GE Healthcare Life Sciences will open a new 160,000 square-foot facility in Marlborough, Massachusetts, as the new headquarters for its U.S. operations. The company is making a $21M investment in the long-term future of its business, and it will establish a new site for more than 500 GE Healthcare Life Sciences employees, including the creation of more than 220 new jobs in the life sciences and biotechnology cluster.Recruitment has begun with the site scheduled to open in Spring 2015.
“Our new facility in Massachusetts will position us for continued innovation and competition in such a fast-paced, innovative industry,” said Kieran Murphy, president and CEO of GE Healthcare Life Sciences. “We will be close to industry-leading talent, customers and world-class academic and medical institutions across all the industry sectors we serve, from biotech and pharma, to diagnostics and medical devices.”
“Today, Massachusetts’ life sciences sectors are the fastest-growing sectors of our economy. We look forward to welcoming the U.S. life sciences headquarters of GE Healthcare and are pleased that the company will create a substantial number of new, STEM-related job opportunities in central Massachusetts,” said Governor Deval Patrick.
According to a press release, this investment will transform a currently unoccupied space into state-of-the-art labs, customer application facilities, and office space to complement GE Healthcare Life Sciences’ existing manufacturing capability in Westborough, Mass. The facility will consolidate the company's U.S. East Coast presence. When fully operational, the new facility will bring more than 220 new job opportunities to the area, including highly skilled positions such as lab technicians, biologists, medical doctors, process engineers, and customer service representatives.
“MassBIO continues to be engaged in policy, economic development and STEM education to foster the world’s leading biotech cluster. We are excited to continue work with industry leaders like GE Healthcare Life Sciences to promote innovation in the Greater Marlborough area,” said Robert Coughlin, President, MassBIO.
GE Healthcare Life Sciences’ $4B business has more than 11,500 employees in over 100 countries. Click here for the full press release