Medical Devices

  • University of South Florida Breaks Ground on Center for Advanced Learning & Simulation


    The University of South Florida (USF) will break ground in spring of 2006 on the 70,000-sf Center for Advanced Learning and Simulation at the University Research Park in Tampa.

  • GE Healthcare Completes Wauwatosa Facility


    GE Healthcare is nearing completion of its new four-story, 506,000-sf facility located in the Milwaukee County Research Park in Wauwatosa.

  • Biovalve Technologies Expands Westborough R&D Operations


    Biovalve Technologies, a manufacturer of drug-delivery systems, will expand its 23,500-sf research and development facility in Westborough, Mass., by 40,000 sf to 45,000 sf.

  • South Pole Research Station Nears Completion


    In January 2005, the new 65,000-sf Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station was finally enclosed, shutting out the harshest elements the earth can conjure. That leaves only the interior finish work before the $168-million upgrade to the facilities and communications infrastructure is substantially completed in 2006.

  • BD Medical Pharmaceutical Systems Expands Manufacturing Plant


    BD Medical Pharmaceutical Systems , a maker of medical technology products, will broke ground on a $33.5-million addition to its Columbus, Ohio, manufacturing plant October 13, 2005.

  • Wright Medical Technology Relocates to Shelby County


    Wright Medical Technology is planning to relocate from Arlington to a 285,000-sf building in Shelby County, TN, that formerly housed the headquarters of Concord EFS. The new facility will accommodate Wright's corporate headquarters, R&D, and administration.

  • Planning and Structuring Large Capital Projects


    Large capital projects commonly share four key characteristics: high front-end capital intensity, long lead times, dependence upon specialized technology, and large unit size--indicators of the ‘lumpiness' and inflexibility of such projects. Projects exhibiting such characteristics tend to face governance challenges arising from unusual contracting arrangements or closed processes of decision-making. Examples of such projects include many high-profile endeavors--often called "mega projects--such as the Channel Tunnel, and offshore oil exploration and production in the North Sea. Based on extensive research over the past 15 years, Dr. Audley Genus, senior lecturer in Technology Policy and Strategy at the University of Newcastle on Tyne Business School, diagnoses these characteristic, but sometimes poorly understood, challenges and offers guidance on how to avoid the problems and costs they can cause.

  • Ford Motor Company Initiates Era of Sustainable Manufacturing


    Ford Motor Company, of Detroit, recently opened the doors on a $2-billion brownfield renovation of its historic Rouge manufacturing facility in Dearborn, Mich. The landmark project signifies a new era of environmentally sustainable manufacturing for Ford. In addition to housing the world's most advanced automated truck production plant, the renovated site also features unique green design elements including the world's largest living roof, the nation's first Gold LEED™-rated building under the new LEED certification criteria, and a certified wildlife habitat.

  • University of Louisville Creates Gheens Foundation Biosensor Research Center


    The University of Louisville is developing the Gheens Foundation Biosensor Reseach Center in Louisville.

  • Axygen Relocates to Union City


    Axygen Scientific , a manufacturer of laboratory materials, is relocating its corporate headquarters to a new $9.9-million custom built facility in Union City, Calif. The facility at the new site, previously the home of Crown Cork & Seal Co., was demolished and rebuilt.