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PPD ups capacity at vaccine development lab

Melissa Fassbender

By Melissa Fassbender

Last updated on 18-May-2017 at 17:36 GMT2017-05-18T17:36:01Z

(Image: PPD)
(Image: PPD)

Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) has expanded its Richmond, Virginia-based vaccine sciences lab.

The global contract research organization (CRO) has added nearly 17,000 square feet of new vaccines laboratory space.

The Richmond-based operation now spans nearly 200,000 square feet.

The lab, which is part of PPD’s Richmond bioanalytical lab, offers various services to support vaccine development, including method development, qualification, and validation, as well as high-throughput, automated and/or multiplex assays. 

"The Richmond facility enables us to partner closely with our clients to deliver strong scientific and technical expertise across a broad range of highly customized services. This expansion is part of our ongoing efforts to meet the growing needs of our biopharmaceutical clients," Bob Nicholson, senior vice president of PPD Laboratories, told

"During the 30+ years we’ve had laboratory operations in Richmond, we’ve been able to successfully grow our operations there due in part to the strength of the talent in that region and the supportive business environment," he added. "We regularly evaluate all of our operations to make sure we are able to effectively and efficiently serve the needs of our clients."

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