Integra Biosciences Expansion in Europe Aimed at Meeting Future Demand

Integra Biosciences has begun expanding its headquarters in Zizers, Switzerland, in order to accommodate 400 people. The Integra Campus, a 30,000 m2 location for creativity and innovation with provision for 250 new employment by 2028, will be developed as part of the strategic move, which will cost over 100 million Swiss francs. 

The laboratory technology company’s plans include new production facilities with injection molding systems and a high degree of automation, allowing for the first time in Europe the manufacture of its patented GripTip pipette tips and other consumables, which are currently manufactured in Hudson, New Hampshire.  

The Campus’ creative village, which includes open-plan working rooms and an in-house laboratory, as well as the company’s engineering, marketing, IT, and administrative departments, strives to foster creativity. With roof-mounted photovoltaic systems, heat pumps, and electric vehicle charging stations, the new buildings will also contribute to Integra’s sustainability initiative, which aims to drastically reduce the company’s carbon footprint. 

This expansion is intended to address rising global demand for the company’s robots, laboratory equipment, and pipettes, which have grown at an annual rate of 23 percent on average over the last ten years, with an expected 73 percent increase in 2020.