Date Created: 27 March 2012
Ingenza Ltd, one of Scotland's most ambitious biotech companies, has celebrated the opening of a new tissue culture laboratory at Midlothian's Roslin BioCentre.
The new lab will increase Ingenza's capabilities to construct efficient cell lines to produce human therapeutics, complimenting their expertise in microbial strain construction expertise.
Ingenza was founded in 2003 and has doubled its workforce each year since then.
The company now focuses in strategic areas of biologics development and manufacture and the application of synthetic biology for sustainable bioprocessing.
Ingenza now works across the pharmaceuticals, chemicals, food and renewable fuels sectors with customers across Europe and North America.
The new laboratory will support four new jobs this year with the potential for up to another 35 jobs in the next three years.
Ingenza's president Dr Ian Fotheringham said:
"Today illustrates Ingenza’s potential to provide commercial and manufacturing support for Scotland’s state-of-the-art research in life sciences."
Rhona Allison of Scottish Enterprise officially opened the new lab. She said:
"The opening of this impressive new laboratory marks an important milestone in the development of Ingenza's business in Scotland.
"The company has continued to go from strength to strength since moving to Roslin Biocentre and is a great example of Scotland's thriving life sciences sector. We look forward to continuing to work closely with the company to support its ambitious expansion plans."