ROCHESTER, NY: Adarza BioSystems, Inc. a leading next generation innovator in label-free, multiplex assays announced today that it has executed an agreement with SunEdison Semiconductor to establish immunoassay consumable manufacturing facilities at its St. Peters, Missouri manufacturing site. Adarza’s site at SunEdison Semiconductor is planned to open in the beginning of 2015 and will house Adarza’s consumable product development and manufacturing. Adarza’s CEO, Rand Henke said “the SunEdison Semiconductor site, their experience with cleanroom facilities and expertise are particularly suited for the demands of our precise manufacturing requirements. The SunEdison Semiconductor site is also consistent with our commitment to build our business presence in St. Louis,” Henke said.
Dr. Ernest Mueller will head up operations at the new Adarza manufacturing facilities; he and his staff of scientists are eager to set up and begin production of Adarza’s silicon substrate and consumable end products in the new facility. Plans are to begin regular shipping of product to customers in early 2015.
“We are pleased to be working with Adarza in this win-win partnership,” said Shaker Sadasivam, SunEdison Semiconductor’s President & CEO.
About Adarza BioSystems, Inc. Adarza, with operations in Rochester, N.Y. and St. Louis, Missouri, is a leading developer and manufacturer of label-free biosensor assays and instruments servicing life science research, drug development and in vitro diagnostics customers. Adarza’s products and services utilize its proprietary Arrayed Imaging ReflectometryTM (“AIR”) detection platform that is capable of rapidly identifying and quantifying a series of biological target analyte species in a fluid sample, without chemical labels or complex processing. The AIR technology offers key performance benefits in sensitivity, speed, multiplex arrays, sample size, dynamic range, ease of use and industry-leading low cost of use. Adarza products address broad quantitative analyte detection applications, including cancer biomarkers, drug and vaccine development, allergy, immunology and infectious diseases research. For more information, visit www.adarza.wpengine.com.
About SunEdison Semiconductor
SunEdison Semiconductor is a global leader in the manufacture and sale of silicon wafers to the semiconductor industry. For over 55 years, SunEdison Semiconductor has been a pioneer in the design and development of silicon wafer technologies. With R&D and manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Europe and Asia, SunEdison Semiconductor enables the next generation of high performance semiconductor devices. SunEdison Semiconductor’s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Global Select Market under the symbol “SEMI.”
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