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5 Questions from the Booth: Johnson Matthey Inc.

By MPO Staff | 11.12.18

Precision micromachining of precious metals and Nitinol to address the most challenging medtech component issues.

The editorial team members of Medical Product Outsourcing and Orthopedic Design & Technology reached out to representatives at several companies exhibiting at Medica/Compamed this year in case you are unable to see them at the event or are not headed to Germany this year. Hopefully, the following questions we served up to Daniella Terry, global commercial director at Johnson Matthey Inc., will offer you some additional insight to determine if the company is a potential services partner for you.
 
MPO: What technology or service are you emphasizing at Medica this year?
Daniella Terry: Precision micromachined precious metal and Nitinol components, along with Piezo products.
 
MPO: What’s the most common challenge customers inquire about and how do you address it?
Terry: We collaborate with our customers in developing innovative solutions that enhance the lives of patients. The most challenging problems pertaining to materials and manufacturability arise during the initial stage of product design and development. We address these challenges by applying our expertise in material science, engineering, and manufacturability to solve our customers’ innovation needs.
 
MPO: If you could give one piece of advice to companies seeking a manufacturing partner before they make a decision, what would it be?
Terry: Ensure that you develop a clear line of communication that will continue from inception of the design concept all the way through to manufacturing scale-up to full on production.
 
MPO: What are the forces driving medical device manufacturers to seek your technology/services over doing it in-house?
Terry: Material science expertise along with manufacturing and engineering excellence.
 
MPO: In what ways is your company able to aid in getting a product (project) to market faster?
Terry: Johnson Matthey’s R&D and engineering teams partner with our customers from early stage product development to enable our customers to get to trials and through to the approval phase of product commercialization.
 
Johnson Matthey Inc. is located at Medica/Compamed in Hall 8B, Booth/Stand K25.