Freudenberg Medical expands medical balloon development
Freudenberg Medical

Freudenberg Medical expands medical balloon development

Balloon Development Center of Excellence established for development and Rapid Response Prototyping in Minnesota.


Freudenberg Medical, a global developer and manufacturer of finished medical devices, components, and minimally invasive solutions for the medical device industry, expanded medical balloon development and balloon rapid prototyping services to its product development center in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Establishing the Balloon Development Center of Excellence has centralized the balloon development activities, further decreasing turnaround times for prototypes while supporting its manufacturing facilities with turnkey solutions.

Freudenberg Medical’s Balloon Development Center of Excellence offers all capabilities in-house to develop, manufacture, and test high performance medical balloons including dedicated equipment and project engineers to ensure short timelines and accelerate time to market. The company’s Rapid Response Prototyping enables quick design concepts not available through typical off-the-shelf industry solutions.

“Whether you’re looking to address challenging requirements with multi-layer extrusions, high burst pressures, or specific features, lengths and diameters, our Rapid Response Prototyping team will quickly work with you to get prototypes in hand,” says Mark Ostwald, president of Freudenberg Medical Minimally Invasive Solutions. “Our knowledge with non-compliant, semi-compliant, and compliant balloon technologies in a range of dimensions and materials makes Freudenberg Medical a great partner for custom balloon development.”

Freudenberg Medical’s comprehensive catheter development capabilities include advanced extrusion, handle and shaft development, balloon development and manufacturing, hypotubes, and metal micro-components, assembly, and coatings.