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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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PROPERTY SALES 67 67 10,289
MORTGAGES 107 107 13,434
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 24 24 2,668
BUILDING PERMITS 393 393 24,700
BANKRUPTCIES 60 60 9,952
BUSINESS LICENSES 16 16 3,752
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 149 149 14,706
MARRIAGE LICENSES 31 31 3,198

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