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Sunrise Labs expands into Bedford to keep up with its growing market

Sunday News Correspondent

June 24. 2017 5:31PM
From left, Eric Soederberg, Adam Jacobs and Drew Sunstein of Sunrise Labs celebrate the company's new headquarters in Bedford with an open house last week at the fully renovated space. (KIMBERLY HOUGHTON/UNION LEADER CORRESPONDENT)

BEDFORD - A local engineering consultant and product development company is using advanced technology and software to create life-saving and industry-changing medical devices.

"The products we are helping to create is stuff that you would never think is possible. Right now there is a huge revolution in molecular level innovations," said Adam Jacobs, chief technology officer at Sunrise Labs.

Sunrise Labs, which recently completed its move from Auburn to Bedford, was founded in 1992 and now has 72 employees consisting of mostly software and electrical engineers.

The company, housed at 25 Constitution Drive, specializes in taking innovative ideas and developing them into commercial medical devices.

It recently worked with Presspart to develop technology for asthma inhalers that electronically record the number of doses used by a patient. A Bluetooth wireless connection allows the data to be monitored and stored.

Sunrise Labs also partnered with Health Beacons to commercialize its breast tumor localization system prototype - a device that locates RFID markers implanted at the site of nonpalpable breast lesions targeted for surgical removal.

Eric Soederberg, president of Sunrise Labs, said his company is working on products that help remove cancer during surgical procedures, monitor hearts to look for abnormalities and analyze brain function for attention deficit disorder training.

Recently, Sunrise Labs has focused its attention on connective medical devices that can communicate with smart phones and ultimately connect to the cloud - a modern technology that has countless benefits in the medical field, said Soederberg.

Diagnostic, therapeutic and monitoring devices containing electronics and software are the company's primary interest. Sunrise Labs also offers cybersecurity evaluations, full software lifecycle management and support, cloud databases and miniaturization for wearable connected devices.

"We are typically working on 15 to 20 projects at a time. Medical products in particular are hard to finish under a year," said Sunrise founder Drew Sunstein.

While the company's workforce is expanding, Sunstein said its growth is driven by the market.

"We keep getting these larger contracts," he said, pointing to the need to expand to its new, larger space in Bedford, at about 17,000 square feet.

"We are going to continue investing our technical skills, and we are only going to get better with smart growth that will take us into the future," Soederberg said.

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