Illumina fermentation room

Illumina expands its Madison production facility

Illumina, a San Diego-based company that moved into the Madison market in 2012, unveiled Thursday an $8 million, 13,000-square-foot addition to its University Research Park facility on the West Side.

The new space, which includes a fermentation lab with tanks ranging in size from 20 liters to 1,000 liters for large-scale enzyme production, gives the company nearly 40,000 square feet for its workforce, which is likely to grow from 72 to 90 employees by the end of the year.

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