Tegra Medical expands manufacturing facilities


Tegra MedicalTegra Medical recently announced that it has expanded its manufacturing footprint at its Hernando, Miss. and Costa Rica locations.

The company expanded its Genesis Tech Center product development support in Hernando, Miss. by adding a new dedicated facility. The building is 3,200 sq. ft and is specifically for prototyping and medical device development. Engineers and production personnel work out of the new facility and are equipped with the same types of advanced manufacturing machines that are needed for production. It features 4- and 5-axis CNC milling, CNC Swiss machining, electrical discharge machining (EDM) and gun drilling.

Implants and instruments that are used in complex spinal and trauma procedures will be created at the new Genesis Tech Center. The facility will also create instruments for large joint and extremities reconstruction.

Tracy Fancher, a 15-year employee of Tegra Medical, will manage the product development support facility as a senior applications engineer.

The Costa Rice facility has been helpful in helping Tegra Medical forge a presence outside of the U.S. The company expanded its facility to add a 27,000 sq. ft Class 8 cleanroom for molding and assembly, adding on to the company’s existing Clean 7 cleanroom.

The manufacturing capabilities of the Costa Rica facility have also been expanded. The new space will now include machine, EDM, grinding, molding and stamping. It will help to produce insert-molded women’s health devices and insert-molded devices and assemblies for sports medicine, near and critical-care fluid monitoring.

“Tegra Medical understands that launching a new product is a big commitment for our customers,” said J. Mark King, CEO and president of Tegra Medical. “Our investment in Genesis Tech Center services in Hernando extends our renowned product-development capabilities and cements our reputation as the company where medical devices come to life. Likewise, by growing our operations in Costa Rice, we’re ensuring that we’re well positioned to meet the growing customer demand for premium device manufacturing in that area.”

(Learn from some of the medical device industry’s top executives and experts at DeviceTalks Boston on Oct. 2.)

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