Ceres Nanosciences adding manufacturing facility, 50 jobs to improve COVID-19 tests – Washington Business Journal

By Sara Gilgore  –  Staff Reporter, Washington Business Journal Mar 3, 2021 Updated 20 minutes ago Ceres Nanosciences Inc., a Manassas company working to improve diagnostic testing for the coronavirus, is expanding its footprint with a new manufacturing facility that more than doubles its capacity as it rides a wave of momentum made possible by the pandemic. The local firm, a 12-year-old George Mason University spinout, has taken over 12,000 square feet at Innovation Park in Prince William County, where it also maintains its headquarters. The manufacturing plant delivered in fewer than four months to both support the production its customers currently demand and accommodate...

Ceres Nanosciences Opens Advanced Particle Manufacturing Plant in Northern Virginia to Expand Nanotrap® Particle Manufacturing Capacity for COVID-19 Testing

MANASSAS, Va. — February 17, 2021 — Ceres Nanosciences, a privately held company that makes innovative products to improve diagnostic testing, announced that it has completed the build-out of a new 12,000-square-foot Advanced Particle Manufacturing Plant in Innovation Park, Prince William County, Virginia.  The new facility will be capable of generating a supply of Ceres’ Nanotrap® Magnetic Virus Particles to enable more than 10 million COVID-19 tests per month, with room for added capacity in the future.  Nanotrap® Magnetic Virus Particles improve diagnostic testing for COVID-19 by eliminating the need for RNA extraction kits, reducing sample processing time, and improving the sensitivity of the downstream assays in...

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