“We have the technical expertise to solve manufacturing challenges for point-of-care devices and analyzers used in a variety of sensitive applications including Molecular Diagnostics, Immunoassays, Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, and Coagulation,” says Sven Rosenbeiger, Vice President and General Manager, GBU Thermoplastics at Freudenberg Medical. “We are a full service, one stop source for device and component fabrication from design, development, and rapid prototyping through to volume manufacturing.”
Freudenberg Medical currently supplies over 80 million custom molded thermoplastic and silicone parts per year for IVD OEMs worldwide.
Freudenberg Medical also adheres to the technology trends in the IVD market by simultaneously driving increased diagnostic access to point of care via compact, portable devices and disposable cartridges. Considering the requirements of point of care testing, the firm manufactures products which provide accurate results in a very short period of time at or near the location of the patient. It also manufactures innovative components that can be deployed for a portable mini lab—“lab on a chip”—for the rapid field testing of the HIV/ Aids virus used in rural areas of Africa and Asia. “Our strength lies in the development of innovative solutions for sensitive applications,” says Rosenbeiger. “Our goal is to exceed our customer’s expectations on every project.” Freudenberg’s core competencies also include its ability to develop and manufacture a myriad of mobile testing kits and single-use disposable cartridges for IVD companies worldwide.
Freudenberg Medical is recognized among its customer base as a trusted partner that helps reduce costs with lean manufacturing, automation, and optimized processes such as two-component molding, thereby creating a competitive differentiation in the global market. To ensure optimal product quality, Freudenberg has developed automated cutting (for extrusion) and an automated inspection process, which enables assembly and subassembly to validate and qualify products in high volume manufacturing. Besides delivering automation solutions like end-of-arm tooling, 100 percent vision inspection systems with assembly, and both semi and fully automated assembly, Freudenberg Medical also leverages lean manufacturing technologies which help customers to meet the challenge of low-cost requirements driven by reimbursement.
As the years ahead look promising for Freudenberg Medical, the focus will be providing exemplary customer service and the highest quality manufacturing. Fostering continual innovation, the company will continue to add new capabilities to their portfolio in the years to come via their current buy and built growth strategy.