Interface Catheter Solutions is expanding its focus from balloon tubing to that of a full-service custom medical extrusion company.
The company announced recently it had built a new clean room, and added extrusion equipment and staff. Fernando Lopez, who has 26 years of medical extrusion experience, will serve as extrusion director.
Previously we only supplied balloons and balloon tubing, but now we are better able to serve our existing customers and new customers with new capabilities, Lopez said in a recent telephone interview.
Interface will offer single-lumen, multilumen, striping and multilayer coextrusion, bump and lead tubing. It also will be able to work in more materials and offer a wider variety of lumen, shapes, sizes and tubing colors.
Lopez said the multimillion-dollar expansion more than doubled the company's capacity.
The recent changes completed a three-phase expansion that started when Interface acquired an adjacent building in July. The company has a three-building complex in Laguna Niguel, has multiple ISO Class 8 clean rooms and is ISO 13485:2003 certified.
Interface has been focused solely on the balloon catheter market since 1995. It has created more than 2,000 balloon designs and is a vertically integrated provider, doing everything from design and development to manufacturing and extrusion. The firm has a comprehensive line of production and testing equipment.
Our many years of experience in balloon catheter manufacturing gives us the expertise to expand our extrusion product offerings and provide a more all-inclusive development and manufacturing service, President and CEO Gary Curtis said in a news release.