A MAJOR medical device factory in Inchinnan which makes life-saving implants is set to get a multi-million pound expansion.

The Vascutek headquarters and manufacturing facility will receive a £33million investment from parent company Terumo Corporation to help drive further growth for the global firm.

The investment will be used to significantly scale up facilities at the site including two new 'cleanrooms' which provide carefully controlled environments required for the production of high-quality medical implants.

Vascutek, which employs around 800 staff at its Inchinnan base, produces a wide portfolio of implants with a focus on treating patients with aortic disease.

The implants have helped to save and improve lives of more than two million patients in more than 100 countries.

Paul Holbrook, president and CEO of Vascutek, said: “This is an extremely exciting time for the company as we look to secure further growth in the surgical grafts market. 

"The investment from Terumo is testament to the quality, efficiency and excellent customer service delivered consistently by our team at Inchinnan and will allow us to further expand our business globally. 

"The decision to invest in our manufacturing facilities sends a strong signal about the health of our company and our prospects for the future."

Other aspects of the investment include equipment for the cleanrooms and a new sterilisation suite.

The first phase of the development is due to start in April and will be completed in 2021.