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4 November 2016Americas

GE to invest $7m on new site in Massachusetts

GE Healthcare Life Sciences has revealed a $7 million expansion project at its technology manufacturing facility in Westborough, Massachusetts.

The expanded site will manufacture a range of single-use products, including cell growth bags, which are used for cell storage, and will employ more than 300 additional people.

In a press release, GE explained that global demand for single-use technology is predicted to exceed $3 billion by 2020.

The technology is “playing an increasingly vital role to biologic producers, helping them accelerate capacity expansion and improve productivity to support faster delivery of targeted therapies to patient populations”.

The expansion, which will triple “production-dedicated clean room capacity”, will enable the business to “confidently meet increasing market demands well into the future”.

Jan Makela, general manager of bioprocess at GE Healthcare Life Sciences, said: “Biopharmaceuticals are complex to make, requiring a dependable, consistent supply of high quality manufacturing technologies.”

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