ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News) Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Ellume, an Australia-based digital diagnostics company, will establish its first U.S. manufacturing operation in Frederick County and create more than 1,500 new jobs by the end of 2022.
“Maryland is a great place to do business, and we are pleased that Ellume has chosen Maryland for this significant expansion that will create more than 1,500 new life sciences jobs in our state,” said Governor Hogan. “I am grateful that the partnerships and connections we created during our 2019 mission to Australia have resulted in bringing this world-class company to Maryland.”
Ellume, based in East Brisbane in Queensland, will lease about 200,000 square feet in two new buildings to accommodate demand for its diagnostic products targeting infectious diseases. The company signed a $231.8 million agreement in February 2021 with the U.S. Department of Defense, in coordination with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to accelerate domestic production of its COVID-19 home tests and support ongoing U.S. pandemic preparation and response.
“We are thrilled to have attracted a global leader like Ellume, which is at the forefront of diagnostic testing for a host of infectious diseases, including coronavirus,” said Maryland Commerce Secretary Kelly M.