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IDEX Health & Science Opens New Optics Center of Excellence in Rochester, NY

Nov 14, 2018 by IDEX Health & Science

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Rohnert Park, CA, November 12, 2018 — IDEX Health & Science, LLC today announced the official opening of its new state-of-the-art facility in Rochester, New York that will enable scalable future growth of its optical components, sub-systems, and filters business.

In August 2017 IDEX Health & Science announced its plan to occupy a brand new, 100,000 square-foot leased manufacturing, research, and development facility that would bring together IDEX Health & Science’s Rochester, NY based Semrock and Melles Griot businesses that specialize in optical filters, lenses, shutters, and optical assemblies, as well as the manufacturing operations of its Melles Griot Carlsbad, CA business that specializes in laser light sources and integrated optical systems.

The design of the new Optics Center of Excellence integrates IDEX Health & Science’s different optical technologies and its research and development capabilities that will enable IDEX Health & Science to create a world class optical coating facility, scale-up sub-system manufacturing, and expanded optical and sub-system design capabilities. By combining these functions into one new facility under common management, IDEX Health & Science will be able to deliver on its commitment to its customers to be a best-in-class supplier of optical systems.

Joe Rytell, President, IDEX Health & Science said, “We have focused on the growth of highly engineered optofluidic sub-systems and components across our target markets. This focus, coupled with our deep technical expertise, has driven accelerated growth in our optics business. The new investment in facility, equipment, and people will enable IDEX Health & Science to better serve our customers and execute on our exciting long term growth plans.” “Additionally, we have established a commercial, research, and development center for innovation in Carlsbad, CA, that will enable continued growth in illumination technology and optomechanical assemblies,” continued Rytell.

IDEX Health & Science selected the Rochester area for its new facility due its rich optical technical base of people, universities and supporting businesses. Additionally, the concentration of current employees and business functions along with governmental support of optical businesses in Rochester contributed to the decision.

About IDEX Health & Science, LLC

IDEX Health & Science, LLC is the global leader in life science fluidics, microfluidics, and optics, offering a three-fold advantage to customers by bringing optofluidic paths to life with strategic partnerships, solutions, and expertise. As one of the few companies in the world with component, sub-system, and application level experts, IDEX Health & Science helps instrument developers solve the most demanding fluidic and optical challenges in a wide array of applications. At IDEX Health & Science we believe partnership will change the way the world innovates, leading to new technologies that improve our health, protect our planet, and enrich our lives. For more information visit: