New lab opening in Olathe creates dozens of new jobs

OLATHE, Kan. – Hundreds of new jobs are coming to Olathe as part of a new bioscience lab.

KCAS Bioanalytical and Biomarker Services opened a $28 million laboratory last week. Gov Kelly says the lab will crate 175 new jobs.

KCAS is a contract research organization that works to help develop biotech, pharmaceutical, and animal health drug development programs.

The company has been in business for over 40 years and Gov. Kelly’s office said the new facility is one of the largest bioanalytical facilities in the country.

“This investment, along with the recent acquisition of FlowMetric and Active Biomarkers, has positioned KCAS for global expansion and significant gains in capacity that allow us to draw on our expertise and serve our customers as the CRO of choice for the global pharmaceutical and biopharma industry. As one of the largest employers in the region , we continue to seek top talent to help us grow locally and globally,” said John Bucksath, CEO of KCAS.

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