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OpGen To Hire 80 Staffers for New Maryland Facility

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Single-molecule DNA analysis company OpGen said last week that it is opening a facility in Gaithersburg, Md., and that it expects to hire 80 new employees there over the next two years.
OpGen, based in Madison, Wis., raised $23.6 million in private-equity financing in September 2007. At the time, the company had a headcount of around 20 staffers, GenomeWeb Daily News sister publication In Sequence reported.
Opgen said that the new Gaithersburg facility will house its optical mapping service lab, its R&D and manufacturing facilities, and its executive offices.
The company said it expects the new facility to be certified by the International Organization for Standardization.
OpGen also plans to continue its current activities in Madison.

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