Humanetics medical device subsidiary gets new sales deal

FARMINGTON HILLS–OpTek, part of the contract development management organization Humanetics Biomed, announced a multi-year strategic agreement with David Schnur Associates Inc., a Redwood City, Calif.-based supplier of outsourced technical sales and marketing services for the medical industry.

The partnership offers customers a seamless pathway from process validation to full scale production through OpTek’s 20 years experience in contract manufacturing and precision laser micromachining. OpTek uses a range of laser wavelengths to provide capabilities including precision micro hole drilling in polymer applications such as microtubing and balloons for filtration and precise drug dosing control.

Humanetics provides technical engineering expertise for research and development of precision lasered components and subcomponents for medical devices.

Humanetics Biomed is built on 50 years of delivering strain gauge sensors, material processing, laser micromachining, optical fiber processing and fiber optics for its customers from R&D to full scale production volumes. Its customers range from niche start-ups to over 60% of the largest medical companies in the world.

Humanetics Biomed operates six manufacturing plants in the United States, United Kingdom, Sri Lanka and China with 140,000 square feet of space and a workforce of 300 people. Capabilities include specialty optical fibers, probes, sensors, and laser power delivery; custom force, load, and infusion pump sensors; torque transducers used in advanced surgical and orthopaedic tools; precision laser machining for stents, hypotubes, ceramics, polymers, and rare metals; pptical fiber processing, stripping, cleaving, and lensing; turnkey packaging and closed container integrity testing; and machine automation for scalable and quality controlled processes.

“Given DSA’s extensive customer base and biomedical expertise, our partnership will enable OpTek to deliver value to new customers in high-growth markets and regions,” said Bruce Valentine, OpTek’s global managing director. “We look forward to working on complex challenges that can benefit from our applied micromachining and optical fiber processing expertise.”

Humanetics is a provider of safety systems, crash test dummies, simulation software, CAE models, precision sensors, fiber optics, and laser material engineering systems. More at,, or

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