Contract manufacturer Natech Plastics reported today that it has finalized the design, manufacture, and assembly of custom extraction tubes for diagnostics use, such as COVID-19 testing. The product was engineered and tested by Natech Plastics and its production will help solve supply chain issues for companies specializing in rapid diagnostics tests, said the company.
“Our customers shared their struggle in acquiring reliable extraction tubes from the current available suppliers,” said CEO Thomas Nagler. “As a partner in their success, our team went to work to create a functional and customizable solution for the diagnostics industry. Our clients now can source extraction tubes domestically from us and have confidence in [their] quality and performance,” said Nagler.
Rigorous material, permeability, leak, and functional testing was performed to ensure quality and part functionality, said Natech Plastics. The final product has the necessary clarity, ductility, and permeability to service clients in the diagnostics market.
Natech invested in additional technology and equipment to support this product, including testing equipment, filling stations, and foil sealing machines. Clients can customize the extraction tubes to have a foil seal or plastic cap; packaging also can be customized to carry customer branding or meet other specifications.
Based in Ronkonkoma, NY, Natech Plastics provides design, engineering, injection molding, assembly, filling and sealing, and packaging services to customers in the medical device and diagnostics industries. It is certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 13485, FDA registered, and operates an ISO Class 8 cleanroom.