Milford, OH. – November 1, 2011 - Interplex Medical, LLC, a globally recognized developer and manufacturer of minimally invasive, complex catheter-based medical devices, today announced the signing of a three-year supply agreement with QualiMed Innovative Medizinprodukte GmbH of Winsen Germany. Under the terms of this agreement Interplex will provide, design, engineering and clean room assembly services for a series of advanced QualiMed products.
"We are pleased that QualiMed has selected Interplex Medical as a key partner in the development and delivery of their innovative products," said Al Hoffmann, Interplex Director of North American Medical Business Development. "Our experience developing minimally invasive devices, our track record serving the needs of large U.S. medical OEMs and our global footprint uniquely position us to support device manufacturers, like QualiMed, in Europe and in emerging markets and around the world." Interplex Medical will exhibit at the upcoming Medica Dusseldorf trade show, Hall 16 D32-13.
"We consider Interplex Medical as a key partner in accelerating the development of our full line of interventional products for the peripheral vascular and non vascular areas" said QualiMed Board of Directors member, Eric K Mangiardi. He further went on to say that this initial launch of its proprietary bi-directional stent in conjunction with its 5 zone catheter will allow QualiMed to significantly accelerate the growth of its interventional offerings which include Cardiology, Peripheral Vascular, Non- Vascular as well as a host of Bi-Degradable developments. "We believe this growing partnership between Interplex Medical and QualiMed will allow us to better meet the needs of our customers, doctors and the patients they serve."
QualiMed is a leading global supplier of innovative, implantable devices including orthopedic fixation, drug-eluting and biodegradable implants. Operating from its facility outside of Hamburg Germany, the companys expertise extends to all interventional and surgical areas including Biodegradables. Since 1997, QualiMed has obtained CE approvals for more than 70 different products mainly for stents, stent delivery systems and to a range of catheter technologies including ballooning with various materials, sizes, and diameters. The company holds more than 70 patents.
Interplex Medical is a division of Interplex Industries, Inc. Founded in 1958, Interplex Industries is headquartered in College Point, NY. The company continues to expand its technology and capabilities in the areas of product design and application development services, metal etching, prototyping, tool design and build, precision metal stamping, die casting, precision machining, plating and finishing, insert and injection molding, assembly and full scale automation services around the world. Interplex currently provides its services to the medical, communications, electronics, industrial, and automotive markets and has facilities in the United States, Mexico, China, Singapore, India, Malaysia, Korea, Scotland, France, Germany and Hungary.