MICROGEM US Inc., a Virginia-based molecular diagnostics company, recently acquired the engineering firm Jump Start Manufacturing in Nashua. The acquisition allows MICROGEM US Inc.to rapidly scale production of its innovative Spitfire 6830 SARS-CoV-2 testing system, a high-performance, PCR-based point-of-need saliva test.
The new location will allow MICROGEM to expand its manufacturing in the U.S. with plans to create more than 500 jobs between its Charlottesville, VA, and Hudson locations. The facilities, with more than 120,000 SF combined, give MICROGEM US Inc. the capability of producing 160,000 tests per day. Colliers, a commercial real estate services firm in Manchester, facilitated the lease.
Colliers also facilitated the lease of a 3,800-square-foot facility to Astronaut Security Technologies at 3 Wall Street in Hudson. Astronaut Security is a security engineering and technology firm, specializing in the design, maintenance, and security of network infrastructure.
Hugo Overdeput and Andrew Robbins, of Colliers’ Manchester office, represented the Landlord, Chartwell Properties, and procured the tenant.