Lubrizol Life Science Health has expanded its U.S. medical device design center in Corona, CA, adding a dedicated development cell with test lab and pilot lines, including an additional 2600 sq ft of ISO-7 cleanroom space. The expansion also includes additional space for future development and manufacturing cleanrooms.
The 53,000-sq-ft facility is also equipped with test laboratories for device testing and benchmarking and prototyping and development, and it now includes areas accessible to customers who are working with the Lubrizol design team.
The U.S. medical device design center team is led by Eric Mabry, senior manager of device design, who has more than 35 years of experience in medical device design and engineering, including balloon development expertise, to the role. The device design team functions as an extension of customer research and development teams by providing innovative designs of catheters and delivery systems in structural heart, electrophysiology, cardiovascular, neurovascular, and peripheral vascular markets.
The U.S. Medical Device Design Center’s capabilities include:
• Precision extrusion
• Braid- and coil-reinforced catheter designs
• Catheter reflow and assembly
• Catheter and delivery system handle design
• Balloon design, bonding, pleating, and folding
• Catheter and device performance testing (including burst and leak testing)
• Rapid prototyping
• Laser welding, cutting, and drilling
• Final device packaging
Lubrizol Life Science Health capabilities at the U.S. medical device design center are complemented by a similar integrated design and development center near Munich, Germany, the company reported.