Avantor Opens New Life-Sciences Research CenterBy
Avantor, a supplier of ultra-high-purity materials for the life-sciences and advanced technologies sectors, has opened a new research center in Bridgewater, New Jersey. The new center has nearly 27,000 square feet of laboratory space in support of upstream and downstream processes, from gene to protein expression through final formulation and drug delivery.
Avantor’s Bridgewater Innovation Center includes cleanroom facilities, multiple mass spectrometers, specially constructed bioreactors, and particle-size analyzers. The facility will also be used to conduct research and development on electronics materials with chemistries that require purity at the parts-per-trillion level.
Avantor’s Bridgewater Innovation Center is housed in the New Jersey Center of Excellence, a 110-acre life-sciences campus centrally. Approximately 3,000 med-tech companies are situated within a 100-mile radius. The campus is also close to major transportation routes and institutions such as Princeton University, Rutgers University, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.