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Cadence Upgrades Cleanroom; Celebrates 35 Years in Business

Cadence upgraded its ISO Class 8 (100,000) cleanroom to a certified ISO Class 7 (10,000) cleanroom at its Pennsylvania facility. The upgraded cleanroom is 2,500 square feet in size, expandable to 7,500 square feet, and is used for manufacturing and assembly, inspection and testing of medical device, diagnostics and life science products.

The upgrade improves the temperature and humidity control in the cleanroom. Additionally, the facility is FDA Registered and ISO 13485 Certified.

“The enhancement to our cleanroom expands what we can now offer our customers in regards to the product quality and the various types of products that we can manufacture and assemble,” said Mark Carper, Director of Operations at Cadence’s Pennsylvania facility. “We are excited about the new improvements as they further our commitment to finding ways that add value for our customers’ requirements.”

Cadence is celebrating its 35th anniversary as a contract manufacturer of advanced products, technologies and services to medical device, diagnostics, aerospace and commercial companies worldwide.

Originally founded as Specialty Blades in 1985 by engineer Martin Lightsey, the company developed a proprietary Computer Numeric Control (CNC) sharpening process that featured precisely controlled, multiple-step grinding and honing sequences to address the needs of companies requiring high performance custom-made blades.

Over the past 35 years, Cadence has continued to provide its customers with superior blades and needles, as well as rapidly expanding its technologies and services to include machining, tube fabrication, laser processing, metal stamping, finished device manufacturing and assembly, and more for medical device and diagnostics companies worldwide.  

Cadence now employs approximately 500 people with headquarters in Staunton, Virginia and other locations in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.

Product Cadence Facility