Creganna today announced that it has doubled the size of it Massachusetts manufacturing facility. Creganna will provide a specialized contract design and manufacturing service from the expanded facility serving medical device and lifescience companies...
- Creganna doubles manufacturing facility in Massachusetts -
- Contract Design and Manufacturing for Specialty Needles -
Marlborough, MA and ANAHEIM, CA, January 29th 2008 – Creganna today announced that it has doubled the size of it Massachusetts manufacturing facility. Creganna will provide a specialized contract design and manufacturing service from the expanded facility serving medical device and lifescience companies who develop and market specialty needles.
Creganna is an industry leader in the design and processing of micro tubing for minimally invasive catheter applications. Building from this position, the company will offer a handle to tip design and manufacturing solution for specialty needles.
"Creganna has extensive experience in the design and processing of precision tube-based medical components and sub-assemblies. Coupled with our materials expertise, molding services and innovative technologies we can fulfil all the requirements of customers seeking a full manufacturing solution for specialty needles" commented Helen Ryan, Creganna CEO.
"Creganna is known for industry firsts and our needles solutions offering is no different" said Dr. Vlado Gergely, Head of Metallurgy at Creganna. "We are introducing a high-performance alloy, Javelin™, for demanding needle applications. Javelin™ -based needles exhibit high hardness, excellent damage resistance, high column strength, shape-set resilience and minimum tip deflection enabling superior physician control during challenging procedures. The response from product developers of specialty needles to this alloy has been extremely positive. They see great potential for Javelin™ needles in complex clinical applications as it solves a number of the challenges inherent with traditional materials."
Creganna is also developing new solutions for improved echogenic enhancement, composite shaft materials, long length needles and complex needle profiling.
Production at the newly expanded Marlborough facility commenced during January 2008 and the dedicated facility will serve as the global manufacturing base for specialty needle manufacturing.
Creganna create, design and build products and technologies for medical device and lifescience companies. Creganna specialises in solutions for catheter and specialty needle applications. Components and sub-assemblies in a range of metals, polymers and composite materials are provided. Creganna is a trusted supplier to the world's leading medical device manufacturers. The company has manufacturing facilities in Galway, Ireland and Marlborough, Massachusetts. More information can be found at www.creganna.com.