Processing Case Study

Research and development

Company Name: Teleflex

Funding Source & Value: 100% industry funded

Profile of Company:
Teleflex is a global provider of medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. They apply purpose-driven innovation to benefit patients and healthcare providers. Their portfolio is diverse, with solutions in the fields of vascular and interventional access, surgical, anaesthesia, cardiac care, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Their EMEA office is based in Athlone.

Problem to Be Solved

Teleflex wished to utilise design and injection moulding capabilities in APT to provide innovative custom designed medical device parts with quick turnaround times.

How Gateway Delivered Solution for Industry:

The Gateway worked with stakeholders both at the Athlone and US sites, in designing and development of injection mould tooling and subsequently, manufacture of components for research and development purposes. The designed moulds could then be utilised in conventional machines for the production of parts.

Impact for the Company

By levering APT’s expertise in polymer materials and injection moulding, Teleflex were able to develop innovative medical device concept parts and gain an increased understanding of the materials they are utilising and the effects that their process has on their properties. They are also considering further collaboration work with APT and the wider network as a result of their initial interactions with APT.

Company Testimonial

"The equipment and expertise available to us at APT enabled us to optimise and refine our concept and produce an innovative manufacturable product"

Morgan Tierney
- Teleflex