SureScreen Diagnostics is to create up to 1,000 new jobs after agreeing to purchase a new manufacturing centre near the M1.
The Derby-based company plans a phased increase of its workforce up to 1,300 after moving into the new site at Sherwood Business Park, near junction 27, last week.
The expansion follows an order for tens of millions of antigen tests for Covid-19 from the UK government.
SureScreen has been at the frontline in the fight against Covid-19 since the virus first emerged in late 2019. Its antibody and antigen tests have been exported to 53 countries and dependencies in every corner of the world.
Orders for the tests prompted an increase in people from 60 to more than 300 over the course of a year, but with SureScreen’s new site, they believe this will grow given the high levels of demand.
Director David Campbell said: “This is a huge step to increasing our capacity to meet demand, but also to establish one of the best lateral flow manufacturing facilities for the future.
“This will mean incredible growth of the company, which comes with challenges, but we are committed to helping governments and companies worldwide to be on top of
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