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Supplier Stories for the Week of January 1

Here’s what was new in the world of medical device suppliers during the week of January 1.

  • Aspect Automation, a designer and builder of custom automated manufacturing equipment, has moved into a new facility to accommodate growth.

    “This move reflects our company’s commitment to providing quality services to our customers by increasing operational efficiencies within our engineering and manufacturing groups,” explained Tim Boncher, president and CEO, in a news statement. “Our relocation marks a huge milestone for the company, its employees, and customers who will all benefit from the opportunities this move represents. Our new establishment offers open office workspace, creative areas for our engineering design teams, a variety of conference spaces, and amenities that encourage a collaborative atmosphere.”

    Aspect's new facility is located at 5910 Rice Creek Parkway, Shoreview, MN. The company specializes in full-service design and build of custom automated manufacturing equipment, as well as in development and support offerings such as proofs of principle, pilot lines, build-to-print packages, and unique equipment evaluation and optimization services. It works with companies in life sciences and healthcare, consumer and industrial products, and aerospace industries. 

    [Logo courtesy of ASPECT AUTOMATION]

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  • Qosina will highlight its barbed, tube-to-tube connectors as well as thousands of stock components at Booth #2121 during MD&M West February 5-7 in Anaheim, CA. The company offers a wide selection of barbed, tube-to-tube connectors in many different configurations including straight, reducing, Y, T, and elbow.

    These connectors are described as cost effective, reliable, and versatile. Able to be used with various types of tubing, they can accommodate inner diameters as small as 1/16 in. (0.0625 inch, 1.59 mm) and as large as 1 in. (25.4 mm). Because bonding or adhesives are not necessary, assembly can be simple and quick, the company reported.

    Qosina is ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and ISO 14001 certified and operates in a 95,000-sq-ft facility with an ISO Class 8 cleanroom.

    [Image courtesy of QOSINA]

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  • Meddux Development Corp., an engineering design and development firm for interventional and minimally invasive surgical devices, expanded to a new facility in Boulder, CO, as of January 2, 2019, the company reported in a news release.

    “The new facility will increase our square footage to 12,000 sq ft,” stated David Schechter, president of Meddux, in the release. “This will allow us to expand our product development engineering areas and our manufacturing capacity, doubling the size of our controlled environment (CE), and adding a significant amount of warehouse space.”

    The company offers modular support such as concept generation, human factors/usability engineering, stage-gate product development, design for manufacturability (DFM), and clinical/pilot manufacturing, it was reported.

    “We have focused on being flexible and responsive to our customer’s needs,” Schechter said. “Partnering with a product development firm can improve capital efficiency by controlling fixed costs. The key to success is working with a partner that can apply the right level of technical expertise and clinical understanding to make the program successful.”

    [Image courtesy of MEDDUX DEVELOPMENT CORP.]

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  • BCS CallProcessing and QPS (Quality & Productivity Solutions Inc.) have partnered to extend their services for business improvement and management systems for many industries. The partnership enables both companies to support manufacturing, service, life science, and other companies with a more comprehensive suite of solutions to help them understand, evaluate and achieve compliance to critical Management System standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 2700, and ISO 13485, they reported in a news release.  For instance, QPS and BCS will work together to provide consulting, auditing, and training needed for compliance and registration to ISO.

    BCS has experience implementing and supporting best practices for technologies relating to voice, data, security, video, wireless, and cloud computing provides companies with ready-to-use solutions that meet or exceed the requirements of the standards, the company reported. Proactive monitoring of networks, desktops, and security from BCS’s 24/7/365 U.S.-based help desk can help ensure maximum protection and data availability.

    QPS is a training, auditing, and consulting firm providing quality, productivity and business improvement solutions impacting quality, speed, cost, customer satisfaction, and business growth. Providing both public and customized training programs, it offers more than 200 courses on a variety of topics needed by all types of industries. 

    Among the standards addressed is ISO 27001, the globally recognized standard providing requirements for an information security management system (ISMS), BCS reported. The standard is designed to help companies with asset protection, security policy, cyber security strategy, IT governance, incident management, threat mitigation, downtime reduction, and data breaches. 

    [Logo courtesy of BCS CALLPROCESSING]

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Daphne Allen

Daphne Allen is editor-in-chief of MD+DI. She previously served as executive editor of Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News, which serves as the pharmaceutical and medical device channel of Packaging Digest. Daphne has covered medical device manufacturing, packaging, labeling, and regulatory issues as well as pharmaceutical packaging and labeling for more than 20 years. She is also a member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals's Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee. Follow her on Twitter at @daphneallen.

 

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