Viant announced today that it completed a more than $8 million expansion of its France-based Orthopedic Implant & Coating Center of Excellence.
Foxborough, Mass.-based Viant’s Chaumont, France facility expansion includes a new building with a controlled-environment room and an investment in recently FDA-cleared vacuum plasma spray (VPS) coating technology, according to a news release.
The company’s VPS coating capability will allow for the application of titanium coatings or a dual-layer of titanium and hydroxyapatite (HA) coatings, which can add friction to anchor orthopedic implants including hips, knees and shoulders. The Chaumont facility possesses existing HA coating capabilities which Viant expects will be complemented by the new VPS capability.
Viant said in the release that the upgrades to the facility enhance its capabilities as a single-source supplier while immediately upgrading its capacity to partner with additional orthopedic customers. The investment in the facility includes a new 8,600-square-foot building and an ISO Class 9-equivalent controlled-environment room with the VPS torch and related equipment.
Other features include metal and plastic machining & fabrication, polishing, subassembly, cleaning, laser marking, coating, assembly, sterile packaging and a microbiology laboratory.