Trelleborg Medical Solutions has launched an Innovation Center in Plymouth, MN. (Credit: Trelleborg)

Trelleborg Medical Solutions has launched an Innovation Center in Plymouth, MN. An expansion of the company's former Rapid Development Center, it is designed to provide Trelleborg’s global healthcare and medical customers a single facility for design, rapid prototyping, development and serial production, ensuring cost control and scalability of customers’ solutions.

Trelleborg says it created the Innovation Center to accelerate customers’ time to market, reduce the production cost of parts already in market, and improve the transition from design to serial production. With increased capabilities, the center is a dedicated space with personnel possessing decades of combined experience and expertise in all areas of medical device component manufacturing. It enables healthcare and medical customers to work with design, materials, and quality experts throughout the entire life cycle of a project.

“For healthcare and medical innovators looking to create high-performing products and measurably reduce go-to-market timelines, our team at the Innovation Center can create samples in days, enabling multiple design iterations to be tested to confirm effective production and rapid scale up," says Chris Tellers, global technology director, Trelleborg Medical Solutions.

“Engineers and product innovators get direct access to some of the best minds in materials science, prototyping, tooling and design for manufacturability, plus proven processes for improving critical outcomes in development and manufacturing. Simply bring us your product design goals and we will work together to create highly differentiated products and get them to market faster. You can visit our experts in-person or engage in highly personalized digital experiences.

“We take a collaborative approach to help customers optimize their designs and discover how they can be realized. We have decades of experience designing and manufacturing advanced silicone solutions and now we can offer customers expertise in thermoplastic molding and manufacturing. We look at customers’ complex designs and quickly create prototypes and tooling that help them achieve their goals.”

The Innovation Center comprises several core competencies critical to medical device and pharmaceutical component development, including design, consultation, toolmaking, prototyping, high-precision machining, silicone molding, thermoplastic molding, automation, assembly and secondary operations.

By using Trelleborg’s manufacturing facilities, customers have access to raw material traceability, Class 7 cleanrooms and established validation processes. The facilities are ISO 13485:2016 and ISO 9001 certified and meet the requirements of the Food and Drug Administration, European Medical Device Regulation and global water regulation requirements. Trelleborg leverages its manufacturing expertise and long-term vision to transform customer ideas from design to global, long-term production, quickly and affordably.

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