Companies able to develop a medical device from concept design to manufacturing and even delivery may be a rarity in Michigan, but that’s exactly how industry experts position the Kalamazoo-based Keystone Solutions Group.
“I can’t think of any companies in Michigan I would compare them to,” said Hank Brown, the former CEO of Tangent Medical Technologies in Ann Arbor. The company, a University of Michigan spin-off, hired Keystone to help develop NovaCath, a peripheral intravenous catheter.
“There are several companies on the west and east coasts that compete with them because that’s where the big medical technology companies are based,” Brown said. “Keystone is a unique brand in the Michigan market.”