WARWICK – Biomedical Structures LLC, a developer of biomedical textiles for medical devices, has expanded its medical textile development and manufacturing facilities.
The firm also appointed a new vice president of research and development.
The expansion includes a 10,000-square-foot addition, which will support the engineering center for new-product development, as well as a “significant increase” in the number of “clean rooms” for biomedical textile development.
BMS has also increased its weaving capacity with advanced equipment to accommodate demand for vascular grafts, synthetic tendons and orthopedic tissue report.
To compliment the expansion, BMS has appointed medical-device industry veteran Jonathan Howe as its vice president of research and development.
“Howe will bring more than 15 years of experience developing solutions for the spine, sports medicine and interventional cardiovascular markets to help BMS meet the precise performance requirements of these device textiles,” said a BMS release.
Prior to joining the company, Howe was the former director of research at development at DePuy Spine, director of new product development of DePuy Mitek and a product-development engineer at Cordis. •