Minnetronix Medical and INO Announce Partnership Accelerating Optical Medical Devices

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ST. PAUL, Minnesota— Minnetronix Medical, a U.S.-based medical device technology partner offering full life cycle design and manufacturing services, and INO Innovation Center, the center for applied research and expertise in optics and photonics the largest and most advanced in Canada, announced a strategic partnership to innovate and accelerate bringing optical medical devices to market. By working with the Minnetronix-INO team, medical device companies have access to deep optics and photonics expertise and a seamless solution to bring highly integrated optical medical devices from concept to commercial production. Minnetronix’ suite of services is unique in the medical device industry as it includes full lifecycle support for medical device design, development, supply chain and manufacturing. INO is a world leader in optics with the ability to control light to capture, identify, predict and transform data into valuable and actionable information through multiple light applications – from laser and fiber technologies optics to imaging systems. “There is an increased complexity in creating optical medical devices, which this partnership solves,” said Matt Adams, vice president and general manager of Minnetronix. “For example, the complex medical optics supply chain is often fragmented, requiring customers to find specialist expertise in multiple small companies. Now, customers bring together the best minds in the industry under one roof to bring their products to market faster. Adams adds that combining this joint expertise with a simple onboarding and project management process allows customers to seamlessly engage the team as a “one-stop-shop” for optics and photonics projects. “With more than 50 years of industry-leading optics expertise between INO and Minnetronix, our combined strengths will play an important role in advancing our customers’ optics-based medical devices to market.” declared Louis Martel, vice-president of business development and partnerships at INO. The new partnership expands Minnetronix’s optical business and INO’s reach in the United States. INO has implemented more than 6,500 solutions, carried out 75 technology transfers and contributed to the creation of 35 new companies. The new collaboration has already completed its first successful project: INO developed a smart lighting system when no other commercial solution was available, while Minnetronix led the complex system integration, including the exclusive lighting, to deliver the final product to the customer. The partnership can also handle projects that require optical subsystems within larger and more complex medical device systems; have complex or diverse supply chains and/or need regulatory information to determine FDA pathway design considerations.

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Since 1996, Minnetronix Medical has accelerated breakthroughs in medical devices as the design, development and manufacturing partner for leading device companies worldwide. Today, through life cycle efficiencies, opportunity realization and increased utility, the company is creating value in key technology segments such as RF power, fluid management and gases, optical systems, stimulation and active wearable devices. From design and manufacturing services to complete product solutions, Minnetronix has deep industry knowledge and intentional technical insight to bring better medical devices to market, faster.

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