Genesis Plastics Welding (Fortville, IN) has a proud legacy collaborating with medical device manufacturers to advance innovation. “We have been working with medtech OEMs for more than 20 years,” Genesis President and CEO Tom Ryder told PlasticsToday. “In 2006, roughly 40% of our business resided within the medtech space. Today, we are approximately 85% medtech.” To respond to surging global demand for outsourced design engineering expertise, which it is uniquely positioned to provide, Genesis has introduced MedTech Launch, a division that is “strategically aligned to assist medical device clients in navigating the product launch process, from initial concept to commercialization,” said the company. Design, prototyping, quality management, risk management, regulatory support and overall manufacturability are key elements of the new program, which is led by Nathan Glass, Vice President of Product Development.
Although medical device OEMs of all stripes stand to benefit from the portfolio of services provided by MedTech Launch, startups, which often struggle to source appropriate expertise, may find it to be a particularly valuable resource. "Start-up teams and inventors often come to us with ideas that they are passionate about bringing to market,” notes Glass. “Our services work best when they have a good grasp on the patient or user need and market opportunity exists. Additionally, we help define the cost side of the go-to-market equation, which informs their investors and enables them to make sound business decisions to move the project forward."
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Glass is well qualified to assist in those endeavors. A graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Glass has nearly 10 years of project management and engineering experience under his belt. His areas of expertise include design definition, material selection, technical documentation, proof of concept, quality management, validation, design for manufacturability and project management, according to Genesis Plastics Welding.