Australian Covid-19 Testing Company Opening U.S. HQ In Maryland Biotech Hub

Maryland’s budding life sciences sector received a big boost this week when an Australian firm announced plans to move into a soon-to-open development in Frederick.
Ellume, which specializes in diagnostic tests for infectious diseases and recently signed a $232M Department of Defense agreement to produce at-home coronavirus tests, will occupy 180K SF in two full biomanufacturing buildings at Progress Labs at Center 85, a development by local firm Matan Cos.
It joins other area firms, such as Novavax, that have received substantial federal funding to fight the pandemic. Gov. Larry Hogan’s office said Ellume’s expansion will create 1,500 jobs by 2022. 
Matan has an extensive array of projects in the Interstate…

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