Design and development program for minimally invasive medical devices
Spiddal, County Galway – June 14, 2013 – Having just celebrated six competitive years in business - Cambus Medical, located in Galway, Ireland - has launched a series of cutting edge technological advances in the medical device market including the pioneering Navigate™ program, a contract product development service which aids customers through the entire product development cycle from idea generation and concept testing right through to design for manufacturability, validation, and product launch.
With 80% of the company’s products and services exported to over 23 countries worldwide, it confirms Cambus Medical’s position as an industry leader focused on developing and manufacturing technically advanced component solutions for minimally invasive medical devices used in diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.
John Farragher, co- founder with responsibility for Global Business Development at Cambus Medical, identifies the Navigate™ development team as one of its most powerful drivers for growth and innovation in the company. “We are fortunate to retain a team of highly experienced product & process development professionals, across a wide variety of specialized disciplines. “Our location, in one of the most respected medical device clusters in the world, has contributed to our growth as we have tapped into the wealth of local talent developed here for well over two decades. This talent, along with our location’s global reputation for excellence in medical device manufacturing, is undoubtedly a major selling point for us overseas,” comments Farragher.
Barry Comerford, CEO of Cambus Medical, adds “the expertise, experience, responsiveness, and dedication shown by our team in delivering ‘best-in-class’ solutions is highly valued by our customers. They expect excellent performance from the Cambus team in delivering results for their most critical projects”.
As medical technologies continue to evolve, customers constantly challenge the Navigate™ team at Cambus to develop new supply solutions. While these solutions may not have been available in the past, it is the ongoing investment in the people at Cambus Medical that are reaping the results. Continually developing the skills and core competencies in this niche segment, challenging the status quo by not accepting that a feasible solution cannot be found, and then creating new process technologies to deliver these solutions if need be to our customer is paramount. Comerford positively points out that this is the driving force behind building Cambus Medical’s reputation for technical innovation.
Emma Conlon, Navigate™ Manager, identifies the strong interaction between the Navigate™ development engineers and our customer’s engineers as the key to providing an energetic and efficient forum for the exchange of ideas, testing new concepts, and ultimately delivering the most innovative solutions for the customer, while accelerating product launch timelines throughout the development process.
A strong culture of innovation and a can-do-attitude to problem solving is evident throughout the entire company with 100% of sales revenue generated from new products or technologies developed within the past 5 years.
From an entrepreneurial start-up in 2007, Cambus Medical has grown aggressively with a driven and talented workforce of 70 people, a workforce forecast to grow substantially due to international contract wins and pioneering technological advances.
Cambus Medical has further strengthened its industry position following its recently announced partnership with Helix Medical, a leading global manufacturer for the medical device industry with operations in the United States, Ireland, Germany, Costa Rica and China. Helix Medical is a division of the 163-year-old family owned Freudenberg Group of Germany, employing over 37,000 people worldwide.
Innovation and new technology development are an integral motivation for the future of Cambus Medical. The name ‘Cambus’ is a direct translation from the Irish saying to ‘throw the cat among the pigeons’ or to upset the status quo. Given that Cambus Medical is upsetting the status quo within our market we appear to be living up to our name!
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About Cambus Medical
Cambus Medical develops, designs, and manufactures critical components for minimally invasive medical devices used in diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. An ISO 13485 registered medical technology company; Cambus Medical has grown rapidly over the past 5 years through significant expansion of its capabilities and facilities. The company’s principal focus is the development and manufacture of hypotubes and catheter shafts used in angioplasty balloon catheters and stent delivery systems where the highest levels of performance are required. www.cambusmedical.com
About Helix Medical
Helix Medical is a global custom manufacturer for the medical device and healthcare industries with 10 manufacturing operations worldwide. Medical manufacturing capabilities include design and development, silicone and thermoplastic molding and extrusion, complex catheter systems, assembly, packaging, and engineering services. Helix Medical operates FDA-registered medical device facilities, certified ISO 13485 with Class 7 & 8 cleanrooms. Established in 1984, Helix Medical currently manufactures in California, Massachusetts, Indiana, Costa Rica, Germany, Ireland, and China. www.helixmedical.com
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