ROGERS, Minn.—Biomaterials and medical device company AorTech International p.l.c. has started making standard polymer products to satisfy customer orders in its Rogers factory.
Production of AorTech's entire range of polymers will take place throughout the remainder of 2011 and into early 2012, having moved from its former location in Scoresby, Victoria, in Australia.
AorTech CEO Frank Maguire said routine manufacturing of the patented urethane- and silicone-based polymer products is “an important milestone in the transition of the company's relocation of production to Rogers.”
Aortech originally manufactured in Scotland, before moving production in 2004 to Australia, where Elast-Eon was first developed, at Australia's national science agency, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.