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Customizable Heat Sealed Bags | Bioprocessing Bags

In recent years there has been a shift from stainless steel and glass culture vessels to disposable plastic bags and pouches for utilization in cell culture management systems and single-use bioreactors (SUB).  As a global contract manufacturer of customizable heat sealed bags, Genesis Plastics Welding knows there are many factors to consider when designing and manufacturing single-use specialty medical device bags and bioprocessing bags.

Bioprocessing Bags

Whether for collection, feeding, harvesting, storage, transfer or transport, bioprocessing bags can come in all shapes, sizes and materials. All with different hanging requirements and connection specifications, as well. Having much to consider, OEMs in the design and development stages of a specialty cell culture management bag, often lean on collaborative partners to explore materials, sealing methods, sterilization processes and the needed quality specifications. Read more

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Scottish Life Sciences Association Visits Genesis Plastics Welding

Scotland’s life science sector is doing well in spite of Brexit and the Scottish Life Sciences Association is working to make synergistic connections to support future growth and innovation.

While life science academia has long been at the core of Scotland – the discovery of penicillin, identifying the link between mosquitos and malaria, the invention of the MRI scanner, the birth place of Dolly the Sheep –  the county is now growing by leaps and bounds with start-up medical device companies, as well. Scotland notes vast resources for research and academia, with 19 universities and multiple world leading innovation research centers, but it is lacking in specialty advanced manufacturing resources to support mass production of cutting edge medical devices.

This is where the link between Indiana and Scotland comes into play. Scotland’s population mirrors Indiana’s, not just in size, but similar industry strengths and population health issues. As well as, similar trade organizations working collectively as a voice for their health and life science business community, while connecting key stakeholders to enhance business and advocate member interests. Read more

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Genesis Plastics Welding Achieves ISO 13485:2016 Certification

Tom Ryder, president and CEO of Indianapolis-based medical device contract manufacturer Genesis Plastics Welding, Inc., announced today the successful completion of Genesis’ ISO 13485:2016 certification.

“Achieving the 2016 version of the ISO 13485 certification only furthers our position as a collaborative contract manufacturing partner for global medical device OEMs,” says Ryder. “I’m extremely proud of my team on the achievement.”

Originally certified ISO 13485:2003 in early 2013, upgrading to the 2016 version of the certification is part of the company’s continued dedication to quality-focused systems and processes. As a leading provider of contract manufacturing and development services of radio frequency welded medical devices, a dedication to continuous improvement is at the foundation of Genesis’ success in the industry. Read more

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Genesis Plastics Welding Adds AED Unit

Genesis Plastics Welding Adds AED Unit to Manufacturing Facility

In matters of life and death, single moments matter. Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are an important lifesaving technology that can increase the chance of survival for those who suffer heart-related emergencies, such as a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Genesis Plastics Welding is proud to have an AED unit joining its Indianapolis-area advanced manufacturing plant.

What Is a Cardiac Arrest?

A cardiac arrest occurs when the heart unexpectedly stops beating. It strikes people of all ages, even children and teens. When it occurs, the individual collapses, doesn’t respond or breathe normally. They may gasp or shake. A cardiac arrest can lead to death in minutes, if the individual does not get help immediately. Survival depends on bystanders calling 911, starting CPR and using an AED, if available. Read more

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MDR Driving Non-PVC and Alternative PVC Solutions

MDR Driving Non-PVC and Alternative PVC Solutions

The European Union’s (EU) new Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) and initiatives such as Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) are bringing a wave of change to the global medical device industry, and has design and development teams rolling their sleeves up to find non-PVC (polyvinylchloride) material solutions, as well as alternative PVC formulations for current and new medical device products.

Jacqueline Anim, Principal Material Engineer and Subject Matter Expert at Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson company recently said in a Plastics Today article, “To meet today’s complex medical device design requirements, such as the EU’s MDR, most OEMs are moving toward the selection of specific materials that enhance the biological safety of devices.” Read more