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JOHNSON MEDTECH DELIVERS DEVICE DESIGN AND PROTOTYPING EXCELLENCE THROUGH GLOBAL MEDICAL INNOVATION CENTERS

Combines Local Support with Worldwide Network for Collaborative 24/7 Design and Prototyping Services to Deliver Fastest Time to Market
 
 

Methuen, Mass.—May 13, 2008—Johnson Medtech, the medical products group of Johnson Electric, one of the world’s largest providers of motion actuators, today announced its global network of Medical Innovation Centers. Johnson Medtech’s network of Medical Innovation Centers is comprised of eight locations for design excellence throughout the world.

The facilities feature a full range of design and rapid prototyping services for medical device subsystems and components to enable companies to get products to market by up to 50 percent faster. Customers also benefit from the unmatched manufacturing capabilities of Johnson City, a five-million square foot facility in China with over 30,000 employees.

“The challenge of designing, prototyping and delivering medical devices to market quickly has never been more critical for medical device manufacturers,” said Robert Hoctor, vice president of medical devices for Johnson Electric. “Through our Medical Innovation Centers, Johnson Medtech customers can leverage our worldwide technical expertise and manufacturing excellence to bring their products to market faster than ever before.”

At each Medical Innovation Center, Johnson Medtech provides dedicated local sales and technical support experts who work collaboratively with customers’ design teams to develop their applications. Johnson Medtech’s teams respond to customer requirements quickly by networking their knowledge across the global Johnson Electric organization, leveraging the 24/7 capabilities of its global staff to increase efficiency and streamline application development and rapid prototyping. Its engineers focus on designing for manufacturability and reliability, and bringing the most cost-effective solutions to customers. Medical Innovation Centers also feature the latest design and CAD tools available to simulate and analyze product performance. Rapid prototyping capability is also available. As a result, development cycles are lessened as prototypes are delivered quickly.

Johnson Medtech’s Medical Innovation Centers can currently be found in eight locations across the globe, each with its own area of specialization, including:

 
Methuen, Mass.Flexible printed circuits and sensors
Vandalia, OhioSolenoids and actuators
Hong Kong, ChinaMotion solutions
Shajing, ChinaBrush and brushless DC motors, gear technology, pumps and material science
Dresden, GermanyStepper and synchronous motors, valves and actuators
Yokneam, Israel Piezo-electric motors and stages, motion solutions
Murten, SwitzerlandSwitch assembly and motion actuators
Isle of Wight, UKSensors and Polymer Thick Film circuits
   
About Johnson Medtech

Johnson Medtech is the medical business group of Johnson Electric, one of the world’s largest providers of motion actuators. Johnson Medtech’s innovative end-to-end capabilities for design, prototyping and manufacturing make it an ideal partner for medical device manufacturers. With design engineering facilities worldwide, and ISO 13485-certified manufacturing facilities in the U.S., China and the UK, Johnson Medtech provides its customers personalized consulting and the most efficient manufacturing and supply chain management. Johnson Medtech has helped hundreds of medical device manufacturing companies design and manufacture products for every medical device market. For more information, visit www.johnsonmedtech.com.