VitalPath announced today that it recently opened a new Design Center in the Minneapolis suburb of New Hope.
The Minnesota-based company manufactures custom, highly complex catheter solutions for major medical device companies. It says the new Design Center brings its entire design and prototyping capabilities under one roof in order to accelerate time to market.
As part of the new Design Center, VitalPath is actively hiring. It plans to add 50 engineers and technicians over the next 3 to 5 years.
The Design Center is 28,000 square feet and includes 4,200 square feet of cleanroom space. VitalPath is in the process of expanding its ISO certification to include design and development.
The facility is meant to serve companies in the cardiovascular, electrophysiology, neurovascular, peripheral vascular and structural heart markets.
“Our customers are looking to speed time to market by streamlining their supply chain with partners that offer broad capabilities,” VitalPath CEO Randall Sword said in a news release. “We opened this Design Center to meet this customer need. In addition to adding design services, we’ve brought state-of-the-art capabilities from all three of our sites together in one facility. These focused resources at prototype scale will help customers get to market faster.”
Scott Olson, VP of Engineering at VitalPath, added that customers in the past came to the company with finalized specifications for complex catheters. “Now, we can add value by actually helping them develop their specifications from the earliest design stage. We have everything they need to do the job, which helps us to move more quickly and streamline early development programs.”