Husky wins major order for integrated medical systems in Russia

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Pascal Medical aims to replace foreign-import medical products.

Canadian machinery supplier Husky Injection Molding Systems has won a major order from Russia’s Pascal Medical for 12 Husky systems, it was announced 1 Nov.

According to Husky, the Russian medical supplier intends to create “an innovative, technologically advanced product complex for the manufacture of sterile, disposable medical products.”

Pascal Medical has been working in close partnership with Husky to set up its facility in Dubna, Russia. The company aims to become “an industry-leading” manufacturer with the target to replace foreign-import medical products.

Currently focused on disposable syringes, the company plans to expand its product range in the future to include prefilled syringes, infusion and transfusion systems, catheters, vacuum blood collection systems, and parts for epidural anesthesia.

Husky said it had been involved in all aspects of the project, including the planning for a 10,000 square metre factory, syringe design development, and selection of assembling machines, clean room suppliers and even personnel.

“We are thrilled to be working so closely with Pascal Medical as they complete the first stage of their project,” said Robert Domodossola, Husky’s president of medical and specialty packaging.

Domodossola noted an absence of local production of medical disposables in Russia, similar to the case of beverage packaging 20 years ago.

“We look forward to continuing our partnership as they expand production lines and the range of injection molded products they offer,” said Domodossola added.

The Dubna facility opened and began production on 27 Sept, with integrated Husky systems installed and producing quality parts.

The construction of the facility started in July 2016. 

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