January 29, 2008 — /PRNewswire/ — CONCORD, CA AND EDEN PRAIRIE, MN — March Plasma Systems, a Nordson company (NASDAQ:NDSN), and Harland Medical Systems, Inc. continue to build on their joint business relationship. Harland Medical Systems has agreed to license March Plasma Systems application methods and surface materials for medical device markets.
The combination of March’s plasma enhanced surface treatment technologies with Harland’s biocompatible chemistries, application systems, and test methods provides medical device manufacturers with a total-solution approach that integrates all the materials, methods, machines, and manufacturing components required to create desirable biosurfaces on a variety of medical devices.
“Harland Medical Systems’ focus in the application and testing of specialized surface coatings compliments March’s strategy for applying surface modification techniques to medical devices. The alliance will further our success in the medical device market,” says Peter Bierhuis, president of March Plasma Systems.
“We are excited to add March Plasma’s extensive application knowledge and surface materials to the portfolio of surface modification methods and materials we offer to our medical device customers,” states Jon Anderson, CEO of Harland Medical Systems, Inc.
About March Plasma Systems
March Plasma Systems is the global leader in plasma processing technology for the medical device, life science, printed circuit board (PCB), semiconductor, and microelectronics industries. March has operations and support centers worldwide, including California, Florida, Europe, Singapore, China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. With over 20 years of continuous innovation, March designs and manufactures a complete line of award-winning and patented plasma processing systems. An expert staff of scientists and engineers is available to assist in the design of plasma processes that improve both product reliability and increase production yields.
About Harland Medical Systems, Inc.
Harland Medical Systems offers chemistries, process development services, standard automation systems for applying and testing biosurfaces, and coating service capabilities to perform pilot and production medical device coating. Harland Medical Systems has operations and application laboratories in Eden Prairie and St. Paul, MN and provides sales and support on a worldwide basis.