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Quest Diagnostics to Build New Flagship Laboratory

NEW YORK (360Dx) – Quest Diagnostics announced today that it will build a 250,000-square-foot flagship laboratory in Clifton, New Jersey.

The new laboratory will become the largest of the more than 20 major laboratory facilities in the Quest network and will employ more than 1,100 people. It is expected to be operational in early 2021.

The laboratory will be modeled after Quest's Lab of the Future facility in Marlborough, Massachusetts, which incorporates automated technology and innovative uses of building design to offer a broad range of advanced diagnostic information services. The new lab will service more than 40 million people in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, and the District of Columbia.

The new lab will be built on an approximately 12-acre site on the Clifton side of the ON3 campus, the former 100-plus acre Hoffman-La Roche property, which spans Clifton and the Township of Nutley. The ON3 campus is home to the Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian Graduate School of Medicine, and Seton Hall's College of Nursing and School of Health and Medical Sciences.

"Our new flagship laboratory will enable us to empower better health through a comprehensive testing menu, faster turnaround, and additional capacity to serve more patients and clients," Quest Chairman, President and CEO Steve Rusckowski said, in a statement.

Headquartered in Secaucus, New Jersey Quest currently employs more than 2,700 people throughout the state and about 45,000 people companywide.