Leading global IVF technologies company joins Discovery Park Enterprise Zone

Posted on 23 October 2013 · Posted in News

Discovery Park, one of Europe’s leading science and technology parks has announced the arrival of Genea Biomedx, the Australian IVF technologies company to its site.

Launched by world leading fertility group Genea earlier this year, Genea Biomedx is developing practical, accessible, precise technology to improve IVF lab outcomes. The company will move into its new building later this year and plans to recruit around 30 new staff for the facility.  This will take the total number of people employed at Discovery Park Enterprise Zone in Sandwich to over 1,400.

Discovery Park is in discussions with 3 other scientific companies that could bring a further 300 job opportunities to the site.

Speaking of the announcement Discovery Park Chairman Trevor Cartner said:

“We have been negotiating with Genea Biomedx for some time and have fought hard to secure the tenancy in the face of stiff competition from other science parks in the UK. We are naturally delighted to be able to welcome the team and welcome the research jobs that will be created.

“We are really building momentum now but it’s crucial that we keep moving forward if we are to achieve our long term goals for the site. We have enjoyed tremendous support from Dover District and Kent County Councils as well from other stakeholders including Locate in Kent, Sandwich Town Council, Sandwich Chamber of Commerce and our neighbours in Thanet. We have been made to feel hugely welcome in Sandwich and we are committed to creating a world class science community surrounded by a new mixed use development.”

Genea Biomedx Commercial Director Kim Giliam said establishing a presence at Discovery Park was a natural fit for the Australian company.

“When it became obvious Genea Biomedx needed a home in the Northern Hemisphere, we developed a list of must haves including proximity to the Channel crossing and world class facilities. Discovery Park ticked all of our boxes and more,” Mr Giliam said.

In addition to Genea Biomedx, Discovery Park has also recently welcomed two other science-focused tenants to Discovery Park, Osmovian and AlgaeCytes.

For more information on Discovery Park Enterprise Zone see http://www.discovery-park.co.uk/.