Biomerics recently announced that it is doubling its manufacturing footprint in Costa Rica and Texas.
The Salt Lake City, Utah-based company broke ground on a new greenfield plant adjacent to its current operations in the La Zeta Free Trade Zone in Cartago, Costa Rica. The new facility totals 110,000 sq. ft and will include engineering labs, quality inspection labs, controlled environment manufacturing, office space, class 7 clean rooms, packaging and warehouse facilities.
“This expansion is in line with our vision to be the leading interventional contract manufacturer,” CEO Travis Sessions said. “Customers have requested that we build a vertically integrated operation in Costa Rica to provide cost-effective high volume manufacturing for the interventional market.”
Biomerics said it currently employs 175 people at its 50,000 sq. ft facility, which focuses on extrusion, laser processing, high volume assembly and packaging.
“We are excited for the value that this expansion brings to our existing customer base in Costa Rica and interventional OEM partners around the globe,” director of sales and marketing Chris Richardson said. “The thriving medical device ecosystem in Costa Rica aligns well with Biomerics’ culture and innovative core.”
Biomerics also expanded its footprint in Athens, Texas, expanding its facility another 24,000 sq. ft to include professional office space, engineering labs, quality inspection labs, 10,000 sq. ft class 8 cleanroom and machining center.
The company currently employs 420 people at its 80,000 sq. ft, five facility campus that focuses on extrusion, injection molding, medical balloon forming, advanced shaft reflow, coating, catheter assembly, packaging and sterilization. The expansion of the facility will support active transfer programs with strategic customers and major OEMs.
“We are excited to expand our footprint in Athens, Texas,” Sessions said. “Biomerics FMI has storied history in this community and we look forward to continuing this legacy.”
The company expects to complete the construction of both facilities in Q4 of this year.