EPIC stands for engineering, prototyping, innovation and collaboration. The idea is to combine expert engineering talent and extensive, integrated capabilities, enabling clients to get medical devices to market faster.
The Mansfield center is focused on the development of sutures and performance fibers, while the Maple Grove center is dedicated to catheter and access device innovation.
Teleflex Medical OEM (Gurnee, Ill.) already operates a third EPIC Medtec Center in Limerick, Ireland. The Ireland center also has a catheter and access device focus.
Teleflex Medical OEM officials say they configured floorplans at the EPIC Medtec Centers to promote innovation in a collaborative environment. They have everything in place to move a device from concept to production-ready. There are immersion labs for concept development, design engineering, and demonstrative prototyping and testing — as well as video conferencing and a 3D printing studio.