Viant Expands Design & Development West Center of Excellence
67% larger footprint:
- Supports growing demand for interventional, bioelectronic & minimally invasive devices
- Brings extrusion & plasma surface modification capabilities to Bay Area campus
FOXBOROUGH, Mass., November 15, 2022 — Viant, a leading global services provider to the medical device industry, announced today that it has completed the expansion of its Design & Development (D&D) West Center of Excellence (CoE) on its San Francisco Bay Area campus in Fremont, Calif.
With a 67% larger footprint, this state-of-the-art facility specializes in design and process development from early concept through commercial production of interventional technologies, bioelectronics and minimally invasive surgical devices.
This expansion gives Viant additional resources and capacity to help customers accelerate product development and time to market, with a complete end-to-end solution. The D&D West CoE now comprises 25,000 square feet across two buildings, co-located with Viant’s complex molding and assembly facility. New ISO 8 and 7 cleanrooms triple cleanroom space for a total of 6,000 square feet. Led by industry veterans, the D&D West technical staff brings decades of experience collaborating with development engineers, customers and entrepreneurs to develop and bring to market novel devices.
D&D West CoE Expansion: Fast Facts
- 67% increase in total space to 25K square feet across 2 buildings
- 4K square feet of new ISO 8 and 7 cleanroom space
- 300% increase in cleanroom space to 6K square feet
- New capabilities: extrusion and plasma surface modification
- Co-located with complex molding and assembly facility
“Expanding D&D West augments Viant’s San Francisco Bay Area campus and boosts our ability to quickly respond to customers’ prototyping, development, and manufacturing needs,” said Viant CEO Alton Shader. “Working with Viant from the earliest design stages gives customers access to broad capabilities across our global network, including D&D, molding and extrusion, plastic and metal components, and complex assembly.”
The expansion also establishes a new Extrusion Center of Excellence, featuring quick-turn capabilities and resident expertise to partner with customers to iterate quickly and solve complex challenges. Another new capability is gas plasma surface modification used to tailor material surface properties to alter adhesion, sealing and other characteristics to deliver improved device performance.
Viant is also currently expanding its D&D East Center of Excellence in Wilmington, Mass., which offers complementary expertise across the medtech landscape, including orthopedics, robotics and drug delivery. That project is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.