Creganna-Tactx Medical Opens Office at Cleveland Clinic Incubator

  • New Project Located On Cleveland Clinic Campus
  • Access to Leading Medical Institutions to Drive Customer Design Projects
Galway, Ireland and Cleveland, Ohio, March 1st, 2011 – Creganna-Tactx Medical has announced the opening of a new office at Cleveland Clinic’s, Global Cardiovascular Innovation Centre (GCIC). The company was invited to open an office in the new incubator to support companies commercializing innovative medical device technology. The office will provide product development support to early stage companies and also link Creganna-Tactx’s customers to the leaders in medical innovation and healthcare delivery.
From this strategic location on the grounds of the Cleveland Clinic, the company can facilitate connections to industry leading physicians and provide its customers with enhanced design and development support, end-user feedback, device testing and support for pre-clinical studies and clinical trials. This service will be further bolstered by the company’s recent joint venture agreement with Boston Biomedical Associates (BBA), who will work in partnership with Creganna-Tactx Medical to support customers with clinical, regulatory and quality affairs.
Creganna-Tactx Medical develops less invasive devices for the top medical device OEM’s and is one of the largest global contract design and outsourced manufacturing companies.  Commenting on today’s announcement, Randall Sword, Business Development at Creganna-Tactx Medical, said “This move strategically positions Creganna-Tactx Medical to offer our customers complete support along the full product lifecycle.  Working with Cleveland Clinic’s GCIC, we can help bridge the gap between the designer and end-user physician in the development process.”
The GCIC, located on Cleveland Clinic’s main campus, is an incubator facility supporting the development and commercialization of cardiovascular innovations and medical technologies. According to Chris Coburn, Executive Director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations, “Having Creganna-Tactx Medical as part of the Clinic team is an important milestone for us. They will provide benefit to GCIC companies and will collaborate with Clinic innovators as we jointly work to develop products that benefit patients in need.”
Following this announcement, the company will focus on supporting its customers with preclinical research and development support, particularly in the area of Atrial Fibrillation.
About Creganna-Tactx Medical
Creganna-Tactx Medical is a leading supplier of products, technologies and services to medical device and lifescience companies worldwide. The company specializes in the design and manufacture of minimally & less invasive delivery and access devices for a range of therapies. Headquartered in Galway, Ireland, Creganna-Tactx Medical employs over 1,000 people worldwide and has design and manufacturing operations in the US (CA, MN & MA) and Asia (Singapore, Korea). For more information visit:  www.creganna.com
About the Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center (GCIC)
The Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center (GCIC) is a multi-institutional research and product development consortium made possible through a $60 million grant from the State of Ohio’s Third Frontier Project.  Founded in 2007, the consortium is led by the Cleveland Clinic and is comprised of Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University, The University of Cincinnati, The University of Toledo and University Hospitals of Cleveland, along with leading industry economic development partners.  GCIC is focused on developing and commercializing innovative cardiovascular technology for the benefit of patients worldwide and to facilitate economic development across Ohio. Completed in 2010, the GCIC Incubator facility was designed, built and equipped as one of the first cardiovascular healthcare focused incubators in the United States. For more information visit: www.gcic.org For media enquiries:

 

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