Kingdom and Canada.
According to NDC officials, the company has apprised the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration of its action.
NDC is a contract manufacturer of
nitinol-based medical devices.
Cambridge Design Partnership
Expands Expertise of U.S. Branch
Technology and design consultancy Cambridge Design Partnership is expanding its
team in North America to meet the needs
of its growing portfolio of U.S.-based clients.
The company, based in Cambridge,
United Kingdom, is focused on the
healthcare, consumer, energy and industrial sectors. The company’s North American office is in Palo Alto, Calif.
This is the second milestone in recent months for the company, which in
March unveiled its multi-million-dollar,
8,000-square-foot research and development center in Cambridge.
As part of the company’s growing
presence in the United States, Jez Clements, full partner and Ph.D. mechanical
engineer, has relocated from Cambridge
to California, expanding the existing Palo
Clements is an experienced mechanical engineer who has developed numerous medical devices, including the design
and development of a hospital infection
diagnostic system and a first-of-its-kind
innovative lancing device. Clements will
focus on working with medical technology
companies to help engineer and design
new products and related manufacturing
processes, supporting them through to
product launch. He will be working alongside respected medical technology expert
Dominique Freeman, who has been leading the U.S. team from Palo Alto since 2011.
“Since the opening of our Silicon Valley
office in 2011, we’ve been able to help sev-
eral exciting new clients. Having a partner
from the business join our U.S. office in-
dicates our long term commitment to our
American customers,” said Mike Cane,
founder of Cambridge Design Partnership.
The launch of the new R&D center in the
United Kingdom was unveiled alongside
the official launch of Cambridge Design
Partnership’s new corporate identity.
Facilities within the firm’s new R&D
• Four laboratories that contain
specialist electronics lab and optics
labs, metrology facilities, envi-
ronmental test systems and fume
• A user research suite with viewing facilities and full audio/video
• A rapid prototyping suite with two
• A large workshop with three CNC
Resonetics Nabs New Laser
milling machines, two lathes and
support equipment; and
• A foam and model-making room
complete with a large spray booth.
According to officials from Nashua, N.H.-based Resonetics, ablating layers or coatings in a medical device or diagnostic
product requires precision, reliability and
consistency. In that pursuit, the company
has received a patent for laser technology
that can be tuned to selectively remove one
layer without affecting the underlying layer.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
recently issued a Notice of Allowance for
Resonetics’ new patent for“Precision Laser Ablation.” The patent addresses a frequent challenge in micromachining: selectively removing one or more layers of a
multi-layer structure by laser ablation. The
patent, according to the company, covers
a method of continuous remote monitoring of the ablation plasma plume to automatically discriminate one layer from another, and stop ablation before damaging
the underlying layer. This method can be
applied to laser machining by step-and-repeat, beam or target scanning, as well as
stripping or skiving of wires and catheters.
“There is tremendous pressure in the
Classic Industries Rebrands as
life-sciences industry to improve product
performances while simultaneously driv-
ing down costs,” said Tom Burns, CEO of
Resonetics. “This invention improves the
manufacturing yields of medical devices
and diagnostic products, as our closed loop
technology compensates for geometric and
coating variations of wires, catheters and
wafer substrates while still guaranteeing
tight tolerances on the order of a single
micron. As is true of the other five patents
issued to Resonetics, we strive to identify
innovative solutions that will enable our
customers to increase reliability, lower the
cost of their innovative new products, and
deliver improved healthcare globally.”
Resonetics provides laser microma-
chining contract manufacturing services
for medical device and diagnostic manu-
facturing and other applications requiring
precision laser processing.
Ci Medical Technologies
Latrobe, Pa.-based Classic Industries, a
manufacturer of injection-molded components used in medical devices and
pharmaceutical products, is rebranding.
To better reflect its focus on the medical technology industry, the company now
will be called Ci Medical Technologies Inc.
The change reflects the company’s exclusive focus on customers in the medical
and pharmaceutical markets, officials said.
“Our new name officially recognizes
the fact that, over the past decade, we
have been using 100 percent of our exper-
tise to serve customers in the medical and
pharmaceutical device markets,”said CEO
Robert P. Subasic Jr.“We are confident that
the new name provides a clearer picture
of the business today and where the busi-
ness is headed in the future.”
The new moniker also better reflects
the company’s global design, manufactur-
ing, assembly, packaging and logistics ca-
pabilities, Subasic said.
In addition to Latrobe, the company
has production and distribution facilities
located in El Paso, Texas; Ponce, Puerto
Rico; and Durham in the United Kingdom. Its third-party logistics facility is in
While the company’s different units
will do business under the holding company name of Ci Medical Technologies Inc.,
the legal names of its subsidiaries remain
Classic Industries Inc., Classic Industries
Europe Ltd., Classic Industries de Mexico,
and Classic Industries of Puerto Rico Inc.