Contract manufacturer Medbio Inc. of Grand Rapids, Mich., expanded its production capabilities with a new work cell dedicated to implant molding.
Demand from OEMs for implantable components for neurological and orthopedic applications prompted Medbio to add molding capacity in a clean room.
“We're excited about our growth and the expanded capabilities in implantable components,” John Woodhouse, Medbio's director of sales and marketing, said in a news release.
Medbio paired two 55-ton electric presses with a micro-molding modules from Arburg to create the cell, which is housed in an ISO class 7 clean room. The company's top-performing operators have been assigned to the cell and will receive specialized, on-going training.
“We've increased our capacity to meet the growing needs of our customers, and we are better positioned to support the fast-growing implant sector in the medical device industry,” Woodhouse said.
Medbio also manufactures products for cardiovascular, ophthalmology and biotechnology OEMs. In addition to clean room injection molding, the company offers assembly and packaging services for clients in the United States, Europe and Central America. Medbio officials say the business has been in a growth mode for 11 years.