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Vigilent Labs plans to make COVID-19 test kits at $105M North Charleston campus

Compliments of Charleston Post and Courier

Congratulations to our colleagues in Charleston County for this excellent announcement, advancing the growth of life sciences in South Carolina.  Read the full story here.

 

A technology firm with ties to the U.S. defense industry said Thursday it will invest nearly $105 million in a facility on the former Navy base in North Charleston that the company says will manufacture COVID-19 test kits.

Vigilent Labs said it will hire 400 workers to produce FDA-approved test kits that can detect COVID-19 antibodies and antigens in 10 minutes or less.

Manufacturing will begin in December and the company said it also will move its headquarters to the site at 1105 Truxton Ave. Vigilent is currently based in Alexandria, Va., near the nation’s capital, and it was incorporated in Wyoming.   Read on for full details.