MitraClip Gets New $37 Million Plant in Indiana

By Adam Pick on November 12, 2019

Wow!  It appears that all of the patient and the clinical trial success of the MitraClip is having a significant impact on Abbott’s manufacturing plans for the transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) device that some patients are calling the “Miracle Clip”.

 

The MitraClip

 

Last week… Abbott, the manufacturer of the MitraClip, announced that it will be opening a new $37 million manufacturing plant in Westfield, Indiana.

Here’s what I learned about the new plant:

  • Proposed 120,000 square foot facility in Westfield’s North Point Industrial Park
  • Cost estimated to be $37.6 million
  • Employment of 477 people by the end of 2024
  • Second plant to manufacture the MitraClip

Mike Dale, the Vice President of Abbott’s structural heart business shared, “We’re pleased to expand our United States presence by building an additional MitraClip manufacturing facility in Indiana.  This facility will help in our goal to improve the health of people around the world and meet the needs of physicians and patients battling structural heart disease.”

 

Mike Dale – Abbott’s VP of Structural Heart

 

As you may recall from my prior posts, the MitraClip is helping patients that suffer from both primary and, more recently, secondary mitral regurgitation.  Over 80,000 patients have been treated with the MitraClip.

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Keep on tickin!
Adam


Written by Adam Pick
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Adam Pick, Heart Valve Patient Advocate

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.

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