BALTIMORE - Potomac Photonics, a digital manufacturing firm specializing in micro technology for the bio tech and medical device industries, has moved to Baltimore County.
The company’s headquarters, R&D and digital fabrication production facilities now occupy a 9,000-square-foot space at the bwtech@UMBC Research and Technology Park.
This is the company's third university-related 3D fabrication lab in the county, joining the CCBC Digital Fabrication Center and Towson University Object Lab.
“Baltimore County and UMBC offer us a tech-centric area with a great engineering community,” Potomac Photonics President and CEO Mike Adelstein said in a statement. “We see great opportunities for professors to help us collaborate and develop new technologies with our company and our customers.”
Potomac Photonics uses lasers, 3D printing and other digital technologies to manufacture devices and parts at the molecular level for pharmaceutical testing and medical treatment, among other uses.
“Potomac Photonics is a great addition to Baltimore County’s tech community. Their engineers and skilled production team are advancing digital manufacturing and contributing to a revolution in medical treatment and diagnosis,” Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said in a statement. “Baltimore County’s tremendous pipeline of university talent will be a huge asset as the company grows.”
The company currently employs 20 people, from engineers to technicians, with additional hires expected.