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VOL. 127 | NO. 40 | Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Oxford Diagnostic Labs Brings Jobs to Memphis

By Aisling Maki

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Oxford Diagnostic Laboratories Monday unveiled its new state-of-the-art 35,000-square-foot facility at 5846 Distribution Drive, which is expected to bring a total of roughly 40 new jobs to Memphis within the next year, and as many as 65 new jobs total in the future.

Thirteen positions have already been filled, said Dr. Peter Wrighton-Smith, CEO of parent company Oxford Immunotec Ltd., a medical diagnostics company with headquarters in Abingdon, United Kingdom.

The company was founded in 2002 based on research at the University of Oxford.

Oxford Diagnostic Laboratories, based in Massachusetts, is a national reference laboratory offering T-SPOT testing for tuberculosis. The Memphis facility will focus exclusively on TB screening.

The announcement and ribbon cutting was attended by a mix of company representatives, city, county and state government officials, and leaders from FedEx, the Greater Memphis Chamber, and builders Linkous Construction.

Look for more on this story in Wednesday’s edition of The Daily News.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 70 125 13,455
MORTGAGES 119 192 17,541
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 32 3,423
BUILDING PERMITS 0 623 31,553
BANKRUPTCIES 62 128 12,823
BUSINESS LICENSES 40 51 4,648
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 80 233 19,690
MARRIAGE LICENSES 25 69 4,129

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