Devices in the body's main cavity, treating critical organs, muscles and bones

  • Arterial and vascular interventional products are based on a catheter design model of various diameters

  • Mechanical properties are essential for polymers used in minimally invasive devices. Some rely on the high tensile properties of engineering resins like PEEK, PI and PES. Other devices require highly elastic / flexible and low durometer resins like medical grade urethanes

  • Some designs require the outermost tube to be re-enforced with a metal or polymeric braid or coils to be embedded in the tube wall to prevent buckling of the device


    Devices that treat the circulatory system, including both cardiac and peripheral vascular devices

  • Vascular catheter device designs that rely on small diameter and thin walled tubing
  • - Neurovascular catheters
    - Cardiac catheters
    - Billiary catheters
    - Peripheral interventional catheters

  • Intravascular products often deploy stent made of metal or bioresorbable polymers infused with drugs

  • Vascular designs often use 5 or more different polymers extruded into tubing.

    Devices in the body permanently, including bioresorbable implants.

  • Specialty biopolymers designed specifically for implantation application needs

  • Drug eluting additives incorporated into bioresorbable polymers that deliver therapeutic effects over time

  • MI has extrusion equipment that can make product with as little as 50 grams of costly starting materials

  • Expensive implantable materials need to be combined and/or processed with minimum heat history using low volume, efficient mixing machinery

  • Extrusion of exploratory materials is well suited to the equipment used at MI

  • Many implantable polymer formulations are pelletized for post processing into implantable components

  • MI can also uniquely manufacture
  • - Pellets
    - Tubing
    - Strands
    - Fiber
    - Cast Film
    directly from the low volume extrusion mixing machinery