ATLANTA-Apyron Technologies, Inc. is growing its headquarters space from 30,000 sf to 68,000 sf in an industrial park near I-85 in the northeast quadrant of the metro area. The five-year, 38,000-sf lease has an estimated value of $1.3 million. Apyron develops technologies for air and water purification, transportation, energy, pharmaceuticals and several other industries.

Rental rates in the area average $7.50 per sf. Besides the lease expense, Apyron is investing another $1 million in office buildout renovations and equipment, a company spokesperson tells The firm, which has been at its current location since 1999, is in the midst of rapid expansion, according to chairman and CEO Rom Papadopoulos.

The new space, expected to be ready by the end of the month, will house the company’s research facilities for anti-microbial technologies and bio-technologies with lab support facilities. Also going into the new space will be process and manufacturing equipment for the firm’s chromatography division, Scientific Adsorbents Inc.; more lab space for the R&D team; and 15 to 20 offices for sales and marketing. Apyron is a Greek term meaning infinite or unbounded.

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