NDC created the first commercial laser cut polished nitinol cardiovascular stents. The stent required three key technologies:

  • NiTi tube drawing
  • Precision laser cutting of drawn tube
  • FDA quality de-burring and polishing

NDC was acquired by Cordis, a division of Johnson & Johnson

In 2008, Cordis split up NDC into two entities: stents and commercial. Beta participated in management's buyout of the commercial business, where it is a leader in shape memory alloy technologies.