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Confluent Medical Expands Manufacturing Operations to Chattanooga, Tennessee

Confluent Medical will invest $8.3 million to expand its capabilities to manufacture high-performance medical tubing in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The project will create approximately 80 jobs in Hamilton County over the next few years.

Confluent Medical, headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, utilizes its materials science expertise to develop proprietary manufacturing technologies which produce implantable and life-critical medical devices for the world’s leading medical device companies.

TNECD was instrumental in Confluent Medical choosing the Chattanooga area for our new operations. TNECD provided a smooth process for a new business to understand the advantages of establishing a medical manufacturing business in Tennessee. As the recent pandemic has demonstrated, having a strong medical manufacturing in the U.S. is vital to support our healthcare systems. Confluent Medical has found the Chattanooga area an ideal location for us to grow into what we expect overtime will be hundreds of jobs producing life-saving medical devices. The local talent pool of skilled workers is ideal for recruiting for these technical and manufacturing positions,” Doug Hutchison, chief commercial officer, Confluent Medical said.

“Confluent Medical’s decision to establish new operations in Tennessee reinforces our reputation as a top state in the medical research and life sciences industry. The skilled workforce in Hamilton County has once again attracted a top business, and I would like to thank everyone for their efforts in bringing this respected business to Tennessee,” Governor Bill Lee said.

The company specializes in vascular implantable Nitinol, implantable textiles, balloon catheters and complex catheters.

“Tennessee continues to make enormous strides in the life sciences realm, and we are proud to welcome another medical device manufacturer to the Volunteer State. Companies in this industry provide high-wage, high-growth opportunities to Tennesseans, and we appreciate Confluent Medical, a global leader in the contract manufacturing of specialized medical devices, for choosing to invest and create jobs in our state,” added TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe.

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