Resonetics To Open Prototyping, Production Facility In Plymouth

Minnesota medtech startups could benefit from the company’s laser technology, which helps cut and produce early drafts of medical products.

Resonetics announced Monday it would break into the Minnesota medtech scene with a 9,000-square-foot facility in Plymouth.
The Nashua, New Hampshire-based company believes its Lightspeed Application Development Lab will carry a unique value for Minnesota medical startups looking to bring products to market. Using a range of lasers, Resonetics can cut prototypes of potential medical devices out of metal, polymer or glass.
The facility in Plymouth will also offer full production capabilities, according to Resonetics, which includes welding, cutting and ablating machinery, and a Class 8 cleanroom.
“Establishing an operation in Minnesota is important for Resonetics,” Kevin Hartke, the company’s chief technical officer, said in a statement. “It allows us to work closely with our customers’ development engineers to drive new products through compressed launch schedules.”
Resonetics currently operates in Boston, San Diego and Kettering, Ohio. It also plans to open a facility in Costa Rica later this year.
The private company did not state how many employees it planned to hire for the Plymouth location. Comparatively, 13 employees run Resonetics’ slightly smaller 8,000-square-foot Boston location.
“The Minneapolis/St. Paul area is one of the largest medical device clusters in the world,” Resonetics CEO Tom Burns added. “We are excited to bring our leading edge services to this important market.”
The company expects the Plymouth facility to be operational before the end of the year.
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