Local St. Louis company inx Medical, stepping up to help healthcare workers during the COVID-19 outbreak
inx Medical located at the STL Partnership Chesterfield Business Center is now helping to produce face shields for healthcare workers. inx Medical is a growing medical device company headquartered in St. Louis, MO. The company is dedicated to providing innovative products that improve patient outcomes across a wide range of surgical specialties. Their initial focus is developing breakthrough technologies for the general surgery, colon-rectal and gastrointestinal markets.
Jim Vermeersch, President and CEO of inx Medical expressed a strong need to help out during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the shortages of Personal Protective Equipment(PPE) he knew his company had the capabilities to produce face shields for healthcare workers.
“We are excited about providing a source of revenue for those who have lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. These face shields will also help protect those that put their own health in danger while caring for those that contract this terrible virus,” said Vermeersch. “We have a design and we are in the process of sourcing all the components for manufacturing, assembly and distribution.“
“We are fortunate to be able to step up during these trying times for our country, and help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
inx Medical has been located in the Chesterfield Business Center for four months. “The Chesterfield Business Center has allowed us to further expand the growth of our manufacturing capabilities. Everything needed is under one roof,” said Vermeersch.
Vermeersch is also dedicated to making sure his business thrives during this time. “Adding face shields to our product portfolio will help, however, we are committed to the development of the products in our pipeline and remain focused on them,” said Vermeersch.
Future plans are also underway for inx Medical to grow after COVID-19. The company is designing, manufacturing and distributing Class I and Class II medical devices and also has two products in various stages of development.
One is a device designed to test the integrity of an anastomosis in colon-rectal surgery and the other is being designed to be used in the ophthalmic space. “Our capabilities have allowed us to do Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) work for other medical device companies and we are excited for that as well,” said Vermeersch.
While other businesses are struggling during the COVID-19 epidemic, Jim wants to offer encouragement. “Think outside the box. Understanding your present and potential capabilities is important,” said Vermeersch.
For more information about inx Medical visit their website here.