine precise placement with accurate fluid deposits and are a cost-effective way to automate bonding, sealing, filling and coating applications.

Common Fluids

  • UV-cure adhesives
  • Silver epoxies
  • Cyanoacrylates
  • Silicones
  • Saline solutions
  • Monomers
  • RTVs
  • Solder pastes
  • Lubricants
  • Hydrophilic coatings
  • Antibiotics
  • Protein solutions
  • Reagents

Dispensing Applications

  • Catheters
  • Pacemakers
  • Contact lenses and packages
  • Vial filling
  • Syringe lubrication
  • Stent coating
  • Membranes
  • Surgical and dental tools
  • Diagnostic equipment
  • Respiration devices
  • Defibrillators
  • Hearing aids
  • Pills and medicines