Medical Device Contract Manufacturing Extrusion Capabilities

Lead Tubing

Applications

Cardiac Rhythm Management and Neurostimulation

Lubrizol Life Science Health’s precision extrusion solutions optimize the clinical outcome of your devices designed with polyurethane and silicone lead tubing for active electrode applications. 

Protective Covering, Biomechanical Stability, Insulation

Lead extrusions are used in various active electrode applications, such as insulation to cover the electrodes used to deliver an electrical stimulus.

Implantable Lead Extrusion for Active Electrode Applications

LLS Health lead extrusion adheres to the highest level of precision for dimensional, surface, cosmetic and mechanical properties. In addition, the highest level of process and quality control ensure correct tolerance, surface finish and cosmetic specifications for all of our lead tubing.

Materials, Tooling, Process and Quality Control

We optimize product attributes by developing material-specific extrusion processes, customized tooling and product specific inspection procedures. Our proven annealing process relieves the internal stresses and dimensional instability inherent in polyurethane tubing. Our quality team is well trained and experienced in the inspection of lead extrusion to ensure it meets the critical and stringent quality requirements required of lead extrusion.

Competency

LLS Health’s experienced technicians and engineers have extensive experience in lead extrusion and understand its critical nature. We are a valued supplier to most of the leading CRM and neurostimulation OEMs in the market today. Our expertise includes:
  • Materials
    • Silicone
    • Polyester and polyether urethane (TPU)
    • Aromatic and aliphatic urethane (TPU)
    • Polycarbonate-urethane co-polymer
    • Polyurethane-silicone co-polymer
  • Wall tolerances ± 0.0005" (0.013 mm)
  • Annealing for stress-relief
  • Single lumen and multi-lumen configurations
  • 100% visual inspection, as required