The collaboration will provide quick-turn, “off-the-shelf” extruded tubing with high-precision laser-cut features, available for next-day delivery in North America and within three days for international destinations.
Spectrum Plastics Group, an independent extruder of conventional and advanced medical tubing in North America, selected Laser Light Technologies to help expand and extend its product offerings for new catheter and medical device applications that require tubing and sub-assembly. These new products will focus on drug delivery, a specialty of Laser Light Technologies, irrigation and infusion, and add to Spectrum Plastics Group’s off-the-shelf offerings for medical device manufacturers and other end users, including its Apollo catheters for applications such as blood and fluid management, vascular access, cardiology, and robotic surgery.
“Spectrum Plastics Group is a leader in medical tubing manufacturing and Laser Light Technologies is an expert at the laser manufacturing of high-precision products,” said Laser Light CEO Frank Hannan. “This strategic partnership allows us to combine our respective strengths and develop innovative, high-value medical products that enhance medical procedures and improve patient outcomes.”
Combining Apollo extrusions with Laser Light’s precision laser manufacturing technologies (features as small as a single micron) will provide an additional value-added step that saves customers time and effort when they are conceptualizing new products.
The new product offerings, consisting of a variety of 4Fr-12 Fr Pebax 55D and Nylon 12 extrusions with laser-cut hole configurations for a variety of drug-delivery and other medical applications, will launch via Spectrum Plastics Group’s web store.
“Our online store accelerates the design and development of medical device projects by providing over 650 purposely designed single-lumen, multi-lumen, and reinforced tubes in stock that can be delivered within 24 hours,” said Mike Schultz, vice president of Innovation and Development at Spectrum Plastics. “The partnership with Laser Light allows us to increase our extrusion offerings and add a new product category that delivers valued-added capabilities.”