Medical and biotechnology contract manufacturer Medbio Inc. has renovated and equipped an additional facility in Grand Rapids, Mich.
The 25,000-square-foot structure is adjacent to Medbio's existing 65,000-square-foot building. Medbio owns both facilities.
Medbio is using the additional space for its medical device and diagnostic assembly and packaging operations and a Class 7 clean room of 12,000 square feet, John Woodhouse, director of sales and marketing, said.
Previously, Medbio had 25,000 square feet of clean rooms including spaces with Class 8 certification and modular Class 7 clean rooms with four molding presses.
Relocation of the assembly and packaging operations opens room for Medbio to add several new injection molding machines, Woodhouse said.
"Several modular rooms moved across the street," he said.
Currently, Medbio employs about 180 and operates 42 electric, hydraulic and hybrid presses of 17-220 tons. Arburg is the most prominent machine brand.
"Renovations started in the summer, and we started moving in the second week of December," Woodhouse said. Full operations began in early January.
Private equity firm Graham Partners of Newtown Square, Pa., acquired a majority ownership share of Medbio on July 18. The Williams family retains a substantial interest in the business.
For 2017, Medbio had total sales of $26 million with injection molding accounting for $20 million.