ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURE (OEM)
Vascutek, an ISO 9001 approved manufacturing facility, has a depth of experience in the manufacture of medical textiles and ePTFE grafts.
In our specially designed textile department, a dedicated team of experts convert yarn into a wide variety of fabrics.
Vascutek has the capability of converting the yarn either by knitting or weaving on high precision machines.
The process selected is dependent on the product's requirements and final application. The fabric can be produced in flat or tubular form.
Several products have already been developed in conjunction with worldwide OEM partners, including heart valve conduits, heart valve sewing cuff fabric, pessary retrieval system, drug pump pouches, heart assist pump conduits and endovascular grafts.
If required, further processing of the fabric can be performed in the class 10,000 cleanroom facility.
Since 1999, Vascutek has been manufacturing ePTFE vascular prostheses. The custom built, state of the art facility utilises the very latest in PTFE manufacturing technology.
Advanced computer controlled manufacturing techniques and monitoring systems ensure that product of an exacting level of consistency and quality is achieved.
The unique sintering process, an integral part of the manufacturing procedure whereby the ePTFE is heated and stabilised, features an innovative computer controlled conveyor oven, ensuring uniformity of working temperatures and product consistency.
Vascutek has developed the "continuous conveyor" sintering process where the ePTFE passes through a high temperature zone that causes the molecules to coalesce.
The temperature of the hot zone is tightly controlled to within 3°C, thereby reducing product variability.
Vascutek offer custom designed ePTFE products for a range of applications up to 10mm internal diameter.
The onsite Research and Development Department can also discuss the application of proprietary non textile/PTFE technologies which we have developed over many years.
These include bio-resorbable gel sealant and surface modification with low thrombogenicity fluoropolymer.
Modified polyester or ePTFE grafts can be made available upon specific requests and where local or national legislation allows.
Examples of custom products we have manufactured include:
ePTFE Special Products
SEALPTFE™ for use in dialysis.
SEALPTFE™ for peripheral procedures