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Ann Arbor Spark

December 20, 2018

Ann Arbor-Based Cayman Chemical Expands in Pittsfield Township

Cayman Chemical Company, Inc., founded in 1980 and headquartered in Ann Arbor, supplies scientists worldwide with the resources necessary for advancing human and animal health in research and the development of medicines. Cayman manufactures high-quality biochemicals, assay kits, antibodies and recombinant proteins, active pharmaceutical ingredients, and forensic reference standards for drugs of abuse. Cayman also offers contract services for custom chemical synthesis and analysis, assay development and screening, and drug discovery.

Cayman is experiencing significant growth and has outgrown its current facilities. The company plans to expand its existing facilities in Pittsfield Township to create additional manufacturing laboratory space for biochemicals and active pharmaceutical ingredients, as well as expanding its research and development labs.

“The news of Cayman’s expansion is a great way to close out a year marked with many similar stories of homegrown businesses prospering and growing in Pittsfield Township,” said Pittsfield Charter Township Supervisor Mandy Grewal. “This, of course, is very gratifying since nurturing research-oriented companies like Cayman has been at the core of my administration’s economic development strategy for the past decade.”

The project is expected to generate a total private investment of $10 million and create 80 high-paying jobs, resulting in a $720,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. Michigan was chosen over a competing site in North Carolina. Ann Arbor SPARK plans to assist the company in finding candidates for the newly created positions.

“We look forward to working with Cayman Chemical as the company brings new talent to the region and continues to expand its research and development capabilities in Pittsfield Township,” said Paul Krutko, president and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK. “Cayman Chemical’s industry-leading R&D pharmaceutical development work puts this region on the map for biotech. It’s exciting the company’s growth will continue to fuel the strength of our biotech ecosystem.”

Individuals interested in careers with Cayman Chemical should visit https://www.caymanchem.com/HR.