Merit Medical Systems has opened a hypotube manufacturing centre of excellence in Galway, Ireland. The centre notably enhances the company’s capabilities in the production of custom hypotubes for use in PTCA and PTA balloon catheters and guidewires. It is equipped with best-in-class laser cutters, welders and ablation systems, leak testers, and an advanced inspection system. A cleaning process that does not use harsh chemicals has been installed, and production capacity has also increased.
The hypotubes are sold through Merit Medical’s coatings division, which is based in Venlo, Netherlands. The company is headquartered in South Jordan, Utah, USA.