Success Story

Market: Cardiovascular

Product: Retrograde Cardioplegia Cannula

Application: Cardiac Surgery

Company Size: Large

Material Platform: Silicone

Key Vesta Expertise: Design for manufacturability, extrusion, molding, secondary operations & assembly

Design for manufacturability input improves quality and supply reliability in manufacturing transfer of cardiac surgery device

Customer Need

A leading, multinational medical device OEM was experiencing quality and supply issues with their retrograde cardioplegia cannula. Unable to keep up with market demand, the customer felt it was necessary to address the situation by seeking a partnership with a new supplier.

The Vesta Solution

After meeting with many medical contract manufacturers, the customer was impressed with Vesta’s technical expertise and manufacturing operations. This led the customer to choose Vesta as their trusted supplier partner to address their cannula situation. Focused on moving the program forward, Vesta recommended design refinements that improved manufacturing cycle times, increased repeatability and eliminated an unnecessary additive.

Final Outcome

The design refinements Vesta recommended were implemented and resulted in more consistent production, lower manufacturing costs, and a more reliable supply of product. This enabled the customer to meet their market demand as well as achieve their growth goals.