Paragon Medical Announces Opening of Bioskills Lab
Pierceton, IN Jan 19, 2011
Pierceton based Paragon Medical announced today the official opening of its new Bioskills Lab at its headquarters in Pierceton, Indiana. Company management and employees were joined at a ribbon cutting on January 19, 2011 by the Warsaw / Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce and other local officials to commemorate this important event for the company and the community.
In December 2009, Paragon announced that through its Orthopaedic Instrument Global Design Center (OIGDC), it would accelerate the construction of this new lab in direct support of OrthoWorx, a Warsaw-based industry, community and education initiative established to advance and support growth and innovation within the region’s globally significant orthopaedics device sector.
The fully staffed facility is ready for client scheduling and includes capacity for up to four cadaveric evaluation stations and targets the comfort of lab attendees through ergonomic tables, laminar airflow, separate temperature zones, and a private conference room with a viewing window into the lab. A multitude of other services are available upon request including specimen procurement and preparation, instrument cleanup in a state of the art instrument disinfection system, C-Arm and Arthroscopy Tower rentals, audio-visual connectivity, and full catering capabilities.
According to Van Flamion, Director of the Bioskills Lab and Paragon’s OIGDC, “The lab was designed and constructed for the sole purpose of providing our customers a convenient, cost effective, full service facility where orthopaedic and other medical device companies can perform cadaveric studies on their products and / or train their surgeons or field representatives on surgical techniques pertaining to their products”.
Mr. Flamion also commented that a soft launch phase was conducted with a limited and controlled number of labs during the fourth quarter of 2010. The Bioskills Lab exercised its logistics as a full service facility while gathering critical customer feedback to ensure optimization prior to going to its now full-launch status.
For lab scheduling or additional information you can contact the Bioskills Lab directly or visit their website at paragonmedical.com/bioskillslab.