Medical Devices

  • Mallinckrodt Expands With Move to Webster Groves


    Mallinckrodt, a St. Louis-based manufacturer of medical products, is expanding with a relocation of its pharmaceutical R&D laboratory to Webster Groves, Mo. Renovation of the 65,000-sf facility is expected to reach completion is spring of 2005.

  • West Pharmaceutical Services Opens Kinston Facility


    Lionville, Pa.-based West Pharmaceutical Services opened its new state-of-the-art molding manufacturing plant in Kinston, N.C., in late August of 2004. Sited on 25 acres, the facility provides over 100,000 sf of industrial space for the production of medical device components.

  • Managing Large Projects


    What can an organization do to improve the management of a research facility project? Where is the most logical starting point for design? How can the planning team hone in on the fault lines most apt to generate delays, extra work, and cost overruns?

  • Designing Generic Research Labs at Yale Medical School


    With just four basic components, a carefully crafted space planning model has allowed Yale University's School of Medicine (YSM) to lay out generic labs to accommodate almost 700 scientists in the new $177-million, 445,000-sf Anlyan Center for Medical Research and Education.

  • MIT's Stata Center Provides Neighborhoods for Interdisciplinary Research


    The new Stata Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) may help redefine the ways in which researchers relate to each other and to the spaces they inhabit. Drawing on successful functional concepts from other buildings on the MIT campus, while taking a new approach to organizing those functions, the new Center aims to encourage vertical movement and a sense of neighborhood for researchers long accustomed to remaining more or less ensconced in one wing of one floor.

  • Sterigenics Completes Santa Teresa Expansion


    Medical device sterilization provider Sterigenics completed the 35,000-sf expansion of its Santa Teresa, N.M., facility in January 2004. Kere Inc. of El Paso, Texas, was the contractor for the four-month project, which takes the plant up to 105,000 sf.

  • Getting the Most out of High-Precision Instrumentation


    While Charlie Brown of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) installed the University's recently purchased STEM, he faced a significant learning curve and limited information from other users since the UIC installation was the first in North America for this model.

  • Straumann USA Opens Andover Facility


    Dental device maker Straumann USA will open its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Andover with the lease of 155,000 sf to 165,000 sf at 100 Minuteman Drive. Owned by Brickstone Properties Inc.

  • Boston Scientific Plans Maple Grove Expansion


    Boston Scientific Corp., based in Natick, Mass., will expand its Maple Grove, Minn. campus with the construction of a 120,000-sf office and research lab facility. Boston Scientific plans to begin manufacturing drug-coated stents in the first half of 2004.

  • Cytec Moves Headquarters to Marlborough


    Cytec Corp, a developer and manufacturer of women’s medical diagnostic products, is relocating its headquarters from 100,000 sf in Boxborough to 216,000 sf in the former 3Com campus in Marlborough.