Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.
Written by Chuck Soder.
Punkaj Ahuja had never manufactured anything before.
Thus, the founder of Apollo Medical Devices “would’ve been a bit lost” if it hadn’t been for the Desich SMART Center at Lorain County Community College.
For one, the labs and clean rooms on the center’s first floor are packed with equipment for building and testing sensor systems — equipment that his startup company couldn’t afford.
And the 10 people who run the place didn’t just help Apollo use the machines. They also made sure that the company kept the manufacturing process in mind as it developed its ultra-fast blood testing system
“Having that guidance really led us in the right direction,” he said.
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Originally published March 20, 2016.