Specialty in vivo plastics fuel Biomerics' expansions


Biomerics (Salt Lake City, UT), which announced completion of a cleanroom expansion earlier this week, will expand even further this year, a company official tells Plastics Today in an interview.

"Over the next nine months, we expect to add another 5-10 people, add two more injection molding machines and add compounding equipment," says Troy Mohr, vice president of business development for the company.

Behind the growth is growing demand for specially compounded and processed biomaterials for use inside the human body (in vivo), a field that many large resin companies have conspicuously avoided because of potential liability issues.

Biomerics was founded in 1994, as Utah Plastics Group with three employees and one customer. It entered the medical market as a regional custom molder and gradually expanded molding capabilities and added machining, tooling, cast molding, extrusion, and compounding capabilities. The company introduced proprietary biomaterials in 2008 and changed its name to Biomerics....
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