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22 August, 2019 - 11:02 By Kate Sweeney

Sphere takes more space as it ramps transatlantic headcount

Sphere Fluidics is cashing in on transatlantic demand by taking extra space in the Cambridge BioMedTech cluster.

The company, which is commercialising single cell analysis systems underpinned by its patented picodroplet technology, has opened a new office at Granta Park in the UK and Europe’s leading life science cluster – its second base in Cambridge and third either side of The Pond.

The new facilities support the company’s accelerated expansion and accommodate its plans for further growth.

Sphere Fluidics recently closed a $4.8 million funding round, enabling it to hire 10 new staff to expand commercial capabilities and facilitate service and support for its Cyto-Mine® Single Cell Analysis System.

The sales, marketing, finance and operations teams join the specialist skills pool at Granta Park, one of the UK’s leading life-science research parks, positioned within the Cambridge Science Cluster, taking 1,038 sq ft in the McClintock Building.

The park is home to over 2,500 people and multiple organisations placing the company in close proximity to high-quality research and commercialisation activity and opening up the opportunity for further collaborations with potential partners, researchers and suppliers based on the campus.

The new facilities are in addition to its offices at Babraham Research Campus and Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, USA. The business also has an established network of international distributors in Japan, France, China, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Benelux, Australia, Scandinavia and Korea.

Rob Treanor, director of operations at Sphere, said: “Recent investment has enabled Sphere Fluidics to accelerate its plans to expand commercial and scientific activities and we are now raising further funding to invest in more new hires and increase our presence in not only the UK but also the US.

“It is vital that we are positioned in locations with a flexible and innovative network and look forward to joining the collaborative culture at Granta Park to support these growth projections.”

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