St. Jude Medical’s Cardiovascular Division
I’ve worked with Jay McNab and Culligan for roughly the past 15 years and I have been very pleased with the reliability of the equipment they provide as well as the level of customer service. The water is used in critical production processes that require a continuous and uninterrupted source of quality water. The Woodridge Technology Center manufacturers the pyrolytic carbon used in the St. Jude Medical® mechanical heart valve. The pyrolytic carbon used in heart valves is a specialized form of nonporous, high-wear resistant and high-strength carbon. When implanted in a human body, pyrolytic carbon has inherent qualities that make it compatible with human tissue and reduce the risk of blood clots forming on or around the valve.
The Woodridge Technology Center is a 180,000 square foot facility that was designed with state-of-the-art technologies. Over the last 30 years, St. Jude Medical has manufactured over two million of these devices that have been implanted into patients with heart valve problems.
Culligan, and their incoming water treatment technologies, has done a fine job of handling our facility’s strict water quality needs. I have worked with Culligan, and Jay McNab specifically, for the last 15 years and intend on working with them for the foreseeable future.