The Weinheim, Germany–based Freudenberg Group has honored its Freudenberg Medical business as an internal innovation award finalist for its Composer catheter handle platform.
Company officials have touted the Composer platform as a way to take the handle out of the equation for catheter system creators. It includes finished steerable catheters that are ready for private label development, as well as a design platform that can accelerate time to market for new and next-generation catheters and delivery systems.
The platform boasts a modular design and open shaft architecture in order to enable a wide range of custom aplications in a wide range of fields, including structural heart, electrophysiology, imaging and vascular.
“The speed of innovation in the medical device market is dizzying, creating a growing commercialization gap,” Anthony Appling, senior diirector of R&D at Freudenberg Medical, said in a news release. “Newly developed device launches cannot keep pace with new concept ideas, which is the inspiration for the Composer.”
Check out a video of a Freudenberg Medical official explaining the Composer platform to Medical Design & Outsourcing during MD&M West early this year: