Merck KGaA Opens New Life-Science Center for Scientific Collaboration
Merck KGaA has opened a new life-science center in Burlington, Massachusetts. The new center is positioned to serve as a regional hub for scientific advancement and customer collaboration.
The new 280,000-square-foot life-science center houses nearly 1,000 employees. In addition to a customer service and call center, the new campus features an M Lab Collaboration Center, a shared environment where the company’s scientists and engineers work with customers to learn about techniques in biomanufacturing.
At the end of 2017, Merck KGaA will also open the region’s first BioReliance End-to-End Biodevelopment Center for small-scale drug manufacturers who will use the lab for their early-phase clinical trials.
The new Burlington facility was designed and constructed to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards to minimize energy and water consumption. Some of its features include daylight streaming in from all angles, high-efficiency LED lighting and water fixtures, and a 182-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system blanketing the roof.
Source: Merck KGaA