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MilliporeSigma to build $115m Burlington campus

MilliporeSigma, a German-owned maker of life sciences equipment, will build a $115 million campus in Burlington to serve as its North American headquarters.

The 280,000-square-foot facility at 400 Wheeler Road will include offices and a customer collaboration lab and training center, the company said Tuesday. It will be home for 850 employees relocating from several MilliporeSigma buildings in Billerica. The company employs about 250 other workers in Massachusetts, who will remain at their current sites in Bedford and Danvers.

MilliporeSigma won’t add jobs as a result of the move but may eventually expand in Burlington and Danvers, where it makes single-use bioreactors, as its business grows in coming years, said chief executive Udit Batra.


In Burlington, he said, “What we wanted to do is not only to make sure we had all the administrative operations in one location, but also had a place were we could bring customers.

MilliporeSigma is the new name for the life sciences business formerly called EMD Millipore, which is owned by the health care giant Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany. EMD Millipore last year completed a $17 billion takeover of Sigma-Aldrich Corp., boosting its global sales more than 70 percent to about $6 billion annually, and doubling its global workforce to 20,000.

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