CANTON, Mass., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Massachusetts Life Sciences Center President & CEO Susan Windham-Bannister joined state and local officials, Organogenesis, Inc. President & CEO Geoff MacKay and employees to celebrate the start of construction of 275 Dan Road. Upon completion in 2013, the company expects the facility to be the world's largest automated living cell manufacturing plant.
Organogenesis is in the midst of a major, multi-year expansion of its global headquarters, R&D and manufacturing facilities in Canton, Mass.
Organogenesis kicked off the celebration by announcing that it has selected Cambridge-based SMMA/Symmes Maini & McKee Associates as the architect and CRB Consulting Engineers, Inc. as the engineer for the state-of-the-art regenerative medicine manufacturing plant. The company will use advanced robotic and modular manufacturing technologies within this planned facility, which will allow the company to leverage its leadership in the regenerative medicine field to attract substantial resources and jobs to Massachusetts over the next ten years.
The company also announced the purchase of 65 Dan Road in Canton, Mass. Approximately 30 percent of the 78,000 square foot building will be utilized for warehousing/storage with additional space to accommodate the company's rapid growth. The acquisition of 65 Dan Road brings the company's total headquarters size to four buildings, comprising 330,000 square feet of space.
"This is an exciting day both for Organogenesis and for the Commonwealth," said Governor Deval Patrick. "Massachusetts will soon be home to a landmark manufacturing facility that will produce living technology that advances healing around the world, while at the same time creating jobs and expansion here at home. This is just the sort of innovation and job creation that our Life Sciences Initiative was designed to encourage."
"We are pleased
|SOURCE Organogenesis, Inc.|
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