News from Arrotek

The Importance of Prototyping When Developing a New Medical Device Product

by Mark Pugh
It is not enough when designing a new medical device product to just create a design based on an initial ideal before moving straight to testing and real-world evaluation. In fact, most medical device products go through several iterations during the design and development process to get to the final design. Often, this final design can be significantly different from the original sketched-out idea. The prototyping process is crucial to achieving this final design. What is Prototyping? Prototyping usually starts after the concept development stage, i.e. once detailed drawings are produced. It’s about turning the digital design of the product...

An Overview of the Medical Device Design and Product Development Process

by Mark Pugh
While each new medical device product design and development project is different, the process followed is typically well-structured. There are many reasons for this, not least the importance of ensuring the product is safe to use as well as ensuring both the product itself and the design process adheres to medical device regulations. At Arrotek, we have a well-established medical device design and product development process. It is outlined below. Before going through it, however, it may also be helpful to read our blog on the Considerations that Inform and Guide the Medical Device Product Design Process. Both blogs together...

GALT ACQUIRES ARROTEK MEDICAL

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
GALT ACQUIRES ARROTEK MEDICAL Combination of Arrotek’s Product Development with Galt’s Manufacturing Capabilities will Benefit Customers and Provide Access to New Segments of the Interventional Market GARLAND, TX – May 20, 2019 – Galt Medical, a subsidiary of Theragenics Corporation® and a global supplier of access and procedure products for a range of interventional and endovascular procedures, today announced it has acquired Arrotek Medical Limited. Arrotek, located in Sligo, Ireland, develops and designs minimally invasive medical devices supporting a range of catheter-based, interventional applications. Arrotek’s capabilities include concept, design, product development, regulatory approval, and certain manufacturing services. Mark Pugh and...

Considerations that Inform and Guide the Medical Device Product Design Process

by Mark Pugh
Turning an idea for a new medical device into a product that is ready for testing and evaluation is a complex process, particularly if you have never been through it before. This overview of the medical device design and development process will outline the things you and your design/development team will consider. In the next blog, we’ll look at the steps and stages you will go through. Considerations During the Design and Development Process for New Medical Devices There are many concepts, principles, and requirements that will determine the course of the design process. This includes: Regulations DFM – Design...

Arrotek Exhibits at MedtecLIVE 2019

by Sinead Duffy
We are delighted to announce that Arrotek will be exhibiting at MedtecLIVE in Nuremberg this May! MedtecLIVE will take place from May 21 - May 23 in the Nuremberg Messe. It is the successor of Medtec Europe and MT-CONNECT, and will host companies from the entire value chain of Medical Technology. You can visit us at Hall 9 Stand 9-632, or contact sales@arrotek.com to book a meeting. #events #medteclive #medtech

Finisklin premises update

by Sinead Duffy
We are delighted to announce that construction is well underway at our new Arrotek premises in the IDA Business Park, Finisklin, Co. Sligo. This new purpose built facility is the result of up scaling our production to meet rising demand and to allow for the continuous expansion of our company. The new facility is 52,000 square feet and will provide Arrotek with extra lab space for engineering, development, and testing. This move is due to be completed by the end of summer 2019. For more information on the move, contact sinead@arrotek.com or call us on +353 71 91 15111.  

Two New Injection Moulding Machines

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
Arrotek has invested €80k in two new injection moulding machines, which will increase output to help us meet a growing demand for product development and production services. The two new machines will also help us meet anticipated demand in the future. Visit the Atlantic MedTech Cluster website to find out more!

IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
We are delighted to announce that Arrotek have won the Best Small/Medium Manufacturing Company of the Year award at the Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards! The award ceremony took place last night at Citywest Hotel and we're so proud of our team's immense efforts and happy that this has been recognised by Irish Manufacturing Research.