FLUID POWER: Gems announces the creation of a new operating group; Gems Medical Sciences, at Lab Automation 2010. Having served the medical industry for more than 20 years, parent company Gems Sensors & Controls created this separate division to serve the specialized fluid control and handling requirements of the medical device, diagnostic, life science and biotechnology market segments.
According to Sales and Marketing Manager, Jessica Light, “Gems Medical Sciences was created to address the development of precision, application-engineered, fluid handling systems and components for OEMs specifically in the medical and life science markets. Our intention is to deliver an elite level of engineering, manufacturing and customer service to a market segment with specialized demands allowing our clients to access the services and resources they need to get their products to market quickly and cost effectively.”
Gems Medical Sciences combines Gems unique array of intelligent sensors and controls with dedicated engineering expertise, world-class lean manufacturing and ISO certification. With a broad IP portfolio, decades of application engineering and proven design and manufacturing methodologies, Gems Medical Sciences is prepared to provide OEM clients with the resources and services they need to develop their next fluid handling solution.
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