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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

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Radio Frequency Welding, Rule of Three and Interns

The rule of three writing principle suggests that things that come in threes are inherently funnier, more satisfying and more effective than any other number of things. We happen to think that principle applies to radio frequency welding summer interns too.

Hands-On Learning Experiences

As an Indiana employer in the manufacturing sector, our Genesis Plastics Welding team knows the importance of collaborating with educators and supplementing traditional learning in order to truly invest in the development of our future workforce with guided hands-on learning experiences.

Our 2018 radio frequency welding and contract manufacturing engineering interns include Dustin Persohn, Nate Venis and Ruth Oliva Rodrigues. They’ve affectionately been nicknamed D2, Ye-Ne and Ruthless by our engineering team. Intern Rodriguez laughs as she recaps how her nickname came about one day on a lunch outing and notes, “I’d rather have a nickname than no one talk to me all day long. Sometimes you hear about internships where the intern never really gets to do anything of importance and just runs errands all summer. That’s not the case at Genesis. There is an openness, and you really get to experience everything. They really take you into the fold.” Read more

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Kevin Mauser Joins Genesis Plastics Welding

Tom Ryder, president and CEO of Indianapolis-based radio frequency welding contract manufacturer Genesis Plastics Welding, Inc., announced today the hire of Engineering Manager Kevin Mauser

“At the heart of the contract manufacturing experience is collaboration, and our OEM partners have come to rely on our team for attention to detail, the ability to innovate and a high quality of service,” says Ryder. “Kevin’s extensive background within medical device design, development and manufacturing, is a great addition to our contract manufacturing style of business. I look forward to his leadership, as we continue to help guide clients through the manufacturing process.”

Mauser possesses an impressive background with over 10 years of helping teams complete projects and improve processes within the medical device, military and consumer industries. Prior to joining the Genesis team, he managed a multi-disciplinary engineering team for a global manufacturer of interventional catheters, tube sets and other assemblies for medical devices. Mauser holds a Purdue University Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering, with a focus on signal processing, neural stimulation and thin-film circuitry. He has several patents under his belt and has been published in EDUCAUSE.

Additionally, he serves as a Deacon for his church.

Connect with Kevin Mauser via LinkedIn.

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Radio Frequency Welding Expertise In New York

Looking for radio frequency welding expertise? Find it on the East Coast in just a few short weeks, when the Genesis Plastics Welding team heads to vibrant New York for MD&M East – the East Coast’s largest MedTech event. The conference is packed with advanced design and manufacturing innovation, insightful keynote speakers, and the chance to see many of our East Coast clients and industry friends on their turf.

We wouldn’t miss it! It’s one of our favorites. Will we see you in New York on June 12 – 14, 2018? We’d love to help put a spring in your step before you hit the show floor. Meet us for a caffeinated conversation each morning pre-show and enjoy a #coffeefix on us. Email Jason or Michael to snag a spot at sales@genesisplasticswelding.com and let us help with your design and heat sealed thermoplastic manufacturing challenges over coffee.

With more than 2,000 suppliers on-hand, it’s the perfect place for design engineers, project engineers, manufacturing engineers, sourcing managers, and buyers to make important connections to take their products to the next level. Whether you’re interested in new materials, contract manufacturing solutions, components, testing solutions or packing, this is an outstanding avenue to accomplish all of that and MORE.

Find Us at #AdvMfgExpo East

Make sure Genesis Plastics Welding’s booth 763 in on your list of stops for the #AdvMfgExpo – we can’t wait to chat innovative medical device contract manufacturing solutions, medical materials and the robust seams that come with radio frequency welded products such as:

  • fluid bags
  • containment bags
  • negative pressure wound care devices
  • same patient stem cell therapies
  • inflatable devices
  • and more

Need a pass for the show? Be our guest.

 

 

Meet MedTech Launch by Genesis Plastics Welding

Genesis Plastics Welding CEO Tom Ryder made an exciting announcement this month! Learn more about our new division, strategically aligned to assist medical device clients in navigating the product launch process, from initial concept to commercialization, with a focus on design, prototyping, quality management, risk management, regulatory support and manufacturability. Meet MedTech Launch by Genesis Plastics Welding, and learn more in Plastics Today’s recent article.