NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (GenomeWeb News) - Thermo Electron has opened a new customer service and demo laboratory center in Shanghai, China, the company said today.
The Waltham, Mass.-based company said that China has now become the company's second-largest market worldwide, representing more than 5 percent of its overall revenue.
The 43,000-square-foot facility will also house sales and marketing personnel and technical support and service for the region, Thermo said.
As GenomeWeb News sister publication BioCommerce Week reported in May, Thermo in December 2004 opened a 90,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Shanghai that is slated to produce 10 products initially. Thermo also operates a manufacturing facility in JinQiao and has commercial locations in Beijing and Hong Kong as well as a newly opened office in Guangzhou.
Thermo also has commercial offices in Kunming, Chengdu, and Shenyang.