FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 25, 2022) — At the conclusion of a six-month-plus addition and expansion of EmCyte Corporation’s headquarters – 4331 Veronica S. Shoemaker Blvd. in Fort Myers – Seagate Development Group completes the fifth phase at the ever-evolving facility. Geared toward regenerative technology as a standard of care in modern medicine, the company has requested the renovation of an engineered space in its original building.

The fifth phase of development includes selective demolition and renovation to the existing cleanroom space with the addition of built-in cabinetry, specialty metal doors, acoustical ceilings, new flooring, and fresh paint. Significant enhancements were made to the HVAC systems, necessary for a certified cleanroom. This controlled environment minimizes pollutants like dust, airborne microbes, and aerosol particles by filtering them out to provide the cleanest area possible. Variables like temperature, air flow, and humidity are also controlled in the cleanroom to facilitate the sterilization and packaging of EmCyte specialty medical instruments prior to ship-out.

This announcement comes at the heels of Seagate’s completion of EmCyte’s $2.2-million project – a 13,000-plus-square-foot climate-controlled warehouse addition for

medical devices and a nearly 2,000-square-foot office suite and lab in the original building. In late 2021, Seagate also completed the renovation of its approximately 5,000-square-foot manufacturing space.

The leading, full-service development company has partnered with the leading autologous regenerative biologics company for three and a half years on remodels, reconfigurations, technological advancements and additions to its headquarters. This is all part of an increase in EmCyte’s team members, services, investments, and overall presence across the U.S. and around the globe. A new 1210 sq. ft. gymnasium and recreational space for EmCyte employees to enjoy is part of the upcoming sixth phase of enhancements.

“When President & CEO Patrick Pennie described his vision for his company, we knew we were going to be part of something bigger than ourselves, “said Matt Price, CEO & Partner at Seagate Development Group. “Our team continues to think a lot about the use of the facility as well as the economic value it’s bringing to Southwest Florida, so EmCyte is a high priority for us. When they are ready for the next steps, we’re ready, regardless of the size and scope.”