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Business Observer Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 4 months ago

Fort Myers medical manufacturer’s HQ evolving — again

EmCyte Corp. to renovate engineering space as expansion draws to a close.
by: Louis Llovio Commercial Real Estate Editor

FORT MYERS — EmCyte Corp.’s headquarters is about to go undergo a fourth phase of construction and plans are in the works for a fifth.

According Seagate Development Group, the medical products manufacturer has asked for the renovation of engineered space in its original building. The new work comes as one major project is just being completed and plans are in the works for an exterior renovation at EmCyte’s Fort Myers headquarters at 4331 Veronica S. Shoemaker Blvd.

Seagate is in the process of finishing up a $2.2 million project that includes a 13,000-square-foot, climate-controlled warehouse addition and a nearly 2,000-square-foot suite and lab. The warehouse addition is for medical devices. The company also recently completed a 5,000-square-foot manufacturing space, according to a statement. 

EmCyte, founded in 2008, produces FDA-approved platelet-rich plasma treatment kits. These kits offer orthopedic patients a regenerative autologous healing option to traditional treatment methods, including surgery.

The company’s headquarters opened in 2020. It previously was home to Pump It Up, a bounce house party space.

Matt Price, Seagate’s CEO, says in the statement announcing the expansion that when EmCyte founder, president and CEO Patrick Pennie “described his vision for his company, we knew we were going to be part of something bigger than ourselves.

“Our team thought a lot about the use of the facility today and in the future as well as the economic value it’s bringing to Southwest Florida. As a result, we’re ready for the next steps, regardless of the size and scope.”

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