Heraeus Medical Components Expands Capabilities in Interventional Access and Delivery with the Acquisition of Pulse Systems

November 2, 2020 – Heraeus Medical Components, a leading global medical device outsourcing provider, today announced it has acquired Pulse Systems, experts in high-precision laser processing and manufacturing of Nitinol and other metal-based implants and delivery systems.

Peter Reimer, President of Heraeus Medical Components, noted that a key reason for the acquisition is the increasing importance of vascular access and delivery systems to enable new therapies. Reimer said, “It’s been a direct ask from our customers in recent years, and we are excited to bring aboard the expertise and capabilities of Pulse Systems. Their center of proximity is located in a key medical technology innovation and incubation hub in the Bay Area, which will also strengthen our global R&D footprint. This move will enable us to deliver greater value and innovation to our interventional device partners.” Geoff Hall, the CEO of Pulse Systems, added, “This move allows Pulse Systems to take advantage of Heraeus’ world-class expertise in materials science, high-volume manufacturing and global reputation as a medical technology innovator. It expands our capabilities and positions us to better serve our customers.”

Founded in 1998 and located in Concord, California, Pulse Systems provides contract development and manufacturing to medical device OEMs to support complex implants and delivery systems. The company’s extensive expertise in precision laser machining and processing services supports customers’ broader needs for metal components and sub-assemblies. The acquisition will extend Heraeus’ capabilities by leveraging Pulse Systems’ advanced technology, materials expertise and competence in the processing, development and manufacturing of Nitinol and tube-based technologies. Heraeus plans to capitalize on these strengths to offer customers even greater value for stents, laser-cut hypotubes, and flexible shaft technologies for catheters.

Heraeus Medical Components has acquired three companies in the last 14 months to support its customers with a more integrated product offering. Nicolas Guggenheim, Head of Business Area Medical Technologies, said, “This acquisition strategy is an intentional and deliberate approach to expand our overall technology abilities and platforms. Medical technology is changing rapidly, and acquisitions like Pulse Systems enable our customers to bring innovative solutions to the market faster.”

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