SOLUTIONS WITH INSIGHT FROM THE JOENSUU REGION
Flexibility, reliability and high quality have made the Joensuu Region a pioneer of medical solutions.
Years of experience and continuing development guarantee the success Thanks to the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deep roots in the manufacture of plastic products and collaboration with a network of partners, the Joensuu Region has over the years become an internationally important operator with expertise in the medical industry. Companies in the Joensuu Region currently manufacture different products for the global markets of pharmaceutical and health care industries. They include a variety of Finnish innovations â&#x20AC;&#x201C; products that are not available anywhere else in the world. Small companies can provide both small and large operators with a flexible service. Excellent quality, security of supply and reliability, as well as flexibility and a long history, are assets in the intense international competition. The Joensuu Region provides a large variety of one-stop shop services and expertise for producers in the medical industry. Check out the companies and find new collaboration possibilities!
PHILLIPSMEDISIZE FOUNDED IN 1964 SERVICES
Technology driven, global outsource design and manufacturing services of medical and drug delivery devices, such as disposable insulin pens, inserters, specialty inhalation drug delivery devices, single-use syringes and consumable diagnostic components.
More than 95 percent of the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production is exported directly to international customers.
Phillips-Medisize is a global-leader in outsource design, development and technology-driven manufacturing having
With unparalleled experience in advanced molding and assembly, PhillipsMedisize has become a dominant force in the medical device and diagnostics, drug delivery and primary pharmaceutical packaging markets. The company has annual sales exceeding $700 million with 80% of the total revenue coming from drug delivery, medical device and diagnostic products, such as: disposable insulin pens, applicators and inserters, specialty inhalation drug delivery devices, single-use syringes and consumable diagnostic components. Deep understanding of the regulatory and customer requirements as well as advanced systems for project management, quality and operations makes Phillips-Medisize a preferred supplier for the leading pharmaceutical and medical device companies. In Kontiolahti, the company has in-house toolmaking, top-notch measurement and testing department, and high-quality cleanrooms for production. More than 95 percent of the siteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production is exported directly to international customers. The largest export destination is Germany. activities in North-America, Europe and Asia.
Medrianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flagship is HELPie, an instrument used in dental treatment.
MEDRIAN FOUNDED IN 2014 SERVICES
Design, development, production and marketing of dental instruments.
Medrian Oy is a Finnish family business with almost 30 years of experience in dentistry and a wide collaboration
The company’s business idea is to design, develop, produce and market everyday dental instruments that combine a more comfortable and safer customer experience and a more ergonomic and better working space inside the mouth. Medrian’s flagship is HELPie, an instrument used in dental treatment. The disposable HELPie requires no assembling, but adjusts automatically in the patient’s mouth. The excellence of the product is based on its three functional qualities: flexible bite block, tongue cone and powerful one-hole suction. With HELPie, it is possible to keep the patient’s mouth open throughout the procedure and keep the tongue away from the working area. This guarantees enough space for working and good visibility in the patient’s mouth. HELPie considerably shortens the time patients spend in the dentist’s chair, which is in the interest of both the customers and the dentist. HELPie is protected, for example, with design protection, and an international patent application under the PCT has been filed. The product had its world premier at the international dental conference and exhibition in Dubai in February 2016, and since then the company has been contacted by operators from across the world. and development network.
Muovisola Oy is a subcontractor that specialises in
The company has particular expertise in injection moulding, pad-printing and assembly services. During its 20 years of operation, Muovisola has grown from a family business of two people into a high-tech company that employs 20 people and several subcontractors. The company’s operation combines the flexibility of a family business and a long history in the manufacture of hospital and laboratory products. The majority of the manufactured products are exported indirectly. The old village school of Sola has been entirely transformed to create a production facility that complies with the specific hygiene regulations and meets the requirements of modern technology. The modern robotic cells, about twenty injection moulding machines and the pad-printing machines in Muovisola’s cleanrooms work without interruption in three shifts and produce large batches of plastic parts for laboratory and hospital supplies according to manufacturing contracts. Security of supply, high quality and efficient production have a key role in Muovisola’s operation. hospital, laboratory and healthcare products.
MUOVISOLA FOUNDED IN 1993 SERVICES
Plastic products for hospitals, laboratories and healthcare.
The companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s operation combines the flexibility of a family business and a long history in the manufacture of hospital and laboratory products. 9
Thanks to its long history, Medix Biochemica is now a high-tech company with a worldwide clientele.
MEDIX BIOCHEMICA FOUNDED IN 1985 SERVICES
Production of monoclonal antibodies and manufacture of diagnostic tests for the diagnostics industry and healthcare.
Medix Biochemica is a Finnish pioneer of diagnostics.
The company has for over thirty years developed, produced and marketed immunodiagnostic raw materials and diagnostic tests for the healthcare sector globally. Thanks to its long history, Medix Biochemica is now a high-tech company with a worldwide clientele. To guarantee the most reliable test results, the company uses the monoclonal MedixMAB antibodies it has developed in Actim rapid tests. Medix Biochemica is committed to high quality in all its activities. The developed diagnostic products are reliable, safe, effective and appropriate for their intended use. The performance of the products has been scientifically proven. The company complies with the appropriate regulatory requirements. High quality is guaranteed through certification. Medix Biochemica holds ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certifications, and it also complies with the FDAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Quality System Regulations required in the USA.
Valukumpu Oy specialises in technical plastic injection moulding, manufacture of precision metal parts, and plating. Valukumpu also
offers fully automated assembly as a contract manufacturer or subcontractor. The majority of the products are exported. As well as in the pharmaceutical industry, the company has customers in the telecommunications, electronics and automotive industries and construction. Currently, the company produces almost 5,000 different components and assembled products, and more than 800 connectors. The Joensuu factory has ISO Class 7 cleanrooms for contract manufacturing of medical devices and the factory is also ISO 13485 certified. The facilities have controlled levels of particles, humidity and temperature. In addition, bio-burden testing is performed in the facilities. The company constantly operates in the international markets. Valukumpuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strength is the combination of plastic injection moulding and metal manufacturing techniques. The company is able to offer customers product design, tool design and automatic assembly. The flexible company with a broad range of production technology can easily manufacture even very large volumes and respond to the production by countries with low labour costs with its efficient use of raw materials and strong automation. The extremely competent and motivated personnel also contribute to the success in the intensive global competition.
VALUKUMPU FOUNDED IN 1979 SERVICES
Technical plastic injection moulding, manufacture of precision metal parts and plating.
The flexible company with a broad range of production technology can easily manufacture even very large volumes.
MUOTTITUOTE FOUNDED IN 1973 SERVICES Injection moulds and injection moulding production.
The designers are experienced and qualified professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the different stages of mould tool manufacture. 14
Operating on the basis of customer orders, Muottituote specialises in technically demanding injection
All products are manufactured as individual projects – flexibly and fast. Because Muottituote participates closely in the customer’s product design, it is able to offer much more than just the tool. In the product design stage, prototype tools can be used to carry out testing and examinations for product improvement. The functioning of the carefully designed mould tools always meets the technical specifications and the customer’s needs. With help of the extensive network of collaboration partners, the company can provide highly comprehensive deliveries. Muottituote has over 40 years of experience in manufacturing injection mould tools, including mould tools for the medical industry. The designers are experienced and qualified professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the different stages of tool manufacturing and years of experience in operating in international markets. moulding tools and machining services.
Kaptas Oy provides expertise in improving the efficiency of industrial
More than 50 per cent of the company’s turnover comes from the pharmaceutical industry. The plastic and metal industries, and the food industry make up the other half. Long experience, insightful solutions, the seamless work of the whole Kaptas team and short delivery times are definitely Kaptas’ advantages over its competitors and also benefit the customer. Kaptas has developed a unique concept that enables efficient volumes from early stages of pharmaceutical production. With help of this concept, production lines can be built and scaled up as the customer’s volumes grow. The design of automation solutions, the construction and testing of production lines, and product manufacture can be carried out safely in a controlled environment. Kaptas holds ISO 9001 quality certification. The quality system extends from operational systems to management and personnel development within the entire company. The companies in Kaptas’ strong partner network represent the best expertise in their fields – design, simulation and machining. Companies in the Joensuu Region have taken advantage of the expertise offered by Kaptas – among them are the medical contract manufacturer Phillips-Medisize and Medix Biochemica, which manufactures diagnostic tests for healthcare. production.
Production lines can be built and scaled up as the customerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s volumes grow.
KAPTAS FOUNDED IN 2007 SERVICES
Material handling, assembly solutions, validation of machines, design, programming, product development and project management.
Joensuu Region Joensuu, a university town in Eastern Finland, has a lot to offer to tourists. An essential part of the atmosphere in this city with
75,000 inhabitants are the River Pielisjoki that flows through the city, its different bridges, and the market, where you can experience the real Karelian way of life. A huge variety of cultural events are available in summer, and in winter, visitors can have a go at winter swimming and skiing, for example. Joensuu is also the provincial centre of the region of North Karelia, and its surrounding areas provide the most unforgettable nature experiences. Of the numerous lakes in North Karelia, Lake Pielinen is the largest one, and in Lieksa, Koli with its 347 meters above sea level is the highest point and the most magnificent tourist attraction in the province. But this province located between the East and the West is much more than just white-barked birch trees and lakeside views. The province is also famous for the heavy metal band Nightwish, biathlonist Kaisa Mäkäräinen, and its crime writers, some of which have also enjoyed international success. Here Karelian scenery and traditions meet modern technology and internationality. Welcome – Joensuu and all the interesting experiences are just an hour’s flight away from Helsinki! FURTHER INFORMATION: WWW.BUSINESSJOENSUU.FI WWW.JOSEK.FI WWW.VISITKARELIA.FI
Thanks to the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deep roots in the manufacture of plastic products and collaboration with a network of partners, the Joensuu Region has over the years become an internationally important operator with expertise in the medical industry.
Joensuu Regional Development Company JOSEK Ltd