Concentra completes Georgia facility

Concentra (Addison, Texas) recently completed construction on a new Concentra Medical Center at 860 Duluth Highway, Lawrenceville, Georgia. This new medical center officially opened on July 23, 2007, and offers both traditional occupational medicine and urgent care services in one location.

The larger location features separate entrances and patient waiting areas to better serve a variety of injuries and illnesses. All patient files from the original location at 1900 Riverside have been transferred to the new center, which features easier access and extended operating hours. Concentra physicians are board-certified, or have received practical and specialized training in healthcare.

Concentra is a healthcare company that says it strives to make healthcare accessible and affordable by offering services that provide quality patient care.

Tech Group opens manufacturing plant

The Tech Group (Scottsdale, Arizona) reported the opening of a new state-of-the-art, 114,000 square-foot custom molding and contract manufacturing facility in Walker, Michigan. The Tech Group is a provider of custom injection molding and contract manufacturing solutions for the medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer industries.

With this expanded facility, the company has invested $17.3 million and retained or created more than 200 jobs in western Michigan. The Walker plant contains 37 injection molding machines and manufactures medical components and devices for the healthcare industry.

TRT uses BioLife's CryoStor

BioLife Solutions (Bothell, Washington), a maker of hypothermic storage and cryopreservation media products for cells, tissues, and organs, reported that privately-held Tissue Regeneration Therapeutics (TRT) has adopted and recommends BioLife's CryoStor as part of its standard preservation protocol for mesenchymal stem cells derived from umbilical cord tissue.

TRT holds patents and intellectual property rights to a process of removing and storing stem cells from umbilical cord tissue. Mesenchymal stem cells are the progenitor cells for muscle, bone, and connective tissues. Published uses of mesenchymal cells in cell therapy include treatment of auto-immune and inflammatory diseases, cancer, heart disease, and tissue engineering.

Symmetry Medical gets new web presence

Symmetry Medical (Warsaw, Indiana), a provider of products to the orthopedic device industry and other medical markets, reported the launch of a new website at www.symmetrymedical.com, which contains improved user-friendly features.

The new site, available in seven different languages, provides easy to find product information and a streamlined log-in portal where customers will be able to access privileged information on new product development. It also offers users new self-service features and improved navigation. The new design includes a global map of facilities linked to product pages and contact information for product inquiries.

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