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Interface Catheter Solutions New MBS-200 Marker Band Swager Offers Superior Performance and Improved Reliability for Catheter Production

Laguna Niguel, CA, January 10, 2009 – The new MBS-200 Marker Band Swager enhances catheter production by providing reduced operating set-up time, expedited catheter advancement speed and decreased cycle times. The MBS-200 is compact and clean room ready with the same superior 360° swaging performance for gradual and smooth diameter reduction of marker bands for no striations or deformations to the swaged parts.

The improved one-piece swaging die design simplifies set-up and operation and is easy to maintain for repeatable use. The one-piece die along with the new safety cover reduces overall wear and maintenance for enhanced production quality. The safety cover lessens operating noise and cover removal operates a lock-out feature.

The MBS-200 is simple to operate with front panel adjustments for catheter advancement speed, distance between marker bands, as well as swaging and clamp pressure. The new machine increases the range between marker bands up to 175 mm to accommodate the majority of balloon catheter requirements. The catheter shaft speed advancement through the automatic feed mechanism has been improved with a resolution to 0.1 mm/s with a maximum feed of 20 mm/s. The machine reduces overall swaging cycle time to less than 15 seconds for 2 marker bands separated by 5 cm, increasing catheter productivity.

The new MBS-200 Marker Band Swager will be shown at the Interface Booth (2421) at the MD&M West Exhibition and Conference in Anaheim, CA on February 10-12.

Interface Catheter Solutions is the only vertically integrated provider of outsourced solutions for balloon catheter manufacturing. Interface has been solely focused on the balloon catheter market since 1995 and continually sets industry standards through process and equipment advancements in balloon catheter manufacturing.

Interface has created more than 2,000 balloon designs, and offers balloon design and development, extruded balloon tubing, balloon contract manufacturing, plus a comprehensive line of balloon catheter production and testing equipment. Interface is ISO 13485:2003 certified and operates multiple class 10,000 (ISO Class 7) and 100,000 (ISO Class 8) clean rooms in three facilities. Interface’s headquarters is located at 27752 El Lazo Road, Laguna Niguel, California. www.interfaceusa.com Tel 949.448.7056.

Company Contacts:
Mark Geiger
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Tel: 949-448-7056 x7123
E-mail: [email protected]

David Yanes
Director of Equipment Technology
Tel: 949-448-7056 x 7141
E-mail: [email protected]

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