Dexcom Inc., a leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for patients with diabetes, said this week it is building a 180,000-square-foot manufacturing facility near Mesa for its growing business.
The state-of-the-art facility, projected to create more than 500 jobs over the next several years, is expected to begin manufacturing operations next year.
“We are thrilled to locate our new state of the art manufacturing facility in the Greater Phoenix Area where the health care industry is seeing accelerated growth,” Dexcom President and CEO Kevin Sayer said. “We chose Mesa due to the available, talented workforce, in addition to the proximity to our headquarters in San Diego and our key suppliers. Given our company’s growth, and the growing demand for CGM technology, we felt that a significant expansion of our manufacturing capability in this location was a good strategic fit.”
Advances in technology have helped those with diabetes monitor their glucose levels. CGM is considered the most significant breakthrough in diabetes management in the past 40 years. With the recent introduction of the Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM System, people with diabetes can view glucose information on their iOS-enabled devices for real-time diabetes management. CGM also provides the direction and rate of glucose change with the push of a button and alerts users when glucose is too low or too high.
“Dexcom is precisely the kind of innovative company we are working to attract to Arizona,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “We were very pleased to host them during the College Football Playoff National Championship CEO Forum, where they were able to experience firsthand the many reasons our state is the ideal location to grow and thrive. Dexcom joins our already dynamic manufacturing and health care sectors and I am confident they will be more than happy with their decision to locate in Arizona.”
“With five hundred jobs projected over the next few years, Dexcom has chosen a prime location for their new medical device manufacturing facility,” Mayor John Giles said. “With easy access to valley freeways and nearby restaurants, west Mesa will provide a great setting for employees to enjoy their workday. Congratulations Dexcom, we wish you the best of success.”
The Vice Mayor of the city of Mesa, Dennis Kavanaugh, added “Dexcom is a wonderful addition to the Mesa business community and I am thrilled that they will be calling District 3 home. The City of Mesa has worked hard to bring new businesses to town and this a great example of how that hard work continues to pay off.”
“The move by Dexcom to locate their expanded operations to Mesa reinforces the data that shows the healthcare industry is growing position in innovative biomedical manufacturing operations,” said Chris Camacho, president & CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “Dexcom’s presence in the market contributes to Greater Phoenix’s reputation as a center for healthcare innovation, and we look forward to seeing their growth over the next several years.”