The State Chamber was excited to be present for the expansion ceremony of member, Adesis, on March 2, at their New Castle facility. The company, along with its Universal Display associates, hosted state and local officials, including Governor John Carney, Senator Tom Carper, the Delaware Prosperity Partnership, and other members of the community to celebrate the groundbreaking of its new state-of-the-art laboratories.
Adesis, Inc., is a contract research organization (CRO) supporting the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry, biomaterials, and catalysts industry. Adesis began operations in Delaware in 1991 and has grown in size, operations and employees, ever since. It was acquired in 2016 by Universal Display Corp., of Ewing, New Jersey.
Adesis is housed on McCoullough Drive, and had been renting the space for about twenty years. Citing their investment in the building, Delaware's central location to its customers, and the number of employees who live near the facility, the decision to purchase the facility and stay in Delaware, was relatively easy to make.
The company also announced this past December that it would join the entrepreneurial innovation community of the Delaware Innovation Space (DISI). Adesis signed an agreement with DISI for approximately 7,000 square feet of laboratory space at the Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware.
The new suite of laboratories, which includes additional ancillary work and meeting space, will augment Adesis’ on-going operations at McCullough Drive.
You can read the company press release about the expansion ceremony here.
James DeChene is the Chamber's Senior Vice President of Government Affairs.