Laguna Niguel, California (PRWEB) November 3, 2009
Interface new Catheter Solutions HSO-250 Heat Setting Oven provides a cost-effective approach to heat treating of wrapped balloons on balloon catheters. Heat treating can improve fold memory retention and reduce the wrapped profile after unsheathing. Use of the HSO-250 allows reduction of cycle times for expensive fluting and wrapping equipment. The HSO-250 can heat set multiple balloon catheters and provides precise heat and time setting options.
Interface uses the HSO-250 for its contract manufacturing of balloon catheters and has observed an overall reduction in the wrapped balloon profile by several French sizes when unsheathed shortly after wrapping. This lower profile is particularly useful when a stent is to be crimped on the catheter. The HSO-250 facilitates the manufacture of balloon catheters with low profile sheath compatibility.
The HSO-250 multiple balloon catheter heat chambers have precise and uniform temperature control. The frong panel chambers can accommodate balloon lengths up to 150 mm while the side panel chambers are capable of heat setting longer length balloons up to 250 mm. Each heat chamber has a tapered guide for easy insertion and to keep the sheathed balloon centered, preventing bending and eliminating direct contact. The heater remains on and maintains the preset temperature for consistent results and reduced cycle times. The HSO-250 is simple to operate for repeatable results.
Interface Catheter Solutions is the only vertically integrated provider of outsourced solutions for catheter manufacturing. Interface has been solely focused on the balloon catheter market since 1995 and continually sets industry standards through process and equipment advancements in catheter manufacturing.
Interface has created more than 2,000 balloon designs, and offers balloon and catheter design and development, extruded balloon tubing, balloon contract manufacturing, catheter contract manufacturing, plus a comprehensive line of balloon catheter production and testing equipment. Interface is ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 9001:2000 certified and operates multiple class 10,000 (ISO Class 7) and 100,000 (ISO Class 8) clean rooms in three facilities. Interface's headquarters is located at 27752 El Lazo Road, Laguna Niguel, California. http://www.interfaceusa.com