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I-Tek Medical and Vita Group Merge to Create the Only Vertically Integrated Medical Device Company


WOODBURY, Minn--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A first for the medical device development industry, I-Tek Medical, a Minneapolis, Minnesota based medical device contract manufacturing company, has joined forces with Vita Group, a leading medical device incubator and accelerator, also in Minneapolis, to establish the only vertically integrated medical device company in the United States, VitaTek.


Founded in 2005, I-Tek Medical is an industry leader in contract design development and manufacturing services. Under the leadership of CEO Patrick Haley, the company’s mission is streamlining product development and accelerating time-to-market. I-Tek is committed to providing high quality products and services that adhere to strict compliance with quality and regulatory standards while exceeding customer expectations.


I-Tek has worked with numerous R&D consulting firms over the past 18 years. Pat Haley emphasized the importance of a seamless project transition between the R&D firm and us as the CM, highlighting that, “Strong communication and clear expectations of cost and timelines is critical. I’ve been doing this long enough to know what good looks like. I’ve seen good, bad, and everything in between.”


He continued, “Vita has always exceeded my standards by consistently communicating, almost over-communicating if that’s possible, well in-advance so my engineers could start the project on time. It’s that level of detail that allows us to follow through on our accelerated timelines for our customers.”


Recognizing the opportunity to improve the customer experience with medical device development, Pat sought to merge with an R&D firm who shared his same core values.


VitaTek leaders: Jason Scherer, Pat Haley, Rich Thompson

When Vita Group's leaders, Jason Scherer and Richard Thompson, offered to transform this concept into reality with the creation of VitaTek, it marked a groundbreaking shift in the medical device industry. VitaTek delivers comprehensive, end-to-end in-house services, including R&D, rapid prototyping, regulatory, user testing, die mold and tooling, contract manufacturing, sterile barrier packaging, injection molding, final assembly, ETO sterilization, distribution, and the deployment of a medical device sales team.


"With the merger completed, we're not just redefining the future; we're rewriting the entire playbook. This strategic union empowers us to eliminate the obstacles that have long plagued medical device development, and together at VitaTek, we're ensuring that complete control over every facet of the process remains in our hands.” - Patrick Haley, COO VitaTek.

VitaTek's innovative approach reduces costs, expedites timelines, and consolidates the entire process. Their dedication to delivering a seamless, comprehensive experience to partners, customers, and investors underscores their commitment to reshaping the future of medical device development.


About I-Tek:


Founded in 2005, I-Tek Medical Technologies is an ISO-13485 and FDA-registered medical device contract manufacturer. With over 100 years of combined contract services experience their team has collectively designed, developed and commercialized over 150 medical devices. From Class I to Class III devices, they understand the technical challenges of research and development along with the regulatory hurdles required to release products to commercialization.


Contacts

Jason Scherer

CEO

VitaTek Medical

(303) 775-2211

jason.scherer@vitatek.io

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