The EPIC Medtec Center (Engineering, Prototyping, Innovation, Collaboration) in Mansfield focuses on the development of sutures and performance fibers, while the Maple Grove center is dedicated to catheter and access device innovation. Teleflex Medical OEM already operates a third EPIC Medtec Center, focused on catheter and access devices, in Limerick, Ireland.
The facilities utilize the multi-stage IDEA Medtec Process (Innovation, Development, Engineering, Accelerator) that incorporates a client’s requirements into a device. New product ideas can be explored, prototyped, and tested on-site. Design for manufacturability is emphasized at each step of the process. Guess work is virtually eliminated since decision-making is data-driven via Teleflex Medical OEM’s proprietary analytic tools.
The smartly configured floorplans of the EPIC Medtec Centers were carefully planned to promote innovation in a collaborative environment. Everything is in place to move a device from concept to production-ready device. There are immersion labs for concept development, design engineering, and demonstrative prototyping and testing. Amenities such as a video conferencing center and 3D printing studio are also available.
For additional information about the EPIC Medtec Centers, visit www.teleflexmedicaloem.com/epic.