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Meet IMDMC

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.

Meet IMDMC

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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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

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[In the News] IMDMC Elects Officers

The Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council (IMDMC) has elected four to serve as officers on the Executive Board.

Tom Barnett, Director of Government Affairs for Roche Diagnostics, will serve as Board President. Barnett joined Roche Diagnostics in 2000. Previously he had held various roles in marketing and governmental affairs, including leadership positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb.  

“The medical devices sector is one of Indiana’s largest and most valuable economic assets representing more than 150 companies and employing more than 20,000 people. I look forward to leading IMDMC as we continue to do good work serving as an advocate, connector, and resource for Indiana’s medical device companies,” said Barnett. 

Other officers elected are as follows: Tom Ryder, President and CEO for Genesis Plastics Welding, will serve as Vice President; Troy Linder, Chief Financial Officer for Fort Wayne Metals, will serve as Treasurer; and Anne Hathaway, Executive Director for IMDMC, will serve as Secretary. 

The organization works to promote, educate, and advocate for Indiana’s medical device industry to advance the performance of our member firms and to cultivate a business environment in which member companies can flourish. IMDMC member companies produce the medical devices, diagnostic products and health information systems that are transforming patient care and patient safety. IMDMC members range from the largest to the smallest medical device innovators and companies. For more information, visit www.imdmc.org.

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In This Together | A Note from CEO Tom Ryder

We’re all in this together, and we will continue to fight the good fight here at Genesis Plastics Welding.

During these uncertain times, things can feel topsy-turvy all around us, but everyone has a part of play, preparations are constant and multi-layered; everywhere. We all must do what we can to anticipate and meet the accelerating and dire needs coming down the road.

Essential supplies are still (and will be for a long time) in great need for our hospitals.

As part of America’s critical medical device manufacturing infrastructure, as a medical device contract manufacturer, our country needs the products we produce.

I want you to know that not only are we continuing to produce essential medical device products for current customers, Genesis Plastics Welding also is actively working with Federal and Local Government to see how we can help additionally during this pandemic. 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