MINNEAPOLIS—Cirtec Medical Corporation is expanding its NovelCath manufacturing facility in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, increasing the size of the facility to more than 21,000 square feet. The expansion is expected to be completed by midsummer and will enhance the NovelCath’s ability to provide complex catheter delivery devices and systems, the company said in a release.

Cirtec Medical is an outsourcing partner for complex medical devices, including active implantable and minimally invasive devices. Its new facilities will become Cirtec’s Interventional Center of Excellence and will allow for new capabilities in extrusion and braiding and expand competencies in laser and Nitinol processing, according to the release.

The expansion of the NovelCath facility comes six months after Cirtec acquired NovelCath, a manufacturer of highly engineered catheter delivery systems. It coincides with the construction of a new 85,000-square-foot facility nearby that will focus on active implantable device manufacturing and clean room assembly of neuromodulation leads, implantable pulse generators (IPGs), and accessories.

The company’s existing facility will become an all-metals component and sub-assemblies facility, focusing on machining, Swiss milling, stamping, and coil winding, Cirtec said in the release

“We are excited to further expand in the Brooklyn Park area,” said Cirtec CEO Brian Highley, in the release. “The expansion at NovelCath and the capabilities we have in our Costa Rica facility increase our capabilities in the Interventional Delivery market and strengthen our ability to be an end-to-end partner in medical device design, development, and manufacturing.”

Cirtec Medical (www.cirtecmed.com) said that it is a vertically integrated, full-service outsource partner that provides  end-to-end product design, development, and manufacturing of Class III and II medical devices and components. The company specializes in advanced product technologies that include  neuromodulation, implantable drug delivery, cardiac rhythm management, ventricular assist, and interventional devices and delivery systems.

In addition to its Brooklyn Park, Minnesota facility, Cirtec has facilities in Chandler, Arizona; El Coyol, Costa Rica; Enfield, Connecticut; Los Gatos, California; Lowell, Massachusetts; and Birkenfeld, Germany.

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