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Catchwind is looking to partner with companies who offer services throughout all stages of device development. We connect device companies with our stakeholders who offer cost effective services and resources in order to bring better medical devices to market for children.

Please contact Angel Adams, Catchwind Founder:

angel@catchwindpediatrics.com

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Current Stakeholders

Business Development

Go Intellectual Capital

GO was created around the belief that a culture focused on growth changes a company and its employee’s lives. As visionary professionals who keep our “operator” hats securely fastened, we have decades of experience leading and operating high growth companies with work that is as strategic as it is executable.

Business Development

The Network Connect

The Network Connect is a large and growing network of investors, investor groups and funds. We have embarked on a nationwide initiative to connect investors and startup companies seeking early-stage capital.

Business Development

AngelSpan

AngelSpan helps early stage CEOs build trust with their investors by delivering professionally crafted monthly updates. Dedicated communication coordinators assist entrepreneurs by curating all investor updates and keeping them on schedule. We understand entrepreneurs are stretched thin, so we do the heavy lifting to take the hard work out of investor relations. The best entrepreneurs know that regular investor communication encourages their stakeholders to provide business introductions, future investment, and referrals to potential team members.

Business Development

Scott Petinga Group

An American multinational parent corporation, headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, United States. We believe business—the most powerful man-made force on the planet—must create value for society, not just shareholders. As a socially-minded company, we not only manage and work with several charitable organizations, we also donate a sizable portion of our profits to causes that positively impact the world around us.

Business Development

Storm Enterprises

SToRM-Enterprises is a synergistic technology resource company that operates as a manufacturer’s representative for both embedded and IT markets with a keen focus in serial communications protocol development and testing solutions. SToRM also provides start-up business consulting services for the marketing and sales expertise and services across wide range of industries

Contract Services

Access Point Technologies

Access Point Technologies specializes in developing, manufacturing and distributing a variety of medical devices. At Access Point Technologies we can turn your concepts into medical devices, reduce costs with the latest equipment and lean manufacturing, and bring your product to market globally.

Contract Services

Altron

Altron Inc. has been providing high quality, customized electronic assemblies, and electro-mechanical contract manufacturing solutions since 1974. We offer services to our customers in a wide variety of industries including medical, military, aerospace, computer, telecommunications, GPS, commercial/industrial and health/fitness.

Contract Services

Anchor Plastics

For over 40 years, Anchor Plastics has specialized in high precision plastics, designs, and processes. Its market is diverse and includes but is not limited to automotive, aerospace, military, and medical. Anchor attributes most of its success to the quality of its customers.

Contract Services

FlexTech

Since 1992, Flextech has delivered innovative, custom-engineered foam solutions. We combine our design and engineering expertise with our unique foam lamination, fabrication, and thermoforming capabilities, to provide quality foam components to a diverse customer base.

Contract Services

Non-Metallic Components

NMC is a custom molder of thermoplastics, with presses ranging from 55 to 500 tons. We also have facilities dedicated to secondary operations including hot stamping, pad printing, spin and sonic welding, manual and automated assembly, and product testing.

Contract Services

Pepin Manufacturing

Pepin Manufacturing, Inc. is a custom converter and fabricator of specialty components and substrates to provide solutions for customers in a wide range of industries. Specializing in accurate in-line registration of many low-profile medical components and products. PMI’s capabilities encompass precision rotary die-cutting, multiple-layer material laminating, island placement, tight tolerance slitting, in-line four-color flexographic printing, and custom assembly and packaging.

Contract Services

Rogan Corporation

Rogan Corporation is a global leader in the injection molding industry. Always on the forefront of innovation and new technologies, Rogan operates within an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 quality registered environment and specializes in cutting-edge injection molding and contract manufacturing processes that often involve complex molding and close tolerances.

Contract Services

Trident Manufacturing

Trident Manufacturing is a Contract Manufacturing of complete sterile and non-sterile medical devices. Trident is turnkey manufacturing resource for product design, engineering, component manufacturing, supply chain. process development, testing, packaging, and sterilization.

Contract Services

F2 Labs

F2 Labs is an accredited EMC, Safety and environmental testing laboratory. We test a large variety of product categories, with an emphasis medical and laboratory equipment. Our engineers are immersed in learning of any changes or updates to standards and certifications to better service our client’s compliance needs.

Contract Services

ATL (Ad, Tape & Label)

ATL is an FDA and ISO 13485:2003 registered, cGMP compliant contract manufacturer with flexographic printing, rotary die-cutting, multiple material lamination, and island placement capabilities for disposable medical devices. Other services include custom labels, pouching and packaging, and confidential engineering assistance. Track-and-trace and security label technologies are also available.

Contract Services

Optinova

Optinova has a vast range of experience in precision extrusion of custom design tubing in both Fluoropolymers and Thermoplastics. We are a global solution provider catering to device companies worldwide. We offer complex extrusions in multi-lumen, co-extrusion, bump, braided shafts, thin wall, heavy wall, RO loaded, secondary operations, full automation, PTFE & FEP heat shrink, proprietary FEP quick shrink, off the shelf PTFE liners with etched OD’s, and short run development to high volume commercialization and everything in between.

Contract Services

Collabatory

Collabatory is a rapid prototyping firm founded in early September, 2016. Our mission is to provide entry level startups with low cost, reliable, and efficient physical prototypes. Leveraging the lean startup methodology, we work alongside our clients to formulate and test minimal viable products (MVP), with the ultimate goal of developing a cohesive product to market fit through market testing. We have identified the importance of engaging and testing the market early for the reduction of overall risk. Our target market are early stage startups/entrepreneurs with restricted funding, lack of technical talent, and an overall limited knowledge of product development.

Contract Services

NPI Medical

NPI/Medical helps medical device, life science, and healthcare OEMs accelerate their new product introductions while redefining their supply chain through a full range of prototype to production (P2P) services including: DFM, LSR tooling and molding, low-volume prototype tooling, bridge tooling, and production molding in an ISO 13485 environment. Headquartered in Ansonia, Conn., NPI/Medical operates out of a 66,000-square-foot manufacturing facility designed to accelerate the new product introduction lifecycle (NPI) lifecycle from concept development to production launch.

Device Manufacturer

Action Products

Action Products, Inc. is the manufacturer of pressure relieving support surfaces, using Akton® polymer, to prevent pressure ulcer injuries. As a pioneer in the gel positioning category, Action® products have many pressure and shear reducing qualities. Action remains the leader in the industry due to its independent clinical studies proving its effectiveness, and its continuing support of pressure injury prevention education.

Device Manufacturer

AdrenaCard

AdrenaCard is a generic pharmaceutical company based in Minneapolis, MN. We specialize in packaging proven medication with devices that are easier to carry, more intuitive to use, and more accessible to patients. We're currently developing an epinephrine auto-injector as an alternative to the EpiPen.

Device Manufacturer

ExpressionMed

ExpressionMed creates custom adhesives for diabetic infusion sets. We value adding choice to diabetic care routines by making adhesives to fit every interest and style.

Device Manufacturer

GI Dynamics

GI Dynamics, Inc. is the developer of EndoBarrier®, the first endoscopically-delivered device therapy designed to mimic the mechanisms of metabolic surgery - without altering the anatomy.

Device Manufacturer

Narvitas

Narvitas Medical Devices Limited is a Galway, Ireland based developer, manufacturer, and marketer of novel and inventive medical devices, which improve the standard of care in existing, large volume medical segments such as laparoscopic surgery, epidural anaesthesia, and indwelling catheter capture.

Device Manufacturer

NeuroVASx

NeuroVASx, Inc., a Delaware corporation, is a Minnesota-based medical technology company developing interventional treatments for complications in the human brain; primarily cerebral aneurysms and stroke.

Device Manufacturer

Pegasus Therapeutics

The Pegasus Therapeutics Bioresorbable Flow Diverter will give kids and young adults with aneurysms a better treatment option - one that promotes healing and then dissolves away completely; leaving options open if future treatment is needed.

Device Manufacturer

POPS! Diabetes Care

POPS! Diabetes Care is creating a new, personalized healthcare model of blood glucose management for patients. Novel innovations simplify glucose testing for patients, making them more likely to complete the rigors of daily testing. Smart devices will enable patients to use their data to better manage their condition.

Device Manufacturer

Preceptis Medical

Preceptis is a medical device company that has developed a solution to allow children’s ear tube procedures to be performed under moderate sedation -- without the need for general anesthesia or a costly operating room (OR).

Device Manufacturer

Protothetics

Protosthetics provides high quality, affordable, and accessible prosthetics and orthotics to people across the world, enhancing their quality of life. Primarily using 3D printing, we add value across the entire process from design to manufacturing and distribution.

Device Manufacturer

Sight-A-Light

The Sight-A-Light was created to enhance the life of the user by increasing mobility awareness and promoting a safe environment while saving lives in the process.

Device Manufacturer

Vardas Inc.

Vardas Inc. is developing revolutionary biofeedback wearables. Their products give users the ability to train their brain to reduce stress and anxiety, while also reducing the symptoms related to ADHD/ADD and autism. Furthermore, reducing the need for medication.

Device Manufacturer

VEMR Inc.

VEMR, Inc. specializes in technology that automates vaccine management. We understand the needs of providers and the barriers they face in inefficiency, increasing overhead and streamlining workflow. We have addressed burdensome requirements of the Vaccine for Children program to improve access for those children in greatest need.

Device Manufacturer

Lab-Call

Lab-Call helps clinics and pharmacies mitigate the risks associated with refrigerated vaccines, biologics and medications. The founders of Lab-Call developed the concept of the Lab-Call Fully Managed Service while observing issues within their own clinics.

Device Manufacturer

Bionix

For over 30 years, Bionix Medical Technologies has been a leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of innovative medical devices. Bionix focuses on helping physicians and allied health professionals meet the high-pressure demands of a constantly changing health care environment. Bionix welcomes the submission of all product ideas. If you have a new concept or product idea that meets the needs of medical professionals, you are in the right place.

Device Manufacturer

Innurvation

Pioneering Improved Diagnostic Imaging of the Gastrointestinal System. Innurvation is advancing three technologies for capsule endoscopy: optical sidewall scanning for image clarity and continuity, acoustic data transmission to conserve battery and precisely determine location, and acoustic imaging to eliminate the need for patient clean-out. In addition, Innurvation will establish a cloud-based platform for a physician’s secure anywhere, anytime access, and the world’s first GI data base for diagnostic analytics.

Device Manufacturer

Rx Brandz

Developing the next generation of patient-centric auto-injectable devices to deliver a wide range of therapies for active patients around the world.

Device Manufacturer

PhotoniCare

PhotoniCare is a medical device company fundamentally changing the way physicians manage middle ear infections. With the ClearView device, physicians can now see through the eardrum to directly and harmlessly visualize the middle ear. Our technology enables physicians to determine quickly and easily whether a patient needs antibiotics or surgical intervention. PhotoniCare is currently raising a financing round to reach FDA approval of their first product.

Device Manufacturer

DelveHealth

Linking biomedical data across public and private data sources. While searching PubMed and Clinicaltrials.gov, users are often faced with the challenge of documenting their search, quickly identify the most pertinent information and linking clinical to literature information. Delve Health provides an end-to-end solution, allowing users search multiple databases at once, document their search activity, review citations and get access to full-text articles.​

Distribution

Golden Medical

Golden Medical provides the finest medical products and devices to your medical practice. Working to make your clinic, hospital, and ER more efficient and comfortable for your patients, we distribute throughout Minnesota to bring a medical solution directly to you.

Distribution

247 Medical Sales

247 Medical Sales is a Minnesota-based distributor of medical devices and other supplies.

Legal Services

Larkin Hoffman

Larkin Hoffman is one of the largest full-service business law firms in Minnesota with over 20 areas of practice. Clients rely on our experience and business acumen to guide their decision making and our ability to enforce their rights when necessary. When it comes to business, we are as comfortable in any court as we are in the boardroom.

Non-profit

Anxious Minds

Anxious Minds strives to progress the topic of mental health toward the forefront of social issue discussion and solution, worldwide. As the significance of mental health becomes more prevalent, the need for awareness, diagnosis and support is paramount. The stigma surrounding mental health stands firmly as a roadblock to awareness, diagnosis and support.

Non-profit

Magic Arms

For the millions of children with neuromuscular disorders, debilitating weakness in the arms and shoulders makes everyday tasks nearly impossible. With Magic Arms, the impossible becomes possible. Magic Arms is a gravity-balancing, exoskeletal device that’s been proven to work on over 100 kids so far. Our goal is to make this technology available to every child who needs it.

Non-profit

Spare Key

Spare Key’s mission is to provide assistance to families in crisis with critically ill or seriously injured children through housing grant payment assistance, engaged resource referral and advocacy.

Non-profit

MedStartMN

MedStartMN is a community formed at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Our vision is to bridge the gap between students and the healthcare industry and create a collaborative community of students and businesses to advance innovation and productivity. We aim to achieve this through networking and informational events, technical skills training workshops and projects with companies and startups.

Pre-Clinical/Clinical Services

American Preclinical Services

American Preclinical Services, APS, is a full-service AAALAC accredited, ISO 17025 accredited and GLP compliant contract research laboratory specializing in a wide range of comprehensive, individually tailored preclinical testing services for the medical device, biotech, and pharmaceutical industries.

Pre-Clinical/Clinical Services

Auxiliis

Auxiliis BV is a Full-service Contract Research Organisation (CRO) dedicated exclusively to Paediatric clinical development. The company is headquartered in Amsterdam (The Netherlands), with operations in Budapest (Hungary) and a representative office in Philadelphia, PA (US). We understand the ethics of care for children and have wide experience of paediatric trials design and execution for the development of new drugs or medical devices.

Pre-Clinical/Clinical Services

KinderPharm

KinderPharm focuses exclusively on pediatric drug development. Our out-sourced “Pediatric Center of Excellence” model is a unique resource of pediatricians, pharmacometricians, regulatory, drug safety and formulation scientists that develop pediatric drugs through all stages of development.

Pre-Clinical/Clinical Services

NAMSA Inc.

NAMSA is a medical research organization providing expert regulatory, laboratory, clinical, and compliance services to medical device and healthcare product manufacturers. At every stage of the product development process, we provide strategic guidance and tactical support to help clients commercialize medical products in the major markets of the world.

Pre-Clinical/Clinical Services

Compliance Solutions

Based in Scotland, Compliance Solutions has many years of experience within the Life Science Industry in advising on how to best meet the regulatory requirements for the one man start up to the multi-national companies. They support its clients by providing a risk based approach to meeting their Quality and Regulatory needs with clear, straightforward, hands on practical approach, which is cost effective with regards to assisting with the development, approval, manufacture, storage and distribution of their products.

Pre-Clinical/Clinical Services

Fang Consulting

Fang Consulting is a Regulatory Affairs and Quality Systems consulting firm focused exclusively on the medical device industry. We also have Fang Fulfillment; the last piece of the puzzle for virtual device companies.

Product Development

Knowvention

Knowvention® specializes in solving unique and difficult Innovation and Product Development challenges at the “Fuzzy Front End” through knowledge building and integration to meet a wide array of stakeholder needs.

Product Development

Waddell Group

Beyond essential project management skills, our highly experienced consultants know how to lead teams, manage in times of crisis, and influence for change. We offer expertise, intellectual property and proven methodology. With excellent Project Management, Success is Predictable.

Product Development

Devicix

We are unique in the fact that we are capable of shepherding a design from the idea stage through the FDA process all under one roof. Our staff consists of some of the best biomedical, electrical, software, mechanical and industrial design engineers the market has to offer.

Product Development

Integrity Design

Design Engineering is a complete product development company located in Eden Prairie, MN. Integrity provides on-demand mechanical engineering to companies both locally and nationwide. Integrity can provide services from initial product concepts to prototyping to supply chain development. From individual component to complete machine designs, Integrity Design Engineering can provide the resources you need, when you need them.

Product Development

Kablooe Design

Kablooe Design is a product design and development company that invents, designs and engineers new creations for innovators. They use their proprietary D3 process to guide customers through the innovation process. Their team of creative product specialists consists of industrial designers, mechanical engineers, design engineers, biomedical engineers, and research professionals.

Product Development

Lucid Labs

Lucid Labs is a medical device development laboratory focused on early-stage product assessment, planning, design and marketing. The Lucid process begins with the outcome in mind—advocating your ideas with greater clarity, a high degree of time-to-market efficiency and a higher level of product success.

Product Development

Matchstick

Matchstick helps their clients develop, perfect and launch drug delivery devices that people want to use. At Matchstick, we’re device people. By delivering intuitive and accessible drug delivery devices, we will improve the experience for patients and caregivers, empowering them to treat disease.

Product Development

Optimal Design

Optimal Design is a product development firm and strategic consultancy that brings innovative products to organizations seeking new technologies, marketplace expertise, collaborative leadership and unleashed innovation.

Product Development

Radius LLC

Radius LLC has decades of manufacturing experience in metal, rubber and plastic components & assemblies, Radius is uniquely positioned to help provide real-world solutions to your manufacturing needs.

Product Development

SandCreekFive LLC

SandCreekFive LLC provides resources to medical device companies with a focus on ideation, R&D, IP development, commercialization, and management.

Product Development

Typenex Medical

Typenex Medical is the medical processes support company for hospitals and clinical personnel concerned with delivering processes that streamline healthcare. Typenex has a team of focused and responsive people who understand that right products can make process possible.

Product Development

CoCreateX

CoCreateX strives to improve the climate for innovation by connecting people and providing access to valuable resources. Our adventure began around a community of people who had a desire to share resources and connections in order to turn our ideas into products, our inventions into businesses, and our passions into reality.

Product Development

Zmach

Zmach is a design engineering firm. We stay ahead of the curve, producing brilliant designs and executing quickly. We specialize in the manufacturing processes of prototyping through injection molding. Using a blend of 3D printing, graphic design, and industry connections, we can also assist with marketing and intellectual property.

Regulatory & Research

Solid Research Group

At Solid Research Group, we help shape healthcare delivery and national healthcare policy by quantifying and disseminating results of health research and quality improvement initiatives. Our background in statistical analysis, research, and writing about healthcare allows us to effectively illustrate the impact of projects on the industry.

Regulatory & Research

Medical Device Academy

Medical device regulatory submissions for CE Marking, Canadian Medical Device Licensing and 510(k) clearance.

Branding & Web Design

Frill Studio

Driven to mobilize ideas, Minneapolis-based Frill Studio specializes in branding and visual identity, web design, and web development aimed at fueling affinity for impassioned brands, companies, and people.

Branding & Web Design

Capsule

Capsule is a design firm that specializes in creating designed moments for brands. Through logo, packaging, display and retail design, along with many other capabilities, we help brands create bonds with their customers and maximize their brand potential.

Software Design & Development

BlastOps

BlastOps is a software and technology company with experience in a broad range of software. Specialties include web development, cloud based applications, enterprise grade content management, automation, and controls.

Software Design & Development

New Lion

At New Lion, we don’t just develop web and mobile apps, we develop entire ideas. When we partner with you, we become your bolt-on startup team. Our strategic, design, and technical experts support you through each phase of your business. Most importantly, we de-risk the process of launching a new digital product by exploring the viability of your idea with a clickable prototype -- the least expensive way to discover if your venture can succeed.

Staffing Services

Andcor Companies

Established in 1969, Andcor is an Executive Search and Equity Investment firm based in Wayzata, Minnesota. From the start, Andcor has committed to partnering with exceptional leadership teams to build visionary emerging companies.

Staffing Services

Start Engineering

Based in Minneapolis, Start Recruiting is an established full-service search and recruitment agency specializing in placing technical talent in the medical device arena. Start Recruiting has been helping medical device manufacturers find and hire top notch engineers, project and program managers, functional managers, and senior level strategic leaders for over 12 years.