Spire Corporation (Spire), develops , manufacture and markets customized turn-key solutions for the solar industry, including individual pieces of manufacturing equipment and turn-key lines for cell and module production and testing. The Company is a supplier of the manufacturing equipment and technology needed to produce solar photovoltaic modules. In addition, Spire provides photovoltaic systems for grid connected applications in the commercial markets. The Company's biomedical business provides value-added surface treatments to manufacturers of orthopedic and other medical devices and performs sponsored research programs into practical applications of biomedical and biophotonic technologies. On March 9, 2012, the Company completed the sale of its semiconductor business.