Custom engineering and manufacturing of specialist machinery and turn-key solutions for the medical and pharmaceutical industry sectors is an area where Apex has a track record of success at the leading edge of development. Our ability to provide solutions for critical components where accuracy, repeatability, and quality are paramount has placed Apex as a first choice supplier for many household names in the industry for many years.

We routinely provide turn-key systems in this market area, working together with major suppliers in the fields of plastic injection moulding, complex parts assembly systems, vision systems and others as appropriate to provide the ideal solutions for our customers. We have a dedicated department providing IQ, PQ and OQ support for our customers so we are able to interface and assist with project developments at all stages. Typically our involvement with projects may commence at the planning and design stages, where we are often able to provide input regarding suitability of parts for handling and printing. We regularly conduct trials for customers to assess the suitability of parts and materials for compliance with the printing, marking or decoration methods that may be envisaged.

Our corporate aim is to work with customers in this industry area as long-term partners, acting not only as a machinery solutions provider but also as a development arm to assist with projects where our expertise is relevant.

The product sectors for which we currently supply systems include:

Catheters & Stents

Catheters, Stents and Tubing

C-25 Catheter PrinterApex C25 Catheter & Stent Printers

The C-25 is primarily designed for catheters and stents, automatically capturing, printing, curing and exiting a multitude of pre-cut product lengths and diameters at production speeds of up to 40 parts per minute.

Catheters & StentsThe C-25 can be supplied with rotary gravure, dry-offset and/or FlexApex print heads in many combinations, to print a range of graphics that include both text, graduation lines, and calibration marks on the full length of the tube, 360° around. The C-25 can also utilize FDA inks to offer a VOC-free system, safe and suitable for most medical applications.

Apex also offer solutions for continuous printing onto extruded tubes in single or multi-lane configurations. Please ask us for details.


Detailed machine information, specifications and, in many cases, videos are available on request once we have the basic details of your application and requirements to enable us to select and supply the most relevant information and recommendations. Please click below to submit a request for additional information. We will be very pleased to provide you further information and assistance.

In addition we make a wide range of custom machines for components of all sorts, dials, barrels, etc, for insulin and other medical devices. Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.

To contact our medical/pharma team to arrange to discuss your project, please email a short description of the project and your contact details to: