Fueled by growing demand for its medical simulation technology, Simbionix USA Corp. will expand the size of its corporate headquarters in Cleveland and moving into a new research and development facility in Israel.
Part of what’s driving the growth is the company’s medical education division, which announced two new hires in June. The education division develops curriculum and training materials that help medical professionals learn how to use the company’s simulators, which teach users how to perform medical procedures in a wide variety of areas, including urology, cardiology and laparoscopy.
The company will add 1,300 square feet to its Cleveland, Ohio office, bringing its footprint up to 4,300 square feet, according to medical education general manager Paul Jensen. Jensen wasn’t sure on the numbers in the Israel R&D facility but said the space represents "a substantial increase in square footage."
Jensen declined to share employee numbers or quantify the dollar investment in the new facilities.
In June, Simbionix and the University of South Florida received a grant of an unspecified amount to develop a laparoscopic hysterectomy surgery simulator.