Jackson Lab plots timetable for $125M Ellsworth expansion – VIDEO

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Officials from the Bar Harbor-based Jackson Laboratory met with a group of Ellsworth city officials and residents to lay out the biomedical firm’s plans for its ambitious expansion into the city at a former 140,000-square-foot building that once housed a Lowe’s Home Improvement, Mainebiz reported.

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The $125 million, 18-month project will see the former big-box location being converted into a mouse vivarium, where lab officials will breed research mice that the company will then sell to biomedical labs across the globe. Details were laid out in a recent meeting.

In addition to housing mice for research, Jackson Lab officials say that more than 100 employees will be working at the facility when it opens, with another 130 employees expected to be added as the expansion kicks into high gear.

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Video courtesy of Bangor Daily News

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