Our in-house development team of designers, engineers and ergonomists combines innovative strength with many years of industry experience and in-depth engineering knowledge. Our customers use our expertise in plastics and metal processing for the medical and pharmaceutical industry to consult us as a development partner – whether for a new product development or the improvement of an existing design.
From Idea to Series Production
We prefer to be involved right from the start to accompany you holistically in your development process: from feasibility analysis, material selection and determining manufacturing requirements to component design, initial prototyping and into ongoing series production.
The earlier we are involved, the more effectively our product engineering experts can ensure that your design is optimized from the outset in terms of its function, quality, price-performance ratio and time-to-market.
Our customers appreciate our creative approach to finding solutions - for example in joint innovation workshops for idea generation - and our ability to realize ideas through a lean and transparent project organization.
Design for Manufacturing in Plastics and Metal
In the design and tolerancing of plastic parts, special know-how is required to optimize the manufacturing process, ensure process reliability and reduce costs.
We work with state-of-the-art design and development tools and carry out extensive simulations prior to constructing the molding tools in order to optimize aspects such as wall thickness, undercuts and radii. Our many years of know-how in the processing of plastics for medical device, pharma packaging and drug delivery solutions is incorporated into every step of the process.
With our stainless steel and titanium processing expertise in the United States, we are a competent partner when it comes to the combination of plastics and metal in medical devices.
We Support Your Successful Launch
To ensure a successful launch of the new development, we take care of all necessary documentation required for the approval of the products according to the applicable standard (ISO 13485, ISO 15378). This includes, for example, requirement specifications, design FMEA, test protocols or production data sheets.
Shaping the Future – Innovation at Röchling Medical
Taking into account usability and human factors in medical device design and the development of pharmaceutical packing and drug delivery solutions is key for a safe, effective end product.
We leverage our partnerships with medical experts, hospitals, universities and research institutes to gain insights for user- and patient-centric design and actively engage with technologies and topics that will shape the future – such as the healthcare digitizing, additive manufacturing technologies and design for sustainability.
Digital technologies and their integration into medical devices and applications for the pharmaceutical industry are also the drivers and motivation behind our own research and developments, such as Connect-e-Cap® or the use of marker technology for the clear component authentication and identification.
How We Innovate
Network of experts (universities, research institutes, healthcare professionals)
Customer innovation workshops and design thinking
Smart approaches to individualizing
Connected products: integration of electronics and sensor
Smart material combinations: hybrid and multilayer solutions, multi-component plastic products (2K), combinations of plastics and metal
Sustainable material solutions
Functionalized polymers and coatings
Use of marker technology
Rethinking and recombining technologies
Smart automation solutions along the whole process chain
As a solution provider, we combine our expertise in research & product development, materials & technologies, and automation & industrialization with our experience, our quality standards, and our ambition to work with our customers to design a product that meets their individual requirements.
Our case studies give you an insight into the challenges faced by our customers in pharma, diagnostics and medical technology sectors and the tailor-made solutions that we jointly created for them.
Patient-Centric Pharmaceutical Packaging Design
Röchling Medical collaborated with Heidelberg University Hospital to develop optimised packaging designs for and together with patients with motor impairments.
To produce a trocar for ophthalmic surgery, Röchling Medical Lancaster combines its expertise in metal processing and injection molding and supplies the instrument as a complete, ready-to-use kit from a single source.
For a complex surgical instrument, Röchling Medical Lancaster is providing full-service contract manufacturing of cleanroom molded parts, supply chain handling of subcomponents, precision assembly and packaging.
A Single Use Medical Device Designed for Sustainability
Röchling Medical applied the principles of Design-for-Sustainability (DfS) to the development of a standard plastic trocar and significantly improved the carbon footprint of the disposable medical product.
By performing simulations in the product development process of a housing system for an electronic medical device used for life-saving treatments, we were able to save considerable costs and time for our customer.
Our customers benefit from our extensive expertise in plastics and metal processing, but also from our many years of experience in medical technology and pharma. As your solution partner, we are familiar with both the regulatory and practical requirements of creating components and products for the healthcare sector tailored to your needs. We meet the highest quality and hygiene standards and operate in strict compliance with relevant regulations, such as the Medical Device Regulation (MDR).