Medical Murray Opens West Coast Facility
Published June 10, 2014 -
Medical Murray has opened a medical device design and development facility in the town San Carlos, in northern California. The North Barrington, Ill.-based firm is ISO 13485-certified and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-registered for medical device development and contract manufacturing. According to the firm’s leadership, moving into “the Western region will add significantly to the company’s geographic reach throughout the U.S.”
California is the medical industry’s central driver of growth and we are excited to extend our presence to the West Coast,” said Phillip Leopold, president of Medical Murray. “The San Carlos facility, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, will supply a focus on testing in addition to Medical Murray’s core expertise of designing highly complex catheters and implants.
Along with its newest California facility, Medical Murray has development facilities in Charlotte, N.C., and North Barrington, as well as manufacturing operations Lake Zurich, Ill. With a broader footprint, the company’s goal, officials noted, is to respond quickly to customer requirements in a “concise, proactive manner” during all phases of complex development processes.
Eric Leopold, vice president of business development, will head operations at the new 2,500-square-foot facility, which includes space for building and testing. Leopold has more than 20 years of engineering management and R&D experience, and will provide technical support at all locations. Throughout his career, Eric has been instrumental in launching complex medical devices used in the cardiovascular, neurovascular and peripheral arenas, and has been named on more than 30 U.S. patents in multiple applications, according to a release from the company. “Our California operation will allow us to further embrace new and existing customers in the West Coast and globally, and continue to advance the betterment of patient care,” said Leopold. “We look forward to continuing to build strong partnerships and expanding our development capabilities in the region.”
Founded in 1996, Medical Murray specializes in complex catheter systems, permanent implants, and bioabsorbables for less-invasive vascular, urologic, and surgical applications. The company also is FDA registered to handle full sterilization, packaging and final distribution.
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