Energy for medical technology at Medica 2018

7th November 2018
Source: VARTA
Posted By : Alex Lynn
Energy for medical technology at Medica 2018


For some years now, medical technology has been among the sectors generating the most patent applications. Innovations and ongoing development for ever more application are increasingly dependent on an efficient energy supply that is precisely tailored to the individual requirements. 

The exploding popularity of sports medical technology also demands custom-tailored solutions, as do hearables and wearables. At the Medica trade show in Düsseldorf, November 12th through 15th 2018, VARTA Microbattery and VARTA Storage will be showcasing high-performance microbatteries, standardised and customer-specific power packs and hydrogen gas generator cells to meet the wide variety of medical-technology challenges in Hall 15, Booth A23. 

Herbert Schein, CEO of VARTA, stated: “Our rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are innovation leaders. With our targeted research efforts, we are constantly working to develop even better products for medical technology in particular by leveraging our 130 years of know-how in battery technology.”

An even smaller, flatter energy source 

VARTA Microbattery is presenting three new lithium-ion cell types in its CoinPower series: CP0854, CP9440 and CP7840. The latter two are only four millimetres high. VARTA Microbattery’s product portfolio is ideal for powering headsets and fitness trackers, as well as patient monitoring devices and insulin pumps. 

Matthias Dorsch, Product Manager VARTA Microbattery, stated: “We’re continually working to miniaturise our cells, and this enables manufacturers to design ever smaller and flatter devices.” 

The cylindrical form factor and high energy density of the CoinPower series make these batteries ideal for use in the wearables and medical segments. Rapid recharging, high resilience and a sturdy design round out the profile of these cells. To date, the CoinPower series has generated numerous patents, including the i-Lock system, which together with other features enables an energy density up to 30% greater than comparable batteries on the market.

VARTA Microbattery offers not only rechargeable cells but also primary lithium and silver oxide button cells, which represent an optimum power solution for compact medical devices thanks to their reliability and durability. They are specially designed for applications such as blood glucose monitors, fever thermometers and blood pressure monitors.

The perfect power pack solutions for medical devices 

The Power and Energy division is at Medica to exhibit its high-performance battery solutions for wearable medical devices such as dental devices and surgical instruments. Whether standardised CellPac LITE, semi-customised CellPac BLOX in various designs or bespoke power pack solutions – VARTA Storage has the right energy solution for any customer requirement. 

All the products are based on advanced lithium-ion technology and exhibit excellent performance and safety standards. The CellPac LITE series is already certified to UN38.3, UL 1642, IEC62133 and a number of products have UL2054 certification. This makes it easier to achieve IEC 60601-1 certification for medical standards.

Hydrogen gas generating cells for applications that supply their own energy

The mercury-free hydrogen gas generating cells from VARTA Microbattery are the optimum solution for mobile, energy self-sufficient medical applications such as vaccination and infusion systems. VARTA has gas generating cells with ultrapure hydrogen to suit any type of displacement application for liquids, pastes, gels and granules or for analysis/sensor applications.

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