Galway med device design firm AP design acquired by Protek

Sligo-based ProTek Group has acquired the business of Galway medical device design firm AP Design, specialists in new product development for medical device companies.

The acquisition brings a suite of additional resources to ProTek’s current product and service capabilities and will allow increased expansion, both nationally and internationally, of the company in the coming months and years.

Protek Medical is one of Ireland’s leading contract manufacturing providers to Medical Device OEM’s. Employing 125 people at its Sligo facility, the company specialise in injection moulding components for critical care medical device applications such as, Balloon and Stent Catheters used in minimally invasive cardiovascular surgeries.

“Along with establishing a dedicated Galway facility, the acquisition expands our product offering to provide award winning design capability and firmly position ProTek for future growth opportunities.” says Frank Boyle, ProTek Medical Managing Director.

AP Design has been providing product design services to the medical device industry since 2006. The company’s Director, Des Regan will now assume the role of Design Director at ProTek Medical while continuing to remain in the Galway facility. Des has extensive design expertise having previously worked in senior design roles in BMR, Aerogen and Covidien.

Commenting on the acquisition, Des Regan, Design Director says “The acquisition will create a platform with an established company and brand to grow and support our existing customers. ProTek has the infrastructure, resources and technology our customers need to support their product design from concept to commercialisation. I am looking forward to joining the ProTek Medical team and establishing stronger relationships with our new and existing customers”.

ProTek Medical is a full service outsourcing design and manufacturing partner to the medical device and healthcare market. Specialising in clean room injection moulding, the company partners with customers during the pre-submission phases to ensure the device is designed and manufactured in accordance with marketing and product specifications. The company established its Sligo facility in 1995 where they currently employ 125 people.

AP Design is an award winning product design company, providing a full range of product design services to the medical device industry. The company specialise in developing critical life support products to enhance patients’ lives. The company was established in 2006 to support companies in their quest to bring products to market.


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