The Felix Cartridge assembly contains quite a few parts including:
- 5 plastic injection molded parts
- 2 over molded plastic injection molded parts
- 2 pressed metal and plated parts
- 2 “fabric” membranes
- 1 chemical membrane
- Several labels
- A sterilization pouch
- Several carton boxes
Plastic parts are molded within the previous mentioned clean cell, placed in double layer poly bags, sealed which are stored and transported in plastic creates.
There are several process undertaken within the clean room.
A chemical membrane is manufactured by mixing a powder with a liquid, screeding a very accurate volume of the mixture onto a glass plate, cured in an oven and cut to the required size.
Fabric membranes are manufactured by cutting the bulk fabric to the correct size and fusing a bezel onto the edges.
Prior to entering the clean room, the plated pressed metal parts are thoroughly cleaned and prepared.
The plastic parts are taken to the clean room where they are assembled with the other parts and once assembled, packed in a temporary pouch and sealed.
The finished assembly is sent to a local supplier where it is Gamma irradiated to further ensure that there is no biological contamination and returned to the clean room where it is sealed in its final packaging ready for distribution to IVF laboratories all around the world.