Our balloon catheter manufacturing capabilities span an extensive range of expertise from balloon expandable stents, balloon extrusion, balloon design and balloon forming, to testing and inspection. We have a substantial balloon manufacturing capacity with clean room facilities, plus an array of state-of-the-art balloon forming equipment. Our highly skilled balloon design, development and manufacturing engineers, quality engineers, and trained operators ensure the highest balloon quality and optimized production.

Atraumatic Tip

Atraumatic Tips
Confluent Medical can manufacture tapered, multi-durometer tips for reduced insertion force and superior trackability.

Stent Design

Stent Design
From simple and delicate wireform devices to complex and unique laser cut designs, our manufacturing facilities offer the latest in technological advances to bring your most difficult stent device to market. Our Nitinol, Cobalt Chromium, and Stainless Steel technical services include:

  • Design services
  • Finite element analysis
  • Transformation temperature tuning
  • Mechanical properties testing
  • Radial force and crush testing
  • Fatigue testing and analysis
  • Corrosion testing
  • Failure analysis
  • Balloon/stent pillowing without compromising balloon geometry or burst

Stent Design

Marker Bands
Confluent Medical works closely with your engineering team to achieve the lowest profile possible without compromising the guidewire lumen, kink, or radiopacity. Our highly trained specialists ensure the tightest tolerances are met while preventing stress fractures and sharp edges.

Custom Balloon Design, Balloon Bonding, and Low-profile Folding & Wrapping

Custom Balloon Design, Balloon Bonding, and Low-profile Folding & Wrapping
With over 2,500 balloon/catheters developed, Confluent Medical is an industry leader in balloon development and manufacturing. Our rapid prototyping department can support your company’s needs with quick turn balloon concepts. Our capabilities span an extensive range of expertise from balloon expandable stents, balloon extrusion, balloon design, testing, and inspection.

  • Custom balloon blow moldings
  • Custom catheter shaft designs: multi-lumen, multi-layer, varying shaft durometers (on one system), braiding, coiling, or a combination of configurations
  • Balloon catheter is designed to meet a wide range of requirements: wall thickness, kink, burst pressure, torque, push, track, and radiopacity
  • Ability to hold tight ID and OD tolerances

Co-axial; Dual or Multi-lumen; Reinforced Braid, Coil, or a Combination; Varying Stiffness; Biaxial or Multidirectional

Co-axial; Dual or Multi-lumen; Reinforced Braid, Coil, or a Combination; Varying Stiffness; Biaxial or Multidirectional
Our extrusion capabilities include highly sophisticated equipment along with a comprehensive inventory of pin and die sets to allow a complete range of complex medical tubing, including:

  • Balloon tubing
  • Single-, dual-, and multi-lumen tubing
  • Striping co-extrusion
  • Tri layer
  • Bump tubing
  • Lead tubing
  • Custom welding sleeves

Rx Port

Rx Port
With a specific team of engineers and specialists, Confluent Medical is able to provide a wide range of catheter designs from robust, low friction RX ports to multi-port configurations for electronics.

Strain Relief

Strain Relief
Confluent Medical offers kink resistant strain reliefs in various durometers and colors.

Standard Y-hub & Standard S-port

Standard Y-hub, Standard S-port, & Multi-port Designs
Confluent Medical has professional experience in creating standard hub and port components for a wide range of medical devices. With a diverse selection of materials and molding techniques, your design can be successfully achieved with our advanced device assembly practices.

Balloon Catheter Rapid Prototyping

With over 20 years of experience, we provide you with a wide range of resources and facilities for prototype and development throughout your product development cycle — up to and including custom balloon catheter manufacturing — in just a matter of days.

  • Raw materials: balloon/catheter tubing and tri-layer extrusion
  • Parison stretching and die necking
  • Balloons: tapered, stepped, nonsymmetrical, Ø0 to 50 mm, and lengths up to 36 cm
  • Fluting/wrapping/sheathing
  • Marker band swaging
  • Pad printing
  • Balloon expandable stent placement
  • Tube welding
  • On-site machining (molds, water jackets, etc.)
  • Braiding, coiling, and laminating
  • Testing (destructive and non-destructive)
  • High-pressure balloons
  • Stent crimping and pillowing

Custom Balloon Catheters

Partner with us for a complete solution to your custom catheter needs, from quick turn-around prototypes to high-volume production.

  • Custom balloon mold blowing
  • Custom catheter shaft configurations with multiple shaft durometers and stiffness (liner/jacket material, braid/coil pattern, etc.)
  • Ability to meet a variety of requirements: wall thickness, kink resistance, burst pressure, torque ability, push ability, flexibility, track ability, and radiopacity
  • Able to hold tight ID and OD tolerances
  • Catheters can include rapid exchange ports, marker bands, and atraumatic tip

Custom Medical Extrusion

Our dedicated extrusion team specializes in custom medical extrusions and can help you develop complex configurations that meet unique restrictions and specifications.

  • Balloon tubing
  • Single-lumen tubing
  • Multi-lumen tubing
  • Striping co-extrusion
  • Tri-layer
  • Bump tubing
  • Lead tubing
  • Custom welding sleeves

Reinforced Catheter Shaft Materials

Tasked with helping you identify the best catheter shaft materials, our engineers specialize in performing detailed analysis to help you develop the best prototypes at a fraction of the time and cost.

  • Liner:
    • PTFE
    • Polyimide
    • Pebax
    • Nylon
  • Braid/Coil:
    • Flat stainless steel wire
    • Round stainless steel wire
    • Nitinol wire
    • Platinum wire
    • Tungsten wire
    • Non-metallic wire (plastic, textiles)
  • Jacket:
    • Polyurethane
    • Pebax
    • Nylon

Reinforced Catheter Shaft Options

Considering the initial performance of reinforced catheter shaft options is an absolute must. We understand this and will work to assure all design requirements meet the end needs of both the user and finished medical device.

  • Coil:
    • Clockwise pitch
    • Counter-clockwise pitch
    • Varying pitch in single shaft

Finished Devices - Coil

  • Braid:
    • Regular braid pattern (one wire under two wires
    • Full diamond pattern (two wires under two wires)
    • Half diamond pattern (one wire under one wire)
    • Tri-axial wires
    • Varying PPI in single shaft

Finished Devices - Braid

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Learn more about our finished medical device capabilities.