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Attend BPI 2022

Will we see you at BioProcess International Conference and Exhibition (BPI) 2022 in Boston this September? The event includes eight conference tracks covering novel science across all phases of bioprocessing for biologics, cell and gene therapies, as well as, a digital on-demand experience and knowledgeable exhibitors with expertise supporting the entire spectrum of biopharmaceutical development and production.

Known as one of the largest bioprocessing events for the acceleration of promising biologics, cell and gene therapies for commercial success, BPI is an informative and well attended bioprocessing show.

This year’s agenda includes 200+ of the industry’s top scientists presenting on the latest updates on how to improve efficiencies across all phases of biopharmaceutical development and production.  Explore this year’s speakers and agenda.

Attend BPI 2022

With a 3-day attendee pass, you’ll be able to connect face-to-face with 1800+ global scientists, engineers and executives working across the entire spectrum of biopharmaceutical development and production.

Plus, access the latest technologies and innovation through live exhibit displays from 200+ global suppliers, CDMOs and CROs who can accelerate your promising biologics towards commercial success, and stay at the forefront of innovation by accessing peer-submitted, unpublished research from scientists across North America, Europe and Asia.

Let’s Party

Don’t miss mingling with exhibitors and attendees over drinks and appetizers at the end of the first exhibition day on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Plus, BPI’s famous festival party is back!  Enjoy live music, drinks and appetizers with event attendees at the evening outdoor festival party held on the beautiful Lawn on D, adjacent to the Boston Convention Center.

Don’t Miss It

Make sure you don’t miss 40+ novel technology showcases in the BPI 2022 Theater located inside the exhibition. You’ll be able learn about today’s leading products and technologies that can help accelerate your products to market

And – make sure to stop by Genesis Plastic Welding’s booth at BPI. Find us in booth 832. We can’t wait to chat custom 2D and 3D fluid bags to support your bioprocessing operations for biologics, cell and gene therapies.

See you at BPI! And download our free 2D and 3D bioprocessing fluid bag checklist here.

Bioprocessing Fluid Bags

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Curious what IMDMC – Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council – is all about? Join us August 24, 2022, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. for a free networking event hosted by Genesis Plastics Welding. The evening will include a preview of the year’s programs, as well.


Formed in 1991, it’s an association of medical device manufacturers and other associated companies working to promote, educate and advocate for Indiana’s medical device industry and cultivate a business environment in which member companies can flourish.

By uniting Indiana medical device manufacturers, large and small, as well as stakeholders, IMDMC serves to amplify the voices and convey the interests of these innovative companies before state and federal legislatures and regulatory agencies.

Additionally, it is dedicated to providing ongoing training and education to help equip its members to adapt to the changing environment in which they operate. Through the relationships it develops, its recognized expertise, and its passionate advocacy, IMDMC serves to increase public awareness of the economic and health benefits the Indiana medical device industry delivers throughout the world.

Genesis Plastics Welding’s (GPW) President and CEO Tom Ryder currently serves as the IMDMC Vice President and business development committee chair.

Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council (IMDMC) Membership

GPW finds great value in its membership and has been a corporate member for over a decade, along with other well-known medical device and life science-based corporations.

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Recovery Force Health Launches Flagship Therapeutic Mobility Measurement Device

Genesis Plastics Welding is proud to spread the word about the launch of contract manufacturing client Recovery Force Health’s flagship therapeutic mobility measurement device – The Movement and Compressions™ (MAC) System. The Fishers-based medtech company is unveiling the medical device this week at the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition and Conference (NTI) in Houston. Visit them in booth 2409, follow them on LinkedIn and see their full press release below…

Meet The MAC System

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Recovery Force Health to Commercially Launch Movement And Compressions at NTI 2022

Recovery Force Health, LLC will commercially launch its flagship therapeutic mobility measurement device, the MAC System, at the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) in May of 2022.

The MAC System is cleared as an FDA Class II device prescribed by healthcare professionals to stimulate blood flow in the lower extremities. By delivering therapeutic compression, the device assists the prevention of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in at-risk patients.

As a first-of-its-kind, therapeutic mobility measurement tool, the MAC System tracks patient positioning and activity for providers to monitor adherence to mobility protocols.

Data displayed on the device gives caregivers a snapshot of patient data from the current day in addition to yesterday’s data to properly gauge mobility progression.

Objective mobility status can be useful for all disciplines to help minimize risk factors for hospital-acquired events such as deep vein thrombosis, pressure injury, pneumonia, and patient falls.

NTI is the AACN’s annual premier progressive and critical care nursing conference hosting thousands of healthcare professionals with this year’s conference taking place in Houston, Texas. Attendees will be able to participate in nearly 300 different live sessions dedicated to cutting-edge topics in today’s high-acuity nursing environment.

Recovery Force Health’s booth #2409 will be open for attendees on May 17-18 giving visitors the opportunity to learn more about the company and demo the innovative MAC System.

Booth #2409 will be located in the technical section and can be viewed via this interactive exhibitor map.

Recovery Force Health (RF Health) is a digital health device company focused on data-driven, wearable, medical technology. The company has developed a cordless, lithium-ion powered, compression and mobility device for patients in the hospital and at home.

Learn more about Recovery Force Health here.

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Single-Use Custom Bioreactor Bag for Rocking Motion Bioreactors

Looking for a trusted contract manufacturing partner for your single-use custom bioreactor bag for use within a rocking motion bioreactor system? Genesis Plastics Welding can help. 

To ensure precise performance during cell culture and the bioprocessing process, conditions such as temperature, pH and osmotic pressure must be carefully managed, and that all begins with a robust single-use bioreactor bag from a trusted contract manufacturing partner. 

Genesis Plastics Welding is proud to support life science and biopharmaceutical manufacturing across the globe with outsourced manufacture of single-use disposable bioreactor bags.

The move to single-use bioreactor bags has allowed the cell therapy industry:

  • Easier scale-up 
  • Faster turnaround
  • Flexibility
  • Enhanced efficiency
  • Process intensification 
  • Greater productivity 
  • Smaller footprint 

Ins and Outs of Bioreactor Bags

Designed for use with a stirred-tank or rocking bed bioreactor system, bioreactor bags can come in multiple sizes and configurations, depending on the bioreactor type and desired volume. Designed to hold cell culture media, bioreactor bags are produced from multi-layer medical grade plastic films that feature robust high-quality seams, carefully balanced MVTR, flexibility and overall strength. 

Other design and development considerations for custom bioreactor bags, include connectors, supports and system structure. 

Single-Use Bioreactor Bag Raw Material Challenges

Stumped by a raw material challenge for your bioreactor bag? Our engineering team can help there too. The Genesis Plastics Welding engineering team has access to an extensive database of raw materials, and can work with you to select the best material to meet business objectives and accelerate your production process.

Delivering Innovative Cell-Based Treatments 

As demand increases, and the cell therapy industry expands significantly, OEMs will continue to look toward single-use components, standardized processes, automation and new technologies. However, due to the complexity within cell therapy, it will take time. 

As the industry continues to evolve, Genesis stands ready to support biotech OEMs in their endeavors to reduce bottlenecks and deliver innovative cell-based treatments to patients more quickly and safely.

Looking to schedule a consult with our single-use bioprocessing bag team? Email us here.

Download our free 2D and 3D bioprocessing fluid bag development checklist here.

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2022 Biotech, Biopharma and Contract Manufacturing

It has been a rough couple of pandemic years. We’ve seen market changes, disruptions— and even some major advances within Biotech, Biopharma and medical device. Yes, friends, hope springs eternal, and as we continue to navigate this new normal, our team is looking forward to a 2022 filled with new projects, business relationships and exciting trends within Biotech!

Things are Looking Bright for Biotech & Medical Device in 2022

2022 is looking extremely bright for many industries, including Biotech and medical device! Industry experts predict overall revenue growth driven by continued innovation and emerging technologies.

As markets evolve and drive opportunity, it should be a banner year for medical device-focused contract manufacturers, as well. Growth for many Biotech, Biopharma and medical device OEMs is presenting capacity questions – expand or farm out? With ever-narrowing margins and increased competition, strategic outsourcing bridges the gap quickest and most efficiently. Contract manufacturing partners like Genesis Plastics Welding with medical device design, development and production expertise will be key in helping these OEMs hit the ground running in 2022 and beyond.

So what else can start-ups, OEMs, creators and contract manufacturers look forward to in 2022? Well, a few exciting things and a few continued challenges. Let’s unpack the predicted trends.

  • The continuation of global supply chain challenges – especially within plastics and paper. Strong supply chain relationships and proactive inventory management will be key in 2022. Having an agile contract manufacturing partner skilled in the art of pivoting will help keep much-needed medical device products flowing to market.
  • Acceleration and evolution of point-of-care diagnostic devices – especially rapid-response technologies and devices. The development of these types of in-demand devices in 2020 and 2021 is where Biopharma excelled. I believe we’ll continue to see this trend.
  • A rebound of elective procedures and the medical devices that support them – With the current Covid surge and the Omicron variant, these are once again on hold, but I believe it will be short-lived and elective procedures will be back by spring. We are currently seeing an increase in R&D around devices to support surgical procedures, and that is a great sign.
  • Challenges of increased labor costs across all industries – At the core of a collaborative contract manufacturer is a deep desire to serve well and continually reduce costs and improve efficiency. Despite the hurdles of the pandemic and disruptions caused by labor shortages and labor cost increases, I believe the medical device contract manufacturing industry will continue to rebounded and pivot to serve customers and be a lifeline for Biotech, Biopharma and medical device OEMs.
  • Continued integration of artificial intelligence (AI) within medical device – Daily, we become a more and more connected world. We’ll see even more AI within medical device, especially diagnostics and robotic-assisted surgery.

No matter the medical device, Biotech or Biopharma trends, one key to continued success will be a focus on leveraging strong business partnerships to help bring breakthrough life enhancing, healing and life saving devices to market as quickly as possible. At the center, is smart outsourcing—whether you are in the early design and development phases, prototyping and validation or manufacturing, having outsourced expertise, like Genesis Plastics Welding, on your side can move you faster and more competitively into the market.

Did you know we have a dedicated medical device design and development division? Let’s chat.

Moreover, we all have a lot of living to do this year. The GPW team looks forward to thriving and growing together! Cheers!

-Tom Ryder