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Manufacturing Day | Inspiring the Next Manufacturing Generation

The lights come up, the hour is over, and you’ve learned quite a bit from a “how-to” video tutorial in your Manufacturing 101 class. And while classrooms are integral to the education process, many of us may remember that an actual hands-on learning experience gave us an on-the-job and real-life view of business that we just couldn’t get inside of a classroom.

Manufacturing Day

Friday, October 5 is National Manufacturing Day—a day set aside as a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire a future generation of manufacturers. You might say that at Genesis Plastics Welding we celebrate that day every day. Even though we aren’t in a classroom ourselves every day, we haven’t forgotten how important it is to offer the next generation of innovators and potential medical device workers hands-on internship experiences that expand their learning realm and inspire a future career in the manufacturing industry.

“There are so many unknowns in the world for today’s students considering career path options. Hands-on internships can be very enlightening for most students and such a great experience and added value for the employer as well,” said Genesis Plastics Welding President and CEO Tom Ryder.  Read more

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Genesis Plastics Welding Speaks at AMI Medical Fluid Bags Conference

Nathan Glass, Genesis Plastics Welding

Genesis Plastics Welding will head to Boston October 4 and 5, 2018 to attend, exhibit and participate in and speak at AMI’s Medical Fluid Bags Conference. For over thirty years, industry leader Genesis Plastics Welding has developed a respected expertise in the RF welding and heat sealing of specialty medical fluid bags for a global OEM market.

The fall conference will allow start-ups, innovators, manufacturers and industry partners to network and facilitate conversations mapping out the future opportunities for industry growth, in the United States and worldwide, by exploring advances in polymer bags for fluid containment. The medical fluid bags sector is growing rapidly creating new interest as competitive growth in the marketplace is anticipated to be over $4 billion by 2024. A growth in the elderly population and age-related disorders are driving the competitive medical fluid bags market including: Blood bags, IV bags, collection bags, irrigation bags, drain bags and mixing pouches. Read more

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Genesis Plastics Welding at American Medical Device Summit

American Medical Device Summit

Genesis to Connect and Exchange Industry Innovation at American Medical Device Summit

As a proven and trusted leader in the medical device contract manufacturing industry, Genesis Plastics Welding will be an active participant in the Generis American Medical Device Summit October 24 and 25 in Lombard, Illinois. The summit will serve as a platform for over 250 medical device industry peers and experts to exchange ideas and insights to enhance design, innovation and quality of medical devices.

Already leading the way through innovative research, development and clean room capabilities in medical contract manufacturing, Genesis Plastics Welding will have the opportunity to hear from several industry key note speakers with extensive experience driving development and process strategy excellence. This networking opportunity puts Genesis Plastics Welding central to cutting edge medical device conversations around streamlining processes, optimizing development and design, decreasing risk and improving speed to market. Read more

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[In the News] Costa Rica Medical Device

Medical Device Clean Room Manufacturing Genesis Plastics Welding

Industry friends are often surprised to hear us say that we are willing to help clients source Costa Rica medical device production. We enjoy serving our contract manufacturing clients stateside, but if it makes sense, then yes. Over the years as, as client volumes grew, we’ve played a key role in helping several OEMs transition from our Midwest contract manufacturing services to Costa Rica or other offshore locations. We also have coordinated and been a dual source in several occurrences, where 80% of production was offshore and 20% remained with us.

OEMs have come to know that above all, they can count on Genesis Plastics Welding and Medtech Launch team to be collaborative and resourceful. We know everyone has a bottom line to keep in mind and sometimes sourcing production elsewhere makes sense. Through our strong industry relationships, we are happy to help and make transitions as smooth as possible. Often beginning with our team, as a product design goes from concept to go-to-market to production ramp up, is the perfect match for long-term device success. Have a product you’d like to discuss? Reach out to Jason or Michael.

Recently in Verdict Medical Devices, Chris Lo went deeper inside Costa Rica’s supersized medical device sector. Read more below and see why Costa Rica is a hub for more than 70 large medical device OEMs. Find the full article online and here.

In 2017, medical devices became Costa Rica’s top export, surpassing the agricultural sector for the first time in the country’s history. With more than 70 medical device companies operating in Costa Rica, how has this small nation managed to develop such a successful and fast-growing medical technology sector? Read more

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Wearable Devices | What Will We Be “Wearing” in the Next 20 Years?

In 1966 we were in awe of Star Trek’s out-of-this-world mantra to “boldly go where no man has gone before.” And the iconic Spock direction to—Beam me up, Scottie—is still as recognizable now as it was 50-plus years ago. Humans are just drawn to gadgets of any kind. We always have been. Today, we communicate via phone, watch, internet, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and just about a hundred other platforms to stay connected. But in the early 1960s it must have seemed crazy to think that a Combadge could be tapped once to active and twice to deactivate and was used as a universal translator, a distress beacon, and actually added a bit of novelty to the well-known Star Trek uniform.

You might call that 1960s Combadge a wearable device in today’s marketplace. From your Apple watch or personal insulin pump to motion trackers and heart monitors—we are wearing our technology more today than ever. Users and manufacturers are looking for ways to improve the user experience, improve interfaces and data sharing, and constantly on the search for cutting-edge alternatives to monitoring safety, health and wellness.

“The sky’s the limit when it comes to wearable tech in healthcare and potential innovations extend way beyond activity trackers,” Forbes contributor Unity Stoakes writes. “We’re already seeing sensors that improve quality of life, enable home diagnostics, make virtual health and remote monitoring possible, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.”

So, who is at the bottom of the iceberg to help you take your potential medical device wearable product or concept from the beginning stages of navigation to staking your flag at the top of that icy climb? Read more