Anaheim, Calif. — Custom and contract manufacturer Canon Virginia Inc. of Newport News, Va., is investing about $1.8 million in advanced capabilities for the medical products group it established in January 2016.
An expandable 850-square-foot Class 100,000 clean room was built within a newly repurposed 30,000-square-foot manufacturing area for the new group on Canon Virginia's extensive campus. Clancy & Theys Construction Co. of Raleigh, N.C., installed the clean room.
The British Standards Institution, operating as BSI, audited Canon Virginia for the ISO 13485 quality standard, and the manufacturer received notice of certification in late January.
Canon Virginia began providing custom manufacturing services including precision mold making and injection molding in 2006 and is preparing to offer its evolving medical device capabilities to companies outside the Canon family.
Canon Virginia and the Canon Healthcare Optics Research Laboratory of Cambridge, Mass., are among the many subsidiaries of Melville, N.Y.-based Canon USA Inc. The parent company is publicly traded Tokyo-based Canon Inc.
Canon Virginia's medical products group employs 12 now and has added talent including: Cecil Barrett, senior director of medical manufacturing operations; Stacey Hodges, quality director; and Tyler Breedlove, director of engineering.