Zeus, a provider of advanced polymer solutions, has announced a multi-million dollar investment to expand its catheter manufacturing capacity worldwide. The first phase of the expansion program is already underway at the company’s San Jose location in California. This initial project will significantly extend the facility’s footprint to increase catheter-based design and manufacturing capacity.

Steve Peterson, CEO and president at Zeus, said the investment is in response to growing demand from medical device OEMs. “Our customers depend on innovative thinking, speed and the latest catheter design and manufacturing technologies to deliver their life-saving products,” said Peterson. “We want to solidify Zeus’ position as their strategic, long-term partner.”

The existing San Jose site will increase by 127%, extending its footprint to 32,000 square feet. This expansion will also increase the facility’s ISO-certified cleanroom capacity for design, prototyping, validation and manufacturing to over 7,000 square feet total and double Zeus’ braiding and coiling capacity for catheter-based minimally invasive devices.

The San Jose expansion will create 15 new jobs this year and 50-plus new jobs over the next one-to-two years. These added positions will include project engineers, project managers, product builders and technicians.

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