Advanced Polymers is well-known throughout the medical device industry for developing innovative polymer products and technologies,
including the World’s thinnest, smallest and strongest heat shrink tubing
and complex compliant, semi-compliant and non-compliant
medical balloons. In addition,
Advanced Polymers manufactures custom extrusions,
is capable of both high and low volume manufacturing,
and has stock heat shrink tubing and medical balloons available through our website catalogs. With a commitment to consistent quality,
AP provides outstanding products to customers who utilize our components in the manufacture of minimally invasive devices, procedures,
and leading-edge medical technology. Situated in Salem, New Hampshire, Advanced Polymers has a 60,000 square foot state-of-the-art
facility, fully equipped to provide the top quality products our customers have come to expect.
Design & Development
Concept to ClinicalSM — Design, Development, Quality Systems and Pilot Manufacturing
The Vention Medical Design and Development Division brings a wealth of experience taking customers from Concept to ClinicalSM — partnering to create
and produce complex, innovative medical devices.
The design and development team works in a broad range of clinical applications and has the background to create complex devices from a diverse arena of
materials and components. Our portfolio includes extensive work in the interventional and surgical device market. We can help bring your project to market
through the full spectrum or we can help with just one small step up the staircase. Whatever you need to move your important project forward, we’re here to help.
Medical Device Assembly & Packaging
Full-Service, ISO 13485 Certified Contract Medical Device Assembly
The Vention Medical Molding and Assembly division has over 30 years of experience in the medical device industry. Vention offers a commitment to total
quality and unsurpassed medical device and component production expertise, including cleanroom injection molding, product assembly and packaging. We are
experienced in the device assembly of handheld surgical instruments, catheter-based products, catheter-based diagnostics and delivery systems, drug delivery
systems and diagnostic devices.
With assembly and packaging facilities in five locations – New Jersey, Michigan, Texas, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico –our assembly and packaging division
can offer you cost control, convenience and flexibility no matter your location.
Every Piece. Every Time.
With state-of-the-art facilities in Texas, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and Costa Rica, Vention Medical is a complete solution provider of precision injection
molded products and services to the medical device industry.
Vention offers exclusive ISO Class 8 (100,000) controlled environment injection molding. Our controlled environment injection molding capabilities are
ISO 13485 certified and FDA compliant. We work every day to maintain high standards, adhering to a rigorous quality process that includes regular particle
and SPC monitoring. Our controlled environments feature all electric molding machines and robotics, packaging equipment, a mold repair tool facility, as
well as cutting-edge quality systems and software. Vention Medical focuses on manufacturing through methods like lean principles, decoupled molding,
documented process control and automation. Our highly automated production floor and automated work cells are equipped with individual eDart system monitors
and full servo robotics supported by product specific vision systems and box loaders.
Vention Medical offers a full line of services devoted to balloon catheter development, manufacture, testing and production. We are recognized
in the industry as an innovator in the production of unique catheter components and sub-assemblies
Advanced Polymers specializes in the design, development and manufacturing of all types of medical balloons.
Advanced Polymers offers leading edge innovations with unsurpassed techniques for non-compliant, semi-compliant and compliant medical balloons. Our range of
balloons include ultra-high strength, thin-walled balloons for use in PTCA, PTA, stent delivery and other dilations procedures. We customize to your specifications
for prototypes or production. Our proprietary coatings allow us to manufacture puncture resistant, high-pressure balloons to increase the safety of high-pressure
angioplasty, stent-delivery, and other procedures where puncture and abrasion resistance are required. ISO 9001:2000 Registered.
Heat Shrink Tubing
World’s Thinnest, Smallest and Strongest.
API’s truly revolutionary polyester heat shrink tubing is thin-walled, ultra-high-strength, optically
clear or pigmented, and heat shrinkable. Created by a team of engineers and technicians with
unsurpassed expertise in the industry, our tubing can be used as is or heat shrunk for a variety
of medical applications.
Multi-Layer Medical Tubing
In the medical device industry, the trend toward minimally invasive surgical techniques is the driving force for smaller,
more innovative medical devices. Devices for vascular and other applications continue to reach deeper into the anatomy with
more therapeutic technology, and medical device manufacturers are demanding polymeric tubing that boasts greater precision,
tighter tolerances and increased functionality. As tubing designs become more complex, so does the extrusion technology
required to produce them. At the forefront of these advances in medical tubing technology have been developments in multi-layer
extrusion technology. Multi-layer extrusion, or coextrusion, can be defined as the extrusion of multiple layers of material
simultaneously to produce multi-layered tubing. Multi-layer technology is primarily employed to improve functionality: to
combine a weldable material with one that has certain other performance properties, like lubricity, for example. These
constructions can also increase performance and possibly reduce overall assembly and material costs, making the medical
device more cost-effective for the customer. Other key functionalities may include the addition of active material layers,
such as hydrophilic, bioresorbable or drug-eluting layers. The technology and materials now being employed to produce
multi-layer products for today’s medical devices has advanced greatly and provides the designer with a wealth of opportunity
for optimization of size, materials and functionality.