Minnetronix and INO join forces for the development of optical medical devices

Minnetronix Medical and INO Innovation Center today announced a strategic partnership to innovate and accelerate the development of optical medical devices.

For its first completed project, INO developed a smart lighting system for an unidentified customer and Minnetronix led the system integration.

The companies said in a press release that their partnership can also handle projects that require optical subsystems with larger and more complex medical device systems; have complex or diverse supply chains and/or need regulatory information to determine FDA pathway design considerations.

“There is an increased complexity in creating optical medical devices, which this partnership solves,” Minnetronix Vice President and General Manager Matt Adams said in the press release. “For example, the complex medical optics supply chain is often fragmented, requiring customers to find specialist expertise in multiple small companies. Now, customers bring together the best minds in the industry under one roof to bring their products to market faster. »

Minnetronix, based in St. Paul, Minn., offers full lifecycle design and manufacturing services for medical device developers, but the company has also developed its own line of devices under CEO Jeremy Maniak. , a longtime employee who took the top spot in 2020.

Based in Quebec, INO is a center for applied research and expertise in optics and photonics with more than 150 experts in this field. Its biomedtech business unit focuses on point-of-care, decentralized medicine, wearable devices, remote monitoring, surgical navigation, quality control and inspection, optical sterilization/sanitation, and imaging technologies. advancements.

“With more than 50 years of industry-leading optics expertise between INO and Minnetronix, our combined strengths will play a significant role in advancing our customers’ optics-based medical devices to market,” said Louis. Martel, vice-president of business development and partnerships at INO. Press release.