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TREK Diagnostic Systems Opens New U.K. Facility in East Grinstead to Meet Expanded Customer Demand for Microbiology Products
Date:11/18/2009

able and non-reportable compounds and treatment options that they can evaluate. We have a number of new IVD and RUO plates in development that we hope to launch in 2010, including a Mycobacterium tuberculosis susceptibility plate for first- and second-line drugs."

During his remarks, Mr. Whelan spoke of TREK's decision to build the new facility in East Grinstead, "We have been a part of the community here for more than 30 years, and we're proud of our seasoned, experienced workforce. So when it came time to choose a location where we could expand, East Grinstead was the natural choice. Our new facility gives us the capacity to meet customer needs and allows for future expansion." Currently, 69 of TREK's 180 employees work at the East Grinstead location.

Commenting on the expansion, U.K. Minister for Trade, Investment and Small Business Lord Davies of Abersoch said in a statement, "The U.K. not only has the largest pharmaceuticals industry in Europe, it is also the number one location in Europe for R&D. Globally, one in five of the world's medicines were developed in the U.K. Although the U.K. accounts for just three percent of the global pharmaceutical market, we attract 10 percent of its R&D. I warmly welcome Magellan Bioscience's decision to expand its operations in the U.K. and look forward to hearing more about its successes."

Over the past 18 months, TREK has introduced a number of new in vitro diagnostics (IVD) plates, including a GRAM positive plate used in MRSA detection, which is FDA-cleared for D-Test and Cefoxitin screening; YeastOne plates available with five IVD-cleared antifungal compounds: itraconazole, fluconazole, 5-flucytosine, voriconazole and caspofungin; as well as new plates for research use only (RUO).

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