Our Medical Business

Our Medical Business

At TE our purpose is to create a safer, sustainable, productive and connected future. We innovate and co-create solutions with our customers to make better and safer medical devices for their customers; physicians and patients.

TE’s Medical business

TE’s Medical business is built upon a legacy of leading and acquired brands:

  • Creganna Medical minimally invasive and catheter based technologies.
  • MicroGroup surgical tubing advanced precision engineering.
  • HSI FEP tubing for advanced minimally invasive applications.
  • AdvancedCath innovative catheter design, development and manufacturing. Learn More
  • Measurement Specialities advanced sensor solutions.
  • Precision Interconnect fine wire and medical cable assemblies.
  • AMP high-end connectors
  • Raychem medical tubing
  • microLIQUID Microfluidic design, clinical trials and manufacturing for IVDs. Learn more
  • Toolbox Medical Innovations Molecular diagnostic design and manufacturing. Learn more
  • Wi Medical Device Development Reagent blister and POC test development. Learn more

Together we are the medical business unit of TE Connectivity.


Contract manufacturing partners

– essential and transformative

Contract design and manufacturing outsourcing (CDMO) partners play a critical role in the medical device supply chain. Medical device companies increasingly rely on outsourced development and manufacturing to access innovation and specialist technologies at scale with the added benefit of improved cost and operational efficiencies. Successful OEM and CMO relationships are enduring, built on high-trust partnership models founded in know-how. In an increasingly competitive MedTech market, medical device companies demand partners who can maintain high quality standards, competitiveness and technical expertise on a global scale. Such is the success of the contract design and manufacturing model, the value of outsourced goods and services is poised to double over the next 5 years. Partners with the highest degree of vertical integration and widest global reach will spearhead this structural transformation, including TE Connectivity, which is currently ranked among the world’s Top 3 full service CMO partners.


Meet our Engineers


Jamal Rezayee

Jamal Rezayee

Associate Development Engineer

1) What challenges you in a positive way?

Our customers are always pushing the boundaries of manufacturing, so keeping up with the latest technology in order to meet our customer’s demand is one of the best things about my job. I also relish using new advancements and technologies to adapt to new challenges.


2) How do you think you make a difference?

I have 13 years experience in guidewire design and manufacturing; this experience enables me to quickly understand the customer requirements and get prototypes to our customers quickly and accurately.

Patrick Boylan

Patrick Boylan

Project Manager

1) What do you love about your work?
The wide variety of projects which we work on in Creganna Medical. Our projects apply to a wide range of clinical applications, are at different stages in the project lifecycle and are focused on varying device complexity.

2) How do you think you make a difference?

Customers come to us with an idea that could change people’s lives. Translating these ideas into reality may not be possible for the customer due to a wide range of factors. We have the expertise and experience to make these ideas possible.

Chen Xie

Chen Xie

Sr. R&D/Product Development Engineer

1) What do you love about your work?
I enjoy working directly with our customers to develop medical devices to meet product performance specifications with the latest technologies available.  I love that we enable the development of future medical device technologies while partnering with customers by translating ideas and concepts then making them into a reality.


2) How do you think you make a difference?
Knowing that my every day work can improve the quality of life a patient can have.

Makiya Kimura

Makiya Kimura

Manager, Product Development Engineering

Insight. Experience. Creativity. Resilience. These traits define TE engineers. Makiya Kimura has had a love of designing and assembling models since he was a boy. As a TE Medical engineer, he still enjoys working with multiple components to construct a product--only now he's solving customers' problems and often helping build products that change people's lives. Collaboration with customers is key, to understand their challenges and find solutions quickly.


1) What has been your most interesting project to work on at TE?

I had the opportunity to work on two new I/O connectors, which both required a high-degree of design skill. The high pin count (456 pins or 456P) connector is very complex, and the other USB size 38P connector is simple but very small. Our product lines are full of variety, so every new project seems very interesting to me.


2) What do you enjoy most about your work?

I get to learn different types of connector design and development and have many possibilities to develop my career at TE. Here, I am on the cutting edge of technology and enjoy creating new products and seeing them be released to the market. Because of all the ways our products connect to people’s lives, I feel like I am contributing to society in a positive way just by working at TE.


3) What are the biggest challenges customers face?

Material selection for connectors is very challenging and very important because the materials must be able to tolerate sterilization. We use plastic and metal for connectors, so as sterilization requirements increase or become more harsh, being able to understand how materials will react and offer alternative, more durable solutions is crucial for design. Collaborating with customers is key because the customer’s challenge is our challenge as well.


4) Why did you choose to join TE?

I feel like I have been an engineer since boyhood—I always liked making plastic models and radio-controlled model cars. Now, my interest has shifted to connectors and I still enjoy working with multiple components to design and assemble the product model in development. Another aspect of working at TE Medical is that both mechanical design and electrical design skills are needed for connector design--something that interests me greatly as an engineer.


5) Which personal traits are essential for today’s engineering challenges?

As design requirements become more complex, the latest tools such as CAD systems and CAE tools help engineers design and build to specifications. However, it is important for engineers to consider the simplest solutions even in complex designs and systems. If some failure happens during development, which it often does in new product development, we have to be able to solve the problems quickly and the best way to do that is to start with the simplest solutions. Overall, the most important trait is to not give up—there is surely an answer somewhere and it’s our job to find it or to create it.

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