DuPont Officially Breaks Ground on European Headquarters in Holland

Global leader in industrial biosciences will expand research capabilities with new facility located at the Leiden Bio Science Park

Industrial Biosciences

DuPont Industrial Biosciences officially broke ground on its new facility at the Leiden Bio Science Park in Oegstgeest, the Netherlands. The global leader in industrial biotechnology will utilize the new site to enhance industrial processes and create new solutions that will improve sustainability.

The state-of-the-art facility is expected to directly contribute to reducing food waste and the environmental impact of livestock farming while improving animal health and overall sustainability through renewable energy.

DuPont’s new European headquarters will also double the potential for growth of the current employee base, with the potential of creating an additional 100 jobs at the facility. New roles at the site will include research and development, application development, marketing, sales and customer service.

“This new facility will enable our teams to do even more – to improve the pace of biotechnology and the speed with which we can deliver it to market. The ecosystem of talent, academia and community we find in the Leiden Bio Science Park is ideal for our work and for keeping us globally competitive,” said Simon Herriott, Vice President & Global Business Director for Bioactives at DuPont.

A Leading Location for Life Sciences & Health

With more than 2,900 innovative life sciences and health companies that employ over 34,000 people, Holland boasts one of the most concentrated life sciences regions in the world within a 200 km radius. The Netherlands is home to industry leaders that pioneer biopharma innovation, including Janssen, MSD, Amgen, Genmab and Lonza.

Source: DuPont Industrial Biosciences

24 January 2019

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