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Thermo Fisher Expands Kansas Facilities

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific will complete a 30,000-square-feet expansion of its facilities in Lenexa, Kan., a company spokesperson confirmed today.
 
The Kansas facilities, which include four buildings in Lenexa, manufacture the Remel brand of products sold by Thermo Fisher. Those products include microbiology lab products and diagnostics that are sold into the clinical, industrial, and research markets.
 
The spokesperson could not confirm the total cost of the expansion, which has been reported to be around $4 million.
 
The Kansas Bioscience Authority, a state-run initiative aimed at attracting and retaining bioscience research in Kansas, awarded $1.25 million to Thermo Fisher in September 2007 to help pay for the facility expansion. According to the KBA, the Remel business intends to add between 90 and 180 employees over the next five years to its operations.
 

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