Our Story

Medical device assembly technicians working on an automated device assembly line.

The story of J-Pac Medical is a story about vision. It’s a story about exploration.

It’s the story of what happens when technical experts combine unique skills, the right tools and a genuine desire to help.

It’s a story about applying that combination in service of the companies whose innovations shape the future of healthcare.

Shaping products that shaped the future

J-Pac Medical was established over 40 years ago in Somersworth, New Hampshire as a family business specializing in thermoforming plastics.

This was a time of rapid change in the medical device industry. Healthcare and the devices required to deliver it were rapidly modernizing. J-Pac developed expertise in thermoformed medical components and was among the first companies in the U.S. to form plastics in a cleanroom.

That success spurred J-Pac’s transition from being a single-technology company toward offering a broader suite of end-of-line services including implantable textile forming and medical device final assembly and packaging.

As a result, long-term relationships with some of the industry’s biggest players were formed and the stage was set for J-Pac to develop the turnkey assembly, packaging and sterilization services we are known for today.

New skills, new markets

Change remains a constant in healthcare, and we remain committed to developing new capabilities our customers rely on to keep the competitive edge.

Our entry into the diagnostics market in 2006 provides a great example. With an advanced understanding of thermoforming and deep materials expertise, J-Pac demonstrated that reliable, repeatable manufacturing of microfluidic reagent storage products was viable when almost no one else could.

Today, we partner with dozens of developers to manufacture and package hundreds of millions of diagnostic reagent blisters each year.

To accommodate our medical device and diagnostics customers’ growth, we’ve added a secondary manufacturing and assembly facility in Costa Rica — a critical move that provides risk-mitigating redundancy and a pathway for cost savings.

Looking ahead

We believe the unique qualities that served us well so far will be even more instrumental in the future.

True technical depth. A passion for doing good work. A commitment to being accountable to our customers and to each other. A dedication to providing the best service and support to medical device and diagnostics companies of all sizes.

This team doesn’t just make stuff. We are technical and industry experts who deliver an uncommon level of guidance and collaboration with rigor, quality, passion and focus.

We’re big enough to get you to market fast and scale up with your growth. We’re small and flexible enough to offer a real, lasting partnership our competitors cannot provide. And we’ll keep bringing more capabilities under our roof to remain a true turnkey provider that’s always a step ahead.

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