Recently Matt Keats from Keats Southwest took a trip out to Anaheim for this year’s Medical Design & Manufacturing West Exposition andConference. The MD&M show is a comprehensive resource for every aspect of the medical device industry. It gathers medtech professionals and leading medical OEM suppliers together all in one convenient location. Gatherings like this have become even more important, because in recent years the size and scope of the medical device industry has exploded. In 2011 alone, the top 5 manufacturers earned an astronomical $85 billion and this number is only going to increase as the world’s population grows and grays.
At this year’s MD&M West, our booth was less about highlighting any one product and more about letting the medical device industry know that we are experts when it comes to dealing with their smallest, most exacting and delicate metal stamping, wireform, and assembly needs. Our industry-leading four slide and multi-slide capabilities, which we offer at both our Illinois and El Paso locations, are a perfect fit for the world of medical devices.
One important thing Matt noticed during his time in Anaheim is that many medtech professionals are not completely aware of the wide-ranging capabilities of modern metal stamping.  In many cases, innovative devices are being held back by this lack of knowledge. Therefore, one of Matt’s biggest challenges at this year’s MD&M West was to spread the word about what Keats can do to help turn groundbreaking ideas into lifesaving devices.
We are happy to report that his year’s MD&M was a smashing success! Both from his spot behind the table at Booth 1568 and while meeting and greeting, Matt was able to both disseminate our capabilities and make some amazing connections. We truly believe that Matt’s successful trip will allow Keats to play an even bigger role in the future of the medical device industry.

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