With continued growth, SMC Ltd. announces expansion of its Costa Rica facility in the Coyol Free Zone Park in Alajuela, Costa Rica. The expansion will double its current facility bringing it to 120,000 square feet in Costa Rica. With the additional space, SMC Costa Rica will provide increased contract manufacturing solutions including: assembly, injection molding and secondary operations, giving our global customers and MedTech companies in Costa Rica more options for SMC to become their strategic partner. Read the full press release here.
SMC Ltd. is providing face shields to first responders through a partnership with 3 other companies also donating their services. SMC’s engineering and tooling department designed and built tooling for the face shields in a record 72 hours, then molded the headband frames from resin donated by Eastman. A third company donated the replaceable clear film which attaches to the frame. SMC’s Somerset, WI location molded 10,000 headband frames that were donated to Hospitals in Massachusetts for first responders in the fight against COVID-19. Click here to read the full press release.
SMC’s Devens Massachusetts location receives Global Trade Award from AIM (Associated Industries of Massachusetts)
Recognized for its success in Global Medical Device manufacturing excellence, SMC Devens received the Global Trade Award at the AIM annual trade symposium held in November. AIM recognizes Massachusetts leading companies for excellence in global trade. SMC’s Vice President and Massachusetts General Manager, Brian Payson, accepted the award.
Oval Medical Technologies moves to new location in Cambridge, UK Research Park to support pharmaceutical partners’ advanced drug-delivery needs
Cambridge U.K. – 19 August 2019 Oval Medical Technologies Limited (Oval), a leader of patient-centric autoinjectors, has signalled a new stage in its growth with a move to a purpose-designed facility in Cambridge Research Park, U.K. The new facility provides dedicated GMP labs, enhanced device development, space to house the expanded team, and room for growth supporting pharmaceutical companies’ needs for injection platforms to deliver a wide range of subcutaneous and intramuscular drug formulations. Established in 2009, Oval has experienced continued growth since its December 2016 acquisition by global medical device contract manufacturer SMC Ltd. The integrated business provides a unique ‘one stop shop’, from device design to delivery of finished commercial product. Oval’s expertise in difficult-to-inject formulations, provides devices designed to deliver high-viscosity formulations and suspensions. Demand for Oval’s advanced technology is being driven by the growth in biologic and long acting formulation injections. Oval’s patient-centric autoinjector platforms are matched…
SMC’s Mike Fritschy, VP Engineering and Product Development, will be part of a panel of speakers during the Future of Packaging Conference held in Chicago IL, May 8, 2019. The panel will discuss topics such as: how medical OEM customer needs are evolving and impact on packaging; risk/reward for OEMs considering innovative packaging; and how healthcare packaging markets can be characterized differently based upon their use. For more information on the conference click here https://www.packaging-future.com/agenda.
SMC Ltd. was one of 84 companies to receive a grant through the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Program. The grant will help fund customized training and hiring of new employees as SMC Devens continues growth in the Pharmaceutical market. For more information read more.
SMC Ltd. announced today expanded drug delivery device capabilities with a dedicated pharmaceutical class 7 clean room in its Somerset, Wisconsin facility. “As we continue to experience growth in the Pharmaceutical market, we realized the need for additional clean room capabilities in our Somerset, WI location. The dedicated class 7 clean room will house a major customer, and allows room for future growth. We’re excited to offer these capabilities which are important for existing customers, and future pharmaceutical device programs.”said Chetan N. Patel, Chief Executive Officer, SMC Ltd.
SMC Ltd. recently hosted a manufacturing day for 64 sophomore students in partnership with the Somerset Wisconsin High School. Students spent the day with SMC employees in classrooms and touring various manufacturing areas for a first-hand look into the manufacturing processes of medical devices. During tours, students had the opportunity to interact with SMC employees who shared how each area in manufacturing comes together to complete a device. Tours also provided students with a glimpse into possible career opportunities. “We really tried to give the students a great understanding of all aspects of our business” said Eric Malmgren, Engineering Services Manager, SMC Ltd. “It’s important to us (SMC Ltd.) to expose students to skilled positons available in manufacturing beyond what they traditionally might have known. We’ve found that manufacturing isn’t being discussed in the high schools as a viable career option. We believe events like this will help students understand…
“Quality is often defined in manufacturing as a measure of excellence or a state of being free from defects, deficiencies, and/or variations. It is brought about by a consistent committed focus on process excellence and adhering to established standards to develop and achieve the type of uniformity and consistency that is critical for a contract manufacturer to demonstrate to customers and their patients.” Read about the four crucial areas of execution in the product lifecycle for driving consistent quality in contract manufacturing in SMC’s newest white paper. Read more here.
Members of SMC and Oval Medical Technologies will be available in booth #29 during exhibition hours to discuss Oval’s 4 customizable drug-delivery combination platforms that are making a positive difference in patients’ lives.