As part of the Phoenix-Mesa metro area, Mesa is a premier location for medical device design and manufacturing. Learn why three medical device companies choose Mesa.

Why Mesa - Dexcom, Inc.

“We are thrilled to locate our new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the Greater Phoenix area where the healthcare industry is seeing accelerated growth. We chose Mesa due to the available, talented workforce, in addition to the proximity to our headquarters in San Diego and our key suppliers. Given our company’s growth, and the growing demand for CGM technology, we felt that a significant expansion of our manufacturing capability in this location was a good strategic fit.”

Kevin Sayer - President and CEO, Dexcom, Inc.

Why Mesa - Ulthera

Why Mesa - Auer Precision


 

MESA OFFERS:

Healthcare hub of the Phoenix-Mesa metro area

  • Eight hospitals, 1,500+ beds, 700+ physicians serve over 1.2 million people in the region.
  • More than 25 medical device-related companies including manufacturers of imaging tools, ophthalmic instruments, ultrasound equipment, dental products/devices and infusion, and infusion pump devices.


Educated and affordable talent

  • 78,000+ educated workers in medical device related occupations in the Phoenix-Mesa metro area.
  • Higher education institutions in Mesa offer biologic and biomedical sciences, engineering and related technologies, physical sciences, precision production and science technologies.
  • East Valley Institute of Technology and other schools work with businesses providing unique, state-of-the-art training.

COST OF DOING BUSINESS

  • Operating costs up to 40% lower than California
  • Low total payroll costs, including some of the lowest workers compensation and unemployment insurance in the country
  • No sales tax on manufacturing equipment
  • No inventory tax
  • 80% sales factor for corporate income tax, ramping up to 100% option
  • Right-to-Work state
  • Low unionization
  • Minimal regulation

FALCON TECH CENTER

Mesa’s Falcon Tech Center is the premier location in the Southwest for emerging and established medical device companies.

  • 63+ acres of city-owned land
  • 40 year or longer lease terms available
  • Adjacent to a general aviation airport providing easy access for corporate aircraft
  • Robust infrastructure
  • Easy access to Arizona freeways 101, 202, and I-10
  • Minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • Uniquely designed for med device and biotech companies

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IN GOOD COMPANY

Mesa is home to more than 25 emerging and long-established medical device-related companies.

Dexcom, Inc., a leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for patients with diabetes, will construct a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona for the company’s growing CGM business. The new, 180,000 sq. ft. facility will support the company’s global manufacturing operations and create more than 500 jobs. Operations at this facility will begin second quarter of 2017. With the recent introduction of the Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM System, which will be produced at the facility, people with diabetes can now view their glucose information on their iOS-enabled devices for real-time diabetes management. www.dexcom.com
 
Ulthera, Inc. is a high-growth medical technology company with multiple applications in aesthetics and medical dermatology worldwide. The Ulthera System, a revolutionary therapeutic ultrasound technology, is the first and only energy-based device to receive FDA clearance for non-invasive aesthetic lift indications.www.ultherapy.com
 
PoppyPocket makes an infusion pump transport and holding system that is discrete, body contouring, secure, comfortable, portable, and wearable for everyday life. It allows the wearer to engage in normal daily activity. PoppyPocket recently partnered with Infusystem to make it available to over 1,300 oncology practices nationwide to distribute this groundbreaking product.www.poppypocket.net
 
Guided Therapy Systems (GTS) develops and manufactures ultrasound technologies that diagnose and treat disease, heal injury and create a revitalized appearance. GTS has more than 150 patents issued, published, and pending in support of their imaging and intense therapeutic ultrasound technologies.www.guidedtherapy.com

The Banner Simulation Center, at 55,000 sq. ft., is one of the largest centers of its kind in the world. The Simulation Center in Mesa is the nation’s first complete-care simulation hospital and a major component of how Banner is transforming healthcare delivery through simulation, learning and research. Banner works regularly with medical device design and manufacturing for research and testing capabilities in a simulation environment saving companies time and money, and minimizing risk. www.bannerhealth.com
 
Auer Precision manufactures high precision products such as diagnostic test strips for diabetes/prothrombin, components for non-invasive thoracic surgery, media handling for genomic assay and high precision components for ultra-sensitive mass spectrometry quadra-pole assemblies. www.auerprecision.com

EyeTech Digital Systems, founded in 1996, is an industry leader in eye tracking technology. EyeTech creates, designs, develops and markets eye tracking algorithms, software, and hardware. EyeTech’s embedded smart tracker technology powers assistive technology, research, and various embedded OEM applications. EyeTech’s technology is being used in cutting edge medical studies and research including diagnostics to detect neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, cerebral palsy and Parkinson’s. Another application currently being tested is the use of EyeTech’s eye tracking technology to determine drug impairment. www.eyetechds.com

Ardent Sound researches, develops and manufactures diagnostic ultrasound imaging products and technologies. www.ardentsound.com
 
Paragon Vision Sciences manufactures the Paragon CRT orthokeratology contact lenses. Paragon was the first company to introduce oxygen permeable contact lens materials to independent laboratories in the United States. www.paragonvision.com
 
H&S Technical Services specializes in manufacturing and servicing circuit card assemblies and system modules for dialysis machines. It also provides NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) traceable conductivity, TDS and pH solutions, and is an exclusive distributor for SOFIA-Biomedical CMMS software. www.hstsvc.com
 
Out-Front develops and markets state-of-the-art wheel chairs and wheel chair components.www.out-front.com
 
The Eye Concern, Inc. creates custom ocular prosthetics. www.eyeconcern.com

WORKFORCE

Abundant Workforce, Competitive Wages
Mesa, as part of the Phoenix-Mesa metro area, has access to a labor pool of almost 2 million people. The labor force is projected to increase 85% over the next two decades compared with a national growth estimate of just 20%.*

MEDICAL DEVICE OCCUPATIONS: Number of Employees vs. Competitor Markets

OCCUPATION

Phx-Mesa

San Diego

Salt Lake City

San Francisco

Industrial Engineers

4,110

3,360

1,100

3,170

Industrial Machinery Mechanics

2,520

980

1,490

2,110

Medical Equipment Repairers

500

240

490

300

Medical Equipment Preparers

670

470

230

1,050

First-Line Production Supervisors

6,280

4,340

2,780

5,070

Assemblers and Fabricators

4,440

2,690

1,020

3,220

Machinists

4,300

3,720

1,460

2,720

Medical Appliance Technicians

290

180

530

80

Opthalmic Medical Technicians

450

580

70

280

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

1,770

990

1,720

1,160

TotalMSA Wide Employment/Workforce

1,825,850

1,320,390

662,920

2,112,800

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment Statistics – May 2014 (most current information)

MEDICAL DEVICE OCCUPATIONS: Annual Median Wage

OCCUPATION

Phx-Mesa

San Diego

Salt Lake City

San Francisco

Industrial Engineers

$91,180

$96,430

$83,030

$104,530

Industrial Machinery Mechanics

$58,580

$56,950

$52,470

$68,250

Medical Equipment Repairers

$39,140

$63,540

N/A

$53,520

Medical Equipment Preparers

$37,730

$39,000

$31,670

$52,420

Production Supervisor

$55,770

$64,600

$58,510

$68,870

Assemblers and Fabricators

$29,670

$29,680

$25,580

$30,940

Machinists

$42,540

$43,840

$47,030

$57,350

Medical Appliance Technicians

$36,720

$44,950

$34,510

$58,270

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

$37,320

$36,410

$42,230

$49,230

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

$60,030

$79,590

$50,570

$93,250

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment Statistics – May 2014 (most current information)