AccuTec Blades Launches Gem Runner™ at MD&M West


Reloadable clean-room-ready pop-up blade dispenser unveiled at BOOTH #2290

AccuTec Blades, Inc. announces the launch at MD&M West of its newest work station product—the Gem Runner™ Reloadable Safety Single-Edge Blade Dispenser, a breakthrough tool that speeds catheter production at the touch of a button.

“The Gem Runner™ dispenser was designed in conjunction with our customers and with their direct input,” says Gerry Lano, Senior Manager, Sales and Marketing. “They asked us how they might increase their line productivity without compromising the safety of medical assembly technicians. Our answer was a fast-action reloadable blade dispenser.”

The Gem Runner™ works with GEM®2 and GEM®3 single-edge blades available in clean room ready packaging. When loaded with a cartridge of washed blades, most commonly used in cutting for manufacture of medical devices such as catheters, there is less opportunity for foreign material transfer or contamination from the blade to the finished product.

“It’s easily reloadable with a cartridge of up to 100 single-edge blades: the empty cartridge slides out, and the full cartridge slides in,” says Lano. “This work station tool is going to be a real time saver. It’s designed to streamline cutting operations, minimize waste, and reduce the risk of injury.”

Gem Runner™ will be on display at AccuTec’s booth #2290 at MD&M West in Anaheim, California, February 9-11.


About Gem Runner™
Gem Runner™, the only reloadable pop-up blade dispenser on the market, holds 100/90-count .009”, .012” heavy duty precision-ground 2 or 3-facet single-edge, carbon steel blades. The blades are available in a variety of options such as stainless, carbon, steel; coated and uncoated; degreased and washed. More information about the Gem Runner™ is available at

About AccuTEC Blades, Inc.
AccuTec Blades designs and engineers precision blades in global partnerships with manufacturers and distributors of material processing equipment. AccuTec is recognized as a leader in innovative surgical, histology, food, fiber, glass, flooring, and DIY blades and bladed solutions. Headquartered in Verona, Virginia, AccuTec has a second manufacturing facility in Obregon, Mexico.