Thermo Fisher reveals new home for its planned NC site with plans to up pipette manufacturing
Another week, another win for the North Carolina biotech community.
This time, it’s Thermo Fisher Scientific, the Massachusetts-based contract giant, that recently announced it had plans to build a manufacturing plant. The winner is? Mebane, NC, a 15,000-person town 25 miles northwest of Durham.
The 375,000-square-foot plant at the Buckhorn Industrial Park will manufacture pipette tips for laboratory research and bioscience use. It’s a result from a $192.5 million contract with the Department of Defense that was announced back in September, in which the company pledged to increase its ability to support Covid-19 testing.
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