Polyganics Opens New State-of-the-Art Facility to Drive Growth

Groningen, The Netherlands, 20 April 2021 – Polyganics, a medical technology company developing, manufacturing and commercializing bioresorbable medical devices, today announces its move to a state-of-the art, purpose-built facility on the Zernike Campus, Groningen. The new building will house Polyganics’ research laboratories, manufacturing and packaging facilities, and its offices.

The expansion is essential to accommodate Polyganics’ growing workforce and enable the Company to respond to the increasing demand for its commercial and pipeline products. This includes its own portfolios in PNR (Peripheral Nerve Repair), and Neurosurgery, with LIQOSEAL® gaining commercial traction in Europe, as well as the Stryker-owned NASOPORE® portfolio for ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) surgery. In the near future, it will also include Polyganics’ new Liver and Pancreas sealant patch, ACTISEAL®, which is currently in clinical trials with first patients treated in Q3 2020.

Polyganics is committed to quality, safety, and sustainability in the development, manufacturing and commercialization of its medical devices, and the Company is determined to operate responsibly to improve environmental sustainability. These values have guided the design and construction of its new facility. Numerous measures have been taken to reduce and optimise energy use, minimize the use of water and enhance safety. For example, more than 600 solar panels have been installed, providing a renewable, clean energy source.

Rudy Mareel, CEO of Polyganics, said: We are happy to be moving into our new facility on schedule, just one year after we broke ground. The new building provides increased manufacturing capacity and space for up to 140 employees, to enable us to meet growing demand. Our lab facilities will be doubled in size, and our manufacturing facilities tripled. We are also delighted to be remaining in Groningen, with our established network of local partners and access to a high-quality talent pool. We look forward to joining the vibrant Zernike Campus, with the further collaborative opportunities this will afford.”

Jan Disbergen, COO of Polyganics added: “On behalf of the Company, I would like to thank the partners that have supported the development of our new facility and helped kickstart the next phase in Polyganics’ evolution. Particular thanks go to the City and the Province of Groningen which awarded us a RIG subsidy. The new building has further increased our focus on the environment and the health and safety of our employees. I would also like to extend my personal thanks to the construction, installation and equipment companies that have played an integral role in this journey.”

Edward van der Meer, Director of Campus Groningen, remarked: “We warmly welcome Polyganics to Campus Groningen, known as Northern Netherland’s Capital of innovation. Polyganics encompasses the collaborative spirit that resides here, where entrepreneurs, researchers and clinicians unite to pursue groundbreaking projects that have a tangible social and economic impact locally and worldwide. With a history of excellence in polymers, Groningen is a fitting home for industry leader, Polyganics and we are confident the Company will bring tremendous value to the campus.”

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For more information please contact:


Paul Roos, Chief Financial Officer
Marleen Schoonen, Director Corporate Communication & Corporate Affairs
T: +31 50 588 65 88
E: p.roos@polyganics.com | m.schoonen@polyganics.com

Instinctif Partners
Melanie Toyne-Sewell / Dr Katie Duffell
T: +44 (0)20 7457 2020
E: polyganics@instinctif.com

Notes to editors

About Polyganics

Polyganics is a medical technology company with multiple versatile polymer platforms. The company develops, manufactures and commercializes innovative bioresorbable medical devices that facilitate tissue repair and regeneration.

Polyganics’ portfolio comprises of products developed in-house and in collaboration with leading medical technology companies and academic centers of excellence. The portfolio includes marketed products in the fields of Peripheral Nerve Repair (PNR) and Neurosurgery: VIVOSORB®, for minimizing unwanted tissue adhesions after surgery; NEUROLAC®, for supporting PNR following hand surgery; NEUROCAP®, for the management of symptomatic neuromas; and LIQOSEAL®, a dura sealant patch for the effective control of cerebrospinal fluid leakage. Products in development include ACTISEAL®, a Liver and Pancreas Sealant Patch in the field of General Surgery.

In 2014, Polyganics sold its Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) surgery business unit (the NASOPORE® product family including HEMOPORE®, SINUPORE® and OTOPORE® and NASOPORE-FD®) to Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. Polyganics continues to manufacture the NASOPORE® product range for Stryker.

Polyganics is a privately held company based in Groningen, The Netherlands. The Company is ISO 13485-certified and its products have received clearance from the US FDA, CE-approval, and approval from the CFDA and other international authorities. Polyganics’ polymer platform technologies are protected by a broad portfolio of patents.

For more information, visit: www.polyganics.com, or follow us on LinkedIn: Polyganics BV

Vacature Technician – Operator

Ons bedrijf
Polyganics ontwikkelt, produceert en verkoopt wereldwijd biologisch afbreekbare medische producten. Onze producten zijn vormgegeven in schuim, sheets en tubes, gemaakt van bio-afbreekbare synthetische polymeren. Ze worden door het lichaam afgebroken, waardoor er in een later stadium geen chirurgische ingreep meer nodig is om ze te verwijderen. Deze eigenschap maakt onze producten zeer patiëntvriendelijk, veilig en kostenbesparend.

Wat houdt deze baan in
De Technician – Operator is onderdeel van een team binnen de afdeling Operations.
Het team houdt zich bezig met het produceren van medische producten, het uitvoeren van analyses en het maken van karakteriseringen.
Daarnaast werken de Technicians mee aan het ontwikkelen, vervaardigen en verpakken van de producten.

Jouw taken en verantwoordelijkheden zijn onder andere:

-het voorbereiden en uitvoeren van chemische analyses, onderzoeken en testen van medische producten volgens ons ISO 13485 kwaliteitssysteem
-vervaardigen van producten
-uitvoeren van eindcontroles op producten

Wie zoeken wij
Een leuke, open collega die goed kan samenwerken in een team.
Je hebt:

-een afgeronde MBO opleiding op biomedisch, laboratorium of chemisch gebied met affiniteit voor (biomedische) polymeren
-kennis van standaarden, richtlijnen en normen voor productontwikkeling van medische producten (ISO 13485-, MDD- en FDA- richtlijnen)
-uitstekende schriftelijke en mondelinge uitdrukkingsvaardigheid in de Engelse en

Nederlandse taal
Je kunt zelfstandig werken, bent nauwkeurig en resultaatgericht.

Wil je deel uitmaken van een dynamische, groeiende en ambitieuze organisatie waar ruimte is voor eigen initiatief? Dan nodigen wij je uit te solliciteren.
Mail je cv met motivatie voor 13 mei a.s. naar hrm@polyganics.com.

Voor meer informatie kun je bellen met Jan Disbergen (COO) te bereiken via 050 588 65 88 of
Henne Barkema (HR) 06 520 61 635.

Vacature Technician Operator 2021



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Vacancy Clinical research associate

Our company
Polyganics is an innovative medical technology company. We develop, manufacture and commercialize worldwide, innovative bioresorbable devices to facilitate tissue repair and regeneration after surgery. We adapt our versatile polymers for different clinical applications, improving surgical outcome and patient recovery.

The job
As our Clinical research associate, you will be part of our Research & Development (R&D) department. You will team up with our Clinical research manager to prepare, perform and report clinical studies for our products according to applicable quality standards and guidelines.
You will provide input for our strategy in the clinical development of new and existing products.

You will:
-support clinical research activities

-develop competitor intelligence in the field of clinical research

-support product registrations when clinical issues arise

-contribute to R&D projects

-collect post-market input

Your profile
We are looking for a team player who will thrive in an entrepreneurial and technology driven business environment. You have a Master degree in preferably Life Sciences. Knowledge of standards, guidelines and norms for product development (ISO, MDD-/MDR- and FDA guidelines) and for clinical studies (Good Clinical Practice) is essential.
Knowledge of the surgical areas in which the Polyganics’ products are applied is an advantage.
This full-time position demands a high level of interpersonal skills, personal integrity and excellent

Our offer
We offer a responsible, independent and challenging position in a growing organization with the opportunity to develop yourself.

Polyganics has a professional but informal working environment and a pleasant work atmosphere. We offer a competitive salary, good secondary benefits and support your efforts to improve yourself.

Would you like more information?
Please, contact Mr. Bart Jan Korteling +31 (0)50 588 6588 or Mrs. Henne Barkema (HR) +31 (0)6 52 0616 35.
You can send your application to hrm@polyganics.com until May 3.

Vacancy clinical research associate

Headhunters and bureaus need not apply.