Off-the-shelf PTCA and PTA catheter balloons are available for next-day delivery in North America and within three days internationally thanks to a strategic partnership involving Spectrum Plastics Group (Alpharetta, GA) and Earnan Biomedical (Wexford, Ireland). The program will launch via Spectrum Plastics’ Apollo Medical Extrusion Web Store offering textured and untextured balloons to support 0.014- and 0.018-inch guidewire platforms.
Nylon 12 balloons will be the first product introduction and will be offered in diameters from 1.5 to 5 mm and in lengths of 10, 20, 30 and 40 mm. The Apollo Web Store already includes a stocking program for catheter tubing that is compatible with 0.014-, 0.018- and 0.035-inch balloon platforms. Future offerings will include super high-pressure balloons and multi-layer balloons/shafts, said Spectrum.
The balloons will be formed from Apollo Medical Extrusion’s low-profile, concentric balloon tubing with Earnan Biomedical’s balloon manufacturing technology.
Apollo Medical Extrusion technology is the advanced extrusion technology brand of Spectrum Plastics Group, which operates multiple plants in North America and a facility in Tullamore, Ireland, for European customers.
|Spectrum Plastics Group is exhibiting at the co-located MD&M West and PLASTEC West event in Anaheim, CA, on Feb. 5 to 7. Visit the company at booth 2407. Go to the PLASTEC West website for more information about the tradeshow and conference and to register to attend.|