Kimball Electronics has entered into a partnership with a major manufacturer of arthroscopy and endoscopy surgical instruments, for manufacturing of printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) to be used in arthroscopy devices.
The new partnership is with a global leader in the fields of arthroscopy, multi-specialty endoscopic medical video systems, and powered surgical instruments. Orthopedic surgeons use arthroscopic instrumentation, implants, fixation and tissue repair systems for diagnostic purposes, minor surgeries and complex reconstructions of knees, shoulders and small joints such as the wrist and ankle. The partner company also offers surgical instrumentation and accessories for care in oral/maxillofacial, otolaryngology, podiatry, thoracic, hand and neurosurgery.
Several factors were considered during the contract evaluation process. A successful ongoing business relationship and manufacturing experience with Kimball Electronics - Tampa, competitive long-term pricing agreements, and an electronics engineering team for support during the project qualification and launch efforts were influential criteria for the project award to Kimball Electronics.
Full product launch for this multi-year, multi-million dollar contract began in July 2012.