Innovative healthcare tech
Teleflex is a global provider of medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. They apply purpose-driven innovation to benefit patients and healthcare providers. Their portfolio is diverse, with solutions in the fields of vascular and interventional access, surgical, anaesthesia, cardiac care, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Their EMEA office is based in Athlone.
Teleflex wished to use design and injection moulding capabilities at Applied Polymer Technologies (APT) to provide a solution for innovative, custom-designed medical device parts with quick turnaround times.
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The Teleflex & APT partnership
The Gateway worked with stakeholders at both the Athlone and US sites, designing and development of injection mould tooling and, subsequently, manufacture of components for research and development purposes. The designed moulds could then be used in conventional machines for the production of parts.
By leveraging APT Gateway’s expertise in polymer materials and injection moulding, Teleflex was able to develop innovative medical device concept parts and gain an increased understanding of the materials it is using and the effects that the process has on their properties. The company is also considering further collaboration work with APT and the wider network as a result of its initial interactions with APT.
“The equipment and expertise available to us at APT enabled us to optimise and refine our concept and produce an innovative manufacturable product.”
Morgan Tierney – Teleflex
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