Life sciences firm expands with move to Wilton Centre near Redcar

Redcar's Wilton Centre has attracted a new firm which is relocating its labs from Oxfordshire

Inside the Absolute Antibody laboratory
Inside the Absolute Antibody laboratory

A life sciences firm has expanded after deciding to relocate its laboratory operations from Oxfordshire to Teesside.

Absolute Antibody, a manufacturer of antibodies for the biomedical research and diagnostics markets, has moved to new premises at the Wilton Centre, the 75-acre business and science park near Redcar that neighbours the Wilton site.

As part of its move, Absolute Antibody has doubled its lab space and also has options for further growth.

Absolute Antibody’s headquarters and sales and marketing office will remain in Oxfordshire where it has close links with the universities, biotech and pharmaceutical companies in the golden triangle of UK bioscience – Cambridge, London and Oxford.

Dr Ian Wilkinson, head of research and manufacturing at Absolute Antibody
Dr Ian Wilkinson, head of research and manufacturing at Absolute Antibody
 

The Wilton Centre laboratory currently employs four people and the company plans to expand by taking on an additional four people over the next six months.

Dr Ian Wilkinson, head of research and manufacturing at Absolute Antibody, said: “The move to Wilton Centre and the North East makes sense on multiple levels. It has allowed us to increase in size whilst at the same time reducing costs.

“We can also continue to grow our service portfolio which is something we would not have been able to do in Oxford.”

Ian added: “The Wilton Centre provides first class facilities and the excellent support we have received has resulted in a smooth relocation and expansion.”

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