FT. COLLINS, CO-Cytomation Inc., an international biotechinstrumentation company, is doubling the size of its headquartersin this northern Colorado city.

Cytomation, maker of the what are said to be the world's fastestsingle-cell analyzers and sorters, is building a $3-million,24,000-sf facility in southeast Ft. Collins, about a 90-minutedrive north of Denver. Ft. Collins is home to Colorado StateUniversity.

The company already has an adjacent 11,000-sf manufacturingfacility. In addition, the company will lease 15,000-sf of newbuildings, the first of three phases for a $7-million, 80,000-sfcampus positioned on eight acres. “Cytomation has seen tremendousgrowth in recent years, and we don't expect it to slow down anytimesoon,” says Nigel Ferrey, company president and CEO.The company'sflagship instrument, on the market since 1994, was initiallydeveloped to sort chromosomes for the Human Genome Project. Itsproducts are now used for everything from cancer and HIV researchto livestock sex selection.

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