South Plainfield, NJ – (April 30, 2018) — Leading global genomics service provider, GENEWIZ, celebrated the grand opening of its newly expanded global headquarters on April 25 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its state-of-the-art office complex in South Plainfield, NJ. This expansion increases the square footage at this central NJ complex to more than 63,000 sq. ft. and marks the third expansion in three years. The ribbon cutting also coincided with National DNA Day, which celebrates the discovery of DNA and the Human Genome Project.
GENEWIZ is an internationally-recognized genomics service provider with a customer base that includes top-tier pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as leading academic and government research institutions. Capabilities include DNA sequencing, gene synthesis, next generation sequencing, and molecular biology services.
Dr. Amy Liao, GENEWIZ co-founder and CEO, said the expansion is both a mile-marker for rapid success and a forecast for future growth. “Expanding our headquarters reflects our two-decades-long commitment to providing life-science communities value with outsourcing solutions that help them make their research more productive. As the genomics industry continues to expand, I look forward to continuing GENEWIZ’s growth, both in South Plainfield and around the world.”
GENEWIZ began as a two-person startup in 1999 by Dr. Liao and Chairman Dr. Steve Sun. The company established its corporate headquarters in New Jersey in 2002 and today operates 15 genomics laboratories in the United States, Europe, China, and Japan.
Recognized for excellence in life sciences and the business community, GENEWIZ has been repeatedly named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies and the NJBIZ Fastest Fifty. Honored with the Frost & Sullivan 2016 Best Practice Award as North American Life Sciences Company of the Year, the company also received the 2017 New Jersey Business & Industry Association’s Outstanding Employer Award while Dr. Liao was recognized as one of NJBIZ’s Best Fifty Women in Business in 2018.
Business leaders cut the ribbon at GENEWIZ’s newly expanded headquarters in South Plainfield. L-R: Dr. Sarah Eckenrode, Vice President of Operations, GENEWIZ; Jean Chang, International Business Advocate, Business Action Center; Dr. Steve Sun, Founder and Chairman, GENEWIZ; Nicolas Barthelemy, Board Member, GENEWIZ; South Plainfield City Councilman Derryck White; Dr. Amy Liao, CEO, GENEWIZ; South Plainfield City Councilwoman Christine Faustini; Kathleen Coviello, Vice President of Technology and Life Science Investments, New Jersey Economic Development Authority; Rebecca Perkins, Vice President of Government Relations, BioNJ; and Dr. Lindsay Kendall-Zuill, Vice President of Marketing, GENEWIZ.
GENEWIZ is a global leader in genomics services that enable research scientists within pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agriculture, environmental and clean energy, academic, and government institutions to advance their discoveries. Customers rely on our unique and proprietary genomics technologies and services, backed by our specialized experts in DNA sequencing, gene synthesis, molecular biology, next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, and GLP regulatory-compliant services. Headquartered in South Plainfield, NJ, GENEWIZ is privately-held with a network of laboratories across the U.S., China, Japan, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit genewiz.com.
National DNA Day commemorates the discovery of DNA and the scientific advances made possible by our greater understanding of DNA and the human genome. The goal of National DNA Day is to offer students, teachers, and the public an opportunity to learn about and celebrate the latest advances in genomic research and explore how those advances might impact their lives. Learn more at genome.gov/10506367/national-dna-day/
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