EasyDial, a provider of portable hemodialysis machines, has ground broken on a new production facility in Chesterton, in Porter County.
The California-headquartered company, which produces the Dharma, the first portable hemodialysis machine, plans to invest more than $21 million to build and equip a new 42,000-sq. ft. production facility on Locust St., the Indiana Economic Development Corp. (IEDC) said in a news release.
EasyDial plans to begin operations in 2018 and projects to be producing 1.3 million units by 2020 to meet the demands of patients across the U.S.
Founded in 2013, EasyDial’s portable hemodialysis system is designed to offer patients an innovative, safe and easily-operated hemodialysis machine and single-use consumables. Dharma, which is still undergoing clinical trials, is the first truly-portable hemodialysis machine, using new, proprietary technology that is simple to use and increases efficiency while decreasing weight and size of the unit and the time needed for treatment. Over the last three years, EasyDial has applied or registered for nearly 40 patents worldwide.
IEDC offered EasyDial LLC as much as $1 million in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based. The town of Chesterton supports the project.
“The town of Chesterton is pleased and excited to welcome EasyDial to our community,” said Jim Ton, president of the Chesterton Town Council. “This type of technological development is exactly the type of commercial growth that Chesterton needs and welcomes. We look forward to a cooperative and productive working relationship”