Siemens Healthineers kicks off expansion plan by doubling size of Corindus HQ

Siemens Healthineers is giving suburban sprawl new meaning. Less than three years after acquiring Corindus, it’s moving the surgical robot maker from its longtime home in one Boston suburb to another.

The move marks an upgrade on both accounts: Not only is Corindus’ headquarters now significantly larger, but its new home base of Newton also boasts a larger size and population than nearby Waltham, where Corindus was previously located.

The new Massachusetts office spans 77,000 square feet, more than double the prior facility’s 35,000-square-foot space. The company didn’t disclose the costs of the major upsizing.

The new headquarters, which officially opened this week, comprises space for development and manufacturing of Corindus’ robotic surgery technologies, as well as the Siemens subsidiary’s administrative offices.

A highlight of the space is the “Customer Experience Center,” where physicians and cath lab teams can observe and participate in simulations of Corindus’ CorPath GRX system, which has been cleared by the FDA as an automated robotic surgery system for use in coronary and vascular procedures and was also CE marked in Europe for neurovascular use.

The facility has been designed with plenty of room for growth, in terms of both workforce expansion and any new employee needs that might arise. It was also designated as Siemens’ global center of excellence for all endovascular robotic technologies.

“The significantly larger lab space and the additional investments in equipment and technology will aid in the development process of our devices,” said Per Bergman, Corindus’ VP of research and development.

“The larger dedicated lab for research and development activities will enable our innovation teams to more effectively collaborate and scale our technology,” Bergman said. “Our new state-of-the-art cleanroom and a model shop will allow for quicker prototype machining and reduced development timelines.”

Corindus’ upgrade marks the first of what Siemens says will be 15 new offices and major facility expansions across its entire U.S. business.

As the company outlined earlier this year, the real estate projects will stretch on until 2024 and range from the addition of new employee-centric amenities—such as health and wellness spaces and collaboration hubs—to new manufacturing and R&D facilities.

One project announced last September will see Siemens pour more than $32 million into its existing diagnostics manufacturing facility in Newark, Delaware. The renovation will add 29,000 square feet to the space and is expected to take about two years to complete.