Endicott Interconnect Technologies will be taking a step into the health care market by beginning to develop and manufacture electronic components used in intravascular ultrasound catheters.

An undisclosed device manufacturer is expected to buy $3.9 million of the flexible circuit assembly from the company over two years.

The components will be a part of a catheter that provides an ultrasound image from inside a coronary artery that can be used to diagnose and assess vascular and structural heart disease.

The development is the product of a partnership with Unovis-Solutions that began in July 2006.