Merit Medical opens hypotube centre of excellence in Galway

Merit Medical Systems Inc, a leading manufacturer and marketer of proprietary disposable devices used primarily in cardiology, radiology and endoscopy, this week announced the opening of a hypotube manufacturing centre of excellence in Galway.

The centre significantly enhances Merit's hypotube manufacturing capabilities and includes best-in-class design and production systems and advanced equipment and controls for producing customised hypotubes for uses which include percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA ) balloon catheters. The Merit Hypotube (TM ) is sold by Merit Medical's coatings division.

"We've been coating and supplying hypotubes to the medical device OEM industry for many years," said Fred P Lampropoulos, chairman and CEO of Merit Medical Systems. "We made a commitment to become one of the world's leading hypotube manufacturers and have invested in the new equipment and expertise to do so."

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Merit Medical Systems, which has its manufacturing facility in Parkmore Business Park West, Ballybrit, was founded in 1987 and serves client hospitals worldwide with a domestic and international sales force totalling approximately 200 individuals. Merit employs approximately 2,750 people worldwide with facilities in Salt Lake City and South Jordan, Utah; Angleton, Texas; Richmond, Virginia; Malvern, Pennsylvania; Maastricht and Venlo, The Netherlands; Paris, France; Beijing, China; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Rockland, Massachusetts.


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