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The Loos and Company Medical Technologies Division wire and stranded products represent the latest in design and production technology for products used in advance surgical procedures. We provide the best value in medical wire and cable products through high quality and prompt delivery with competitive pricing. If you have any questions or wish to learn more about our products and capabilities, visit our product specific pages below or contact us.


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What are Gigli Bone Saws and How Do They Work?

Gigli saws — commonly referred to as bone saws — are relatively simple medical instruments that have allowed surgeons to perform amputations for over one hundred years. Comprised of just a few small metal components, this manual hand tool relies on human strength and friction to quickly work through bone and tissue. Because they are traditionally made with stainless steel wire, Gigli saws are one

Four Medical Wire Products For Vascular Operations

Specialized medical instruments used in vascular therapy rely on wire and strand to perform accurately and consistently during every procedure. Luckily, Loos and Company Medical Technologies Division manufactures superior medical wire and stranded products that withstand the rigors of surgical operations without failing under pressure. From braiding wire and core wire, to guidewires and cable, we

The Benefits of Stainless Steel Ligature Wire

Though elastic ligatures are a common way to secure arch wires to brackets, they are not the only way. Stainless steel ligatures offer more control than elastics, as their tightness is manually controlled upon installation, and they are also less likely to deform or prematurely degrade. They are particularly useful when attempting to bond arch wire to brackets from a distance, as they can reach

Our Orthodontic Wire Makes Your Smile

Loos and Company Medical Technologies Division specializes in the production of stranded products for a wide range of medical applications, such as orthodontics. Our round, stranded, and ligature wire are all available in 304V stainless steel. Round wire ranges in size from 0.005” to 0.055”, stranded wire ranges from 0.015” to 0.0215”, and ligature wire ranges from 0.008” to 0.014”. Our wire is

Have Medical Wire Questions? Visit Our Technical Information Page

Looking for technical information about spring temper and hyten? Trying to decide which alloy to use for your next cable assembly? Not sure which cable construction is the best option for your application? We have everything you need to know about our medical wire and cable products on the Technical Information page of our Resource Library. From wire and cable properties to wire alloy

Medical Wire Packaging: What You Spec is What You Get

We approach packaging the same way we approach all of our products: what you spec is what you get. Our goal is to provide flexibility and customization when it comes to creating the most convenient and efficient packaging possible. We can supply wire and cable on standard or custom spools and bobbins, but if you are not sure what packaging would work best for your wire product or application, we

The Differences Between Stainless Steel 302, 304V, and 316LVM Alloys

Selecting the proper material for a medical wire is essential to ensuring your products performs properly in the field. With thirteen different alloys available through our Medical Technologies Division, we can work with you to determine the best material to meet your specific application needs. To get started, take a moment to read about three of our most commonly used stainless steel alloys:

Medical Wire - Spools are a pretty big (and small) Deal!

Stainless steel medical wire is a marvel of modern manufacturing -- diameters smaller than a human hair (1/4 of the size in some instances!) used in catheters and guide wires that save lives every day. It takes a skilled operator and the latest in technological innovation to make this material to the exacting standards of today's peripheral vascular intervention device manufacturers. And all of

Innovation Drives Us: A look into Loos and Company Medical Technologies Division

Loos and Company was built on innovation – it’s in our nature. With the creation of the Medical Technologies Division, our mission is to manufacture the highest quality strand, cable, and wire specifically for the medical industry. We are focused on quality and performance above all and we continue to innovate and improve our products and processes.

How Loos and Company can play a role in Minimally Invasive Surgeries

The growing advancements in medical devices have allowed for many conventional procedures to be replaced with minimally invasive surgeries (MIS). MIS allow skillful surgeons the ability to operate with less injury to body resulting in quicker recovery times, shorter hospitalizations, less pain, and improved cosmetic results. In these state-of-the-art surgeries, it is customary for sophisticated