International company New Deantronics recently announced that it will be breaking ground on a new 200,000-square-foot facility in Sparks to be used for medical device research, development and manufacturing. New Deantronics expects that it will spend $40 million on construction of the new campus at the Spanish Springs Business Center that will generate around 200 new jobs in the area.
Since 1985, the company has created medical devices that help healthcare professionals in neurosurgery, orthopedics, cardiology, and more with an overall focus to create medical technology to help improve patients’ quality of life.
“The support and assistance received from so many people and organizations here convinced us to select Reno-Sparks to be our new home in the US,” says New Deantronics CEO Jane Liu. “We hope to be an integral part of establishing a long-term medical device industry infrastructure, bringing together industry, academia, healthcare providers and others benefiting Reno-Sparks and the global medical device community.”
“We are attracted to Nevada because it’s very business friendly and we like its proximity to UNR and their strong engineering school,” says New Deantronics General Manager Rob Tinker. Convenient transportation, access to a strong labor pool, the booming population growth, and the fact that previous owner Jesse Haw of Hawco Properties already helped develop the facility for the medical company’s needs.
New Deantronics made the decision to move to Spanish Springs at the end of 2017 and is still working on designs with a firm in Taiwan where it hosts another facility. Local companies such as Tectonics Design Group and Q&D Construction are also helping with the buildout.
“The City of Sparks, Truckee Meadows Water Authority, NV Energy, and Washoe County have all been great to work with,” Tinker adds. He says that what most excites him about the project is getting out of Silicon Valley; getting to know the community- “the people here are wonderful,” he says; and building a new medical incubation facility that will help with new medical device innovation and advancing entrepreneurs by providing access to key leaders and possible investment opportunities.
“There are so many aspects to this project that are exciting,” Tinker says. “And we will have a strong internship program…our hope is that graduates will stay here in Nevada,” Tinker says.
“We are thrilled that New Deantronics will soon be breaking ground on their technology campus in the Spanish Springs Business Center,” said Sparks Mayor Geno Martini. “Having this award-winning medical device technology manufacturer is a win for our region both in expertise and job creation,” he adds.
New Deantronics is hoping to break ground on the new 14-acre technology campus at the Spanish Springs Business Center in early 2019 with a completion in 2020.