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Calyxt Builds Operations Campus in Roseville, Minnesota

09/07/2017
Calyxt Inc., a consumer-centric, food- and agriculture-focused company, will break ground on its new concept-to-fork facility in Roseville, Minnesota.

The 11-acre site will house Calyxt’s nearly 40,000-square-foot company headquarters, state-of-the-art research labs and test kitchen. The new construction will be adjacent to the recently completed 11,000+-square-foot greenhouses and the existing outdoor demonstration plots.

“This groundbreaking marks a pivotal moment in the history of Calyxt, as the new facility has been specifically designed to bolster scientific innovation when it comes to creating the next-generation of healthy foods for consumers,” said Federico Tripodi, Calyxt CEO.

“Additionally, the facility will not only further engrain Calyxt into the Minnesota agriculture community, but it will also enable us to accelerate the development of our growing pipeline and inch us closer to our first commercialized product, the high-oleic soybean, in 2018,” he added.

By combining its leading gene-editing technology and technical expertise with its innovative commercial strategy, Calyxt said it is pioneering a paradigm shift to deliver healthier food ingredients, such as healthier oils and high fiber wheat, for consumers and agriculturally advantageous crop traits, such as herbicide tolerance, for farmers.

Calyxt partnered with a developer to custom-build the new facility, and completion is planned for the spring of 2018. According to company officials, the facility will further support Calyxt’s growth plans for increased process automation and staff expansion to up to 100 employees, including new recruits for a variety of positions from scientists to commercial personnel.

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