A European lab giant is opening a Tucson site to support organ transplants | Business News



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A major European laboratory services company will open a new laboratory in the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park by the second quarter of 2022 to provide services to the organ transplant community.

Eurofins CellTx will occupy approximately 15,000 square feet in UA Tech Park on South Rita Road on the southern edge of Tucson and plans to hire 24 laboratory technicians and managers over five years after investing $ 3 million in the new facility.

Sun Corridor Inc., the premier economic development agency for the Tucson area, worked with the Pima County Commerce Authority, Michael Coretz of the Commercial Real Estate Group of Tucson and UA Tech Park to mine Eurofins.

Eurofins Donor Testing Services is part of Eurofins US Clinical Diagnostics, a US branch of Eurofins Scientific based in Luxembourg, one of the world’s largest laboratory companies with 55,000 employees in a network of 900 laboratories in more than 50 countries.

CellTx will be federally registered and certified for screening human cells, tissues, and cell- and tissue-based products to serve transplant organizations from donor source to transplantable cell-based products, the company said in a joint press release with the Arizona Commerce Authority.

“The unique blend of cutting-edge health practices in southern Arizona, a rapidly growing center of life sciences excellence, and strong local partnerships led us to establish our laboratory in Tucson,” said Kevin D. Barfield, senior vice president, Eurofins Clinical Diagnostics and president of Eurofins CellTx.