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Indiana a Hotbed for Life Sciences

Indiana a Hotbed for Life Sciences, Medical Device Development

OEMs looking to strengthen the ROI of their medical devices might benefit from exploring one rising hotbed for life sciences: Indiana. The state’s central location, relatively low cost of doing business, and strong life sciences climate make it a powerful combination that’s fueling demand across the sector, reports BioFutures. But that’s not all.

A few attributes unique to the Indiana market make it particularly attractive to medical device manufacturers. We’ll touch on some of those attributes below.

A data-driven perspective

If health data is king, then Indiana is its throne. The state is home to the nation’s largest health information exchange and the first-of-its-kind 5G Zone, designed to drive testing and development of 5G-enabled technologies.

At the Indiana Connected Health IoT Lab, various sectors (e.g. pharma, manufacturing, insurance, health IT, and more) convene to collaborate on emerging, health IoT technologies. The Regenstrief Institute boasts more than 20 scientists working on numerous health-data-centered initiatives, and the Indiana Data Hub provides a repository of data “available for analysis, collaboration and innovation,” reports BioFutures.

These examples are just a taste of the vast life sciences ecosystem in the state. Altogether, “Indiana has demonstrated a data-driven perspective that others have only recently grasped,” said Euan Cameron, CEO of Cohesion Medical based in Glasgow, Scotland.

A logistics powerhouse

With “Crossroads of America” as its official motto, Indiana is a logistics powerhouse, with nine interstates converging in Indianapolis plus the presence of the second largest FedEx hub in the nation. For OEMs, that adds up to faster, more efficient distribution of products.

Dallas-based Life Science Logistics is among the companies moving to Indiana to take advantage of those efficiencies. “Indiana in general is a great state for distribution, being centrally located to the U.S. population,” said John Blackington, the company’s business development director, to BioFutures. “We can reach about 80% of the population on the ground within a couple of days.”

Heavy investment in research, innovation, talent

Indiana’s heavy investment in research, talent and collaboration in life sciences is apparent in the rapid growth of startups and mid-tier companies in the state.

In 2019, Indiana’s major universities drew record funding for life sciences research, and a record number of Indiana life sciences companies secured venture capital funding, reported BioFutures. The state also continues to attract the attention and investment of organizations beyond the U.S., like the Scottish Life Sciences Association, which partners with Genesis Plastics Welding for medical device manufacturing.

Lifesaving devices Genesis manufactures for brands you’d readily recognize include:

·         Surgical products

·         Wound care products

·         Temperature management products

·         Infection prevention products

·         Oxygen hoods

·         Medical fluid bags
(collection, waste, transfer)

·         Bioprocessing bags

·         Cryogenic storage bags

·         Shaker and rocker bags

“It makes sense that Indiana is home to a large contract services sector,” said Tom Ryder, president and CEO of Genesis Plastics Welding. Tom noted that startups and smaller manufacturers readily see outsourcing advantages, but large manufacturers are increasingly outsourcing functions as well.

Aleks Davis, CEO of B2S Life Sciences, added yet another advantage to working with drug and medical device development contract services in Indiana: It’s considerably “less expensive than places like Cambridge, San Diego and San Francisco.”

“We have seen first-hand how our innovations are changing the lives of patients here and around the globe,” shared Kristin Jones, president and CEO of the Indiana Health Industry Forum. “Whether your company is well established or just entering the market, Indiana offers a collaborative, supportive, interactive and dynamic community that operates at the highest international standards and capacities. We hope to work with you soon!”

Explore Genesis Plastics Welding’s medical device development division – MedTech Launch.

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Meeting Hyperbaric Oxygen Hoods Rising Demand

For 25 years, Genesis Plastics Welding has made hyperbaric oxygen hoods, designed to help patients recover from respiratory distress and avoid risks associated with other devices. We are proud to be leveraging our experience to meet rising market demand amid the Cornovirus (COVID-19) pandemic worldwide.

Need for Hyperbaric Oxygen Hoods

As respiratory illnesses rise, so does the demand for high-impact, low-cost, non-invasive ventilation. Oxygen hoods are plastic, oxygen-filled domes that fit like a helmet around a patient’s head.

How effective are they, really?

UChicago Medicine, a health system affiliated with the University of Chicago, reports a couple of studies that followed critically ill patients requiring mechanical breathing assistance. Patients were randomly assigned oxygen hoods or standard face masks. Read more

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Vetting Clean Room Manufacturing Options

Protecting Your Medical Device Investment: Vetting Clean Room Manufacturing Options

You’ve spent a small fortune developing your medical device, with great expectations for the problems it will solve for patients and clinicians, and the revenue it can put in your pocket for years to come. Next, comes your most crucial step: clean room manufacturing options. Like botched home repairs and homemade haircuts, manufacturing slip-ups can be a bear to recover from, bruising your brand’s reputation and draining profits.

One way to protect your investment is to select the right medical device contract manufacturing partner and medical clean room manufacturing facilities. In this piece, we cover key considerations for a smooth manufacturing process: one that’s free of headaches, wasteful costs or delays. 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