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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 70 134 16,547
MORTGAGES 72 144 21,576
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 9 35 4,301
BUILDING PERMITS 209 209 39,587
BANKRUPTCIES 80 149 15,691
BUSINESS LICENSES 15 28 5,519
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 117 201 23,774
MARRIAGE LICENSES 14 51 5,086

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