The new locations almost double the firm’s overall footprint, which increases from 9,500 to 18,500 sq ft, including new state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.
Established in 2006, Avacta provides instrumentation, consumables and reagents for life science researchers.
The group’s activities are now focused on Affimer technology, a revolutionary alternative to antibodies, which it is commercialising through Avacta Life Sciences.
The new laboratories and office space have been established to allow for operations at both sites to expand to meet increasing commercial demands and accommodate Avacta’s growing research and development programme.
The new 13,000 sq ft Yorkshire office is based as the Thorp Arch Estate in Wetherby.
The new Cambridge site is located on the Lion Works Business Park in Whittlesford.
Dr Alastair Smith, chief executive officer, Avacta, said: “I am delighted with the new labs that the Company now has in place in Wetherby and Cambridge.
“The teams will be working in truly world class facilities that will also help in attracting talented new staff and will present the company well to potential customers and partners.”
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