“As we brainstormed a new name, we knew we wanted it to reflect the medical device industry we serve,” said Eric Sugalski, CEO of the joint entity, in explaining in a news release how they settled on the name. “But we also latched onto this character of Archimedes. He was a truly remarkable figure in ancient history — an engineer, mathematician, inventor, and strategist. Though he discovered solutions to different types of problems in a long-ago era, our team takes inspiration from his creative legacy as we solve modern-day healthcare challenges.”
The firm’s logo is inspired by the Stomachion of Archimedes, a dissection puzzle wherein pieces are arranged in various configurations to form a square. The Archimedic icon is a section of the best-known Stomachion solution.
“There are more than 500 ways to assemble the fourteen pieces of the Stomachion puzzle,” said Andy Zielger, COO & CTO of the new firm, “Each solution is challenging and elegant in its own way. To us, this was a clear analogy for what we do here. Many technical, regulatory, clinical, and commercial factors come into play during the medical product development process. At Archimedic, our role is to work alongside clients and determine how these pieces best fit together to uniquely solve their commercialization puzzle.”
By joining the two firms, Archimedic is able to offer expanded electromechanical, software, systems, and quality engineering and industrial design services to the medtech industry. The combined team offers expertise in a number of industry verticals, including diagnostics, drug delivery, and advanced surgical systems.
Catapult (Waltham, Mass.) was founded in 2012 as a full-service medical device development firm, specializing in console-based diagnostic and therapeutic systems, minimally-invasive surgical and diagnostic tools, and an array of portable and handheld medical equipment. Smithwise was founded in 2009 as Boston Device Development to specialize in connected medical devices, wearables and surgical systems for clients whose projects range from proof-of-concept prototypes to high-volume production design and manufacturing transfer.
Archimedic works with established medical device manufacturers, academic hospitals, and venture-backed startups on developing telemedicine and diagnostic platforms, wearables, drug delivery devices, and surgical systems. Projects range from proof-of-concept prototypes to high-volume production design and manufacturing transfer.