Olympus, a precision technology provider for medical and surgical procedures, has opened a new Surgical Innovation Center in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, US.


The company has constructed the new medical device research & development and manufacturing facility to expand its operations in the surgical sector.

Constructed with an investment of about $37m, the new facility will mainly involve in the production of disposable surgical energy devices.

During the opening ceremony, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton said: "Olympus’ expansion is great news for our state and for the hundreds of Minnesotans this new facility employs."

Olympus Surgical Technologies America (OSTA) president Georg Schloer said: "Our new Brooklyn Park facility will play a leading role in the production of our disposable surgical energy devices, a core competency of Olympus."

OSTA carried out operations in Maple Grove of Minnesota since 2001 and announced its plans to build a new surgical centre in Brooklyn Park in 2013.

The new 180,000ft² facility allows the company to house its Minnesota operations under one roof, as its previous operation was spread out in five separate buildings in Maple Grove.

OSTA is involved in the development of devices for different surgical specialties, including urology, gynecology, ear nose & throat, and general Surgery.

Image: Olympus’ new Surgical Innovation Center in Brooklyn Park. Photo: courtesy of PRNewswire/ Olympus.