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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!