欧陆坊CellTx To Establish Cellular Therapy-Focused Laboratory In Tucson

 

TUCSON, AZ (November 30, 2021) — Eurofins Donor Testing Services, which provides comprehensive laboratory services to meet the unique testing and processing needs of the transplant community, announced today that it has selected Tucson, Arizona for its newest laboratory, 欧陆坊CellTx.


欧陆坊CellTx will be FDA-registered for screening human cells, 组织, and cellular- and tissue-based products (HCT/Ps) and will hold certifications, 许可证, 或CLIA的认证, AABB, ISO 15189 and various state agencies. CellTx is designed to provide critical testing support for cell and gene therapy-based products. The lab's comprehensive test menu will support these organizations from donor source to transplantable cell-based products.


欧陆坊CellTx will be located at the 亚利桑那大学 (UA) Tech Park, 9052 S. 丽塔路. The UA Tech Park provides the ideal infrastructure for 欧陆坊CellTx and the connection to the 亚利桑那大学 so that the company can rapidly advance its leading-edge technology. The 欧陆坊CellTx move to the park aligns the facility with 80+ companies in a dynamic campus where emerging businesses and tech giants work side by side. The new location at the UA Tech Park will comprise approximately 15,000 square feet of laboratories and administrative offices. The new laboratory is anticipated to be completed by Q2 2022.


The full expansion over five years will add an additional 24 jobs to the Tucson facility, primarily laboratory technicians, 技术人员和管理人员. The total capital investment over the next five years will be approximately $3 million, resulting in a total economic impact of $14 million.


In addition to 阳光走廊公司., partners in the project include the 亚利桑那州商务部权威, 皮马县, Michael Coretz of Commercial Real Estate Group of Tucson and the 亚利桑那大学 Tech Park.


凯文·D. 巴菲尔德, Senior Vice President of Donor Testing Services at Eurofins 临床诊断 and President of 欧陆坊CellTx, said "Southern Arizona’s unique blend of leading-edge healthcare practices, a rapidly growing bioscience center of excellence, and strong local partnerships led us to establish our laboratory in Tucson."


“The park offers more than just real estate. We provide the necessary support allowing Eurofins to focus on their business while all their infrastructure and auxiliary business needs are met,卡罗尔·斯图尔特说, 助理副总裁, 科技园区亚利桑那州, 亚利桑那大学. “Business support combined with the unique mix of office, lab, and R&D space enables Eurofins to scale rapidly. The versatility to customize their space to suit their needs, all while benefiting from the well-established university research park was an immediate draw for Eurofins.”


“阳光走廊公司. is laser-focused on business development in targeted industries that match our strengths. We're thrilled to attract a laboratory focused on delivering needed services in healthcare,乔·斯内尔说, 总裁兼首席执行官, 阳光走廊公司. “Eurofins represents another building block as we emerge as a leading biotech hub.”


“Eurofins has been a national bioscience and healthcare leader for over 35 years and we’re thrilled they are 扩大ing their laboratory operations to Tucson,桑德拉·沃森说, 总裁兼首席执行官, 亚利桑那州商务部权威. “Eurofins’ expansion will bring dozens of skilled jobs, furthering Arizona as a national bioscience leader and highlighting the rapidly- growing industry in the state. We look forward to supporting Eurofins’ success in Southern Arizona.”


“This win shows that 皮马县 is playing to its strengths,Sharon Bronson说, 椅子, 皮马县 Board of Supervisors. “We are excited to see the Eurofins new state-of-the-art facility become an integral part of Southern Arizona's thriving biotechnology ecosystem.”

 

媒体联系人
Kimberly Elliott, 欧陆坊CellTx, kimberlyelliott@eurofins-vrl.com

Alyssa Tufts, 亚利桑那州商务部权威, alyssat@towardchakra8.com

劳拉·肖,阳光走廊有限公司., 劳拉.shaw@suncorridorinc.com

 

关于 Eurofins 临床诊断
欧陆坊U.S. 临床诊断 is driving innovation and improving patient outcomes. With more than 20 labs throughout the United States, 他们是移植领域的领导者, 先进的心血管, 传染性疾病, 以及产前临床测试, and continue to 扩大 offerings in areas like direct to consumer testing and cellular therapeutics. 欧陆坊U.S. 临床诊断 is committed to providing accurate and reliable testing solutions for healthcare providers, 病人, 和消费者.

 

关于 the 亚利桑那州商务部权威

The 亚利桑那州商务部权威 (ACA) is the state's leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona's economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: attract, 扩大, create - attract out-of-state companies to establish operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to 扩大 their business in Arizona and beyond; and help entrepreneurs create new Arizona businesses in targeted industries. For more information, please visit towardchakra8.com and follow the ACA on 推特 at @azcommerce.