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Rick Shorey | Need for Advancements in Patient Care Key to MediSurge Growth

Michigan Business Beat
November 26, 2019 5:00 PM

ms1Jeffrey Mosher has a conversation with Rick Shorey, Director of Product Development, MediSurge, Grand Rapids, MI.

They discuss the need for Advancements in Patient Care Key to Local Med Device Company’s Growth. MediSurge, a western Michigan medical device manufacturer, credits growth and expansion to increased need for advancements in surgeries, medical procedures and operating room techniques.

Hear a bit about Rick's career trajectory and how those advancements have been driving the company these past four years., click play on the PodCast!


Medical device design and manufacturing company, MediSurge, has grown by 29%
in the last year and is on track to double revenue in 2020. The increased need for continuing medical device development, advancement in surgeries and medical procedures as well as improving operating room techniques has the company posed for significant growth. In 2019 alone, the industry is expected to reach 41 billion in revenue.

“As we grow, not only are we adding talent and creating jobs, we are also increasing the number of medical devices we are able to provide to the world,” said Erin Sachau, operations director at MediSurge. “The importance of patient care is why we are willing to invest and be a part of the ever-expanding medical device industry.”

Technological advances, increased healthcare spending and the improving economy have stimulated demand for medical devices over the past five years. The aging US population has further contributed to industry revenue, given the high incidence of health issues requiring medical devices among elderly people.

MediSurge’s future growth is focused on additive manufacturing, automation, engineering technologies, device development and 3D printing with a continued focus on quality and high delivery for customers. The manufacturer is also collaborating with local organizations to advance medical technology. They have been working closely with Grand Valley State University’s aMDI program in a new additive 3D printing technique. Since 3D printing can be performed quickly and effectively, this technique allows for reduced start-up costs and improved time to market. 

“Our team is dedicated to designing, manufacturing, and supplying high-quality medical devices that we can all be proud of,” said Bob Taylor, CEO of Alliant Healthcare. “We understand that our day-to-day jobs have the power to impact and change lives for the better. That’s why we put quality measures and innovation above all else, to ensure that the impact we make is a wonderful one.”


ms4About MediSurge
MediSurge, an ISO 13485:2016 Certified Contract Manufacturer, offers state-of-the-art design and engineering capabilities for medical devices. MediSurge handles all aspects of medical device development from engineering and manufacturing through sterilization, warehousing, and distribution. For more information, visit www.medisurge.com.

The company made national headlines in January with their collaboration with GVSU, Carbon 3D and aMDI on the launch of 3D printing for med devices in GR.

Rick Shorey
Rick graduated from Michigan Technological University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Biological Science. He’s been in the medical device industry for 25 years and has filled many roles such as product development, contract manufacturing, and management. Rick is motivated by his work because it can be directly tied to saving someone’s life.
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