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Composer® Platform Selected as Finalist in the Freudenberg Innovation Awards

JEFFERSONVILLE, Indiana – Freudenberg Medical’s Composer® Catheter Handle Platform was selected as a finalist in the 2019 Freudenberg Innovation Awards. The awards, held every three years, highlight projects and technology that illustrates how Freudenberg innovates for its customers.

The Composer platform includes finished steerable catheters, ready for private label development, as well as a commercialization ready design platform for accelerating time to market for new and next gen catheters and delivery systems. The platform’s unique, modular design and open shaft architecture allows for a more rapid and effective development phase for a wide range of custom applications including Structural Heart, Electrophysiology, Imaging and Vascular.

“The speed of innovation in the medical device market is dizzying, creating a growing commercialization gap,” says Anthony Appling, Sr. Director of R&D at Freudenberg Medical. “Newly developed device launches cannot keep pace with new concept ideas, which is the inspiration for the Composer.”

Learn more about innovation at Freudenberg and view all the projects awarded at this year’s ceremony. Learn more about innovation at Freudenberg and the Composer Handle Platform.


About Freudenberg Medical

Freudenberg Medical is a global partner for the design, development and manufacture of medical devices, components, and finished device solutions for accelerating time to market. With 11 manufacturing operations and more than 1,500 associates worldwide, Freudenberg Medical offers a wide range of manufacturing capabilities from high precision silicone and thermoplastic components and tubing to coatings, hypotubes and subassemblies for catheters and minimally invasive devices.

About the Freudenberg Group

Freudenberg is a global technology group that strengthens its customers and society long-term through forward-looking innovations. Together with its partners, customers and research institutions, the Freudenberg Group develops leading-edge technologies and excellent products and services for more than 40 markets and for thousands of applications: seals, vibration control components, technical textiles, filters, specialty chemicals, medical products, and the most modern cleaning products. Strength of innovation, strong customer orientation, diversity, and team spirit are the cornerstones of the Group. The 170-year-old company holds strong to its core values: a commitment to excellence, reliability and pro-active, responsible action. In 2018, the Freudenberg Group employed approximately 49,000 people in some 60 countries worldwide and generated sales of more than €9.4 billion. For more information, please visit

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