Biomerics announced the launch of its new Biomerics Advanced Extrusion division.

The new division will specialize in the creation of next-generation extrusion and braid solutions for the vascular, coronary, electrophysiology, CRM, and interventional radiology medical device markets.

The new division will provide the medical device industry with a full range of extrusion and braid capabilities, including precision multi-lumen extrusion, taper/bump extrusion, co-extrusion, tie extrusion, and continuous braiding processes. A portfolio of material testing, tooling, braiding, metrology, and annealing services, as well as secondary operations and finished catheter assembly, will also be offered.

"Coupled with our material and advanced catheter construction technologies, this addition will make us one of the only completely vertically integrated catheter solution businesses in the industry," remarked Travis Sessions, CEO of Biomerics.

Biomerics Advanced Extrusion will be led by Larry Alpert. "I look forward to leading Biomerics Advanced Extrusion," stated Larry. "My vision is to build a world-class extrusion facility that will enable us to develop solutions to the most difficult medical device problems. Biomerics' materials, tooling, engineering, and processing capabilities will allow me to accelerate my vision."

"Larry joins us with extensive expertise and over 30 years of experience in medical extrusion," added Travis. "We are excited to add Larry and his team and we look forward to his leadership and innovation in this critical growth area of our company."

The new division is located within Biomerics' 72,000 square foot facility in Brooklyn Park, MN. The facility, which is ISO-13485 certified and FDA registered, is also home to Biomerics Advanced Catheter and Biomerics Advanced Laser. Biomerics Advanced Extrusion will operate out of a dedicated cleanroom that has been optimized to continuously run multiple extrusion lines.

"This facility was initially designed to provide a vertically integrated platform for the development and manufacture of advanced catheters and device leads," stated Steve Berhow, President of Biomerics Advanced Catheter. "With the addition of extrusion manufacturing, this facility now offers everything required to produce a complete medical device in-house."