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Adam Storey is taking over as Director of Simplexity’s Seattle office after nearly eight years at Stratos. (Simplexity Photo)

Portland-based Simplexity Product Development is opening an office in Seattle and hiring top personnel from Stratos Product Development, a Seattle company that closed abruptly in May.

Simplexity says the Seattle office was established by former Stratos engineers who aimed to continue product development work focused on medical devices, biotech instrumentation, and medical wearables.

Stratos Product Development’s former head of bioautomation, Adam Storey, is leading Simplexity’s Seattle office. He’s joined by former colleague Scott Jarnagin, who is serving as director of new business development of the Pacific Northwest for Simplexity.

Scott Jarnagin joins Simplexity as director of new business development NW. (Simplexity Photo)

Other Stratos vets joining the Simplexity team include firmware engineer Katie Elliott and electrical engineer Brent LaPorte.

“The new team expands Simplexity’s capabilities in biotech, consumer product, and medical device development as well as creates a more local presence for our existing clients in Seattle,” Simplexity CEO Dorota Shortell told GeekWire in an email.

Before shutting down, Stratos Product Development worked on hardware ranging from Microsoft Xbox controllers to Apple laptops to Nike sunglasses. The company was part of Stratos Group, a parent that also includes biotech venture Stratos Genomics and medical company Carewave. No explanation was given for Stratos Product Development’s abrupt closure.

Simplexity is a product development engineering firm, with offices along the West Coast from San Diego to Seattle. The company specializes in mechatronics, products built with motion sensors and electronics at their core. Simplexity devices include biotech and medical instruments, consumer products, and wearables. The company builds products for clients like Microsoft and HP.

The company says it’s comprised of more than 60 engineers who specialize in areas including mechanical, electrical and systems engineering, controls, firmware, and software.

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