Spectrum Plastics Group, Earnan Biomedical collaboration
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Spectrum Plastics Group, Earnan Biomedical collaboration

A strategic partnership between Spectrum Plastics and Earnan Biomedical will provide off the shelf balloon solutions.


Alpharetta, Georgia – Spectrum Plastics Group’s strategic partnership with Earnan Biomedical will provide quick turn, off the shelf PTCA and PTA balloons next day in North America and within 3 days internationally for European customers.

The program will launch via Spectrum Plastics’ Apollo Medical Extrusion Web Store (shop.apollomedex.com) offering textured and untextured balloons to support 0.014" and 0.018" guidewire platforms.   Nylon 12 balloons will be the first product introduction and will be offered in the diameter range 1.5mm to 5.0mm and in lengths of 10mm, 20mm, 30mm and 40mm. The Apollo Web Store already includes a stocking program for catheter tubing that is compatible with 0.014", 0.018" and 0.035" balloon platforms.  Future offerings will include super high-pressure balloons and multi-layer balloons/shafts.

According to Steve Maxson, vice president of sales, Spectrum Plastics, Vascular Technologies division, “The balloons will be formed from Apollo Medical Extrusion’s low profile, highly concentric balloon tubing with Earnan Biomedical’s balloon manufacturing technology.”

“We are excited to partner with Spectrum Plastics Group and we look forward to integrating our unique balloon forming expertise and technology to support quick-turn balloon catheter developments,” notes Colin Sutherland, CEO of Earnan Biomedical based in Wexford, Ireland.

Apollo Medical Extrusion technology is the advanced extrusion technology brand of Spectrum Plastics Group and represents industry leading, quick-turn and custom tight tolerance micro and multi-lumen extrusions. With multiple plants in North America and a strategic location for European customers in Tullamore, Ireland, Spectrum Plastics Group is a leader in the design, development, and manufacture of advanced extrusions, catheter components, and catheter assemblies.

Spectrum Plastics Group partners with medical device manufacturers that continue to evolve and innovate catheter components and designs for a wide variety of medical device procedures, by offering a comprehensive suite of plastic manufacturing solutions and products. Through innovation, a customer-centric approach, and with Apollo extrusion technology, Spectrum Plastics Group offers greater speed to market and engineer-to-engineer solutions.