New Video from B. Braun OEM Division Illustrates Material Compatibility as a Factor for Medical Device Valve Selection

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Two-minute video explains how to improve valve selection for medical device applications using three areas of material compatibility

A new video from B. Braun’s OEM Division (, presents important material compatibility considerations when selecting valves for medical devices. The video appears on the new resource center on B. Braun’s website.

Presented by Joel Bartholomew, Innovation Manager at B. Braun, the video addresses three important considerations before selecting a valve. First is the interaction between the valve material and the fluid passing through the valve. Second is the material interaction during manufacturing. Third is the sum of chemical and mechanical stresses on the valve. By taking these three areas into consideration, engineers can identify valve options that will meet their requirements.

The video concludes by advocating for open and full communication with the valve supplier to help overcome unexpected problems and ensure ideal valve selection. It is part of a three-video series on valve selection that accompanies a complementary white paper on the same topic.

B. Braun’s OEM Division provides one of the industry’s most extensive selection of valves for medical devices.

For more information, contact B. Braun’s OEM Division toll free at 866-8-BBRAUN or visit

About B. Braun’s OEM Division
B. Braun’s OEM Division ( delivers complete contract manufacturing capabilities focusing on fluid administration and admixture products, kits, valves, catheters and interventional accessories. OEM takes customers’ designs from the earliest stages through design prototyping, assembly, packaging and sterilization. The OEM Division of B. Braun Medical Inc. is based in Bethlehem, Pa.

About B. Braun
B. Braun Medical Inc. (B.Braun), a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. The Company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. Guided by its “Sharing Expertise®” philosophy, B.Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs.

The B.Braun Group of Companies in the U.S. includes B.Braun, B. Braun Interventional Systems, Aesculap® and CAPS®. B.Braun’s U.S. headquarters is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The B.Braun Group of Companies employs more than 50,000 employees in more than 60 countries throughout the world. To learn more about B.Braun visit


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