Agawam, Mass., October 15, 2007 – Microtest Laboratories (www.microtestlabs.com) of Agawam has been honored with a Massachusetts Economic Impact Award for its strong record of job creation and business expansion.
The company was named the Silver Level award recipient in the western Mass. region by the Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development (MAED).
“To be recognized as an economic leader in western Mass. is a huge honor for us,“ said Steven Richter, Ph. D., President and Scientific Founder of Microtest. “The success of our region is very important to Microtest, our employees, business partners and education partners, especially as we strive to expand the state’s presence of life sciences and biotechnology companies throughout western Mass.”
Microtest, a leader in testing services and contract manufacturing for the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries, employs more than 100 in Agawam. The company recently completed a $7.5 million expansion to its headquarters, adding new state-of-the art pharmaceutical testing laboratories and new aseptic fill/finish manufacturing facilities – along with new professional staff.
The company has working partnerships with economic and business organizations throughout Western Mass. – and deep relationships with the region’s educational institutions.
MAED is a private, non-profit partnership of business, industry leaders, and government dedicated to the economic growth of Massachusetts. MAED will recognize its 2007 Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Award winners during a special luncheon on November 20, 2007. For more information, visit http://www.massecon.com.
Microtest is a leader in testing services and contract manufacturing for the medical device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology industries. Based in Agawam, Massachusetts, USA, the company’s expertise and flexible processes enhance product safety and security, accelerate time to market, and minimize supply chain disruption. For more information, visit www.microtestlabs.com or call 1-413-786-1680 or toll-free 1-800-631-1680.
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