biomedical textiles, specializing in braided and
nonwoven components for medical devices.
Biomedical Textiles: About US BioDesign
When we started US BioDesign in 2011, we had a choice to launch a company with a broad range of technologies, or narrow our focus to a few unique specialties. We chose the second option. As a result, we are able to offer exceptional experience and deep knowledge of the raw materials and manufacturing methods necessary to produce and finish braided biomedical textile structures.
What We Do
At US BioDesign we specialize in Biomedical Textiles in the following fields:
Us BioDesign is a leader in the biomedical textiles industry and has been providing top of the line products since 2011. In the biomedical industry where change and innovation is constant, it pays to be on the cutting edge of design and development. We help project managers and engineers from medical device companies all over the USA move their projects from the research and development phase into clinical trials and then full production. We have unique capabilities and a strong focus on braided medical textiles. If you need help with your project contact US BioDesign today.
We believe that an efficient development process is one that involves the customer at every step. Our engineers work directly with customers as an extension of their engineering team, to facilitate a process that moves smoothly and swiftly. Because our focus is on our customers’ success, we succeed when they succeed. We place a high priority on responsiveness and strive to address questions and concerns as promptly as possible.
Our Leadership Team
At US BioDesign, our team comprises engineers, technicians and management professionals who share a deeply-held enthusiasm about the work that we do. The combined experience of our Leadership Team exceeds 100 years of service to the medical device industry; designing, developing and manufacturing biomedical textiles.
Tom Molz, President & CEO
Tom Molz founded US BioDesign in 2011 and is currently President and CEO. US BioDesign is absolutely committed to providing world-class medical components to its customers; we exist to improve the health of our customer’s patients.
Prior to US BioDesign, Tom was a founder of Secant Medical and was Chief Operating Officer from the start of Secant Medical (now owned by Michelin) until his departure in 2006. Tom then founded Stout Medical Group, which focused on the development and licensing of novel spinal technologies.
Tom received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from VA Tech University and received his MBA from West Virginia University. Tom is very involved with many non-profit organizations in the Bucks County, PA area.
He is married and has 4 children.
Ted Rauth, VP of Operations
Ted Rauth is the VP of Operations at US BioDesign since January 2018. He is responsible for Production, Supply Chain and Quality. Prior to US BioDesign, Ted was Vice President of Operations DSM BioMedical/Kensey Nash (DSM acquired Kensey Nash in 2012) for over 18 years. Ted came to Kensey Nash from Merck and Co where he worked for 4 ½ years and held the positions of Production Supervisor, Power Plant Superintendent and Maintenance Manager. He started his career serving in the Nuclear Navy on board 2 submarines and teaching at The US Submarine School.
Ted received his Bachelor’s Degree from Penn State in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Math and an Honors degree from the Honors College. He continued his education and received a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Ted is an avid swimmer and runner. Since 2000, he volunteer coaches and officiates YMCA swimming. He has served on the Lionville YMCA Branch Board (5 years), the Penn State Schreyer Honors College Alumni Board (6 years) and was elected and is currently serving on the Downingtown Area School District Board of Directors since December 2015.
Ted is married and has 3 children.
Rob Kiefer, Co-founder & VP of Engineering
Rob Kiefer co-founded US BioDesign with Tom Molz in 2011 and is currently VP of Engineering. Rob has 19 years’ experience in the medical device sector, beginning as an R&D Engineer for Secant Medical developing drug elution technologies. Rob then joined Stout Medical Group, a start-up company, where he had primary responsibility for designing orthopedic devices and delivery instrumentation.
Rob has degrees in Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering. He holds fourteen patents in the orthopedic and cardiovascular device space.
Keith Smith, Director of Marketing
Keith Smith is the Director of Marketing and Key Accounts at US BioDesign LLC since March 2013. Prior to US BioDesign, Keith served as a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Secant Medical LLC in a variety of management roles over a 15-year period, which included Director of Sales and Marketing, Business Unit Manager for Medical Products and Production Manager. Keith also worked for DuPont Company serving in many roles at multiple sites within the Textile Fibers Division, gaining experience in manufacturing, engineering and sales & marketing.
Keith graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland with a bachelor of Sciences Degree in Physical Sciences, and served for 6 years as a Navy Surface Warfare Officer.
Community Service has been an important component of Keith’s professional objectives. Of note, he has served on the Board of Directors for the Navy League, as an officer of the Philadelphia chapter of the US Naval Academy Alumni Association and as Chairman and President of a local Chamber of Commerce.
Keith is married and has 4 children.
Julius Ewungkem, Director of Quality & Management Representative
Julius Ewungkem is the Director of Quality and Management Representative at US BioDesign LLC since August 2016. He has more than 18 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device industries.
Prior to US BioDesign, Julius worked at WM Industries as Director of Quality and Management Representative, and at B. Braun Medical as a Senior Quality Engineer, Quality Engineering Supervisor and Senior Quality Manager.
Julius is a graduate of Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA, with a Master Degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering. He also holds a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Physics from the University of Buea - Cameroon.
Julius loves coaching youth soccer and serving his Bethlehem local community.
Julius is married and has 2 boys.
We selected our manufacturing facility with specific understanding and consideration of the qualification process for biomedical textiles. As US BioDesign continues to grow and expand we plan to do so without the need for relocation. This will enable us to provide continuity and cost efficiency to our customers well into the future.
Your goal is to get your product to market as quickly as possible – that’s our goal too. To discuss your project with one of our engineers, contact US BioDesign today.