NuMED: Spearheading Innovations in Interventional Pediatric Cardiology
Allen J. Tower Jr., President
Since its inception in 1984, NuMED has been well-recognized for its prowess in designing and manufacturing Angioplasty and Valvuloplasty catheters. Founded by industry-veteran Allen J. Tower, the company delivers the highest quality devices for diagnosing and treating congenital heart disease or compromised peripheral arteries. In the late 1980s, NuMED took a strategic turn towards interventional pediatric cardiology when a couple of pediatric cardiologists—Professor Mike Tynan and Dr. Shakeel Qureshi—from London, asked him to design fetal balloons for one of their patients. This was when Tower’s passion for pushing the boundaries of innovation came into play.
Leveraging his engineering and designing capabilities, he built the first-of-its-kind pediatric catheter, TYSHAK. With a unique balloon dilatation model that can facilitate percutaneous transluminal valvuloplasty, this innovative product proved its efficacy by helping the cardiologist duo address their patient’s needs. More importantly, it paved the way for beginning a new era in the interventional pediatric cardiology space. Identifying the growing demand for such products and the need to augment their capabilities, Tower started his voyage to bring in further innovations by working hand-in-hand with several pediatric cardiologists worldwide.
“Our innovation-driven approach, paired with our commitment to provide high quality devices helped us evolve into a leader in the interventional pediatric cardiology space,” says Allen J. Tower Jr., the President of NuMED. “As a family-owned business, we are following our proud legacy in helping children around the world with congenital heart defects or compromised peripheral arteries to develop, manufacture, and deliver a wide range of innovative, robust cardiovascular medical products.” NuMED’s TYSHAK balloon dilatation catheter is a coaxially constructed catheter with a distally mounted non-compliant balloon. It has been successfully assisting physicians in treating patients for more than 25 years. The coaxial construction helps the catheter inflate and deflate fast, while its super thin balloon offers a low deflated profile that maintains tip flexibility. The distal shaft through the balloon is highly flexible for exceptional maneuverability. This, combined with the pushability of the coaxial shaft, provides outstanding tracking performance.
Our innovation-driven approach, paired with our commitment to provide high quality devices helped us evolve into a leader in the interventional pediatric cardiology space
Another product that NuMED prides itself on is Z-5 Atrioseptostomy Catheter—specifically engineered for maximum steering and tracking. With its capability to support patients with a small left atrium and in small neonates with congenital heart disease requiring Atrioseptostomy, Z-5 is gaining traction in the interventional pediatric cardiology space today. As the only company that delivers Septostomy Catheters, NuMED is constantly redefining its product to support a wide range of Septostomy cases. The company offers CP Stent, a reliable product for treating native and/or recurrent coarctation of the aorta. Furthermore, NuMED excels in building custom-made devices—where many of them are added to its product suite, considering its unrivaled value proposition.
With such robust products, the company unlatches a new era of pediatric cardiology treatments, enabling physicians to adopt a potentially less-invasive model in treating pediatric patients. NuMED assists physicians from almost all countries by having a robust global distributor network, which allows it to supply its defect-free product line in a rapid response time. Besides, the company supports several health missions in East African countries either financially or with free products that can lead many kids with congenital heart defects back to life. What gives NuMED an extra edge is its capability to design, build, and deliver new products at a shorter turnaround time. When physicians approach the company with new ideas, its dedicated team of experts works hand-in-hand to quickly materialize their vision into a prototype or an actual product, enabling a faster go-to-market.
As the third-generation preps to take the baton, NuMED envisions augmenting its research activities, innovations, and manufacturing capabilities without deviating from its decades-old legacy. The company is also developing and advocating less-invasive medical devices and procedures to improve the quality of patient care and the productivity of health care. To do this, the company is refining its existing products and researching new technologies that can reduce risk, trauma, cost, procedure time, and the need for aftercare. “Today, organizations need to comply with several regulatory standards such as FDA and CE to sell their products in different countries—which is extremely challenging. Therefore, it is time to think about a global regulatory organization and approval process, which facilitates the introduction of more products into the market,” concludes Tower Jr.
Description NuMED is a leading medical device provider that specializes in designing and manufacturing Angioplasty and Valvuloplasty catheters. The company’s innovation-driven approach, paired with its commitment to provide high quality devices helped it evolve into a leader in the interventional pediatric cardiology space. With a wide range of robust products, the company unlatches a new era of pediatric cardiology treatments, enabling physicians to adopt a potentially less-invasive model in treating pediatric patients
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