ROSEVILLE, Minn., June 14, 2022 — VitalPath, a manufacturer of custom, highly complex catheter solutions, recently announced the addition of two new engineers at its Roseville, Minn., facility to strengthen its technical team’s ability to take customers’ challenging concepts and deliver a manufacturable device.
Katherine Soojian has been promoted to R&D Manager. Kate joined VitalPath in August 2021 as Principal R&D Engineer. With nearly 15 years of experience in the design and development of interventional medical devices, she has served in senior engineering and operations management positions at startups as well as larger companies including Teleflex Medical and Creganna Medical (now part of TE Connectivity). She has a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Grant Thompson is VitalPath’s new Senior Engineer. Previously, he served as Senior Product Development Engineer at Nordson Medical. His 10 years of medical device industry experience includes complex catheter design and development, project management, and leading new and next-generation device programs. He has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth.
VitalPath manufactures custom, highly complex catheter solutions for medical device OEMs. The company specializes in meeting customers’ most challenging requirements, like single or multidirectional deflection, pushability, kink resistance and torque response. With more than 20 years of experience, VitalPath serves customers in the cardiovascular, electrophysiology, neurovascular, peripheral vascular and structural heart markets.
VitalPath comprises the companies formerly known as Catheter & Medical Design LLC (CMD); VitalDyne Medical Inc., which CMD acquired in March 2021; and Modern Catheter Technologies, acquired in January 2022. Headquartered in the Minneapolis area, VitalPath is ISO 13485:2016 certified and has an FDA-registered facility.