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Venta MedicalĀ®: Industry-Leading Medical Device Contract Manufacturer

Venta Medical founded in 2010 is a turn-key, medical device contract manufacturer providing comprehensive manufacturing services to medical and life science companies. Venta MedicalĀ® provides full service manufacturing solutions (planning, procurement, production and distribution) to established OEMs and start-ups.

Karl Im, President and CEO, Venta Medical Inc.

Karl has over twenty five years of experience in medical device design and manufacturing, including fifteen years with start-up medical device businesses. Karl founded Venture Manufacturing Group in November, 2001 which later became Venta Medical in 2010. Earning the reputation as a go-to person in the field of medical device technology, turn-key manufacturing and strategic business development, Karl continues to partner with medical device start-ups, providing an expertise launch-pad from design inception through full-scale production. Karl also is a guest speaker and supporter of the Stanford Biodesign Program where he has worked closely with multiple start-ups, and continues to work closely with the new program fellows both in US and in the related Singapore Biodesign Program.

He holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara.

Bill Northum, General Manager

Bill Northum brings 35 years of medical device experience to Venta MedicalĀ®, mostly in the start-up environment. He was instrumental in establishing new operations for such companies as Oximetrix, Unisurge, Cardiogenesis, Cardeon, Kerberos, and Aptus Endosystems. His experience has included medical device products in cardiovascular stent implants, various catheters for minimally invasive treatment, open chest and laparoscopic surgical instruments as well as capital equipment such as IV Pumps and Oximeters. Bill's background includes Production, Logistics, Materials Management, and for Abbott Laboratories, Bill was National Service Manager responsible for all domestic service for the then Hospital Products Division.

Richard Baldwin, VP of Quality Assurance

Richard Baldwin brings over thirty years of experience in Quality Assurance in the medical industry. Prior to his work at Venta, he held Director of Quality Assurance positions at Silk Road Medical, Cabochon Aesthetics, Sanarus Medical, Timi3 Systems, and Guidant Corporation (CardioThoracic Systems). Richard has designed and implemented numerous Quality Systems for medical device businesses from start to full-scale production. His knowledge and experience with quality in manufacturing ensures Venture's client partners the highest standards, including pristine medical device manufacturing lines in compliance with ISO 13485 certification.


Venta is a medical device contract manufacturer with a proven management team, engineering staff, and direct labor pool from the medical device industry, which provides a valuable foundation for partnership with your organization, whether your company is in its inception, development, clinical or production stage.