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The city of Temecula is pleased to welcome the business expansion of one of its prized life science companies, EMD Millipore.

EMD Millipore has finalized plans to lease close to 38,000 square feet of additional building space in Temecula's Business Park. In total, the organization will have nearly 150,000 square feet spread across three buildings that are dedicated to the development, manufacturing and distribution of biologics and chemicals.

"Temecula is a strategic site for EMD Millipore and continues to be a center of excellence for biologic reagent manufacturing," said Chris Ross, head of operations for EMD Millipore. "Bringing together the production power and intellectual capabilities of our San Diego facility as we consolidate operations into our Temecula campus will help to foster innovation and growth in our Bioscience business, and create new career development opportunities for employees. This investment reaffirms the company's long term commitment to maintaining and enhancing our presence in Southern California."

This expansion, led locally by Fabien Marino, the operations site head for Temecula and San Diego, will bring over 100 jobs to the city, bringing the total number of employees at EMD Millipore's Temecula site to more than 350.

"EMD Millipore's decision to grow in Temecula is a huge asset to our community," Temecula Mayor Maryann Edwards said. "The expanded footprint and creation of jobs offers tremendous economic value and will serve to further strengthen and synergize our existing bioscience industry cluster."

Headquartered in Billerica, Mass., EMD Millipore -- a division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany -- has nearly 10,000 employees in 66 countries. With a portfolio of 60,000 products, the company offers a broad spectrum of proven tools and technologies, together with performance solutions innovations, dedicated to helping customers succeed in the research, development and production of biotechnology and pharmaceutical drug therapies. Comprised of three business areas -- Bioscience, Lab Solutions, and Process Solutions -- EMD Millipore is a top tier supplier to the life science industry, and serves as a strategic partner for scientists, engineers, and researchers.

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