EaglePicher Technologies' Medical Power division, a prominent developer of implanted batteries for vital medical equipment situated near Vancouver, British Columbia, was bought by Resonetics. For almost 25 years, EaglePicher Medical Power has designed and manufactured batteries for medical devices, including one of the key lithium-ion cells for a medical device for implantation. A contemporary 60,000 square foot facility with robust application engineering resources and manufacturing expertise is located in Vancouver. EaglePicher Medical Power President Chris Huntington will join Resonetics as Chief Commercial Officer.
"EaglePicher Medical Power brings another innovative manufacturing capability to Resonetics that will enable our customers to advance the state-of-the-art in clinical applications requiring miniaturized bioelectronic devices .We believe integrating this essential battery technology into our core micro manufacturing and sensor capabilities uniquely positions Resonetics as a leading supplier to companies pursuing miniaturized implantable and wearable devices to address unmet clinical needs." Added Kevin Hartke, Chief Technical Officer of Resonetics, "We've been able to collaborate with the EaglePicher team and see a lot of synergies. We will invest further in their best-in-class battery solutions by implementing a Lightspeed Application Development Lab for battery solutions to compress development cycles and help our customers reduce their time to market."
Tom Burns, President and CEO of Resonetics
"We're excited to welcome the team in Vancouver to Resonetics and to have Chris Huntington join our senior leadership team," said Tom Burns. "Chris brings a wealth of MedTech experience gained over the last 20 years in the industry, including leadership positions with Stryker and Symmetry Medical in addition to EaglePicher." Chris Huntington, CCO of Resonetics, commented, "I've enjoyed leading EaglePicher's Medical Power division over the last three years, and I look forward to joining Resonetics to support the company's continued growth in advanced engineering and manufacturing solutions for the life sciences industry."
In the last five years, Resonetics has acquired eleven companies, employing over 1,900 people across 14 locations in critical medical technology industries, with total space footage of over 650,000 square feet.