Cirtec announces plans to build Neuromodulation Center of Excellence
The project will expand Cirtec’s production capacity as well as increase office, engineering and active implantable device space.
Minneapolis, MN—December 20, 2019 — Cirtec Medical Corporation, a strategic outsourcing partner for complex medical devices including active implantables and minimally invasive devices, today announced that it has signed a lease on an 85,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility near its current facility in Brooklyn Park, MN. This follows Cirtec’s recent announcement of plans to build a 30,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in the Coyol Free Zone, located in Alajuela, Costa Rica. The addition of these facilities is part of Cirtec’s strategic plan to support current and future partners.
The new, state-of-the-art facility will become the company’s Neuromodulation Center of Excellence and focus on active implantable device manufacturing and clean room assembly of neuromodulation leads, implantable pulse generators (IPGs) and accessories. In addition, it will allow for expanded engineering competencies in mechanical, process, quality, electrical engineering, software, firmware and testing. Other capabilities will include silicone injection molding, plastic injection molding, final packaging and ethylene oxide sterilization. This facility would expand the company’s presence in Minnesota, and underscores Cirtec’s ongoing commitment and investment in the area’s medical device industry and local job market.
Brian Highley, Cirtec CEO commented, “This is an exciting time for Cirtec. However our continued growth has created some real challenges with space. The new site and the addition of our Costa Rica facility are a necessary part of ensuring we have the capacity to support our customer’s growth over the longer term.”
Construction on the new facility is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2020, with completion targeted in the second half of the year. The existing Brooklyn Park facility will become an all metals component and sub-assemblies facility, focusing on Swiss machining, milling, stamping, coil winding, laser cutting and welding, and nitinol processing.
About Cirtec Medical
Cirtec Medical is a vertically integrated, full-service outsource partner providing end-to-end product design, development and manufacturing of Class III and II medical devices and components. We specialize in today’s most advanced product technologies including, neuromodulation, implantable drug delivery, cardiac rhythm management, ventricular assist and minimally invasive systems including TAVR/TMVR. Cirtec has a global footprint with facilities in Brooklyn Park, MN; Chandler, AZ; Enfield, CT; Los Gatos, CA, Lowell, MA, and Birkenfeld, Germany.