Notre Dame students tour medical device industries

Photo Courtesy: OrthoWorx Indiana

WARSAW, Ind. -- Eight University of Notre Dame engineering majors visited various medical companies in Kosciusko County on a tour for career opportunities.

Hosted by OrthoWorx, the students visited DePuy Synthes, the Orthopaedics Company of Johnson & Johnson and Paragon Medical.

“What really distinguishes these companies is that they are helping patients lead better lives through the products and services they provide. That’s meaningful to college students today.” Said Nichole Rouached, Communications and Projects Manager at OrthoWorx.

The program is one Rouached hopes to further develop, as it was put on hold due to COVID restrictions.

At Paragon Medical the students were shown how orthopedic implants are made. Here they also saw their BioSkills lab, where medical professionals are taught the latest advancements in orthopedic surgery.

At DePuy Synthes, students learned about DePuy’s establishment in 1895 and were shown a demonstration of the VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution, a digital surgery innovation.

“What impresses me and our students is the incredible variety of career fields and disciplines the medical device industry offers. The fact that these devices must interact with the human body in a safe and effective manner makes the engineering challenges that much more interesting,” said Susan Clark, the tour’s leader.

For more information about OrthoWorx, you can visit their website.

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