Confluent Medical’s New Center of Excellence Offers Component Design Support, PTFE Liners, Polyimide Tubing and Multi-layer Composite Tubing
(Scottsdale, AZ)- Confluent Medical Technologies (“Confluent”) announces today the official opening of their Chattanooga, Tenn., Specialty Medical Polymer Tubing center of excellence.
This new state-of-the-art facility, expected to be operational in Q3 2021, greatly expands Confluent’s ability to provide customers with complex delivery systems for structural heart, neurovascular and peripheral vascular applications. The capabilities of this new location include PTFE liners, polyimide tubing, multi-layer composite tubing (braided and non-braided), and coated wire.
“Having a strong manufacturing location here in the U.S. is vital to supporting our growing customer base,” says Confluent President & CEO, Dean Schauer. “Combine this new site’s capabilities with our complex catheter offerings out of our Austin, Texas site and you have a powerful partner in Confluent Medical to assist with your catheter shaft needs.”
With the addition of filmcast technology, Confluent strengthens its vertically integrated supply chain by offering thin-walled, tightly tolerance engineered tubing. The Chattanooga site, with a technical team having over 175 years of combined experience in medical device manufacturing, will also partner with OEM’s to provide customized tubing for demanding devices.
About Confluent Medical Technologies
Confluent Applies Materials Science to MedTech Innovation. Confluent’s engineered solutions to the most challenging design problems enable our OEM medical device customers to offer life-saving products. Our customers rely on Confluent for materials science and associated manufacturing expertise which is critical to the function and value of their most demanding, high growth products – proprietary expertise which spans processing of high purity Nitinol, ultra-high density knitting of biomedical textiles and precision laser treatment of specialty polymers. Confluent partners with leading OEM’s to create a selective product portfolio which includes such complex applications as transcatheter heart valves, neurovascular implants, endovascular stent grafts and advanced smart catheters. With facilities in Fremont and Laguna Niguel, California; Warwick, Rhode Island; Windham, Maine; Austin, Texas; Chattanooga, Tennessee; and San Jose, Cost Rica, Confluent has earned the confidence of the leaders in the medical device community through a proven track record of innovative materials science, engineering and manufacturing.