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Personalities from the City of Athens, the Athens Economic Development Corporation and the Athens Chamber of Commerce joined Biomerics officials to celebrate the opening of the company’s new facility in the Athens Industrial Park. The expansion is expected to bring 40 to 60 new jobs to the city.

Biomerics, the leading vertically integrated medical device manufacturer in the interventional device market, has announced the completion of a 24,000 square foot expansion of manufacturing operations at its Athens facility. Driven by growth in the single-use endoscopy market, this investment includes 8,500 square feet of production space and expansion of Biomerics’ Center of Excellence for balloon and balloon catheterization with 4,900 square feet of engineering laboratory adjacent to the CNC-machining (computer numerical control) workshop.

The expansion has increased the campus in Athens to nearly 100,000 square feet and includes an exterior upgrade, additional engineering space, laboratory and manufacturing space, and a staff break room.

“This expansion reflects our 30-year pursuit of innovation and manufacturing excellence,” stated Chris Richardson, President, Biomerics Interventional Advanced Catheter. “Our center of excellence for balloon and balloon catheterization in Athens has a long history of producing class-leading interventional products for our customers. The expansion will fuel our growth with best-in-class speed-to-market capabilities.”

The expansion includes professional office space, engineering laboratories, quality inspection laboratories, a 3,500-square-foot clean room, and a manufacturing center. Prior to the opening of the new building, Biomerics of Athens employed 480 people at its five-facilty campus in the Athens Industrial Park.

“The expansion of the new building in the Athens Industrial Park is a great demonstration of our partnership with Biomerics. They are great corporate citizens and one of our largest employers. We are excited about the increase in investment, new jobs and what the future holds,” said Joanie Ahlers, Director, Athens Economic Development Corporation.

“I am thrilled that Biomerics continues to expand and reinvest in Athens,” said Mayor Tony Clay. “Here in Athens, we have some of the best talent in the country. This makes our city and state a perfect fit for innovative companies like Biomerics. I look forward to seeing continued growth and strengthening our partnership for many years to come.”

Biomerics Balloons and Advanced Interventional Interventional Catheters operate from three locations: Athens; Brooklyn Park, Minnesota; and Cartago, Costa Rica.

With a flexible and scalable global footprint that includes Costa Rica and Ireland, Biomerics is the leading vertically integrated medical device contract manufacturer in the interventional device market.

“This investment says a lot about the performance of this team, our markets, and our commitment to this community,” commented Travis Sessions, Biomerics CEO. “We appreciate the support of the local community, state leaders, and our many supply partners.”