In response to steady growth in the design and manufacture of medical devices and consumer health products, Ximedica (Providence, RI) has announced that it will expand its facility's footprint to include new cleanrooms and expanded quality control, technical development, and prototyping space. Expected to be completed in early 2011, the new space will allow the company to better serve clients with greater flexibility to accommodate programs of a wider scale.
Ximedica provides contract research, product development, regulatory, and manufacturing services to medical device and healthcare companies. The ISO 13485:2003-certified and FDA-registered company currently maintains an 80,000-sq-ft integrated R&D and manufacturing center in Providence, RI, and a satellite office in Hong Kong.
The company provides integrated services, from exploratory research to final manufacturing. By combining expertise in research, design, engineering, regulatory, and manufacturing under a single roof, it assists clients in bringing new products to market faster with reduced risk. "With signs of the recovery in the economy and the increased confidence of many clients in these areas, we are seeking to stay ahead of the demand on our facilities, remarks Dan Reifsteck, Ximedica's chief operating officer. "Our clients are increasingly looking to us to provide the kinds of services that a lean development process demands: secure, dedicated space, fully equipped labs and cleanrooms--and a sufficient footprint to handle whatever size manufacturing is necessary, from pilot to full-scale assembly."