Cranbury, NJ – April 30, 2013 – – Quantex Laboratories, Inc., state officials, community representatives and customers today celebrated the official opening of Quantex Laboratories’ new facility at 3000 Eastpark Boulevard in Cranbury, New Jersey. The 15,000-square foot space allowed Quantex to expand its services to include microbiological testing capabilities to its contract laboratory and analytical testing CRO services.
“The new facility enables us to offer our clients a broader range of services,” said Dr. James Menoutis, President and CEO of Quantex. “It also allows us to add employees and increase our business volume.”
Menoutis noted that the planned expansion was moved forward after the company’s previous location sustained significant damage from Hurricane Sandy. Quantex is located in space previously leased by Ligand Pharmaceuticals, which relocated its operations to California last year.
“It was always our preference to remain in New Jersey, but we were actively courted by neighboring states,” said Menoutis. “The support provided by the New Jersey Business Action Center after the storm, combined with the responsiveness from them when we began our discussions, left no doubt in our minds that we wanted to continue to be part of New Jersey’s life sciences community.”
“Quantex’s expansion within New Jersey is a testament to the Christie administration’s commitment to strengthen and grow the life sciences sector, which is such a significant part of New Jersey’s economy,” said Lt. Governor Guadagno. “New Jersey offers a prime location, access to a talented employee pool, and a proactive, pro-business agenda that makes it easy to do business here.”
“New Jersey’s life sciences community has continued to grow and thrive throughout the economic challenges of the past few years,” said Debbie Hart, President and CEO of BioNJ. “With our supportive State government and the critical mass of biotech and global pharmaceutical companies already located here, as well as the strength of our academic institutions and our educated work force, New Jersey is the best choice for companies like Quantex that serve the life sciences industry.”
Quantex Laboratories provides a comprehensive range of cGMP and GLP contract analytical and research services. The company serves a diverse range of clients in North America, South America, Europe, the Mid-East and Asia, including Fortune 500 global pharmaceutical, personal care products and cosmetics companies, as well as virtual and mid-sized companies.