Interface Catheter Solutions Facility Expansion to Increase Equipment, Extruded Balloon Tubing and Balloon Manufacturing Capacity

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Interface has completed the initial phase of a three-phase facility expansion plan that includes a newly renovated and expanded equipment assembly operation, a new expanded extruded balloon tubing clean room and a balloon production clean room expansion. ...continue reading

Interface Catheter Solutions Receives Patent for Balloon Catheter Folding/Wrapping Machines

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently awarded Interface Catheter Solutions for “balloon catheter folding and wrapping devices and methods” (Patent No. US 7,762,804). ...continue reading

No Material Degradation of Balloon Tubing during Interface Catheter Solutions Extrusion Process

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Independent testing by a leading laboratory shows that Interface extrusion process does not result in any degradation of the polymer material after the extrusion process. ...continue reading

NDC to Open New Manufacturing Plant in Costa Rica

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Fremont, Calif. – June 14, 2010: Nitinol Devices & Components, Inc. (NDC) has announced plans to establish a new center for R&D and manufacturing in one of the premier Free Trade Zone industrial parks in San Jose, Costa Rica, later this year. The plant will produce medical guide wires that combine the company’s core expertise ...continue reading

Interface Catheter Solutions Announces New DFW-1000 Dual Fluting and Wrapping Equipment for Balloon Catheters

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Interface Catheter Solutions DFW-1000 dual fluting and wrapping equipment provides a minimal profile wrapped balloon for catheter manufacturing. It has a top-loading, pivoting catheter platform to precisely control positioning of the catheter for both fluting and wrapping operation. ...continue reading

Interface Catheter Solutions Announces New CPS-1000 Computerized Parison Stretcher for Neck Down Tubing for Medical Balloon Forming

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Interface Catheter Solutions CPS-1000 provides consistent and accurate neck down tubing to create parisons in preparation for the balloon forming process. The heater jaws are maintained at a constant temperature to reduce cycle time and provide uniform stretched tubing for consistent results. ...continue reading

Interface Catheter Solutions Announces New Hydraulic Pressure Testers for Balloon Catheters and Components

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Interface Catheter Solutions Hydraulic Pressure Testers provide critical hydraulic test functions for balloon catheters and components, including tubing and balloons. The HPT-500 and HPT-1000 are simple to operate and easily programmable with storable test protocols. Operators can choose from a comprehensive list of options to create tests (including burst, leak, fatigue and compliance) that are appropriate and specific for the devices to be tested. In addition multiple pressure ramp options are available including linear, stepwise, fatigue and custom. ...continue reading

Interface Catheter Solutions ION-1000 Balloon Tubing Deionizer Improves Balloon Production Yields

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Interface Catheter Solutions balloon tubing deionizer ION-1000 uses a stream of ionized air to eliminate electrostatic forces that attract dust and to remove foreign particulates from the surface of balloon tubing. The reduction of particulates on the tubing will decrease defects such as drag lines, dimples, and embedded surface particulates. Clean balloon tubing will increase balloon quality and production yields. Interface uses the ION-1000 in its own balloon production with substantial improved yield results. ...continue reading

Interface Next Generation Balloon Forming Machine BFM-3310 to Simplify Manufacturing Operations and Expand Capabilities

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Interface Catheter Solutions new Balloon Forming Machine Model BFM-3310 is a computer-controlled system that produces an extensive range of medical balloons to meet ever-increasing market demands. The BFM-3310 provides very accurate and repeatable control for processing high quality balloons with tight tolerances in an extensive variety of sizes and shapes. Interface is known for balloon forming equipment that delivers consistent performance, reduced cycle times and increased yields, along with real time balloon forming profiling. ...continue reading

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

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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. ...continue reading