FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB) has announced an expansion to its United Kingdom location through the creation of a new BioCampus. This expansion will be partly supported by the Tess Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) through a grant funding up to £3.625M. These funds will help to kick start the first stage of the BioCampus while at the same time enabling subsequent phases of investment and development planned by FDB. The total cost of the BioCampus project is estimated to be £12.6M.
The initial phase of this project will involve a new purpose built facility. This will consist of approximately 42,000 square feet of space and will house circa 250 of FDB’s existing staff and the addition of approximately 50 new high value jobs. It is expected that the new jobs will be filled within the span of two years. This announcement is the latest on a series of investments made by FUJIFILM Corporation to grow FDB and the CDMO business.
“We continue to focus our growth here in the North East of England,” said Paul Found, chief operating officer of FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies in the United Kingdom. “We are proud of the part FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies is playing in growing the North East’s biotechnology industry and being a player in the creation of highly specialized jobs.”