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Competitive Edge for Start Up and Small MedDevices

Genesis Plastics Welding Medical Manufacturing


Did you know that there are an estimated 6,500 medical device companies in the United States? However, 80% percent of those companies consist of fewer than 50 employees. The large OEMs make up the bulk of the 2 million MedDevice manufacturing jobs nationally. Did you ever wonder how start-ups and small MedDevice companies can remain competitive? They depend highly on collaborative partners to help them innovate and get their products from R&D to market.

Innovation Fuels Medical Device Manufacturing

We know that innovation fuels MedDevice, and a skilled collaborative partner can mean everything in getting products to market quickly and efficiently. Genesis Plastics Welding is proud to support numerous U.S. medical device OEMs, from start-up to large enterprises, with the contract manufacturing of specialty thermoplastic devices that depend on radio frequency welding for durable and leak-proof seams. We value all our clients, but we know for start-ups and small OEMs, we’re indispensable.

Comprehensive Solutions for MedDevice Manufacturing

Genesis Plastics Welding provides comprehensive solutions for medical device manufacturing, from start-ups to large OEMs. As a leading innovator in the plastics welding industry, our team is led by experienced manufacturing professionals that are dedicated to providing the best quality product and the highest level of service.

Why Genesis Plastics Welding R&D Services:

  • Strong project management services
  • Individualized attention
  • Guidance for design for manufacturability
  • A strong quality management system
  • Material selection guidance
  • Solutions for your pain points
  • Supplier collaboration
  • Rapid prototyping

Why Genesis Plastics Welding Contract Manufacturing:

  • Diverse heat sealing capabilities for flexible thin plastics
  • Highly responsive custom service
  • Commitment to quality
  • FDA registered and ISO 13485 certified
  • Supply chain management
  • Meets government contract standards
  • Dedicated to on-time delivery
  • Cleanroom manufacturing capabilities
  • Kitting, assembly, and packaging capabilities

Whether utilizing our R&D or contract manufacturing services, the relationship with our clients is the focal point for our entire team. Our collaborative approach begins with understanding your business needs. From there, it’s all about bringing your innovative ideas to market with an eye on quality, profitability, and sustainability.

Explore Radio Frequency Welded Products Manufactured at Genesis Plastics Welding


We’re always interested in new projects, big or small. Get in touch and let’s chat about your project.

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[In the News] Biobag Acts as an Artificial ‘Plastic Bag’ Womb

Biobag acts as a womb to support development of a premature lamb.

There are many new awe-inspiring medical device products currently in research and development across the global. One that has us saying “Wow” and taking note is an impressive “biobag” that acts as an artificial womb. Scientists have been able to keep premature lambs alive for weeks using this specialized RF welded medical device plastic bag womb.

Once proven through clinical trials, this device has the potential to help support premature infants and increase their chance of survival. It’s truly a groundbreaking new device, as well as, a mission-critical device that greatly benefits from RF welding for high integrity durable seams.

To read more on this cutting-edge medical device fluid bag and to see it in action, click here .

Developing a fluid bag? Be sure to download our free Fluid Bags Validation Checklist and leverage the knowledge and experience of an outsourced manufacturing partner who can help you navigate the essential elements related to successful product design, production, and quality.


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Find Radio Frequency Welding Expert Genesis Plastics Welding at MD&M East

MD&M East bannerJune 13 – 15, 2017 radio frequency welding expert Genesis Plastics Welding will be at the largest Medtech expo on the east coast – MD&M East. Will you be there?

Now in its 34th year, it’s where cutting edge innovation within medical device manufacturing goes to “play” and where the industry’s foremost minds and partners can be found.

This year’s keynote speaker is sure to wow! Silicon Valley icon Steve Wozniak, a technology innovation guru, will share candid discussion on topics from his pioneering days at Apple to the most exciting technology trends influencing advanced manufacturing today.

MD&M East actually contains six shows on one expo floor! It’s the full spectrum of solutions for advanced medical device manufacturing and design. You’ll find East Pack, Design & Manufacturing, Automation Technology, Plastec East and the Quality Expo. An interactive, informative and engaging end-to-end experience featuring 900 of today’s top suppliers.

You’ll find Genesis’ Tom Ryder and Jason Spoolstra in booth 763 ready to chat RF welding and ISO 13485 medical device contract manufacturing. Check out the expo schedule, speakers and interactive opportunities such as speed networking, geek trivia and a robot build and battle here.

Top 3 things the Genesis Plastics Welding team most wants to check out at MD&M East 2017:

  • Geek Trivia – Show off your industry knowledge and let your geek flag fly at Center Stage in this fun challenge covering topics from famous innovators to sci-fi factoids and engineering idiosyncrasies. Prize to be had and bragging rights!
  • Cutting edge thermoplastic materials new to the market and perfect for RF welding
  • “Smart Manufacturing” technologies

What are you most looking forward to exploring at MD&M East this year?

Challenge Us to #WeldThis

We can wait to see what innovative materials you bring our way this year for development and manufacturing. Tweet us before and during the show with hashtag #WeldThis and let us know what you’ll be bringing our way. @genesisplastics


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Being a Voice for Indiana MedDevice

Did you know the United States accounts for 40 percent of the global Medtech market and has a positive medical device trade balance of $5.48 billion more in exports than imports? Moreover, we’re a world leader in the development of advanced medical technology innovation that is driving economic opportunity and job creation. Indiana MedDevice is a big part of that growth.

The Hoosier state accounts for 54,800 Medtech jobs, with average wages starting at $58,000. Not too shabby.

AdvaMed Fly In

Earlier this month, I was honored to participate alongside IMDMC, Medtronic, Zimmer Biomet, Cook Medical, Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific and Roche in AdvaMed’s Fly In, which included informative legislative briefings and several congressional visits.

As my first true adventure on Capitol Hill, it was a whirlwind! It happened to be one of the most active weeks in D.C. A bit like drinking out of a firehose, but I’m glad I was able to participate and be a voice for Indiana MedDevice and the Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council (IMDMC). We chatted MedTech jobs, fair trade, regulatory, compliance, innovation and tax reform. Yes, the 2.3% Medical Device Tax was discussed frequently, as was the Medical Device User Fee Agreement (MDUFA), which is a bit of a mouthful of an acronym to get out, and yes I butchered it a few times.

For those unfamiliar with MDUFA, it allows the FDA the authority to collect user fees from the medical device industry to support review activities. Under the recent MDUFA reauthorization agreement, the industry will invest additional resources and the FDA will return for meaningful performance goals to improve the efficiency, predictability and transparency of the agency’s review process. These process improvements translate into more timely patient access to life-changing medical technologies.

Bringing Awareness to Indiana MedDevice and Medtech Issues

I enjoyed being able to listen, learn and advocate for Indiana MedDevice. Additionally, I gained a true appreciation for our legislators and their staff. They have tremendously busy schedules and work long hours. They’re constantly pulled in multiple directions, all while trying to go about the work of the government and accomplish objectives for their constituents. I’m extremely grateful for the time each took to sit and discuss important Medtech and MedDevice issues with us.

My additional takeaways from my Capitol Hill adventure include:

  • A great appreciation for the IMDMC’s Executive Director Kathy Heuer.
  • An awareness of exactly how much our government affairs partners, companies and agencies do
    to bring to light issues while not stepping on toes. It’s a talent indeed.
  • We’re not alone. So many organizations are walking side by side with us – AdvaMed, Biocom,
    AZBio, BioOhio, Colorado BioScience Association, Georgia Bio, Healthcare Institute of New
    Jersey, iBio, Kentucky Life Sciences Council, Life Sciences Pennsylvania, Medical Alley
    Association, MedTech, MichBio and many more.
  • Our legislators, across both sides of the aisle, enjoy a good discussion.
  • The need for tax reform and regulatory efficiencies is great.

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RF Welding Contract Manufacturer Genesis Plastics Welding Collaborates with Tamarack Habilitation Technologies on Sealing of GlideWear, a Breakthrough Friction-Reducing Fabric

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RF Welding Contract Manufacturer Genesis Plastics Welding Collaborates with Tamarack Habilitation Technologies on Sealing of GlideWear, a Breakthrough Friction-Reducing Fabric

Genesis Plastics Welding, a leading medical contract manufacturer of radio frequency (RF) welded products, announced today a collaboration with Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc. to facilitate the RF heat sealing of GlideWear, an innovative, friction-reducing material that offers relief from friction- and shear-induced skin trauma in medical and sports products.

“In the medical device industry pressure and shear reduction are key for patient comfort, infection control and wound prevention,” says Tom Ryder, president and CEO of Genesis Plastics Welding. “GlideWear is a cutting-edge solution, and we are thrilled to have it within our engineering toolbox for our medical device and sport manufacturing clients.”

The collaboration expands the portfolio of materials available for RF welding utilizing Genesis’ proprietary welding technology, ecoGenesisTM. Prior to ecoGenesis, older RF welding techniques were restricted to the use of polymers with high dielectric loss factors such as Polyvinylchloride (PVC). With ecoGenesis, low-loss polymers are able to respond to RF welding just like PVC but without the addition of expensive and toxic additives. It is ideal for companies wishing to replace PVC or polyurethane (PU) and expand their material options.

Tamarack notes GlideWear is optimal for a wide range of interface applications including patient cushioning and support products, ulcer and pressure injury prevention products, socks for diabetes and other foot issues, prosthetic liners, orthopedic braces and number applications in sporting goods and sports apparel. “Knowing that many cushioning and support surface manufacturers are seeking to move from sewn to high-quality RF welded seams, we are pleased to be able to connect OEMs with Genesis Plastics Welding, who has the technology to facilitate the RF sealing of our innovative, friction-reducing material,” says Joe Hofmeister, CEO of Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.

Visit the Genesis Plastics Welding booth (1946) at MD&M West February 7-9, 2017 to view RF welded samples of GlideWear.

About Genesis Plastics Welding:

Genesis Plastics Welding is an ISO 13485:2003 certified contract manufacturer providing radio frequency (RF) welding and heat sealing applications of plastic products for military, medical and other industries. Genesis’ proprietary heat sealing technology, ecoGenesis™, allows RF plastics welding of very thin gauge (down to 0.001 inch) polyethylene, polypropylene and low-loss polymers and can facilitate polyvinylchloride (PVC) and polyurethane (PU) replacement with phthalate-free plastics. For more information visit

About GlideWear by Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.:

GlideWear is an ultra-low-friction interface material used widely in medtech and sporting goods applications. GlideWear is a product of Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, an ISO 13485 certified technology innovator in St. Paul, Minnesota. Tamarack is dedicated to manufacturing innovative, clinically effective, and durable solutions to provide and restore mobility and comfort for our customers. GlideWear is available for custom manufacturing. Learn more at and