Medical Device Initiative


The medical devices industry is one of the state’s most valuable economic assets. The industry generates billions of dollars in economic output annually, greatly due to its extensive supply chain and successful manufacturing operations. One-third of the $32 billion global orthopedic industry is headquartered in nearby Warsaw.


Whitley County Medical Device Supply Chain                                                        

Blue M Medical – Custom medical devices and instruments
C&A Tool Engineering (2 locations) – Contract machining and fine tooling
DOT America, Inc. – Specialty coatings and surface treatments for medical implants and instruments
Engineering Services – Plastic injection molding & prototype tooling
EtaVonni Engineering, LLC – Design services for the medical device industry
Fort Wayne Metals – Advanced Materials Development– Bone screws, pins, rods, wire, etc.
Imaging Office Systems, Inc. – Record storage, document management and software development
Impact CNC, LLC – CNC production, CNC production machining, casting machining and forging machining (primarily automotive)
Iotron Industries USA – Electron beam medical sterilization
Kilgore Manufacturing Co. – Precision CNC machining, design and build custom machinery
Micropulse – Orthopedic surgical instruments, implants & sterilization cases & trays
Nanovis – Implant products such as plates, screws, scaffolds
Numerix– Precision CNC machining specializes in manufacturing components and subassemblies for medical device industry
Pro Systems – Automated machines & systems, including plastic insert molding systems, molding machine rebuilds & retrofits
Qualitex – Custom gages and fixtures, CNC machining, grinding, laser etching
Quality Inspection & Gage – Fixtures and gages, engineering and design services
Red Star Contract Manufacturing – Specializes in insert injection molding for medical device industry
Scientific & Regulatory Consultants, Inc. – FDA antimicrobial offerings for medical device industry
Restoration Medical Polymers – Polymer manufacturer
SGS Specialty Group – Medical cutting tools
Sites Medical – Specialty testing, prototyping, specialty manufacturing and quality & regulatory services
Sound Ideas – Three dimensional animation and illustration services for medical device industry
Summit Business Products – Print Gamma Dots as sterilization indicators for the medical device industry

Whitley County Wages

Average Wage
Architectural and Engineering Managers
Computer Support Specialists
Computer Systems Analysts
Industrial Engineers
Materials Engineers
Mechanical Engineers
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
Tool and Die Makers
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers

Workforce Development

Northeast Indiana’s medical device sector provides well-paying jobs with a well-trained employee base. As a result, educational needs are steadily increasing for jobs within the industry. Whitley County and the northeast region provide employees with access to numerous training programs to enhance skill sets and continue company competition in the global marketplace.

  • Indiana Tech offers an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering.
  • Trine University offers a graduate degree in engineering with a major in biomedical engineering.
  • Purdue University offers a graduate certificate program called Biomedship (biomedical innovation and entrepreneurship) and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in biomedical engineering.
  • The University of Notre Dame has a graduate program in integrated biomedical sciences and offers a graduate degree in bioengineering.
  • Ivy Tech Community College in Warsaw has an orthopedic and advanced manufacturing training center

More information about the medical device and life science industries in Northeast Indiana can also be found at the Indiana Health Industry Forum. IHIF has done asset mapping for the life sciences industry for Indiana; to view the asset map for the northeast Indiana life science industry (including medical device companies), please click here to download the report.


Click here for: Medical Device Initiative Brochure

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Click here for:  Medical Devices Profile

Source: Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, EMSI 2015.2 Class of Worker

Click here to view the Medical Device Corridor Map

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