Exact Sciences opens new lab facility

Nearly two years after breaking ground, Exact Sciences has officially opened the doors on its new, 169,000-square-foot clinical laboratory and warehouse on Madison’s near west side.

The biotechnology company says the new laboratory will process Cologuard, which is its colorectal cancer screening test. The lab is expected to help bring the company's total Cologuard processing capacity to 7 million tests per year, and it unites many core business functions within a common campus.

“From this campus, our Laboratory and Customer Care teams will help people across the country get screened and detect colorectal cancers and pre-cancers,” notes Exact Sciences President and CEO, Kevin Conroy. “This will help improve outcomes, change lives, and reduce the toll colorectal cancer takes on our society.”

Exact Sciences, which had a handful of employees when it moved to Madison in 2009, now employs 2,300 people. The company still has more than 300 open positions, not all of them scientific ones. Exact Sciences and Urban League of Greater Madison operate training academies to expose job-seekers and those considering a career change to opportunities within the biotech company’s lab and customer care teams. Those interested in positions at the company can search a complete database of open jobs and apply online at http://careers.exactsciences.com.