ExtruMed, the thermoplastics division of medical device contract manufacturer Vesta Inc., has launched balloon expansion capabilities within its Livermore, CA plant. Recognized as a global leader in precision balloon tubing extrusion, ExtruMed has acquired state of the art balloon expansion systems to offer medical device manufacturers complete turnkey balloon solutions.
ExtruMed has identified several targeted applications for its balloon expansion services, including semi-compliant PTCA and PTA catheter balloons using materials such as Nylons, stent delivery system balloons using high burst strength materials, and occlusion/compliant balloons made of Pebax. ExtruMed custom engineers each application to specific requirements and provides quick turnaround and short lead-times. Ideal projects include small R&D quantities up to production level quantities. ExtruMed offers complete support to customers with complete testing capabilities for tensile strength, compliance, burst strength, collapse testing, fatigue testing, and full visual inspection.