Nypro Inc. is joining with Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Bioengineering Institute to help bring medical-device products to market faster.
The injection molder from Clinton, Mass., is contributing an undisclosed amount of money and services to join the Bioengineering Institute as a premier member.
``Our primary emphasis is to get new medical products to market,'' said Timothy Gerrity, BEI director.
Gerrity said there are more than 250 medical-device companies in the state. More than 20 companies, universities and organizations are part of BEI, which was formed in 2002. Nypro will have more access to the research work of WPI and other partners such as the University of Massachusetts Medical School. It will also be involved with new companies in the early-stage development of medical devices.
Brian Jones, Nypro president and chief executive officer, said in a news release that the company has a longstanding relationship with WPI. Gerrity said WPI students have worked on projects at Nypro and a large number of WPI graduates now work at Nypro.
The Bioengineering Center is split into four areas: bioprocessing and tissue engineering, comparative neuroimaging, molecular engineering and untethered health care. It employs 25.