Being former employees of a once local manufacturer of drilled end wound closure surgical needles, the owners felt the market had a need for US made goods. With that thought Design Concepts and Enterprises was created. Today we believe we are the largest manufacturer of drilled end suture attaching equipment. We develop, produce, and manufacture medical devices for the Surgical, Orthopedic, and Cardiac markets.
With 50+ years of combined experience, highly developed skills, and deep knowledge of the manufacturing process and customer base, the three Partners quickly began manufacturing suture attachment equipment in the evenings, in a 60 sq. ft. space on North State Street in Syracuse, NY, while simultaneously making the transition from B.G. Sulzle.
Design Concepts & Enterprises, LLC., herein DCE, was established as an LLC in August of 2007 and began to show a profit within their first year of business. In 2009, combining personal revenue with DCE profits, the Partners purchased a 1200 sq. ft. building on 2.25 acres of land in Central Square, NY. After remodeling and outfitting the facility themselves, they expanded the building by approximately 7,000 sq. ft. The expansion included second-story administrative offices and a large, fully functional, conference room. Initially, the Partners purchased manufacturing equipment but soon began fabricating their own equipment to include controllers. In 2011, DCE designed and drafted plans for an additional 1,600 sq. ft. clean room facility, which was completed in early 2012.
Furthermore, DCE is proud to be assessed and certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 13485:2003/EN ISO 13485:2012. This action was pivotal to their success and taken in order to guarantee customers and suppliers that they care about the quality and standardization of goods, services, and suppliers. The certification covers all design, development, the manufacture of suture attaching machines, and contract manufacture of suture attaching. Additionally, DCE has been registered by the FDA for the marketing of medical sutures.