BALTIMORE, Oct. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Illumina, Inc., a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of life science tools and integrated systems, celebrated today the grand opening of its new training facility in the University of Maryland (UM) BioPark.
The 13,000-square-foot Illumina Solutions Center provides training lab capabilities and office space for customers and commercial teams. It is the company’s first commercial location on the East Coast and will host hundreds of employees and customers annually.
Proximity to the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute for Genome Sciences was a key factor in Illumina’s decision to join the UM BioPark’s thriving community of innovative life sciences companies.
“We believe this location will facilitate collaborative engagement in research activities with our academic partner, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB),” shared Mark Van Oene, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Illumina. “We are inspired by all the ways genomics can stimulate economic activity to maximize impact in the region and fuel research with the potential to improve health outcomes for patients.”
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