LabConnect Chooses Cleveland for New Operations
Global Company to Create 167 New Jobs Supporting Region’s Thriving Biomedical Sector
Published: Mon Oct 30 2023
Industry Sector: Healthcare
Company Profile: LabConnect is a leading global provider of central laboratory services and functional service provider solutions for biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, and contract research organizations.
Type of Project: New Location
- Jobs committed: 167
- Jobs retained: 5
Capital Investment: $3,000,000
When did the company start this project? LabConnect and Cleveland Clinic announced a strategic alliance in July of 2023.
When is the project facility set to open? The facility is set to open in early 2024.
LabConnect was seeking to expand its operations to support clinical trials around the world. Proximity to the Cleveland Clinic Laboratories was a key consideration for LabConnect's decision to choose to establish its new operation in Cleveland. The company was seeking "biostorage-appropriate" space in the range of 20,000 square feet that would accommodate an expansion.
With our mission to create healthier communities by accelerating the development of medicines, we are excited about our expansion in Ohio to advance clinical trials that support getting patients the medicines they need.
- Dawn Sherman -
LabConnect Chief Executive Officer
From 2007 to 2019, output for healthcare in the Northeast Ohio Region grew nearly 20%, or $3.8 billion, to become the second largest sector of the regional economy. The rapid growth of the biohealth industry in the Northeast Ohio Region is fueled by innovative regional collaborations, a diverse range of sources for funding companies, and major biomedical real estate projects, including the Global Center for Health Innovation.
Northeast Ohio is one of the most predominant biomedical centers in the nation, offering the ability to take an idea from "bench to bedside" in one market. From research to manufacturing to access to the patient population – even cybersecurity support for telehealth – the Northeast Ohio Region offers unparalleled opportunities to any company at any stage or specialty in the biomedical industry.
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