Oxford Diagnostic Laboratories Coming To Shelby County
2/27/2012 9:17:00 PM
NASHVILLE Ă¢â‚¬â€œ Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty joined with Memphis and Shelby County officials to announce the decision by Oxford Diagnostic Laboratories to open a new laboratory in Memphis. The company will invest $3 million and create 65 lab processing, medical technologist and management positions.
Oxford Diagnostic Laboratories is the service laboratory division of Oxford Immunotec. Oxford Immunotec is a global immunology focused diagnostics company developing novel new tests for various diseases based on its innovative, patented T-SPOT® technology. The company's first product is the T-SPOT.TB test, a blood test for Tuberculosis (TB) infection. The company was founded in 2002 based on world-leading research at the University of Oxford. The European headquarters is located in Abingdon, United Kingdom, and the North American headquarters is located in Marlborough, Mass. The Memphis facility will be located at 5846 Distribution Drive.
"This is a very exciting time for our company with the opening of our new state-of-the-art lab in Memphis" Dr. Peter Wrighton-Smith, CEO, Oxford Immunotec, said. "This new 35,000 square foot facility provides the capacity to service our rapid growth in customers and test volumes. We are delighted to be locating our newest facility in Memphis, and we are extremely pleased to be partnering with the city of Memphis and the state of Tennessee."
About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development's mission is to develop strategies which help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. The department seeks to attract new corporate investment in Tennessee and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. To find out more, go towww.tn.gov/ecd.