LEIPZIG, Germany -- Leading global genomics services provider, GENEWIZ, a Brooks Life Sciences Company, announced the opening of its European headquarters for its genomics business in Leipzig, Germany. This centralized location will help accelerate the innovation and development of genomics research and applications in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agriculture, environmental, clean energy, academic, and other related areas in Europe. It includes a 1,500 square metre biomolecular high-tech laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art sequencing and automation technologies.
The grand opening celebrates the completion of the facility and a significant expansion of world-class genomics capabilities in the European market. The facility provides onsite Sanger sequencing and next generation sequencing services, while extending additional services such as gene synthesis, molecular genetics, and CLIA- and GLP-compliant services which are available through the GENEWIZ global network of genomics laboratories. This is GENEWIZ’s 13th global laboratory location, including an additional European location in Takeley, United Kingdom. GENEWIZ’s global headquarters are located in New Jersey, US.
“The Leipzig facility adds immense value that will enable scientific advancement and application for Europe’s life science research communities,” said Jochen Schäfer, Business Leader for GENEWIZ Europe. “The logistical infrastructure available in Leipzig will have a major impact on processing times and allow us to help researchers advance their discoveries with quality and speed – two hallmarks of the GENEWIZ experience.”
“As a partner-of-choice for the life science community, we can now bring our superior quality, world-class service, and localized genomics expertise closer to home for many of our European customers,” said Dr. Amy Liao, President, GENEWIZ. “As a leader in DNA services in the United States and Asia, our new location completes our vision to expand the GENEWIZ brand into the heart of Europe.”
Grand opening activities include opportunities for life science researchers to win one of three GENEWIZ grants totalling €10,000 as well as exclusive promotions on Sanger sequencing, next generation sequencing, and gene synthesis services. The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by local dignitaries, and members of the GENEWIZ and Brooks management teams, including Brooks’ Chief Executive Officer, Steve Schwartz.
About Brooks Automation
Brooks is a leading provider of life science and semiconductor manufacturing automation solutions worldwide. The Company applies its automation and cryogenics expertise to provide a full suite of reliable cold-chain sample management solutions across life sciences in areas such as drug development, clinical research and advanced cell therapies. Brooks recently added global capability for gene sequencing and gene synthesis services through its strategic acquisition of GENEWIZ, expanding its sample-based services offerings. With over 40 years as a partner to the semiconductor manufacturing industry, Brooks is a provider of industry-leading precision robotics, integrated automation systems and services. Brooks is headquartered in Chelmsford, MA, with operations in North America, Europe and Asia.
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