29 September 2022 | Thursday | News
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WuXi Biologics ("WuXi Bio") (2269.HK), a global Contract Research, Development and Manufacturing Organization (CRDMO), held a topping-off ceremony, in partnership with the Worcester Business Development Corporation (WBDC), to mark the completion of the steel frame for WuXi Biologics' newest commercial biomanufacturing facility. Located in The Reactory, Worcester's biomanufacturing park developed by WBDC, the 189,500 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility is set for completion in 2024 and is expected to create 250 new jobs in the coming years
Numerous state and local officials attended and provided remarks at the event, including Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Worcester Mayor Joseph Petty, Worcester City Councilor Candy Meri-Carlson, Acting City Manager Eric Batista, and President of the Worcester Business Development Corporation, Craig Blais.
Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Polito remarked, "For Worcester to believe in WuXi Biologics, and then for WuXi Biologics to believe in Worcester, was really the connection in the partnership that formed."
Dr. Chris Chen, CEO of WuXi Biologics, highlighted, "As a trusted partner to global healthcare companies and a strong contributor to Worcester's local community, WuXi Biologics' investment in this new manufacturing facility will enhance the sustainable growth and success of the Worcester biotech ecosystem and enable the global biologics industry with a more robust supply chain."
Dr. Weichang Zhou, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of WuXi Biologics, noted, "WuXi Biologics is honored to be a part of Worcester's community and to help usher in the next generation of innovative manufacturing to the city."