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Biotech firm BioGX to invest $5 million in Alabama growth plans

Birmingham-based molecular diagnostics company BioGX plans to expand its R&D and manufacturing capabilities at a new corporate headquarters location in Shelby County, where it will beef up its workforce.

The Birmingham Business Alliance announced today that BioGX has purchased a building on Valleydale Road in Shelby County for the move from its current location at Innovation Depot, a business incubator in downtown Birmingham.

BioGX is investing $5 million in its growth plans, which will allow it to add 30 new employees to its roster of 80 today. The move to the new facility will take place in stages during 2021, the BBA said.

“While the company has been rapidly expanding its operations and looking for a new facility for over three years, the COVID-19 pandemic demanded we scale up our operations at breakneck speed to meet the global demand for our growing portfolio of products,” said Dr. Michael Vickery, executive vice president and chief scientific officer of BioGX.

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