About Vante Biopharm / Sebra

Our Team

Our History

1976

Engineering Research & Associates, dba SEBRA, is created in Tucson, AZ. SEBRA revolutionizes the Blood Collection Processing (BCP) industry by developing and patenting the very first Hand-Held RF Tube Sealer for creating permanent, sterile seals in blood tubing for use in the collection, storage, and processing of whole blood. SEBRA® continues the innovation and patenting of critical technologies necessary for the rapid development of the worldwide whole-blood and plasma collection sector through the 2000’s.

1978

SEBRA enters the Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing/Single-Use sector with RF Tube Sealing systems. SEBRA has established itself as the worldwide leader of tube sealing systems.

1990

SEBRA enters the Medical Device Manufacturing sector by adapting its technologies to the tipping and bonding of catheter tubing, creating the most precise offerings on the market. SEBRA continues to be the worldwide standard and obvious choice in the BCP industry for tube sealing systems through the 2000’s.

2000

SEBRA continues into the Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing/Single-Use sector through the development and manufacturing of tube sealing and welding systems in an OEM agreement with Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and their C-Flex® brand.


2005

Under new leadership the SEBRA brand continues to lead the way in the development of new technologies in the BCP, Biopharmaceutical/Single-Use, and Medical Device Manufacturing sectors.

2009

The SEBRA brand and portfolio of BCP products is sold to Haemonetics® Corp. Engineering and Research & Associates creates Vante in an effort to continue igniting innovation in the Medical Device Manufacturing and Biopharmaceutical/Single-Use sectors. Major investments are made in the advancement of manufacturing capacities in the Tucson facility.

2013

Vante is acquired by Machine Solutions, headquartered in Flagstaff, AZ. Vante joins another Machine Solutions company, MSI, creating a larger presence in the Medical Device Manufacturing sector. MSI is recognized as the worldwide leader in stent crimping, balloon catheter pleating and folding, and catheter testing equipment.


2015

Machine Solutions acquires Steeger USA. Steeger, located in Steegerville, SC is considered the worldwide standard in wire and fiber braiding equipment, which adds another complimentary technology to the Medical Device Manufacturing portfolio.

2016

Machine Solutions acquires Plastic Weld Systems, located in Newfane, NY. PWS technologies compliment the existing Vante technologies, which further strengthen Machine Solutions as the industry-standard when it comes to catheter tipping, bonding, forming, and hole-making.

2017

Welcome Home SEBRA. Machine Solutions re-acquires the SEBRA portfolio of products from Haemonetics, adding the SEBRA product line to the Vante Biopharm product line. Exciting updates to follow!


Get To Know Our Team

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David JoyceDirector of Biotech Division, Machine Solutions
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Dave ArmstrongBusiness Development Manager, Vante BioPharm
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Jonathan BodleVante Aftermarket Leader
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Daniela GuardiolaRMA Coordinator
David Joyce

David JoyceDirector of Biotech Division, Machine Solutions

Dave Armstrong

Dave ArmstrongBusiness Development Manager, Vante BioPharm

Jonathan Bodle

Jonathan BodleVante Aftermarket Leader

Daniela Guardiola

Daniela GuardiolaRMA Coordinator

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