26 Jun PRNewswire: Exact Sciences advances fight against colorectal cancer with opening of new laboratory
Less than 20 months after breaking ground, Exact Sciences today opened the doors on its new, 169,000 square foot clinical laboratory and warehouse on the City of Madison’s near west side.
Exact Sciences is a biotechnology company focused on delivering life-changing innovations in earlier cancer detection. The laboratory opened Wednesday will process Cologuard, the company’s colorectal cancer screening test. The new facility is expected to help bring the company’s total Cologuard processing capacity to 7 million tests per year, and unites many core business functions within a common campus.
“Madison, Wisconsin is the home of earlier cancer detection,” said Exact Sciences president and CEO, Kevin Conroy. “From this campus, our Laboratory and Customer Care teams will help people across the country get screened and detect colorectal cancers and precancers. This will help improve outcomes, change lives, and reduce the toll colorectal cancer takes on our society.”
Following a ceremonial ribbon cutting, guests toured the new lab to learn about the DNA analysis and processes which produce a Cologuard result.
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