Based in Hutchinson, Minn., HTI has developed a number of proprietary manufacturing processes to fabricate and assemble tight-tolerance metal components for devices used to seal vessels in many types of surgery, according to Resonetics. The company also has processes to chemically etch blades, create ceramic features on metal substrates and to fabricate miniaturized electromechanical sensors. These sensors may be used in conventional and robotic surgery and with automated devices to provide real-time feedback to surgeons as well as to authenticate proper setup and use in the surgical suite.
“We’re excited to add an array of innovative manufacturing processes developed over decades at HTI Medical,” said Resonetics president & CEO Tom Burns in a news release. “These processes improve product performance while also reducing manufacturing costs. Looking forward, the ability to integrate mechanical and electronic components in a miniaturized package will enable our customers to broaden adoption of exciting new automated devices and advance surgical robotics to enhance precision, reduce human error, and improve patient outcomes.”
Resonetics has signed a long-term lease for 130,000 ft2 in the Hutchinson, Minn., facility and will gain a tenured staff of nearly 150 engineers, technicians and skilled associates in the transaction. Terms were not disclosed.