Archive for the ‘catheters’ Category

Merit Medical Opens Hypotube Centre of Excellence in Galway

Friday, June 28th, 2013

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, ...

Mauna Kea Shines Spotlight on Optical Biopsy Technology at Digestive Disease Week

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Paris-based Mauna Kea Technologies presented 41 abstracts on optical biopsies performed with its probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) system at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2013. Seven of those presentations focused on needle-based optical biopsies, the newest application of Mauna Kea's Cellvizio technology. The procedure allows physicians to see cellular structures ...

Asahi Intecc to Launch Neurovascular Guidewires in the United States and Europe

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Asahi Intecc Co., Japan’s leading maker of PTCA (percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty) guiding catheters, will start selling its neurovascular guidewires in the United States and Europe this month.

Plastic Catheter Marker Bands Reduce Production Costs, Improve Adhesion

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Putnam Plastics Corp. has developed a line of polymer marker bands for fluoroscopic illumination of catheter tips used in minimally invasive medical procedures. The plastic bands eliminate the need for traditional gold or platinum marker bands, thus reducing material costs, and adhere more easily to catheter shaft tips. Essentially short, thin-wall ...

Angioplasty Technology Developed at University of Limerick Licensed to Clada Medical

Monday, April 16th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_27608" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Clada Medical CEO Ray Blowick (left) and University of Limerick researcher Michael Walsh examine prototype angioplasty device."][/caption] A technology developed at Ireland’s University of Limerick (UL) that allows for continuous blood flow during angioplasty procedures has been licensed to Clada Medical. Based in Galway, Ireland’s medtech cluster, ...

New Catheter Processing Technology Protects Coating Integrity

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

From the wire: Machine Solutions Inc. (Flagstaff, AZ, USA) has announced the introduction of integrated protective film technology for balloon pleating, folding/wrapping and fluting processes. The FFS975S Drug Eluting Balloon Catheter Pleating & Folding Equipment is specifically designed for processing DEB/DCB products. “The market leading FFS technology from Machine Solutions Inc. ...

Rise in Peripheral Vascular Disease Will Spur Growth in Drug-Eluting Balloon Market

Monday, February 13th, 2012

From the wire: Increased levels of obesity and diabetes have caused a sharp rise in the prevalence of peripheral vascular disease (PVD) in recent years and will contribute to the expansion of the drug-eluting balloon (DEB) market, according to a report from GlobalData.

It’s Official: Interface Extrusion Process Is Pyrogen Free

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

From the wire: Independent statistically significant test results from a leading laboratory have shown that Interface catheters extruded solely in a cleanroom environment are free of pyrogens. Results from three different methods of Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) testing for endotoxins indicate the extrusion lines can be classified as “pyrogen free.”  ...

Catheter shaft extrusion technology eliminates manual assembly

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Tri-Tie technology from Putnam Plastics Corp. eliminates variability in the extrusion of medical guide catheter shafts by replacing traditional hand lay-up manufacturing with a continuous process. Eschewing conventional manual assembly techniques and the quality control and repeatability issues they entail, Putnam Plastics has developed a proprietary method that produces three-layer ...

ASG Medical Systems and Technical Innovations Merge

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

From the wire: ASG Medical Systems, the leader in catheter and guidewire manufacturing automation, and Technical Innovations, the leader in catheter hole drilling, hole punching and skiving technology, have merged to create Syneo.

A Medical Start-up to Root for

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

We always root for the underdog, and in our world, the underdog is oftentimes a start-up company. In the medical-device space, the “start-up” tag can stick around for quite some time, as it takes many years to get a product from a concept stage through clinical trials, and so on. One ...

Ansamed Acquisition, MGS Moulding Facility: Ireland’s Medtech Community Means Business

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Ireland’s medical manufacturing base experienced a couple of noteworthy changes in August: Ansamed was acquired by full-service medical device outsourcing company Vention Medical, and MGS Mfg. Group announced the opening of a production facility in Leixlip, its first moulding plant outside North America.