Actuated Medical, Inc. integrates innovative motion into medical devices to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs. Located in central Pennsylvania, Actuated is one of the few MedTech companies that is female led and a certified a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB). The company’s ‘internal’ start-up ecosystem provides the infrastructure to incubate creative ideas and quickly test with the goal to license marketable innovations. Actuated’s highly diversified and engaged engineers and scientist create with the ‘voice of the customer’ in mind while also working under an ISO 13485 certified QMS. Actuated Medical’s Board of Directors guide from their expertise with large medical companies like Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson, and Teleflex Medical. Actuated’s product development focuses on strong regulatory strategies and intellectual property development.
Actuated Medical’s first FDA cleared commercialized medical device, the TubeClear system, uses motion to mechanically clear sluggish and clogged feeding tubes while the tube remains in the patient. The device operates at the patient’s bedside, allowing clinicians to efficiently maintain feeding tube patency for optimum enteral therapy delivery. The TubeClear system is faster and more effective than the competition
“This is one of the best devices to come out in a long time to allow critical care nurses to do what they do best… care for their patients!” – Marcia Belcher, MSN, BBA, RN, CCRN-CSC, CCNS
When the Covid-19 pandemic caused PPE shortages, Actuated Medical quickly brought up an FDA cGMP compliant reusable face shield manufacturing line. These high quality and affordable face shields can be found in nursing homes, food production facilities, and schools. To date, Actuated has innovated its shields to include models for hard hats, football helmets, and children.
Penn State purchased Actuated Medical shields after reviewing others as part of a mask and face shield policy for researchers enabling them to work in close proximity.1,2 Actuated’s face shields fogged less, were more durable and easier to clean/disinfect.
With many customers wearing the same face shield for 5 months or more, Actuated Medical face shields have a low total cost of ownership.
“Here at nestle we have over 1300 employees, some with bump caps, or hard hats, these face shields from Actuated Medical are best option we’ve tried, they last through repeated uses and have better visibility than other brands.” – Dennis Draleau, Occupational Health Nurse at Nestle Prepared Foods
Actuated Medical is led by President and CEO Maureen L. Mulvihill, PhD. Maureen has been recognized over 34 times nationally and internationally for her entrepreneurial leadership. In 2017 she was a US delegate to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India. Due to her experience growing a start-up, in 2017 she was appointed to the AdvaMed Accel BOD to represent small emerging medical device companies. In 2020, she was elected to the Full AdvaMed BOD alongside larger medical device manufactures, including some Fortune 500 CEOs. She is an alumni of the competitive Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program. Maureen has advanced her CEO leadership skills under instruction of faculty from Babson College and Tuck School of Business of Dartmouth College.
Actuated Medical is a honored recipient of the esteemed Small Business Administration’s Tibbets Award for Small Business Innovation Research commercialization excellence for the TubeClear system.