FORTVILLE, IND. (Nov. 21, 3 p.m. ET) — Genesis Plastics Welding — which is in the process of doubling its manufacturing capacity through a $2.5 million expansion of its plant in Fortville, Ind. — has been awarded a contract to manufacture a disposable vinyl urine collection and monitoring bag.
The iBag, developed by Future Path Medical Holding LLC in Concord, Ohio, combines a low-cost fluid sensor with an optional thermistor-based catheter to provide wireless urine monitoring and communications .
Future Path said the iBag — -approved by the Food and Drug Administration in July — will contribute to reduced urine spills and urine backup in the patient. Its monitoring system can also provide an early warning of an increase in bladder temperature increase which can be an early indicator for infections.
Genisis is a contract manufacturer that specializes in radio frequency welding of thermoplastic products for the medical, military, automotive, marine and consumer products industries. The company's plastics welding technology, ecoGenesis eliminates the need for expensive heat seal additives and enables the substitution of lower cost raw materials.
Tom Ryder, president and CEO of Genesis Plastics, said the company's 50,000 square foot expansion is scheduled to be completed by early 2012. In addition to doubling capacity, it will increase efficiency and material flow, he said.
Genesis welds items such as surgical instrument covers, medical-device inflatable components, oxygen hoods, compression therapy and deep-vein-thrombosis or DVT sleeves, and drainage bags.