The Collaboration Hub — a completely new location near the Heraeus’ existing Fridley, Minn. facility — is meant to provide the company’s customers with the opportunity to work on-site with Heraeus Medical component R&D experts. The Collaboration Hub has a test lab, clinical simulation lab, training lab, machining room and pilot production capabilities.
Heraeus Medical Components — which is part of the Hanau, Germany–based Heraeus Group — has completed the move-in of technical experts, pilot production lines and R&D equipment.
“Collaborative solutions for our partners is at the core of our culture,” Ryan Peters, head of the Collaboration Hub, said 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.”
Heiko Specht, Heraeus Medical Components’ EVP of innovation, thinks the Collaboration Hub will prove a game-changing accelerator. “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.”