Arrotek News

Arrotek Co-Founder Mark Pugh Named CEO of Theragenics Corporation

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
Arrotek's Co-Founder, Mark Pugh, has been appointed as CEO of Theragenics Corporation, the US-based parent company of Arrotek. The Theragenics Corporation includes the brands Theragenics, Arrotek, Galt, and NeedleTech. It specialises in the supply, design, and manufacture of minimally invasive medical devices. Mr Pugh succeeds Frank Tarallo who retired at the end of 2023 following a decade leading the Theragenics Corporation. Mr Pugh said: “I am deeply passionate about Theragenics' mission of delivering life-changing minimally invasive medical solutions. This company possesses a robust foundation, innovative products, and a diversified portfolio of capabilities across multiple growing therapeutic areas.” Strong Medical Device...

Arrotek will be exhibiting at MD&M West

by Arrotek
The Arrotek Medical team are looking forward to exhibiting at the upcoming MD&M west show in Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA, USA from 6 - 8 February 2024. Drop by booth #2711 to meet with one of our technical sales team to discuss your next medical device design and manufacturing project.  

Arrotek Opens New Cleanrooms in US Facility

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
We have opened new cleanrooms in our medical device design and manufacturing facility in the US. Our base in North Attleboro, Massachusetts now has two new cleanroom facilities, extending and enhancing the service we offer to customers. The new cleanrooms in our US facility include: ISO Class 7 cleanroom – this 2,500 sq. ft. cleanroom is used for assembly, gluing, final packaging, and labeling. ISO Class 6 cleanroom – this 350 sq. ft. cleanroom is specially designed for completing critical coating processes for guidewires. Bill Fralick, Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs at Arrotek, said: “The additional cleanroom facilities...

Arrotek and Sister Company NeedleTech Will Now Both Trade Under the Arrotek Brand Name

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
Arrotek and its sister company, US-based NeedleTech, will now both trade under the Arrotek brand name. The new brand offering will have enhanced operating bases in the US and EU, as well as an extended service offering covering the design, development, and manufacture of minimally invasive medical devices. Arrotek specialises in medical device design with a particular emphasis on interventional/diagnostic catheters and related technologies. Arrotek also has manufacturing capabilities at its facility in Sligo, Ireland, as well as regulatory expertise. From its base in Massachusetts, USA, NeedleTech specialises in needles, cannulas, stylets, and similar medical device components. Both companies have...

Employee Spotlight – Gearóid Kerins

by Arrotek
Describe your job in one sentence? Heavily regulated and challenging, but very satisfying.   What is the best thing about being on the Arrotek Team? The fact that there is a genuine team, both socially and professionally.   What is a fun fact about you? My dream holiday would be a mud hut in the Serengeti!!

Prestigious Industry Award, US Office Opening, Facility Expansion – an Exciting 12 Months at Arrotek

by Damien McGinley
The past 12 months have been an exciting period for Arrotek, with awards, local and international expansion, and important milestones achieved. Here's a quick summary: Life Sciences Company of the Year In July of this year, Arrotek was named the Life Sciences Company of the Year at Ireland's Life Sciences Industry Awards. We also picked up the top award, the Overall Excellence in Life Sciences Award. The winning of these two prestigious awards came on the back of other awards successes, including being shortlisted for the MedTech Company of the Year 2022 award at last year's Irish MedTech Awards. US...

Employee Spotlight – Ronan Scott

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
1. Describe your job in one sentence? Meeting with customers, understanding their requirements from a technical point of view and translating that into a body of engineering work for the engineering team to assist with. 2. What is the best thing about being on the Arrotek Team? The work environment and team are always friendly and there is potential to progress professionally. 3. What is a fun fact about you? I’ve been to the cinema 33 times in 2023 so far!!

Arrotek Wins Life Sciences Company of the Year and Overall Excellence Awards

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
Arrotek won two awards at 2023's Life Science Industry Awards, including Life Sciences Company of the Year. We also took home the top prize of the night – the Overall Excellence in Life Sciences award! The awards ceremony for Ireland's Life Science Industry Awards took place in Dublin on Thursday 6 July. The event aims to recognise and celebrate the life science industry in Ireland and is open to medical device companies as well as pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Both indigenous Irish and global multinational companies are considered for the awards. Arrotek was up against five other shortlisted life sciences...

Employee Spotlight – John Egan

by Arrotek
1. Describe your job in one sentence? One sentence, any good engineer will tell you the devil is in the detail, I’ll do my best to keep this to…..a few sentences. As Engineering Manager, I see my main responsibility as a facilitator for the Engineering team. To summarise in key words I’d include teamwork, change management, personal development, mentoring, opportunity, trust… mention a few…. it's important these are not just buzzwords, they need to be part of the culture and preserved, during inevitable change both internally and externally. 2. What is the best thing about being on the Arrotek Team?...

“Don’t Let Anyone Tell You That You Can’t” – A Message on International Women in Engineering Day

by Arrotek
“Right now, engineering is male dominated, but you can already see there is an emphasis on getting more female engineers and more women into industries like ours, medical devices. For females who might be thinking it might be difficult working in such an environment, my experience is it’s not. If you get into a company like Arrotek, it doesn’t matter if you are male or female, you are part of the team.” That is the message from Rebecca Morrow, Quality Engineer at Arrotek. Today is International Women in Engineering Day 2023, so Rebecca was sharing her experiences of working as...