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How Large is Advant?
Advant Medical is established in some of the largest MedTech hubs around the world. We are strategically located in Ireland, Mexico and Costa Rica to supply our global customers. We employ over 250 quality-centric staff worldwide. All facilities contain ISO class 8 cleanrooms.Our Locations
How experienced are you in the medical device industry?
Advant Medical has been the global ‘Partner of Choice’ for medical device manufacturing for over 28 years. Since our foundation in 1993 we have been constantly evolving, growing and scaling our business while always maintaining our commitment to quality.Advant
Where is Advant Medical located?
The Advant Medical Group is located in Ireland, Mexico and Costa Rica. Our corporate HQ is located in Parkmore Business Park West, Galway, Ireland. Our specialist injection moulding facility is located in Inverin, Co. Galway, Ireland. Each facility supports assembly and packaging in an ISO Class 8 cleanroom.Our Locations
Does Advant Medical work with small companies?
Yes. We work with companies of all sizes including start-up and early stage medical device companies. We have worked with numerous small companies to transform their ideas into reality. Thanks to our additive manufacturing capability, we can deliver prototypes allowing you to achieve a physical review of your product concept at an early stage.3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping
What markets do you serve?
The markets we serve are (but not limited to): Cardiovascular, Neurovascular, Clot Management, Implantable Devices and Peripheral Devices. Advant Medical are specialists in minimally invasive access & delivery devices. We provide a full range of services required to deliver finished medical devices to market. We are the global partner of choice for outsourcing design and manufacturing for the leading medical device companies.Industries Served
Do you ship to my country?
As a global company, Advant Medical ship worldwide. Our multiple facilities in Ireland, Mexico and Costa Rica ensure our customers have a contract manufacturing partner providing local service on a global platform.
What is the culture link working at Advant Medical?
At Advant Medical our core values define who we are as a business, they are our DNA. Our core values: Respect, Responsibility, Communication, Flexibility, Integrity & Team Building Mentor guides how we perform every day. Our culture is collaborative, with a focus on personal growth and employee development.Life at Advant
Where do I apply to join the Advant Medical Team?
Please visit our Careers page for current openings.Open Positions
What annual volume of product is needed for outsourcing to Advant Medical?
Advant Medical will develop and implement manufacturing processes for products from prototypes to high volume. A wide range of production methods enable us to provide a scalable and efficient contract manufacturing and packaging services.Manufacturing Transfer
What are your contract manufacturing capabilities?
Our services include: High precision Micro Assembly, Catheter Assembly, Injection Moulding, Rigid Tray Sealing, Flexible Pouch Sealing, UV & CA Bonding, Heat & Cold Flaring, Laser Welding, Manufacturing Transfer, and Expertise in Packaging Materials.Contract Manufacturing
Can you accommodate low-volume manufacturing requirements?
Yes, we work with many start-ups, entrepreneurs, SME’s and innovation hubs who trust us to deliver the highest quality products. We provide a flexible and structured approach to contract manufacturing which supports our customers’ low and high volume requirements.Low and High Volume
Can Advant Medical sterlize our product?
While Advant Medical does not offer in-house sterilisation we have very strong partnerships with a number of outside sterilization service companies.Contract Packaging
Is it wise to leave the design of medical device packaging until the end of the process?
The short answer is No. Many companies leave their packaging design until the last minute leading to costly redesigns or rushed packaging that may not meet the stringent requirements. Here at Advant Medical we work with you from product concept to design packaging requirements that are functional for your medical devicePackaging Design
What packaging capabilities do you have?
Our packaging design capabilities include SolidWorks 3D CAD, 3D Printing Technology, Rapid Prototyping, Rigid and Flexible Packaging Design, Unit to Transportation Box Design, GS1 and 2D Bar Code Label design and Final Packaging Design and Technical data.Contract Packaging
What volume of injection moulding are you capable of?
Advant’s Moulding operations can support pilot manufacturing projects to high volume commercial runs. Annually we produce 150 million injection moulded components.Injection Moulding
What machine tonnage have you got?
Our current equipment has various machine tonnage ranging from 25, 35, 60 and 120 accommodating both hot and cold runner systems.Injection Moulding
What materials are available?
Our highly competent injection moulding team use various materials during the injection moulding process including: HDPE, PP, LDPE, LLDPE, PC, ABS, TPV and more.Injection Moulding
Why use 3D printing for prototyping?
The functional prototypes we deliver for testing and design verification are a fraction of the cost when compared to production tooling. This allows you to have a physical review of your product at an early stage in the process.3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping
Do you offer a variety of materials for 3D printing?
Yes, we can 3D print parts from multiple material types in a single build and offer up to 120 material combinations including transparent, rigid opaque materials, rubber-like materials, simulated polypropylene and high-temperature materials.3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping
Are there benefits to using a solid free form (SSF) additive fabrication process?
Yes, by using this process we can:
- Create complex parts with superb resolution and accuracy
- Produce fully functional parts suitable for design verification
- Meet initial low volume prototype requirements
- Incorporate colour and diverse material properties into one model with the greatest material versatility available
- Accelerate your early-stage product design requirements
Are you ISO 13485:2016 certified?
Yes, Advant Medical operates a Quality Management System which is accredited to ISO 13485: 2016 standard.Quality
Are you FDA registered?
Yes, As a contract manufacturer of medical devices to the USA market, the legal manufacturer is assured that we are FDA compliant.Quality Management System