CNS Event Showcases Bal Conn™ for Cardiac, Neurostimulation and Sensing

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, running through September 25th in Orlando, Florida, has always been a destination spot for those who want to learn about big advances in medical device technology. But this year, one of the event’s biggest attractions may be its smallest and simplest: an electrical contact designed around a tiny, coiled spring.

Foothill Ranch, CA, September 24, 2008 --( The Bal Conn™, an electrically conductive device that employs a unique, precision-engineered canted-coil™ spring retained in a metal housing, is being showcased at the conference. And according to the product’s manufacturer, Bal Seal Engineering, Inc., it has already caught the attention of engineers seeking connecting solutions for devices used in cardiac healthcare management, neurostimulation and neuro sensing therapies.

Mark Russell, a Global Medical Device Market Manager for Bal Seal, attributes much of the interest in the Bal Conn to its simplicity and reliability.

“Whenever I show engineers how the Bal Conn performs,” says Russell, “they almost always respond with words like, ‘simple,’ ‘elegant’ and ‘easy.’ They immediately recognize this as a reliable solution that can be quickly and easily applied to almost any connecting challenge they might face.”

The Bal Conn, which is already at work in more than a million implantable medical devices worldwide, facilitates a consistent electrical connection between the device lead and the battery. Its canted-coil spring adjusts to maintain maximum contact with the lead electrodes that are inserted into the device header. Bal Conn spring coils can be customized to accommodate specific insertion and removal force requirements, and Bal Conn diameters are available to fit any lead configuration, from IS1 and IS4 all the way down to 0.040.”

CNS meeting attendees can learn more about the Bal Conn and other connecting, sealing, conducting and shielding solutions by visiting Bal Seal Engineering’s exhibit at booth #1212, or by visiting the company’s Website at

About Bal Seal Engineering, Inc.
Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. is a global provider of custom-engineered sealing, connecting and conducting solutions for original equipment manufacturers. For more information visit, or call 800.366.1006.

About the Congress of Neurological Surgeons event
One of the world’s largest and best-attended neurological sciences events, the The Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting typically attracts more than 6,000 neurosurgeons, neuroscientists and healthcare professionals. This year’s meeting is being held September 20-25 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Exhibits run from 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on September 22nd and 23rd, and from 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the 24th. For more information, visit

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