Blink Science presents plans for what a Larimer County facility could look like – Loveland Reporter-Herald

Blink Science Inc. has fleshed out far-reaching plans to occupy a manufacturing facility in Larimer County, claiming the plant will be one of several in the United States.

The new factory should be in Johnstown.

Last week, the Colorado Economic Development Commission unanimously agreed that the state should offer Jacksonville-based Blink up to $ 2.1 million in tax incentives to create nearly 300 jobs here. According to EDC documents, the average annual salary for these roles is around $ 68,100. The credits would be disbursed over eight years and would also depend on Blink raising at least 75% of the $ 12.5 million it seeks in its current funding cycle.

Blink President Eric Doherty said his first product, Blink HealthPass, involved electronic health records for use while traveling abroad or in other situations by businesses and educational institutions.

A press release issued in August said the pass uses a mobile app and cloud storage, and “helps businesses aggregate and standardize (materials) by ensuring a safe operating environment while preserving the confidentiality “.

The results are readable in over a hundred languages, Doherty said.

A second product is a very sensitive “electrochemical biosensor diagnostic test” that gives rapid results, he said.

Doherty compared the testing process and the product to portable blood glucose testing devices. Elements of this product offering would be built on the Larimer site.

“It’s similar to glucose strips,” he said, “with one layer after another” deposited on the strip before it was done.

The factory could make 40,000 tapes per hour, he said.

The two Blink products interact so that test results are immediately uploaded to records.

Blink would occupy up to 125,000 square feet in Larimer County, including laboratories, offices and manufacturing. The company is considering several states, including Utah and California, for its location in the western United States. He wants four in different parts of the country.

“Redundant installations, different tests, other tests,” he said of the multi-pronged goal. “A quick response to something new, for example, means you need multiple locations. “

The company has 75 employees and contractors; about half are full-time. It was founded by CEO and Chairman Billy Meadow, who started or worked with companies involved in medical payments, defense logistics, and long distance Internet calling.

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