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SCHOTT opens a new facility in Phoenix, Arizona

SCHOTT opens first facility in U.S. to increase capabilities and capacity for development and manufacturing of diagnostics and life sciences products

Being committed to continued advances in improving human health, SCHOTT has opened a new facility in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, to expand the development and manufacturing of diagnostics and life science consumables.

Launching the first fully integrated microfluidic foundry in the United States validates SCHOTT’s global growth plan and increases production capabilities to help get these products to market faster and more efficiently.

The new, almost 40,000 square foot facility is comprised of clean room, high volume manufacturing of microarrays and microfluidic devices, which allows the company to provide critical manufacturing to support the U.S. Government’s renewed interest in reshoring and revitalizing American manufacturing to secure critical domestic supply chains.

At the grand opening event on January 9, 2023, speakers from SCHOTT, state and local government officials, and prominent members of the Phoenix biotech community highlighted the significance of SCHOTT expanding in the U.S.

“The United States is one of our most important markets, and we are pleased to expand our R&D and production facilities in this region,” said Dr. Heinz Kaiser, a member of SCHOTT’s management board. “Enhancing our global footprint with a manufacturing base in Phoenix not only expands our reach, but also caters to the fast-growing and dynamic diagnostics market in North America. We are eager to build a unique pipeline for this market in the U.S.”

SCHOTT MINIFAB officially opened the new facility today during an event on-site, located at 4217 E Cotton Center Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85040. SCHOTT executives were joined by Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego (D) as well members from both The Office of U.S. Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ) and The Office of Congressman Reuben Gallego (D-AZ).

Phoenix, AZ will mark SCHOTT’s third diagnostics location, with other centres of excellence located in Jena, Germany, and Melbourne, Australia. However, this will be the first location to place a special emphasis on bioscience capabilities using high-density microarrays for diagnostic and life science research. Over the next few years, it will create 150 jobs in the greater Phoenix area, growing SCHOTT MINIFAB’s employee base in Phoenix by 300 percent.

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