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Biomerics Expands Athens, Texas, Operations

Biomerics, the leading vertically integrated medical device contract manufacturer in the interventional device market, expanded its manufacturing operations at the Athens Industrial Park in Athens, Texas.

The investment includes 8,500-square-feet of production space and the expansion of Biomerics' Center of Excellence for Balloons & Balloon Catheters with a 4,900-square-foot engineering laboratory adjacent to a CNC-machining tool shop.

"This expansion reflects our 30-year pursuit of innovation and manufacturing excellence. I'm thrilled to see our vertical integration on full display in one building," stated Chris Richardson, President of Biomerics Interventional Advanced Catheter. "Our Center of Excellence for Balloons & Balloon Catheters in Athens has a long history of producing class-leading interventional products for our customers. The expansion will fuel our growth with best-in-class speed-to-market capabilities."

Biomerics began as Utah Plastics Group in 1994. The company is a vertically integrated medical device contract manufacturing partner. The Biomerics Balloons and Interventional Advanced Catheter business operates out of three locations: Athens, Texas; Brooklyn Park, Minnesota; and Cartago, Costa Rica.

"The new building expansion in Athens Industrial Park is such a great demonstration of our partnership with Biomerics. They are a great corporate citizen and one of our largest employers. We are excited about the increase in investment, new jobs and what the future holds," noted Joanie Ahlers, Director of Athens Economic Development Corporation.

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