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Almac Group’s Diagnostics Business Unit today announced the opening of their new companion diagnostic development facility located in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, USA. The North Carolina facility will provide a US base to support Almac’s increased demand for its CDx development partnerships as well as a CLIA-accredited laboratory to support the downstream delivery of assays for patient testing.
Along with headquarters in Europe and partnerships in Asia, the new facility in the US will provide Almac Diagnostics with a strong global presence to continue to meet increasing customer demand and to support their growing client base.
The custom designed facility is located amongst one of the most prominent high-tech research and development centres in the world and contains molecular biology laboratories as well as office space. The state of the art laboratory is equipped with microarray and qPCR platforms appropriate for companion diagnostic development and will operate both research-use-only and clinical diagnostic tests. Plans are also in place to add additional technology platforms including NGS in the coming year.
‘The opening of our new CDx facility in the US is Almac Diagnostics’ latest initiative to better serve our global Biopharma partners. As we experience increased client demand for our companion diagnostic development services, this latest expansion will significantly enhance Almac’s offering, increasing capacity and further demonstrating our commitment to personalised healthcare’ said Professor Paul Harkin, President and Managing Director of Almac Diagnostics.