Martech specializes primarily in manufacturing extruded tubing and injection-molded components for final assembly catheters used for hemodialysis applications. The Quality Engineering group deals with solving quality issues in the company’s product line resulting from customer complaints and during new product development. Martech is run by the same management and therefore works very closely with Medical Components Inc. (Medcomp), which is the company that initiates the development of most new products and eventually sells the catheters directly to hospitals. Martech also supplies tubing and molded parts to many other customers, including B Braun, Medtronic, and Angiodynamics to name a few. Martech is also associated with Point Medical Corp. in Indiana, which manufactures silicone-based catheters and medical products.
“The CMTI program did a great job of familiarizing students with the entire scope of medical device development from the idea and concept stage through prototype development. The clinical exposure during the summer provides an opportunity to better understand what physicians look for in a medical device and how to communicate design concepts to health care professionals. The design aspect of the program introduces students to the terminology and design processes used in the industry, which makes transitioning into industry easier because you’ve already learned the basics and only have to adjust to the specific details of your company’s procedures and product line once you are hired.”