We spoke with Joan Besoli, Head of the molding and extrusion department at iVascular to learn more about their experience working with Lawrence Engineering.
Founded in 2010 in Barcelona, iVascular develop and manufacturer catheters focussed currently in three main areas: neurovascular, coronary, and peripheral. iVascular manufacturer all their products in-house, and Joan is responsible for the plastics division of the business.
The relationship between the two companies was established two years ago, when iVascular was un-happy with the quality and accuracy of the balloon mould tooling in the local market and were looking for a new supplier. When discussing his frustrations with an industry colleague, he was directed to Lawrence Engineering, and the relationship has developed from there.
In Lawrence Engineering they found a partner that can deliver on the precision, tolerances and material knowledge that is required for manufacturing the tooling needed for their products. The fact that Lawrence Engineering are fully dedicated to the medical device industry means that they do not need to explain the manufacturing process, making the process extremely smooth.
When asked about his experience working with Lawrence Engineering, Joan explained that he is very satisfied with the relationship and the parts created by Lawrence Engineering. He has weekly communication with Eoghan Ross, Export Sales Manager at Lawrence Engineering, and receives an answer within the same day. This allows for any issues to be quickly solved and for the project to progress without delays. Due to the internal design knowledge within Lawrence Engineering, when looking for new parts, they don’t need to supply the drawings, but by just sending the dimensions they can get the parts that they require.
“The biggest benefit is the knowledge and know how of medical device tooling, as well as the delivery times. We can expect the same delivery time from Ireland as from local suppliers in Spain”
We look forward to a continued successful relationship with iVascular.