Sartorius opens new $100m bioanalytics Centre of Excellence in the US

Published: 6-Jun-2024

The centre extends Sartorius' bioanalytical instrument development and manufacturing capabilities, as well as bringing experts from each of the company's core competencies under one roof

Sartorius, an international partner in life sciences research and biopharmaceutical manufacturing, has opened its new 'Centre of Excellence' for bioanalytics in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The company has invested approximately USD $100m into the facility, consolidating existing sites and functions in Ann Arbor.


The facilities' offerings

The 130,000 sqft facility houses a manufacturing and services area, as well as biology labs, a warehouse, training spaces and a Customer Interaction Centre.

Within the space, Sartorius will develop and manufacture a range of bioanalytical instruments, including reagents, consumable and software solutions.

The company will also provide particle validation services, as well as producing microcarriers used in cell culture processes at the site.


Making steps towards sustainable manufacturing

The Centre of Excellence is currently seeking a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification which; if awarded to Sartorius, would be presented by ther US Green Building Council. 

The sustainable features of the facility include:

  • Green electric energy supply from solar panels
  • 30 electric vehicle charging stations
  • A storm runoff pond

"With our new flagship site in Ann Arbor, we are bringing together our core competencies and dedicated experts under one roof. The site  is strategically located at the crossroads of talent, technology and logistics; in close proximity to customers and renowned universities. The opening of our new building in the Tech Loop marks an important milestone for Sartorius in the Americas region, offering space for further expansion in the future," said President of Sartorius North America, Maurice Phelan.

Sartorius has already been present in the city for several years, after acquiring the Ann Arbor-based businesses Essen BioScience in 2017 and SoloHill in 2020. In total, around 2,600 employees work for Sartorius at 12 sites in North America.

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