Injection Molding

New Plastic Injection Molding Machine

It was an exciting day last week when our new Injection Molding Machine rolled in the door! After waiting for months as our machine was custom built, we are thrilled to finally get it on site! As our machine shop grows so do our capabilities, which allows our customers to have majority of production done in house. With the addition of our new Arburg Injection Molding Machine 375V 500 – 170, Toolbox Medical Innovations becomes fully capable of producing quick turn and cost effective injection molded parts.

Our new 55 ton machine has a shot size of 3.7 ounces and is configured different than most machines. It is a vertical/vertical press meaning the both the injection unit and the machine clamping system both sit in a vertical orientation. Why is this important? Because the nature of our injection molding capability is to provide fast and flexible service. This gives us the ability to hand load inserts and/or mold with multiple thermoplastic resins. Hand loaded inserts allow us to mold complex geometry like undercuts or threads with relatively simple and quickly made tooling. These inserts get loaded into the tool on an open face using gravity to keep them in place. Molded parts are easier to remove from the vertical clamp while inserts are manually removed from the molded part.

All said, our prototypes are made quickly and cost effectively using a real injection molding process without making compromises in material selection. Design changes are quickly integrated into testing coupons and design iteration can take place in very short order. Interested in Injection Molding capabilities or services? We would love to hear from you! Click here for more information.

Best wishes from the Toolbox Team

 

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Looking for an opportunity to network with medical device professionals? Please join us for an evening of networking and discussion with Orange County’s medical device community at our September mixer! DeviceAlliance is a community of experienced southern California medical device professionals committed to building relationships, sharing information, and gaining insight into the key issues and opportunities within the medical device industry.  Clay Wilemon, CEO and Chief Strategy Officer at DevicePharm will speak on using predictive analytics to target, message, and sell to the customers who are actually going to buy your products. The event will be hosted at the newly upgraded Toolbox Medical Innovations on September 15th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Click here for more information and to register. We look forward to seeing you!

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Mountain Biking Season is Back!

Summer in Southern California is just around the corner! This means our weekly mountain bike trips are back too. With plenty of daylight left after work, much of the team heads for Calavera Mountain in our City of Carlsbad. What was once an active volcano, Calavera now serves as a meeting place for us to exercise and […]

Laser Welder Brings New Capabilities to Toolbox

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We are excited that our capabilities continue to grow, and that we can offer more to our customers. If you have any laser welding needs for development and prototyping of microfludic cartridges, please contact us and we would be happy to speak with you.

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Happy Friday From Foundry Medical Innovations!

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Summer Interns

At Toolbox we are excited about new opportunities! One of them being our summer internship program, where we can foster and invest in future engineers. Andrew, Josh, and Curtis joined us this summer and have been working alongside our engineering staff, learning hands on and solving real world problems. Andrew is currently a junior at Cal Poly SLO, Josh an incoming freshman at USC, and Curtis a sophomore at Cal Poly Pomona. Our internship program allows future engineers to gain experience, develop skills, learn about a field, and assess their interest and abilities. Interested in possible internships or other opportunities? We would love to hear from you! Click here for more information. Best wishes from the Toolbox team!

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Rain or shine, our Friday barbecues have become a tradition here at Toolbox! Whether its a favorite dish or cut of meat, many of us bring something in for all to enjoy. Fridays have become synonymous with the sweet smell of barbecue. Our barbecues create a fun and inclusive atmosphere and there is nothing better than being surrounded by good friends and great barbecue. Toolbox provides an exciting work environment and rewarding opportunities, and we strive to provide the best service in medical product development. Come by some time and grab a taco from one of our grill masters! Best wishes from the Toolbox team.

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Sunny coastal breeze and 70 degree weather? One of the benefits of working in Southern California! Every Tuesday after work, some of the Toolbox team set out for a couple of hours of mountain biking. Calavera Mountain, a quick 5 minutes from Toolbox, offers great riding opportunities. Everyone at Toolbox is pretty active and our area is popular for outdoors and coastal adventure. Whether it’s surfing before work, soccer during lunch, or mountain biking after work, we find ourselves very blessed to live and work in San Diego county.

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Name Change & Expanding Our Service Capabilities!

Foundry Medical Innovations has merged with Zeis Consulting Group, a leader in IVD clinical research, and changed its name to Toolbox Medical Innovations to better leverage its strengths and serve its growing list of clients. We now have a wider focus and more tools at our disposal that will help us deliver the best in medical and diagnostic technology to our target markets.

Along with the merger comes building improvements to its Carlsbad headquarters that includes a new engineering laboratory, additional office space, numerous upgrades to the current facility, a new top-of-the line injection molding machine, and a usability testing area. At Toolbox Medical Innovations, we help our customer’s improve personal wellness.

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Foundry Medical Innovations featured at the 10x Medical Device Conference

Foundry Medical Innovations is excited about the 10x Medical Device Conference coming up! Now in its 3rd year, 10x is the thought leaders forum for medical device executives and the annual meeting for the Medical Devices Group, the world’s largest medical device community. Over 125 companies will be present at the conference creating an excellent opportunity for networking and discussion. For many, the conference is about new ideas. For others, it’s about new business. Our very own, Meghan Alonso, the leader of the Medical Device group in the Southern California region is organizing the event along with the host, Joe Hage. Along with Meghan is Abby Alonso, Meghan’s 2 year old husky, will direct the welcoming committee! We encourage you to learn more about the Medical Device group, and consider attending the conference as well. Click here to sign up today! Use discount code: Alliance for $25 off.

 

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Foundry Medical is Hiring!

As we continue to grow to serve more customers, we have more opportunities for employment. Currently, we are looking for a Senior Product Development Engineer and a Clinical Research Associate. Check out the job description below and see if you have what it takes to join our team! Apply by sending your resume and cover letter to info@foundrymed.com

Senior Product Development Engineer

Job description

The Sr. Product Development Engineer will be a part of the Foundry Medical Innovations team.  They will serve as leader on some projects and assist with others.  This position requires a high level of autonomy and communication directly with customers.   You will be asked to…

  • Instill trust in our customers through your dedicated effort to achieve their product development goals with speed and efficiency.
  • Develop creative and innovative design concepts and help turn them into reliable, cost effective and user friendly products.
  • Manage multiple development projects simultaneously.
  • Coordinate the entire development process, from concept through manufacturing transfer.
  • Maintain project schedules and budget.
  • Promote the values and ethics of our company through all interactions with potential collaborators, customers and vendors.
  • Help create a fun, rewarding and collaborative environment.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years of medical product design experience preferably with high volume disposables.
  • Proficiency with Solidworks.
  • Fluidic Device Design:  Hands on experience with design and development of a wide variety of micro and mesofluidic devices.  Understanding of both prototyping and manufacturing methods for microfluidic device fabrication.
  • Thorough understanding of conceptual design, design refinement, rapid prototyping methods and design for high volume manufacturing
  • Understanding and application of instrument interface for fluidics disposables that are part of  system
  • Strong track record of applying engineering analysis to product design.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Education:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical, Biomedical, Microfluidics Engineering or similar

 

Clinical Research Associate

Job description

The Clinical Research Associate (CRA) will monitor the progress of clinical studies at investigative sites or remotely, and ensure clinical trials are conducted, recorded, and reported in accordance with the protocol, standard operating procedures (SOPs), ICH/GCP, and all applicable regulatory requirements.  Occasional travel will be required.

Responsibilities:

  • Implement and monitor clinical trials to ensure sponsor and investigator obligations are being met and are compliant with applicable local regulatory requirements and ICH/GCP guidelines
  • Assess the qualification of potential investigative sites, initiate clinical trials at investigative sites, instruct site personnel on the proper conduct of clinical trials, and close clinical trials at investigative sites
  • Review and verify accuracy of clinical trial data collected, either onsite or remotely Provides regular site status information to team members, trial management, and updates trial management tools
  • Complete monitoring activity documents as required by Foundry SOPs or other contractual obligations
  • Work closely with other clinical team members to facilitate timely resolution of trial and/or clinical issues
  • Perform essential document site file reconciliation. Perform source document verification and query resolution
  • Assess IP accountability, dispensation, and compliance at the investigative sites.
  • Communicate with investigative sites
  • Update applicable database systems
  • Ensure all required training is completed and documented
  • May be assigned additional Clinical Operations tasks
  • May serve as a resource for and interact with other functional areas to resolve site issues and facilitate trial timelines
  • Promote the values and ethics of our company through all interactions with potential collaborators, customers and vendors.

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Desired Skills and Experience

  • BA or BS Degree required, preferably in a science discipline
  • Minimum of 1 to 3 years monitoring clinical trials (IVD preferred)
  • Ability to travel up to 2-3 nights per week with the possibility of occasional additional overnights
  • Ability to instill trust in our customers through your dedicated effort to achieve their goals with quality, speed and efficiency.

 

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