Two American bioscience companies have announced expansions and new jobs.
Seventh Wave, a consulting-based contract research organisation for the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, is expanding inMissouri. The company is increasing its presence inSt. Louis by building a 50,000 sq. ft. plant, a$11 million investment expected to create 42 jobs over the next six years. The move has the support of the Missouri Department of Economic Development, which says it reaffirms the state’s importance to the industry. Governor Jay Nixon said:“With more than50,000 workers employed in over 3,500bioscience companies that call Missouri home, the state is a hub for research and innovation. “Seventh Wave’s decision to continue its growth right here in our state will help bring more discoveries from the laboratory to the market as well as create in-demand jobs in an emerging field.” Seventh Wave was established in 2003. With clients around the globe, the company provides services for discovery and preclinical drug development.
Previously operating out of a 15,000 sq.ft facility, the company plans to triple its footprint by constructing a facility which will allow it to dedicate 60 per cent of the space to With more than 50,000 workers employed in over3,500 bioscience companies that call Missouri home, the…state is a hub for research and innovation. Jay Nixon Governor offices and laboratories. An additional 20,000 sq. ft. of shell space will be incorporated into the expansion to anticipate future growth. John Sagartz, President, CEO, and founder of Seventh Wave Laboratories, said:“We are excited about this growth,” This expandedfacility will enable us to better serve existingclients, attract new clients, grow existingservice lines, and launch new service lines.” The company plans to hire the 42 new employees in the technical and scientific professions with the new space fully operational sometime in October.
In a separate move, Dallas-based Allied BioScience, whichrelocated its headquarters to North Texas in 2014, is expanding again. The firm creates antimicrobial surface coatingsand CEO Michael Ruley said:“As we add new clients and technology, we anticipate even more growth in Dallas-Fort Worth, especiallywithin the hospital environment.” He said that the company will keep its global headquarters at Crescent Court in Uptown within 100 Crescent Court, while expanding its national operations to Legacy Drive in Plano. The new Plano office will total 6,000 squarefeet and hold 25 of the company’s employees. Allied BioScience teams up with researchers and scientists on American university campuses to help refine and test antimicrobial surface coatings. The company’s flagshiptechnology is called SurfaceWise. The biotech firm also has a number of other products in various stages of research and development.