United American Healthcare Corporation (UAHC), a healthcare management company since 1985, provides contract manufacturing services to the medical device industry, following its June 2010 acquisition of Pulse Systems, LLC.
UAHC's Pulse Systems subsidiary has served the medical device industry since 1998. During this time, Pulse Systems has developed an expertise in laser-based metal fabrication services, supplying precision components for use in a wide range of medical specialties, including cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, gynecology, ophthalmology and urology.
Pulse Systems specializes in the following contract manufacturing services:
- Laser cutting is Pulse Systems' core competency and utilizes automated processing workstations which deliver precise amounts of laser energy to vaporize tubular metal materials such as stainless steel and Nitinol in the specific pattern required for the customer's part
- Laser welding is the process of joining metal parts, such as thin-walled tubular components used in medical devices, in an inert atmosphere using infrared laser energy
- Nitinol processing, or "shape-setting," is often used in the design of catheter-delivered implants. The process of shape-setting Nitinol components involves forming parts into a desired shape in a fixture which is then exposed to a precise transition temperature, causing the Nitinol material to retain the desired shape while maintaining flexibility in the spring-like material
- Surface treatments provided by Pulse Systems offer a wide array of options to meet medical device manufacturers' specific design requirements:
- Electropolishing, a finishing process often recommended for permanently implantable medical devices, removes surface imperfections while creating a thin, uniform oxide layer that improves both biocompatibility and corrosion resistance
- Passivation techniques are used to provide corrosion resistance for certain materials, especially stainless steel, and provide for the formation of a passive protective film
- Grit-blasting achieves custom-roughened surfaces by blasting parts with a stream of pressurized air that carries fine particles of aluminum oxide grit
For more information on Pulse Systems, please see their website atwww.pulsesystems.com.
|Market Value1 ||$588,426 ||a/o Sep 29, 2011 |
|Shares Outstanding ||9,807,108 ||a/o Feb 10, 2011 |
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