Pharma- and life-science company has big plans for its US business: The German based multinational plans to build a life science hub with state-of-the-art laboratories for US $ 115.
Burlington, Massachusetts/USA – Merck today announced plans to build a new campus in Burlington, Massachusetts that will serve as a major hub for the North American life science business of Merck. The 280,000-square-foot facility will include a customer collaboration laboratory and training center as well as office space.
“This new and more expansive Merck campus gives us a unique, multi-use life science hub in the United States—one that provides our employees and customers with a sustainable and collaborative working environment,” said Udit Batra, Member of the Merck Executive Board and CEO, Life Science. “We have a long history in Massachusetts, and as a global leader in life science, we are committed to strengthening our presence in one of the most important science and technology hubs in the world.”
The campus will serve as a premier global customer destination, housing both a customer service and call center and an M Lab Collaboration Center—a state-of-the-art, shared, exploratory environment where the company’s scientists and engineers work together with customers to help solve their toughest life science challenges.
The Collaboration Center will be one of nine centers worldwide created specifically for collaboration, where hands-on training, customer experiments and application troubleshooting take place in a non-GMP environment. Other locations will include Brazil, China, France, India, Singapore and South Korea.
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