History

The Secant Group has a rich heritage of innovation that spans more than 70 years. We began engineering textile structures back in the mid 1940s, and since then, have gone on to achieve a number of breakthrough milestones, including:

1960s
  • Pioneered early implantable fabric structures for vascular grafts
  • Supplied fabrics for NASA space suits
1970s
  • Developed first resorbable mesh
  • Created knitted material for hemostats
  • Produced reflector for outer planet spacecraft antenna used for communications
1980s
  • Designed a fabric to withstand thermal and shock stress for exterior use on the space shuttle
  • Engineered a textile filter media for kidney dialysis
1990s
  • Developed and manufactured key component for endovascular stent grafts
  • Designed and produced mesh components for general surgeries
  • Supplied fabrics to assist in cooling the international space station
2000s
  • Designed a braided component for endovascular clot retrieval
  • Developed 1st generation component for transcatheter heart valve
  • Engineered a braided component for neurovascular flow diversion
2010s
  • Launched low profile fabrics
  • Introduced Regenerez®, a bioresorbable elastomer
2015
  • SanaVita Medical, LLC is launched to deliver contract manufacturing and process services for medical devices and products with pharmaceutical actives
2016
  • Secant Group, LLC is formed as the parent company for Secant Medical Components and Secant Technical Materials combined with partner company SanaVita Medical, LL
     

This same tradition of innovation continues today. In the medical arena, we’re bridging the technologies of traditional biomedical textiles with regenerative medicine to create high-performance materials that help medical technology to improve the quality of life. On the non-medical side, we’re actively driving the next generation of innovative custom engineered textiles and material solutions to impact industries ranging from energy to space.