Machine Solutions Inc. acquires Crescent Design Inc.

Crescent Design’s Hydraulic Burst Leak Tester joins a collection of best-in-class testing and manufacturing equipment for medical device manufacturers

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Aug. 25, 2020 – Machine Solutions Inc. has announced that it has acquired the assets and business of Crescent Design Inc. The acquisition brings together two advanced technology providers to the medical device industry. Crescent Design, headquartered in San Diego, designs and manufactures proprietary hydraulic burst leak test equipment, associated accessories and other auxiliary equipment used in the manufacturing of medical devices.

Machine Solutions and its industry-leading brands—MSI, Steeger USA, Vante, PlasticWeld Systems and SEBRA—continue to increase the range of products and services provided for medical device manufacturers. The acquisition of Crescent Design and its Hydraulic Burst Leak Tester adds another ISO 10555 test requirement to the list of catheter testing capabilities within Machine Solutions’ product catalog, and brings a global sales and service team to support and further develop the Crescent Design technology. The acquisition directly aligns with Machine Solutions’ long-term strategy to provide its customers with a single source for diverse equipment and services to meet their development, production and testing validation needs.

Founder Steven Royce and Value Stream Leader Christina King share their thoughts on what the acquisition means to Crescent customers. Click Image to WATCH VIDEO

“Crescent Design’s Hydraulic Burst Leak Tester is the standard for testing in the catheter manufacturing industry,” said Machine Solutions President Brian Strini. “We are excited to add another best-in-class technology to our testing equipment catalog and look forward to the additional capabilities we can bring to our customers.”

“Over the years, I recognized the parallel paths that Machine Solutions and Crescent Design have shared—both are committed to quality, innovation and customer service, and I felt that we would work well together,” said Crescent Design Vice President and Co-Founder Steven Royce. “This partnership will provide additional resources to allow continued technical product improvements and in-person customer support in more locations around the world.”

Crescent Design President and Co-Founder Jay Sarno added: “This partnership provides us with the engineering resources needed to develop the next generation of market-leading burst leak testing equipment that will have improved accuracy, be easier to use and be compatible with emerging 21-CFR part 11 compliant test systems.”

Crescent Design is Machine Solutions’ fifth acquisition since joining the BW Forsyth Partners family of companies in 2012.



Machine Solutions Inc. is the premier provider of advanced equipment and services to the medical device industry. The unified brands of MSI, Steeger USA, Vante, PlasticWeld Systems and SEBRA provide a breadth of products to support customer needs and growth. Machine Solutions provides superior customer experiences by focusing on delivering quality and value, and by dedicating resources to its aftermarket team for technical service and process support. Machine Solutions has been instrumental in automating manual processes in catheter and stent manufacturing operations and the broader medical device industry. Machine Solutions is privately owned by BW Forsyth Partners, a Barry-Wehmiller company. For more, go to



BW Forsyth Partners is the investment arm of multibillion-dollar global manufacturing and engineering consulting firm Barry-Wehmiller. Established in 2009, BW Forsyth Partners blends Barry-Wehmiller’s unparalleled legacy of value creation and people-centric culture development with keen investing experience to help companies realize their true potential. With a focus limited to areas known well, BW Forsyth Partners seeks to partner with leadership teams to acquire small- to middle-market companies in the capital and component equipment, and professional services sectors. In each of our operating companies, BW Forsyth Partners deploys operational improvements and strategy development without compromising the autonomy, strategic vision and entrepreneurial spirit of their leadership teams. For more information, visit

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