Polymer Technology expands Berkeley facility

Polymer Technology Group (PTG; Berkeley, California) said that it has tripled its R&D and manufacturing capacity by expanding existing operations in the Temescal Business Park to 53,000 square feet.

Robert Ward, president/CEO, said: “We are pleased that the growth of our biomaterials and medical device component business has resulted in the need for significant expansion of our operations. Our new R&D facility includes a state-of-the-art laboratory and pilot plant for new polymer materials development. This expansion also increases the efficiency of our production scale polymer synthesis and medical device components manufacturing.”

PTG specializes in the research, development, design, scale-up, and manufacture of new polymers, medical devices, and components.

LasikPlus opens 70th center

LCA-Vision (Cincinnati) reported the opening of its 70th LasikPlus vision center in Boise, Idaho. The entry into Boise marks the company's first LasikPlus vision center in the state of Idaho. Year-to-date, the company has opened 11 LasikPlus vision centers, and plans remain on track to open a total of 12 to 15 vision centers by the end of 2007.

LCA-Vision is a provider of laser vision correction services under the LasikPlus brand.