Benchmark brings deep experience, vertical integration in complex medical device engineering, manufacturing, and assembly

 January 11, 2022

TORONTO—Titan Medical Inc., reported that it recently signed a manufacturing and supply agreement with Benchmark Electronics, Inc. to produce Titan’s innovative Enos™ robotic single-access surgical system workstations and patient carts.

The products manufactured by Benchmark Electronics will be integrated with Titan’s proprietary, patented and patent-pending cameras and multi-articulating instruments that are planned to be manufactured by Titan at its Chapel Hill, North Carolina facility, Titan Medical said in a release.

Titan Medical is a medical technology company that focuses on the design and development of innovative surgical technologies for robotic single access surgery. Its agreement with Benchmark is part of Titan’s product development and regulatory plan for the manufacturing of surgeon workstations and patient carts that will be used in human studies expected to begin in 2023. The studies are expected to support the company’s planned De Novo application to the FDA for marketing clearance, according to the release.

Titan said Benchmark was selected as a manufacturing partner for its deep experience and vertical integration in complex medical device engineering, manufacturing and assembly, and its capacity to scale production with demand. To enable Titan’s planned commercialization of its Enos system, Benchmark will leverage its full suite of services for assembly and testing of the system. These services include high-quality manufacturing and supply chain services, development of assembly and test tooling, and packaging and fulfillment.

“Titan is excited to partner with Benchmark, a company that has served the medical device industry for more than 40 years,” said Paul Cataford, interim president and chief executive officer of Titan Medical, in the release. “Their comprehensive engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain capabilities are uniquely suited to design and produce high-quality, complex electromechanical medical systems.”

Cataford also said that among engineering and manufacturing companies, Benchmark is “differentiated by its expertise in the design and manufacture of visualization systems.”

“This potentially adds additional value to our relationship with core expertise in a technology that is strategic to our Enos system. Benchmark will build upon the extensive product development work that has preceded their engagement, and most recently performed by our expert engineering team in Chapel Hill. We are confident that Benchmark will deliver product quality that is reflective of our position as an innovation leader in robotic single access surgery.”

As a major provider of engineering, design, and manufacturing services, Benchmark produces medical products for some of the most respected brands. These products embody complex electromechanical systems and sensing technologies, including magnetic resonance imaging units, computed tomography systems, energy delivery devices for surgery, handhelds, and connected medical devices, according to the release.

“Benchmark shares Titan Medical’s passion for innovation and its drive to improve patient outcomes utilizing new, innovative medical device technology,” said Jeff Benck, president and chief executive officer of Benchmark, in the release. “The Enos system showcases our dedication to becoming a trusted partner to innovative, market-leading companies by leveraging our competencies in electronics engineering, manufacturing, test, complex electromechanical assembly, and facilitating complex systems integration.”

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