UMass Medical, GE Healthcare establishing Worcester manufacturing facility

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Worcester Business Journal
Monday, December 16, 2019

By: Grant Welker

UMass Medical School and GE Healthcare Life Sciences will open a new facility next year to manufacture material used in preclinical research.

The Worcester school and Marlborough firm announced the partnership Monday, saying the facility will help cut down on a backlog due to a lack of facilities able to manufacture large scale viral vectors, which deliver genetic material into cells in gene therapy. That wait can extend to 12 to 24 months for researchers to secure enough vector for their research, they said.

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