Solesis plans Costa Rica manufacturing site for custom polymers and textiles

NEWS RELEASE: Solesis to Open First Manufacturing Site in Costa Rica Dedicated to Custom Polymer and Textile Healthcare Solutions

Solesis plans to begin manufacturing operations at its new Costa Rica facility in 2025. [Rendering courtesy of Solesis]

The site will expand capabilities to enable development in the fast-growing cardiovascular and advanced therapy markets.

Telford, PA (February 1, 2024) – Solesis, a leader in the custom design, development, and manufacturing of textile- and polymer-based healthcare solutions for the medical device and biopharmaceutical industries, has announced plans to build a new manufacturing site in Costa Rica. This is the first site dedicated to producing implantable textile components, polymer-based devices and components, and single-use technologies. The Solesis family of companies is comprised of Secant Group, Polyzen, Charter Medical and SanaVita Medical, who together enabl…

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Edwards Lifesciences names Secant Group as its supplier of the year

NEWS RELEASE: Edwards Lifesciences Awards Secant Group 2022 Supplier of the Year

Secant Group, a leading innovator in the design, development, and manufacture of implantable medical textile components for medical devices, has been named 2022 Supplier of the Year by Edwards Lifesciences, the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease and critical care and surgical monitoring.

“We’re thrilled to receive this prestigious award from Edwards Lifesciences. This is a testament to Secant’s rigorous quality standards and multidisciplinary teamwork that enables Edwards Lifesciences to advance their innovative, life-saving devices with our implantable textile solutions. We’re proud to be a long-serving partner of Edwards and look forward to collaborating with them on new solutions for years to come,” said Karen West, CEO, Solesis, parent company of Secant Group.

In 2022, Secant Group was also the first-ever supplier awarded Gold Stat…

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Solesis acquires Polyzen to expand its film and coating capabilities

Solesis announced this week that it has acquired Polyzen, a developer and manufacturer of polymer-based film and coating technologies for the medical device and biopharmaceutical industries.

The companies did not disclose financial terms in their Nov. 2 news release. Officials at Telford, Pennsylvania–based Solesis said the acquisition will expand the company’s design and manufacturing capabilities in advanced biomaterials, broadening the service offering delivered to customers.

“We are thrilled about what this new partnership will mean for our customers going forward,” Solesis CEO Karen West said in the news release. “Polyzen enhances Solesis’ breadth of polymer-based technologies, know-how, and capabilities, all of which will enable us to continue to provide innovative solutions to our customers.”

Polyzen co-CEOs Nikin Shah and Rubin Shah said they were excited to combine Polyzen’s decades of polymer science experience in film and coati…

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