VMT worked with Covidien (now Medtronic) to develop the ReliaMax stapler for Emerging Markets. Providing quality medical care at affordable costs requires a unique design philosophy, including the reengineering of costly parts for reuse, while maintaining the critical parts as a sterile single use to bring down per use cost.
A dedicated team of engineers at VMT worked with Covidien on this mission. The successful commercial launch of ReliaMax led to a series of similar product design projects. As a result, several Patents were filed by Covidien with VMT engineers as key innovators.