When I say Coors, what comes to mind? Probably not medical technology. And yet, CoorsTek, which is owned by the Coors family, has an almost 100-year legacy of supplying engineered ceramic parts and engineering and manufacturing services to the medical device industry, as well as many others. Earlier this month it launched CoorsTek Medical, broadening its medtech industry participation into the implantable medical device space.
CoorsTek offers a range of services that include product development, engineering and materials selection, intellectual property and regulatory assessments, rapid prototyping, and preclinical testing. It has participated in the successful launch of more than 150 medical devices. With the launch of CoorsTek Medical, it brings into the fold the expertise of the acquired IMDS, a contract manufacturer of implantable medical devices, and C5 MedicalWerks, a CoorsTek-affilated venture that supplies engineered materials for medical devices as well as medical device components and products. The new company combines more than 50 years of experience in medical device development and manufacturing for the orthopedic, surgical, and dental fields. It currently manufactures more than one million medical device components spanning 15 product sectors per year.