While any job growth in Northeast Ohio is certainly welcome news, it’s unclear how many jobs the move will bring. Closely held Simbionix is still working out the details, and an executive wouldn’t say how many workers it employs in Denver.
The company is making the move to streamline operations in its growing education division and facilitate collaboration among employees, said Paul Jensen, general manager of the division.
The education division develops curriculum and training materials that help doctors and other medical professionals learn how to use the company’s simulators. The simulators teach users how to perform medical procedures in a wide variety of areas, including urology, cardiology and laparoscopy.
Simbionix has workers in Denver as a result of its 2006 acquisition of eTrinsic, a rival medical education and simulation company. The relocation of the former eTrinsic employees to Cleveland is expected to be completed by the end of September.
Last month, Simbionix announced that it planned to increase the size of its Cleveland office and move into a new R&D facility in Israel. The company was founded in Israel, and added operations in Cleveland in 2002.