Tegra Medical invests in growth with new manufacturing space

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Tegra Medical Adds Manufacturing Space in Hernando, MS and Costa Rica

Tegra Medical has expanded its manufacturing footprint at its locations in Hernando, MS and Costa Rica.

In Hernando, the company expanded its GENESIS Tech Center® product development support with a new, dedicated facility. The 3,200-square-foot building is dedicated exclusively to the prototyping and development of medical devices. The facility is staffed with engineers and production personnel and is equipped with the same types of advanced manufacturing machines used for production. The core competencies of the Hernando facility include 4 and 5-axis CNC milling, CNC Swiss machining, Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM), and gundrilling.

The devices manufactured in the new GENESIS Tech Center space there include implants and instruments used in complex spinal and trauma procedures, as well as instruments for large joint and extremities reconstruction. The product development support is being managed by Tracy Fancher, who has worked at Tegra Medical for 15 years, most recently as a senior applications engineer.

Costa Rica, with its strong talent base, has been instrumental in helping Tegra Medical form a strong presence outside the United States. There, the company responded to growing customer demand by expanding its operations to add a 27,000-sq. ft. building that includes a new 5,000-sq. ft. Class 8 cleanroom for molding and assembly.  This augments the existing Class 7 cleanroom. In addition to the second cleanroom, manufacturing capabilities in the new space will include machining, EDM, grinding, molding and stamping, and will contribute to products such as insert-molded women’s health devices and insert-molded devices and assemblies for sports medicine, neuro, and critical-care fluid-monitoring.

“Tegra Medical understands that launching a new product is a big commitment for our customers,” said CEO/President J. Mark King. “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 Rica, we’re ensuring that we’re well positioned to meet the growing customer demand for premium device manufacturing in that area.”

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