Stents save lives. These are the flexible, laser-machined tubes used to widen blood vessels and nerve conduits. With demand on the rise, conventional manufacturers are struggling to serve the market. What better time to shake up the industry with the launch of a disruptive start-up!
Joe Kempf sits comfortably in a swivel chair in the functionally furnished conference room: “The team and I have spent years developing a specialized laser cutting platform specifically for medical tube cutting. Every aspect of the workstation has been optimized to make the machine as efficient and fast as possible, while addressing the technology and usability gaps present in the legacy product offerings.” Confident words from an engineer who quit his regular job in the med-tech industry, scraped together his savings and, together with a partner, founded the start-up Alpine Laser. That was back in 2019….