£12m Life Technologies investment
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:16
Glasgow Chamber of Commerce welcomes plans by Life Technologies to expand their European Base in Glasgow.
Californian based biotech firm said the £12million investment would create 20 to 30 "life based" jobs initially, with potential for further employment creation depending on demand for the Gibco cellculture products for biological drug research, development, and production which are manufactured at Inchinnan.
Gibco cell-culture media products support the growth of a variety of different mammalian cell lines.
At the moment, Life Technologies employs more than 500 people at Inchinnan, where it has been manufacturing for about 20 years.
Of this workforce at Inchinnan, 180 are involved in manufacturing, including support staff and distribution workers.
The Inchinnan site is also home to Life Technologies' finance centre for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and to sales and marketing and legal staff.
Life Technologies, which supplies products from Inchinnan to universities and pharmaceuticals companies, emphasised the $20m investment was "linked to ongoing support from Scottish Enterprise" to expand its global manufacturing network for proprietary "Advanced Granulated Technology" and dry powder media under the Gibco brand.