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The Role of Seals in the Quest for Medical Cures

The coronavirus has prompted all of us to do everything we can to protect ourselves from catching and spreading the virus. We are all taking important safety measures to maintain a clean and uncontaminated home environment, and limiting our exposure to a potentially hazardous outdoor environment.

picture of coronavirus medicalIn this blog, our partners at Eclipse will be examining the role that seals play throughout a pandemic. The very role of seals is to keep a certain environment in, and certain environment out, similar to how we are living these days.

In Eclipse’s last blog, they wrote about boundary seals in aircraft and how seals allow the aircraft to be pressurized. In the research lab, a different style of boundary seal is required to keep the outside environment out.

Labs all over the world are working toward preventing the spread of coronavirus. Scientists are working with test equipment to find a cure and a vaccine to prevent not just the spread of this virus, but other viruses which we’ve not yet seen.

When we design seals, we must consider keeping something as small as a single cell from entering a test chamber. Last week, Eclipse received a call directly from a customer building a prototype ventilator to be built in volume to help support patients suffering from coronavirus.

The client requested that Eclipse’s engineering and manufacturing team turn an 8-inch (203mm) seal around from concept, design, and finally produced and shipped in less than 4 hours — and they made it happen.

Keep reading to explore the important role that seals play in research equipment as scientists seek to find the cure for coronavirus and beyond. Continue reading The Role of Seals in the Quest for Medical Cures