Heraeus Medical Components has begun operations in its new centralized Collaboration Hub in Minneapolis. The new facility was created to help medical device customers and partners work on-site with Heraeus Medical Components engineers, designers, materials scientists, and manufacturing experts on quick-turn prototyping, testing, and pilot production of new products and treatment innovations, the company reported in a news release.
“Collaborative solutions for our partners is at the core of our culture,” explained Ryan Peters, head of the Collaboration Hub, in a news release. “The carefully selected skillsets of our technical teams and our state-of-the-art technologies provide a very exciting opportunity for medical device customers to speed up medical device innovations.”
The new 6,200-sq-m Collaboration Hub features a test lab, a clinical simulation lab, a training lab, a machining room, and pilot production capabilities. Final move-in of technical experts, pilot production lines, and R&D equipment is now complete.
Heiko Specht, EVP of Innovation, believes the Collaboration Hub could be an accelerator for customers and partners to cultivate new ideas, materials, and technologies. “I am very proud to have all the necessary disciplines under one roof. I truly believe this approach will be a difference-maker. It will help our customers get their products from concept to the real world even faster,” he stated in the release.