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Lowell Inc.





Company Address

9425 83rd Ave., N
Minneapolis, MN 55445
United States

Company Information

Phone: (763) 425-3355
Fax: (763) 425-8510

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Company Description

Lowell is the industry leader in machining complex medical implants, providing precision manufacturing and assemblies for applications in spine, extremity and trauma. We have invested in the technology to manufacture and inspect your components down to the submicron level. We’ll convert your 3D solid model into the exact part you demand. Involve Lowell early in your next complex implant project. Our experienced team of engineers will help you avoid costly revisions and rework so you can get to market faster.

Buyer's Guide

  • Filling the Gap In Spinal Fusion

    Filling the Gap In Spinal Fusion

    Sean Fenske, Editor||January 31, 2017
    One company has addressed the “performance gap” that’s left in spinal fusion procedures with a unique technology solution.

  • The Biologic Shift

    The Biologic Shift

    Sean Fenske, Editor||January 17, 2017
    As doctors and surgeons evaluate biologic options, emerging OEMs are focusing exclusively on this type of offering.

  • Specialized Imaging

    Specialized Imaging

    Sean Fenske, Editor||January 12, 2017
    Esaote’s G-Scan Brio is a versatile MRI system ideally suited to imaging disc herniation at multiple positions.

  • Nature’s Way

    Nature’s Way

    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor||February 23, 2017
    Still in search of that magic elixir, orthobiologics firms are producing natural-based alternatives for traumatic injuries.

  • Let’s Keep It Clean, Folks

    Let’s Keep It Clean, Folks

    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor||February 23, 2017
    Ensuring devices are properly ‘cleaned and pressed’ in sterile packaging is often undervalued, but always important.

  • Surgical Sophistication

    Surgical Sophistication

    Mark Crawford, Contributing Writer||February 23, 2017
    Complex procedures, robotic systems, and infection prevention are driving innovation in surgical instrumentation.

  • Status Quo

    Status Quo

    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor||November 22, 2016
    The orthopedic industry’s unexceptional year lacked the poignant moments and historic flavor of 2015.

  • New FDA Guidance for 510(k) Submission of Orthopedic Medical Implants

    New FDA Guidance for 510(k) Submission of Orthopedic Medical Implants

    Martell Winters, Senior Scientist and Consulting Manager; Quinton Inglet, Section Leader, Bacterial Endotoxin Testing, Nelson Laboratories||November 22, 2016
    The document could have a significant impact on the testing regimen for implant device manufacturers.

  • Precision, Speed,  and Cost—Oh My!

    Precision, Speed, and Cost—Oh My!

    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor||November 22, 2016
    Orthopedic device prototyping labs work to collude precision with short lead times and monetary concerns.

  • Maximizing Margins with DFM

    Maximizing Margins with DFM

    Mark Crawford, Contributing Writer||November 22, 2016
    Design for manufacturing speeds development, compliance, and approval while trimming away costs.

  • Spinal Tap

    Spinal Tap

    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor||September 20, 2016
    Minimally invasive procedures, biologics, and patient-centric business models are driving growth in the global spine market.

  • Leading the Pack

    Leading the Pack

    Mark Crawford, Contributing Writer||September 20, 2016
    In the face of ever-increasing challenges and demands, machining is still the top process for orthopedic manufacturers.

  • Pay Attention, This Will Be on the (Device) Test

    Pay Attention, This Will Be on the (Device) Test

    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor||September 20, 2016
    Advanced materials and manufacturing methods for orthopedic technologies challenge testing service providers to stay current.

  • Capital Investments

    Capital Investments

    Sean Fenske, Editor||May 23, 2016
    Prior to making an investment in a new machine, orthopedic device makers need to consider an array of factors.

  • The Gatekeepers

    The Gatekeepers

    Ranica Arrowsmith, Associate Editor||May 23, 2016
    Surface treatments serve as the front lines of human-device interaction.

  • State of (Implant) Affairs

    State of (Implant) Affairs

    Mark Crawford, Contributing Writer||May 23, 2016
    Implant manufacturing has seen few significant changes, but additive manufacturing and advanced materials could change that.

  • Formation

    Formation

    Ranica Arrowsmith, Associate Editor||March 23, 2016
    Materials form the platform for orthopedic devices achieving biocompatibility in ways more novel than ever before.

  • R&D Outlook

    R&D Outlook

    Mark Crawford, Contributing Writer||March 23, 2016
    Contract manufacturers play a bigger role as OEMs try to reduce costs.

  • Green with Envy

    Green with Envy

    Michael Barbella , Managing Editor||March 23, 2016
    Ireland’s talent pool, business climate, and research opportunities are fostering significant reinvestment by orthopedic device manufacturers.

  • Moving Relationships

    Moving Relationships

    Ranica Arrowsmith, Associate Editor||February 17, 2016
    Going beyond technology to maintain lasting supply chain partnerships.

  • Sterilizing Risk

    Sterilizing Risk

    Mark Crawford, Contributing Writer||February 17, 2016
    Device manufacturers want more sterilization options at lower costs with no clinical concerns.

  • Singular Sensations

    Singular Sensations

    Michael Barbella , Managing Editor||February 17, 2016
    Disposable instruments are increasingly becoming a cost-effective, clinically sound solution to the challenges facing the orthopedic industry.

  • A Hair’s Width: The Importance of Precision in Prototyping

    A Hair’s Width: The Importance of Precision in Prototyping

    Ranica Arrowsmith, Associate Editor||November 17, 2015
    Orthopedic device prototyping demands a level of precision that is non-negotiable in today’s world of customized, unique implants.

  • Using Simulation in Medical Device Design

    Using Simulation in Medical Device Design

    Gareth James, Contributing Writer||November 17, 2015
    Image-based modeling and simulation are becoming increasingly common for device design.

  • Machining & Tooling: Pushing the Boundaries

    Machining & Tooling: Pushing the Boundaries

    Mark Crawford, Contributing Writer||September 15, 2015
    Product complexity, miniaturization and advanced materials challenge the limits of machining and tooling.

  • Testing: A Customized Approach

    Testing: A Customized Approach

    Ranica Arrowsmith, Associate Editor||September 15, 2015
    Testing service providers consider each screw, plate and implant as unique as each OEM customer that makes them.

  • ODT Tenth Anniversary

    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor||September 15, 2015
    A decade of orthopedic innovation has made yesterday’s science fiction fantasies a reality.

  • Driving a Successful Medical Device Product Development Cycle

    Dawn Lissy, Contributing Writer||August 5, 2015
    When you set out to bring a new medical device to market, avoid spinning your wheels—follow a tried-and-true road map.