Monday, October 1, 2007

Known more for its work in other industries, Anomet Products (Shrewsbury, MA) has been quietly providing wire for medical applications for more than 35 years. Now, at MD&M Minneapolis, the company is ready to be heard. “We’re trying to get a little more aggressive,” says Bob Gallant, the company’s general manager. “When you come to these shows, word gets around.” In its first year at the show, Anomet hopes word gets around about its ability to design and manufacture custom metal-clad wire. Typically, choosing a metal wire requires tradeoffs. A wire might be biocompatible, yet lack strength, or a wire might be resistant to corrosion, yet lack good conductivity. But what if a specific design, say for a cardiac rhythm device, requires both corrosion resistance and conductivity?