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EaglePicher Medical Power Introduces New Contego 440 mAh Lithium-ion Battery

The new Contego 440 is an implantable and rechargeable large-capacity, small-footprint cell utilizing a proven chemistry that has extensive cycling data across multiple medical customers.
 
St. Louis, MO – EaglePicher® Medical Power, a division of EaglerPicher Technologies, announced today the launch of the all-new Contego® 440 mAh battery, an implantable grade, lightweight and high-energy density lithium-ion battery. According to EaglePicher, the rechargeable off-the-shelf Contego 440 offers superior rate capability and cycle life, and is manufactured in a certified ISO13405 facility.
 
The Contego 440 battery comes in a fully welded hermetically sealed stainless-steel case and can be used across a range of medical applications including neuromodulators, drug pumps, body fluid pumps and cardiac monitors. The individual battery weighs just 19.1g and carries a voltage range of 3.0 to 4.1V. While the Contego 440 is available off-the-shelf, additional options include custom terminations, application specific documentation for FDA submission, application specific testing, custom markings and custom packaging.
 
“We’re extremely pleased to introduce the Contego 440 as part of our growing line of mission-critical medical device batteries,” commented Chris Huntington, EaglePicher Medical Power’s President. “The team at EaglePicher Medical Power is committed to developing the latest technology innovations to fuel medical advancement, treatment protocols and improve quality of life. With the new Contego 440, we’ve succeeded in delivering more energy in a small, lightweight cell, while never compromising safety.”
 
EaglePicher has been at the forefront of implantable medical-grade power solutions for over 25 years. The electrochemistry used in Contego lithium-ion batteries, since 2004, is proven in multiple cell sizes and is remarkable robust, without experiencing a single field failure. Over time, demand has grown for batteries like the new Contego 440, which can do more with less of a physical footprint.
 
For more information about the Contego 440 mAh rechargeable and implantable lithium-ion medical battery, please visit the EaglePicher website at www.eaglepicher.com.
 

About EaglePicher Medical Power

EaglePicher Medical Power is a global leader of implantable power sources for medical devices. For more than 25 years, the company has focused on developing mission-critical, life-sustaining applications. Today, as a top supplier of implantable-grade batteries, the company’s extensive list of solutions includes both off-the-shelf primary and rechargeable batteries, proprietary customizable solutions, and external battery packs. EaglePicher developed and manufactured the first human implantable lithium-ion battery and the industry’s smallest implantable medical battery. The company conducts research and development in its East Greenwich, Rhode Island office and has manufacturing facilities in Vancouver, British Columbia and Joplin, Missouri. As part of the EaglePicher commitment to patient safety, the company maintains ISO 13485 certification. Learn more about EaglePicher Medical Power’s products and services at www.eaglepicher.com.    
 

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